London Theater District Hotels

by Nannie Kate

The London theater district lies in the West End of London, in a compact area known as Theatreland. Hotels in this area meet the needs of theater patrons who desire accommodations conveniently close to the theaters they will be attending. These hotels can be identified by the street or cluster of streets on which they lie.

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Hotels Near the Strand Theaters

The Strand represents the lower boundary of Theatreland's east side, where you will find the Aldwych, Savoy and Novello theaters. The Savoy Hotel, an iconic institution in London, sits next door to the Savoy Theater. Hotel amenities include optional butler and floral services. Built as an addition to the Savoy Theater, the hotel shares an illustrious history of rich and famous theater notables, such as Noel Coward and George Bernard Shaw. One Aldwych Hotel offers sleek, modern accommodations. Its Axis restaurant opens for lunch, dinner and pre- or post-theater seating. Try the chestnut and sage risotto, prepared with bleu cheese and port, or if dessert is all you seek after the theater, give the chocolate peanut butter parfait topped with chantilly cream a try.

Hotels Near Haymarket Theaters

The Haymarket area occupies the lower western section of Theatreland between Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus, and includes the Theatre Royal Haymarket, Her Majesty's and Criterion theaters. Haymarket Hotel, next door to the Theatre Royal Haymarket, offers a convenient place to stay while in town and is close by for pre-theater or post-theater dining. The Brumus Bar and Restaurant serves meals from morning until night, including afternoon tea. Tea is also served in the conservatory. The Trafalgar London Hotel overlooks Trafalgar Square and offers a contemporary setting for your London stay. The Rockwell Restaurant on site remains open from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m., perfect for a light meal either before or after performances. Consider spending your post-theater moments in Vista, the al fresco bar atop the hotel.

Hotels Near Shaftesbury Theaters

The Shaftesbury area runs northeastward from Piccadilly Circus. Hotels along Shaftesbury have convenient access to the Apollo, Lyric and Gielgud theaters. Best Western Premier Shaftesbury Hotel offers breakfast and dinner in the Premier Restaurant. This nonsmoking hotel has fitness facilities and will provide a robe and slippers when requested. The St. John Hotel brings a one-of-a-kind experience for theater goers with its post-supper rooms in addition to the regular guest rooms and suites. These post-supper rooms are smaller rooms provided to those who don't want to make a long trip home after dinner or the theater and merely need a place to sleep. The St. John Hotel serves breakfast, lunch and supper, plus a pick-me-up late mornings called Elevenses and the same in the afternoon called Little Bun Moment. The dining room stays open until 2 a.m. for your convenience.

Hotels Near Covent Gardens Theaters

From Shaftesbury southward you will find the theaters of Covent Gardens, including the Royal Opera House and the Noel Coward Theater. Nearby Covent Garden Hotel offers light bar fare plus champagne and specialty cocktails -- perfect for pre- or post-theater socializing. The hotel also serves a full English breakfast and afternoon tea, and offers a loft suite, a terrace suite and a four-poster suite with a canopied bed. The historic Fielding Hotel sits in a busy area of Covent Garden on a pedestrian street, which helps keep the noise level to a minimum. Named after the author Henry Fielding, this nonsmoking 24-unit hotel sits next door to the Royal Opera House and a couple of minutes from the Covent Garden piazza.

About the Author

In 2007 Nannie Kate discovered that the words she had been writing all her life had an actual cash value. She's been writing professionally through brokers ever since. With an English major background she creates articles and ebooks on a wide variety of subjects.