Piccadilly Circus, the heart of the West End, in September 2012
The Palace Theatre, in the City of Westminster, London, built in 1891
Shaftesbury Avenue from Piccadilly Circus in 1949
The London Palladium in Soho opened in 1910. While the Theatre has a resident show, it also has one-off performances such as concerts. Since 1930 it has hosted the Royal Variety Performance 43 times.
Dragon statue on the Temple Bar monument, which marks the boundary between the City of Westminster and City of London
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Opened in May 1663, it is the oldest theatre in London.
Detail of cast iron lamp post bearing the Shield of the City of Westminster
Her Majesty's Theatre in Haymarket, home to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera
Original interior of Savoy Theatre in 1881, the year it became the first public building in the world to be lit entirely by electricity.
Westminster City Hall, completed in 1965
Marble Arch
The Lyceum Theatre, home to Disney's The Lion King.
A map showing the wards of Westminster since 2002
Queen's Theatre showing Les Misérables, running in London since October 1985
Piccadilly Circus
The restored facade of the Dominion Theatre, as seen in 2017
Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster and usually refers to both the clock and the clock tower (Elizabeth Tower).
The St Martin's Theatre, home to The Mousetrap, the world's longest-running play.
Marylebone station
The exterior of the Old Vic
The main entrance to the London School of Economics
The Royal Court Theatre. Upstairs is used as an experimental space for new projects—The Rocky Horror Show premiered here in 1973.
Charing Cross Library
West End theatres on Shaftesbury Avenue in 2016
Gilbert and Sullivan play at the Savoy in 1881
Victoria Palace Theatre (showing Billy Elliot in 2012) was refurbished in 2017.

The West End of London (commonly referred to as the West End) is a district of Central London, west of the City of London and north of the River Thames, in which many of the city's major tourist attractions, shops, businesses, government buildings and entertainment venues, including West End theatres, are concentrated.

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West End theatre is mainstream professional theatre staged in the large theatres in and near the West End of London.

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The West End covers parts of the boroughs of Westminster and Camden.

- West End of London

It occupies a large area of central Greater London, including most of the West End.

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There are many theatres located throughout Greater London, such as the Lyric Hammersmith, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Rose Theatre, Kingston, New Wimbledon Theatre, the Rudolf Steiner Theatre in Westminster, the Ashcroft Theatre in Croydon, Secombe Theatre in Sutton and the Churchill Theatre in Bromley.

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Piccadilly Circus, the heart of the West End, in September 2012

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