We are proud to live in the most historical and outstanding theatre district in the world (sorry, Broadway!). Theatreland boasts over 40 venues in the heart of central London, many of which were built during Victorian and Edwardian time period. As beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside, these theatres are a historic landmark in their own right. The first permanent public playhouse built in England since Roman times, simply named The Theatre, was built in 1576 right here in Shoreditch by James Burbage. London is also home to the longest-running play in the world at St. Martin’s Theatre, Agatha Christie’s murder-mystery, Mousetrap.
Today, over 10 million people attend a London play or musical in the West End each year. A stone’s throw away from the bustling Piccadilly Circus and the lively Covent Garden, a visit to London’s theatre district is a must.