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Shaftesbury Avenue

London, England
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London is a vibrant, bustling metropolis and England’s capital city. London is the United Kingdom’s most popular tourist destination, with more than 16 million visitors taking in its rich variety of sights and sounds every year. Among the myriad attractions that draw people from all over the world are a number of streets that are steeped in historical significance for a number of reasons; among these is Shaftesbury Avenue in the city’s famed West End. Running for over a mile in a north-easterly direction from Piccadilly Circus to New Oxford Street, Shaftesbury Avenue takes in a number of the city’s more notable locales including Charing Cross Road and Cambridge Circus, and its length means that it straddles both the City of Westminster and the borough of Camden. Our website is your guide to Shaftesbury Avenue and London's West End. Find Hotels, Restaurants, Theatre shows, Attractions, Events and Things To Do in the heart of London.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The “Broadway” of London, I actually enjoy this theater district more! Definitely take in a show if you have the opportunity. Last minute tickets can get pretty cheap! My theater rule is to see something native to the country I’m in, if possible.

Thank Cara C
Reviewed 31 October 2017

While partaking in a long walking expedition through London's West End theatre district during our most recent stay in the city, we again found ourselves exploring Shaftsbury Avenue. A previous walk along this busy street had been a little disappointing. This visit, two years on...More

Thank BigHugh51
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Many theaters, restaurants and bars. Lots and lots of people. Great area to wander and enjoy the atmosphere.

Thank Edwin F
Reviewed 21 September 2017

I enjoyed a walk down Shaftesbury Avenue on a recent visit to London. Very pleasant to walk down and enjoy the atmosphere of Central London.

Thank JakeYork
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Everywhere seemed no more than 10 minutes by foot , tube close by as was Covent Garden etc. No problems getting nice eateries , Oxford street shopping just up the street.

Thank Boilerman84
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Shaftesbury Avenue is a major road in London that runs right through Piccadilly Circus and was named after Anthony Ashley Cooper the 7th earl of Shaftesbury. The street was built between 1877 and 1886.

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Unfortunately, just lots of tacky tourist places and low end cafes most people just walking through on their way to or from the theatre there's really nothing to hang around here for. I went to the Odeon cinema which was nothing special, an ugly building.

Thank Louise V
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

A great street in the centre of London's theatre land. Large tree lined street not over crowded. Plenty of local restaurants.

Thank PHE22
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This street in the West End of London runs from Piccadilly Circus to new Oxford Street. It is on the boundary of Chinatown with many theatres and restaurants located here. A bustling area with lots of street artists providing entertainment here in the evenings.

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

This is in the heart of the West End Theatre district amongst numerous touristy shops and pubs and restaurants and although is not as good as it used to be is still a good walk in central London

Thank badmintontim
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho
hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a
compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars,
and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red
Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene –
and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping
enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's
greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the
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