See musicals, plays and everything in between
Move over, Broadway! London is home to some of the world's best theatre, from West End musicals to cutting-edge plays. Experience theatre culture in London while seeing some of the city's iconic sights! Arrive in London and get ready to discover this culture-packed city through and through. Check into your luxury hotel right next to the Marble Arch and Hyde Park, then explore London at your leisure! Kensington, East End, Knightsbridge...the choice is yours! Once you've seen the city's landmarks, it's time to dive deep into London's theater culture. Use your included Theatre Passports and see two West End shows of your choosing. Roam the neon-bright district and see if you can spot an actor making a quick exit! But wait - that's not it. Tour the famous Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and learn about the Bard's plays and see where his audiences once stood. After the tour, enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea with views of the River Thames.
Great Ways to Explore
(1) See The Mousetrap at St. Martins Theater, the longest continuously running show in London. It has performed there since 1952. (2) Enjoy the freedom of the Encore Theatre Passports, which gives you premium seating at any show on any day! (3) Learn the fascinating history behind Shakespeare's Globe Theatre then enjoy traditional Afternoon Tea. (4) Stroll or bike through London's green lung - Hyde Park! (5) Enjoy a traditional English meal of pie and mash at F. Cooke, London’s first pie shop opened in 1862.
Day 1. Welcome to London!
Become immersed in class, culture, and sophistication as you land in London. Meet your included transfer, make your way to your accommodation, and then get exploring! Take advantage of your included Premier Theatre Passport. Choose from tons of current plays and musicals and enjoy an amazing show from amazing seats! London's West End, the "theatre district," is filled to the brim with things to see and do, so be sure to stroll around! Encore Tickets Premier Theatre Passport
The Encore Tickets Premier Theater Passport gives travelers the flexibility to see just about any West End show they’d like, on any date, without having to commit to a specific performance at the time of booking. The Premier Theater Passport entitles the bearer to premium seating at just about any performance of any show on any date. Vouchers must be redeemed at the Encore Ticket Reception Center on the day travelers wish to go to the theater.
Day 2. London
Wake up, enjoy an energizing breakfast, and get ready for another day of excitement. Today, make your way to Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey. Spend a relaxing afternoon in St. James's Park, then head back to the bustling West End. Treat yourself to a fun pre-theatre dinner, then use your Standard Theatre Passport tonight to see another show of your choosing! After the curtains close and the applause comes to a stop, grab a pint at one of the many traditional pubs in Leicester Square or Covent Garden. Encore Tickets Standard Theatre Passport. Experience a show at London's famed West End! The Encore Tickets Standard Theater Passport is ideal for travelers who do not want to be tied down to a specific date.
Day 3. London
Make your way to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre today. Enjoy an included tour that ends with a delightful Afternoon Tea. Shakespeare, theatre, and Afternoon Tea - now, if that's not a quintessentially English day. In the afternoon, head to Brick Lane, the curry capital of the UK! Indulge in flavorful bites and check out all the tiny eateries and markets that line the area. Walk over to the artsy neighborhood of Shoreditch, where you'll find tons of street art, small galleries, coffee shops, and pubs.
On your last night, be sure to make time to ride the London Eye. Get one last look at this amazing city from a once in a lifetime perspective. Shakespeare Globe Tour with Afternoon Tea. Learn about this unique building and its most famous playwright on the Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition & Tour. The Globe Exhibition explores the life of Shakespeare, the London where he lived, and the theater for which he wrote. The Exhibition audio guide, developed in conjunction with Acoustiguide, offers up to an hour of additional insights into Elizabethan playgoing and aspects of performances at Shakespeare’s Globe today. A fascinating 30-minute guided tour then takes you into the unique space. Expert guides will take you on a fascinating tour of the iconic Globe Theatre, bringing the space to life with colorful stories of the 1599 Globe, of the reconstruction process in the 1990s, and of how the ‘wooden O’ works today as an imaginative and experimental theatrical space. Following your tour, enjoy Sparkling Afternoon Tea in the Swan Restaurant & Bar, a wonderful British restaurant next to the Globe Theatre with fabulous views of the River Thames and St Paul’s. The Tea includes a selection of sandwiches, dessert cakes and freshly baked scones, clotted cream and jam - all with a unique Shakespearean twist.
Day 4. Depart England
Try to squeeze all those souvenirs in your luggage and pack your bags. Catch your included airport transfer, board your plane, and spend the flight home dreaming about your next adventure. Transfer to London airport (LHR) Fly home!