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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Palace Theatre

The Palace Theatre in Cambridge Circus is one of London's most popular theatre venues and a landmark of the West End of London.

Palace Theatre, Cambridge Circus.

The brick and terracotta, 1,400 seat Palace Theatre was built on the west side of Cambridge Circus in 1891 originally to stage opera performances. Now the Palace Theatre is home to many successful musicals which began to be staged here from the 1920's onwards.

Famous musicals with long runs at the Palace Theatre include the Sound of Music, Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Misérables, Monty Python's Spamalot and most recently The Commitments.

The Palace Theatre was owned by Andrew Lloyd Webber from 1983 until 2012, when he sold the building to Nimax Theatres.

Palace Theatre
Shaftesbury Avenue
London W1D 5AY

The nearest underground stations to the Palace Theatre are Leicester Square to the south and Tottenham Court Road to the north. The Palace Theatre is close Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square and the British Museum, all within comfortable walking distance.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Crown & Anchor Covent Garden

The Crown & Anchor on the corner of Neal Street and Shelton Street in the Seven Dials area of the Covent Garden district in London is a popular pub with theatre-goers, shoppers, tourists and workers in this lively area of the English capital.

Crown & Anchor Covent Garden, London.

There are downstairs and ground floor bars with the upper floor available for private functions. This free house pub serves a selection of British cask ales, continental lagers and serves British classics such as beer battered fish and chips, sausage and mash and a range of succulent pies.

Crown & Anchor Covent Garden, London.

Crown & Anchor
22 Neal Street Covent Garden
Tel: 020 7836 5649

The Crown & Anchor keeps more or less traditional British pub hours open 11am-11pm Monday-Thursday, 11am-11.30pm Friday & Saturday and 11am-10.30pm on Sunday. Food is served noon to 9pm.

The nearest tube station is Covent Garden Station and the pub is within easy reach of a number of London's attractions including Leicester Square, the British Museum, Trafalgar Square and The National Portrait Gallery.

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Cambridge

The Cambridge on the corner of Charing Cross Road and Moor Street in London is right next to the Palace Theatre. The Cambridge is popular with both theatre-goers and the actors and staff of theatres in the area.

The Cambridge, Moor Street, London.

Along with some fine real ales, The Cambridge serves a full English breakfast, afternoon tea and Sunday roast.

The Cambridge
93 Charing Cross Road
London WC2H 0DP
Tel: 0207 494 0338

The Cambridge is a 3 minute walk from Leicester Square tube station and is close to Soho, Covent Garden and the gay enclave around Old Compton Street.

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