Walking the West End  - Private Guided Tour of London’s Theatre District

From the world’s longest running play to London’s largest theatre and music halls to musicals, join an actor and guide on this walking tour of the dazzling West End.

1.5  hours


Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun


West End London

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Harry Potter West End

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London West End

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West End London

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General information

  • Private Tour.

  • Get the lowdown as you take in the highlights the world-famous West End in London with an actor and guide

  • Family friendly

Tour description

Take a whirlwind tour through London’s theatre- or theater to our transatlantic cousins- history in the West End with our resident Urban Saunters actor and guide. Hear all about the early days of theatre’s bad reputation, the meeting of a King and a working girl, life as a war-time actor, shocking backstage murders and onwards to explore a West End world of Rogers & Hammerstein, Frank Matcham, Andrew Lloyd Webber, the Lion King, Mousetrap, Harold Pinter,  Noël Coward and some of the most famous playhouses in London and the world. 


Starting at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane, you’ll discover 17 venues spanning centuries of theatrical history complete with tips on how to visit the restaurants and churches popular with the local actors and a whole chorus-line of gossip and scandal from backstage. 

You’ll be an expert on the West End before you can say ‘Macbeth’... though of course, we don’t recommend saying that name on a theatre tour.

What's Included

  • London West End walking tour

  • Local English speaking expert guide

What's Not Included

  • Gratuities 

  • Food & drink 

  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off

from £180 for a group of up to 5

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Meeting Place

Meet our guides outside Covent Garden tube station where they will be holding an Urban Saunters sign. We recommend using the elevators to reach ground level at this station as it’s deep underground and the stairs are numerous.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation up to 72 hours prior to the tour. Learn More

The Important Stuff

  • Please arrive fifteen minutes before the start time on your voucher

  • The experience will end at the Criterion Theatre.

  • Please wear comfortable shoes and always carry water.