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A guide to… West End

15 December 2021 / Area Guides, Buying, Renting

With so much to explore and enjoy, the magic of this iconic, Dickensian area of London is undeniable. The West End, coined theatreland, is famous for its fantastic selection of London theatres and performance. There is a show to suit every taste, from short running productions to long-term established names, you are guaranteed to find a show you want to see! Or, if you don’t fancy theatre, why not try Opera, as the West End is also home to the famous Royal Opera House.

As well as high street chains there is a range of one-off bars, restaurants and cafes on offer in London’s West End. In Covent Garden you will find small and charming streets with privately owned shops jostling against the more-established bigger names. It is famously home to markets and street performers and makes for a fantastic afternoons’ entertainment.

Historically the West End has been world renowned for its literary heritage, its theatrical fame and the luxury properties that have lined its squares and streets. With a rich cultural heritage, the area gave its name to the famous literary set spearheaded by writer Virginia Woolf. The British Museum and the University of London occupy many buildings within this area, drawing students from all over the world and further diversifying the population.

Primary Schools in the West End include: St Clement Danes C Of E Primary School and St Georges the Martyr C of E Primary School.

Secondary Schools in the West End include: Regents High School and École Jeannine Manuel.

Higher Education establishments in the West End include: London Computer College and University of the Arts London.

The easiest way to access the delights of the West End is via one of the many public transport links, including: Santander Cycles, Holborn and Chancery Lane Stations from which you get the Underground to Ruislip and Essex. Tottenham Court Road and Goodge Street from which you can get the Underground to High Barnet and Morden. Russell Square Tube and Covent Garden Tube from which you can get the Underground to Ealing and Cockfosters.

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