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Shaftesbury Avenue

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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 3 weeks ago

This iconic street is the theatre capital of the country, brimming with theatres of all sizes, a great place to visit. 👍

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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

My other half took me to London to see a show, something I'd always wanted to do (but I'm from the North....said in a Jon Snow tone 😂), so Shaftesbury Avenue was a total delight. My eyes were like saucepan lids taking in all the...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

This is a great part of London. There are many theatres, restaurants and cafes and it's easy to walk to many other parts of London from here. Soho is just off this Avenue, as is Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square. Oxford Street and Regents Street...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

A very busy street mostly geared towards tourists but caters for the office works based on the street or nearby too; well worth walking through if you are in passing or nearby but not worth making a specific detour for it.

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Reviewed 21 January 2018 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
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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

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

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

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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.

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Reviewed 14 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.

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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.

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