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Shaftesbury Avenue

London, England
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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 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank JakeYork
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.

Thank Boilerman84
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.

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Unfortunately, just lots of tacky tourist places and low end cafes most people just walking through on their way to or from the theatre there's really nothing to hang around here for. I went to the Odeon cinema which was nothing special, an ugly building.

Thank Louise V
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

A great street in the centre of London's theatre land. Large tree lined street not over crowded. Plenty of local restaurants.

Thank PHE22
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This street in the West End of London runs from Piccadilly Circus to new Oxford Street. It is on the boundary of Chinatown with many theatres and restaurants located here. A bustling area with lots of street artists providing entertainment here in the evenings.

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

This is in the heart of the West End Theatre district amongst numerous touristy shops and pubs and restaurants and although is not as good as it used to be is still a good walk in central London

Thank badmintontim
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Great walk along a lot of the London theaters including the Palace where Harry Potter and Cursed Child is playing. Tree lined avenue - nice stores but much less crowded than Oxford St. Good way to walk between Piccadilly Circus and the Britain Museum (about...More

Thank drichrx
Reviewed 25 April 2017

This was a big wow for me as this street is lined with bunches of grand theaters and so many restaurants and bars. Also goes past Chinatown. Seems the middle of London.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Shaftesbury Avenue used to be one of the main theatre streets with many pubs and restaurants but in recent times this has given way to office bocks and it has lost much of its personality.

Thank Nomadman411978
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho
hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a
compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars,
and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red
Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene –
and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping
enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's
greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the
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