Theatres started springing up in London in the 16th century. The city’s first theatres were used by William Shakespeare’s company, setting up London’s theatre scene for centuries of fame and recognition across the world. From the 1800s, London’s West End became properly established, with the opening of many theatres still in operation today, including the Adelphi, the Criterion Theatre and the Savoy Theatre.
Nowadays, there are approximately 40 theatres in the West End alone, with yet more theatres that have also gained international recognition in other parts of London. February is the ideal month to enjoy a trip to the theatre in London. As the weather is still cold just before the onset of spring, there’s nothing like getting cosy in the theatre and enjoying world-class productions.