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top 6 musicals in London - Lights, curtains and action!

London's West End is extremely popular for its offering of musicals that people from all over the country and the world visit. Here is a list of some of the best ones you'll find when you're visiting the area.


The Lion King

This is the award-winning stage adaptation of world renown Disney animated classic 'The Lion King'. The musical features music by none other than Elton John and features some of the most outstanding costumes and spectacular special effects of any play. It is guaranteed to cast a magical spell over visitors of all ages with amazing evocative rhythms of Africa all set against the majestic Serengeti Plains. You'll be able to witness this at the Lyceum Theatre.



Wicked is an inside look of Oz featuring the previously unheard story of its witches. Based on the highly acclaimed novel by author Gregory Maguire, you'll learn how one of the witches came to be known as the good-natured one and the other the wicked one. Unforgettable and thrilling, this award-winning London musical can be checked out at the Apollo Victoria where you will soon discover the hidden story of Oz. If you're looking for London West End hotels for accommodation while you check out these musicals, there's a whole lot of amazing options to pick from, like the Dorsett Shepherds Bush London for instance.


Thriller – Live

Where else would you be able to witness the amazing musical tribute to the Jackson 5 and Michael Jackson other than the Lyric Theatre? After 3 highly acclaimed tours in the UK all with standing ovations all across Europe, this show then joined London's West End. Celebrate and marvel at the hits of the King of Pop which guarantees an unforgettable experience that you'll always hold dear.


The Phantom of the Opera

Playing at Her Majesty's Theatre, no other experience comes close to the classic that is Andrew Lloyd Webber's ground-breaking musical, The Phantom of the Opera. This tells the story of character dwelling in the shadows, attempting to make his protégé the absolute leading lady of the famous Paris Opera. With a masterpiece of a score and mesmerising special effects, this long-running show is a definite must see when you're in London.



Take a trip through the magical world of Agrabah in the comfort of the Prince Edward Theatre as Disney Theatrical Productions bring this classic tale to life with so much splendour. You'll witness a whole new world of exciting possibilities with the ever famous three wishes that the genie grants our titular character.


Mamma Mia

Take a trip down the aisle with this world-famous play at the Novello Theatre. Mamma Mia has made people from all over the world fall in love with its story, characters and the incredibly popular ABBA songs that it features. This smash hit musical is one of the best feel-good shows in all of London and is a must see for anyone and everyone who visits the area.

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