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West End LIVEThousands of people gather in Trafalgar Square to enjoy performances from top West End shows for free. A firm favourite for over 10 years, West End Live showcases the best of London's headline theatre shows for two days of fun, al fresco entertainment. Featuring live performances by the casts of top West End shows, this year's line-up includes Bat Out Of Hell, Brief Encounter, Dreamgirls, Kinky Boots, Disney's The Lion King, Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, Matilda The Musical, Wicked and Thriller Live - just ten of the 26 shows. It's a popular event so arrive early, about an hour before the gates open (at 10.15am on Saturday and 11.15am on Sunday at the North West corner, 15 minutes later at the North East corner) and be prepared to queue but don't worry it will be worth it. This is a glorious piece of free summer fun showcasing the amazing variety on the capital's West End stage.

 

About Trafalgar Square

Lord Nelson, Britain's greatest military hero, and the mighty lions that surround him, pay testament to the position of Trafalgar Square at the heart of the capital, the heart of the nation, and, at one time, the heart of an empire that controlled three fifths of the world. More about Trafalgar Square

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Charing Cross Tube Station
 
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Leicester Square Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Blackfriars Railway Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
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Q-Park Trafalgar
 
2 minutes walk
 
St Martins Lane NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £179  34% off
2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 1 minute from West End LIVE
Almost in the shadow of Nelson's Column, and with the Palaces of Whitehall looming behind it, this hotel is at the heart of the Capital. ... More
 
 
 
Club Quarters Trafalgar Square
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £108  41% off
8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 1 minute from West End LIVE
A fantastic nineteenth century exterior hides a thoroughly modern hotel, with clean, minimalist design in the rooms. The biggest draw is the location, in the very ... More
 
 
 
The Grand at Trafalgar Square
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £108  23% off
8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 1 minute from West End LIVE
A visually stunning building, The Grand at Trafalgar Square is a quintessential London hotel, located within the restored landmark Northumberland House - formerly the Victoria Hotel. ... More
 
 
 
 
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The Inheritance: Part 2
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th September 2018 to 5th January 2019
West End LIVE, St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 4 minutes from West End LIVE
Hearts are broken and emotional wounds salved as young gay men in modern-day New York continue to wrestle with their feelings in the closing chapter of ...More
 
 
 
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The Inheritance: Part 1
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 21st September 2018 to 5th January 2019
West End LIVE, St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 4 minutes from West End LIVE
Following a sold-out run at the Young Vic, Matthew Lopez's new play, The Inheritance, comes to the West End for a strictly limited season. Directed by ...More
 
 
 
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True West
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 23rd November 2018 to 16th February 2019
West End LIVE, 404 Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from West End LIVE
Kit Harington - famous for his leading role in Game of Thrones - and Johnny Flynn - star of Lovesick, Beast and US TV series Genius, ...More
 
 
 
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Haymarket Theatre Royal
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Haymarket, SW1Y | 3 minutes from West End LIVE
The Haymarket Theatre was built by John Potter on the site of the King's Head Inn and the Gun Smith shop in 1702. It has had ... More
 
 
 
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from West End LIVE
London Coliseum is a magnificent historic building and an excellent venue in which to enjoy the soaring sounds and high drama of some truly thrilling operas. ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon Leicester Square
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from West End LIVE
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the biggest of the week's ... More
 
 
 
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Trafalgar Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Central London, Westminster, London WC2N | Same location as West End LIVE
Lord Nelson, Britain's greatest military hero, and the mighty lions that surround him, pay testament to the position of Trafalgar Square at the heart of the ... More
 
 
 
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The Fourth Plinth
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | Same location as West End LIVE
The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square remained empty after its completion in 1841 - it was designed for an equestrian statue of one of Britain's Colonial ... More
 
 
 
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Nelson's Column
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London SW1Y | 1 minute from West End LIVE
Master tactician, inspirational leader, patriotic martyr, Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson is one of England's great heroes. His Nelson's Column statue is at the very heart of ... More
 
 
 
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Davenports Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from West End LIVE
From budding Harry Potters and bumbling Tommy Coopers to dynamic David Copperfields, Davenports is a haven for magicians of every level and ability. Non-magicians too are ... More
 
 
 
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Tenderproduct
London > Shopping > Art and Design
6 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from West End LIVE
Tenderproduct is the second tender venture by Etan Ilfeld, who previously founded the neighbouring Tenderpixel Gallery, an innovative space for emerging talent. Tenderproduct is a shop ... More
 
 
 
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Dover Street Market
London > Shopping > Department Stores
18-22 Haymarket, Mayfair, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from West End LIVE
A department store but not as we know it, Dover Street Market is Harvey Nics for the hip. A haven for high end fashion brands like ... More
 
 
 
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Massimo Restaurant & Bar
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
10 Northumberland Avenue, 10 Northumberland avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from West End LIVE
Adding another notch to his London portfolio, David Collins has designed the exquisite Massimo restaurant within the grand 5 star Corinthia Hotel London in Whitehall Place. ... More
 
 
 
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Albannach
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
66 Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from West End LIVE
Scotland combines some of the finest ingredients in the world with some of the most atrocious cooking, but this Scottish-themed bar-restaurant is trying to change all ... More
 
 
 
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
62-65 Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from West End LIVE
Pret a Manger sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 8 minutes from West End LIVE
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 10 minutes from West End LIVE
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 13 minutes from West End LIVE
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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ESPA Life at Corinthia
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from West End LIVE
The people at Espa take grooming pretty seriously, and quite rightly, when it comes to appearances it's often best to leave it to the experts. You'll ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from West End LIVE
Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
 
 
 
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So SPA Sofitel St James
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
6 Waterloo Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from West End LIVE
Opened in July 2009, So SPA by Sofitel is a stunning relaxation space - all marble and modern design - housed within the Sofitel St James ... More
 
 
 
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The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from West End LIVE
Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
 
 
 
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The Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from West End LIVE
Just a hundred yards from Trafalgar Square, the MOD and the Horse Guard's Parade, The Clarence has an undeniably impressive location that attracts both locals and ... More
 
 
 
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The Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from West End LIVE
The Harp, a welcoming bar in Covent Garden, is a traditional pub where the emphasis is firmly on real ale - earning it CAMRA's National Pub ... More
 
 
 
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Walkers Of Whitehall
London > Nightlife > Bars
15 Craig's Court, St James's, London SW1A | 1 minute from West End LIVE
Built in 1694 on Craig's Court, just south of Trafalgar Square, Walkers of Whitehall was originally ... More
 
 
 
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The Rooftop St. James
London > Nightlife > Bars
2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 1 minute from West End LIVE
The Trafalgar Hotel was treated to a major upgrade in 2017, reopening as The Trafalgar St. James, and as a result, the rooftop bar was also ... More
 
 
 
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Institute of Contemporary Art Bar & Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from West End LIVE
The Institute of Contemporary Art on The Mall (just down the road from the Queen's pad) is a great place for a trendy drink after taking ... More
 
 
 
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Institute of Directors - IOD
London > Business > Venue Hire
116 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from West End LIVE
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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from West End LIVE
A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from West End LIVE
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
 
 
 

Trafalgar Square events

 
Africa on the SquareAfrica on the SquareAfrica on the SquareAfter a successful outing last year when 25,000 people went to Africa on the Square the free festival returns for a fourth time. Celebrating African culture with performances by African drummers and live music in Trafalgar Square, the festival fills the central London square with an African market, food stalls and lots of activities for kids. In ad2018-10-27T00:00:00+01002018-10-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
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Free EventOn Soon

event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 27th October 2018
VENUE  Trafalgar Square 
After a successful outing last year when 25,000 people went to Africa on the Square the free festival returns for a fourth time. Celebrating African culture with performances by African drummers and live music in Trafalgar Square, the festival fills the central London square with an African market, food stalls and lots of activities for kids. In ad... More about this event
 
Diwali FestivalDiwali FestivalDiwali FestivalThe Diwali celebrations return to Trafalgar Square in October. The colourful festival of lights, which has religious significance for Hindus, Sikhs and Jains, is celebrated each year with a free concert of contemporary Asian music and dance, with traditional religious music and rites to open and close the show. You can also sample South East Asian 2018-10-28T00:00:00+01002018-10-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon

event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Festivals | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Sunday 28th October 2018
VENUE  Trafalgar Square 
The Diwali celebrations return to Trafalgar Square in October. The colourful festival of lights, which has religious significance for Hindus, Sikhs and Jains, is celebrated each year with a free concert of contemporary Asian music and dance, with traditional religious music and rites to open and close the show. You can also sample South East Asian ... More about this event
 
Silence In The SquareSilence In The SquareThe Royal British Legion leads a two minute silence for Armistice Day at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month in the square. After the event, the public can place poppy petals in the fountains as a symbolic act of remembrance.2019-11-11T10:00:00+00002019-11-11T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
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Silence In The Square
 
 

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Diana Brekalo
Concerts | On 16th October 2018 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 2 minutes walk from West End Live

A performance by the Croatian pianist of a selection from Scriabin's Preludes, Dora Pejacevic's 'Ruza' (Rose) and 'Ljubica' (Violet) from ...More

Warren Mailley-Smith
Concerts | On 16th October 2018 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 2 minutes walk from West End Live

The pianist performs Beethoven's Sonata For Piano No 14 In C Sharp Minor 'Moonlight', Schubert's Impromptus No 2 In E ...More

A Guide For The Homesick
Theatre | Until 24th November 2018 

Trafalgar Studios 2 minutes walk from West End Live

Ken Urban's erotic thriller that explores guilt and the cost of being a friend. Starring Douglas Booth as Jeremy and ...More

The World's Greatest Telescopes - By Dr Kevin Walsh
Exhibitions | On 16th October 2018 

Westminster Reference Library 3 minutes walk from West End Live

Literary & Education, Talk....More

Metahaven: Version History
Exhibitions | Until 13th January 2019 

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) 3 minutes walk from West End Live

Metahaven (Vinca Kruk and Daniel van der Velden) display expansive new moving-image commission as part of an overview of their ...More

King Lear
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Theatre | Until 3rd November 2018 

Duke of York's Theatre 3 minutes walk from West End Live

Sir Ian McKellen reprises his role as the tortured monarch in the West End transfer of Jonathan Munby's explosive, charged ...More

 
The Phantom of the Opera
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Andrew Lloyd Webber's most enduring hit has been running since 1984 and is still as popular with audiences and critics ...More

 
Pinter At The Pinter: One For The Road / The New World Order / Mountain Language / Ashes To Ashes
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Harold Pinter Theatre 4 minutes walk from West End Live

The Jamie Lloyd Company's season of Harold Pinter's one-act plays - features all Pinter's short plays as well as some ...More

 
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Wyndham's Theatre 4 minutes walk from West End Live

Jonathan Pryce and Dame Eileen Atkins share the stage for the first time as the lovebirds in emotional turmoil in ...More

 
The Inheritance: Part 2
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