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Divisa: £ GBP.

Generally tourists from Europe, USA and the Commonwealth do not require Visas for UK holidays. Check out:
Getting there:
Flights into Heathrow and Gatwick are serviced by Express trains to the centre (Paddington & Victoria).
Getting around:
London Underground, "Tube". Buy a Day Travel Card which also valid for London buses.
10-15% is normal in cabs and restaurants (where a service charge is usually included in your bill).


Jersey Boys
Prince Edward Theatre Tube: Leicester Square
Old Compton Street, London, W1D 7DY
Jersey Boys follows the rags-to-riches tale of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons as they work their way from the streets of Newark to the heights of stardom, and features such hits as `Sherry,` `Big Girls Don`t Cry,` `Can`t Take My Eyes Off of You,` `Oh, What a Night` and many more.
Book Jersey Boys Theatre Break.
Nearby Hotels: to Jersey Boys
Matilda the Musical
Cambridge Theatre Tube: Leicester Square/Covent Garden
32-34 Earlham Street, London, WC2H 9HU
Roald Dahl`s much-loved story bursts into life on stage in this fabulous, multi-Olivier-Award-winning musical version by Dennis Kelly and award-winning musician and comedian Tim Minchin.
Book Matilda the Musical Theatre Break.
Nearby Hotels: to Matilda the Musical
Billy Elliot
Victoria Palace Theatre Tube: Victoria
Victoria Street, London, SW1E 5EA
This brilliant new staging is an adaptation of one of the most adored British films of the last decade. The extraordinary movie written by Lee Hall, directed by Stephen Daldry and choreographed by Peter Darling, has been developed for the stage by the same multi-award winning creative team. The score has been composed by music legend Elton John, the most celebrated UK singer songwriter of the last 30 years.
Book Billy Elliot Theatre Break.
Nearby Hotels: to Billy Elliot
Phantom of the Opera
Her Majesty`s Theatre Tube: Piccadilly Circus
Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4QR
This haunting musical traces the tragic love story of a beautiful opera singer and a young composer shamed by his physical appearance into a shadowy existence beneath the majestic Opera Paris House.
Book Phantom of the Opera Theatre Break.
Nearby Hotels: to Phantom of the Opera
Victoria Apollo Theatre Tube: Victoria
17 Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1LL
Based on the spin-off novel by Gregory Maguire of the original L Frank Baum novel and 1939 movie "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz", Wicked started its life on Broadway in 2003 before opening in London in 2006 for previews and opening fully during 2007.
Book Wicked Theatre Break.
Nearby Hotels: to Wicked
The Lion King
The Lyceum Theatre Tube: Covent Garden
21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ
The 1994 hit Disney film the Lion King was first adapted for the stage in 1997 and opened in Minneapolis in the US, before moving to Broadway later that year. A UK production of the Lion King opened in London at the Lyceum Theatre in 1999 where it has been playing ever since. There have been numerous productions of the Lion King around the globe including Tokyo, Las Vegas, Madrid, Paris and Sydney.
Book The Lion King Theatre Break.
Nearby Hotels: to Disney`s The Lion King

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Odeon Leicester Square
Odeon Leicester Square Tube: Leicester Square
24 Leicester Square, London. Tel. 0871 22 44 007
ODEON is the largest cinema chain in the UK, with over one hundred cinemas. ODEON entertain more people in the UK than any other cinema chain accounting for nearly a third of all tickets sold in the UK. Founded in 1930 by Oscar Deutsch, ODEON was acquired in 1941 by J Arthur Rank who had interests in film production and distribution. ODEON remained a part of The Rank Organisation for a further 58 years. An extensive re-branding campaign in 1998 further re-enforced ODEON`s position as market leader in the UK and introduced "Fanatical About Film" to the UK cinema-goer. The re-branding and refurbishment campaign culminated in the £3million upgrade of the flagship cinema, the ODEON Leicester Square.
Nearby Hotels: to Leicester Square
Odeon Kensington
Odeon Kensington Tube: High Street Kensington
263 High St. Kensington, London. Tel. 08712 244 007
With over 1200 seats all together and the latest in surround sound technology the Odeon Kensington is a great venue to catch all the latest blockbusters. Whether you are looking for foreign films, animated films for the children or an old classic the Odeon has something to suit everybody. If you are staying in the Kensington area and wish to avoid the hustle and bustle of central London the Odeon is a fantastic alternative.
Nearby Hotels: to Kensington
The IMAX Experience: Click through to website for current movies
BFI IMAX Tube: Waterloo
1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, Waterloo, London. 0870 787 2525
Watching a film at the BFI IMAX is completely immersive. The screen is more than 20 metres high (that`s nearly the height of five double-decker buses!) and 26 metres wide. With 11,600-watts of digital surround-sound and the most sophisticated motion-picture projection system in the world, you will literally feel like you are `in the picture`. Book tickets online or call 020 7199 6000. Don`t miss the latest films on the UK`s biggest cinema screen!
Nearby Hotels: to the IMAX


Barry Flanagan: Early Works 1965-1982
Tate Britain Tube: Pimlico
Millbank, London, SW1P 4RG
In 1897 Milbank Penitentiary, a former prison, opened with a new purpose, and so began what was to become one of London?s most famous art galleries. With an incredible selection of over 70,000 artworks the Tate Britain is home to the national collection of British art from 1500 as well as an impressive collection of contemporary international art including Warhol, Dali, Rodin, Picasso, Matisse and Hockney but to name a few.
Nearby Hotels: - to The Tate Britain
Glamour of the Gods
National Portrait Gallery Tube: Charing Cross
St Martin`s Place, London, WC2H 0HE
Established in 1856, The National Portrait Gallery occupies a central London location overlooking Trafalgar Square and is home to an incredible selection of paintings, sculptures, photographs and prints. The Primary Collection contains over 11,000 portraits and the Photographs Collection features in excess of 220,000 original photographic portraits. The Gallery houses numerous exhibitions throughout the year, and is home to the annual BP Portrait Award Exhibition, which offers free admission.
Nearby Hotels: - to Trafalgar Square (Gallery is 2 minutes away)
Ceremony of the Keys
Tower of London Tube: Tower Hill
The Tower of London, London, EC3N 4AB
For over 700 years The Ceremony of the Keys has taken place every night. The Ceremony of the Keys is the traditional securing of the Tower of London and to this day takes place each evening. Vissitors can witness the locking up of the Crown Jewels and many other valuables by obtain tickets, although applying in advance is a must as they book up many months in advance. Full details on how to get your tickets is shown on the website - link above.
Nearby Hotels: to the Tower of London
For Children and Families:
Spitalfields City Farm
Spitalfields City Farm Tube: Aldgate East/Liverpool Street
Weaver St (off Brick Lane & Buxton St), London, E1 5HU
Home to animals ranging from rabbits to ducks, this urban farm is a lovely retreat from the urban rat-race. Weekly events for children and families include the Young Farmers` Club for kids aged 8-13, featuring the chance to help care for the animals and gardens; and the Little Spitz group for parents and under-5s, during which toddlers can have rides on Bayleaf the donkey.
Nearby Hotels: to Spitalfields City Farm


O2 Concerts in 2014
The O2 Tube: North Greenwich
The O2, Greenwich, London. Tel: 020 8463 2000
The O2 Arena is now London`s premier indoor Music Arena with a capacity of 20,000 people. 2011 is pumped full of great acts, with a variety of musical tastes clearly in mind. The headline artists, in chronological order of appearance in 2014 include: Robbie Williams, James Arthur, Grandmaster Flash, The Fun Lovin` Criminals, Lee Evans, Kylie, Ed Sheeran, One Republic, Barclays ATP World Finals, Basement Jaxx, Madness and Disney on Ice to name a few. Check out the O2 link above for dates, prices and concert bookings.
Nearby Hotels: to O2 Arena
Wembley Arena concerts and events in 2014
Wembley Arena Tube: Wembley Park or Wembley Central
Wembley Arena, Wembley near Brent, HA9 0AA. Tel: 020 8463 2000
Wembley Arena`s 2014 season is jammed packed with its usual exotic cocktail of music, comedy and sports events. The highlights in chronological order are: The Saturday`s, Miranda Hart, WWE Live, Lee Evans, Lenny Kravitz, Andre Rieu, with 2015 events including Michael McIntyre and 5 Seconds of Summer.
Nearby Hotels: to Wembley Arena
Brixton Academy in 2014
Brixton Academy Tube: Stockwell
211 Stockwell Road, London, SW9 9SL Tel: 0870 771 2000
2011 acts in this famed South London venue include Blink-182, The Hives, Azalia Banks, MS. LAURYN HILL, Kasabian and Noel Fielding. Please refer to the Brixton Academy link above for dates and advance bookings.
Nearby Hotels: to Brixton Academy
Round House in 2014
The Roundhouse Tube: Chalk Farm
Chalk Farm Rd London NW1 8EH 0844 482 8008
In 2014 the Roundhouse has a packed schedule of acts including Camden Beach, Ballet Boyz, Imogen Heap`s Reverb, There Will be Blood, Sined O`Connor and Professor Green. Check the Roundhouse website for full run down of What`s On and dates.
Nearby Hotels: to the Roundhouse