Another opening, another show, in Philly, Boston or, well London actually. For theatre fans London’s West End is probably second only to Broadway, and a tad more accessible by rail.
The spotlights and greasepaint are not the only show in town though. Today’s Big Deal offers a theatre-optional trip to London by rail, courtesy of Omega Holidays. Choose a package that suits you, whether your idea of metropolitan fun is a raid on the designer stores, a stroll round the foodie markets or an evening in the West End taking in a hit show.
With 4-star accommodation in central London included, it’s a great chance to soak up the sights after a scenic rail journey south.
Weekend London break
Available on various dates until 16th December, the offer is for two people to travel by train to London on the Friday morning and return on Sunday.
The Big Deal options 1 and 2 offer return standard class rail travel from Glasgow or Edinburgh and two nights bed and breakfast accommodation in the 4-star Thistle Euston Hotel.
Options 3 and 4 offer return standard class rail travel from Glasgow or Edinburgh, two nights bed and breakfast accommodation in the 4-star Thistle Euston Hotel, and two tickets for a Friday night West End theatre show.
Those who want to travel in style can upgrade to first class rail travel at an additional charge of £40 per person from Glasgow and £50 from Edinburgh.
West End glamour
The shows on offer include some of the biggest box-office draws in the West End. Theatre-goers can choose from hits such as Jersey Boys, Kinky Boots, Mamma Mia! The Lion King, Phantom of the Opera and Wicked
The selection includes jukebox musicals, tear-jerking drama and heart-warming kids’ classics, with a show to suit every taste.
Theatre tickets are in Category A, also known as Top Price, in the Stalls or Dress Circle for a Friday evening performance.
Three days in London offer plenty of opportunities to enjoy the huge range of attractions this fabulous city can offer.
The itinerary looks this way:
After arrival in London in the afternoon, guests check in to the Thistle Euston hotel, handily situated close to their arrival point. The remainder of the day is at leisure. In the evening, guests who have opted for the West End show will make their own way to the theatre, easily accessed by Underground or taxi. After the performance, guests will make their own way back to the hotel.
Day 2 – After breakfast, the day is at leisure for sightseeing and shopping. Possible options include taking in the traditional sights of the Tower or Westminster Abbey, visits to the National Gallery or Tate Modern, or sampling the gourmet produce at Borough Market.
Day 3 – After breakfast and checking out of the hotel, (settling any outstanding charges incurred), guests can enjoy more free time in London before the return rail journey home in the afternoon/early evening.
Ideal gift option
Whether your loved one is wandering around humming show tunes or Chas and Dave numbers, the hint is clear, it’s time for a trip south.
For theatre-lovers and sightseers alike, London is a memorable destination and this Big Deal offers all of the city’s attractions in a convenient package, with direct departures from Glasgow or Edinburgh.