London’s theatre tradition has thrived since it was first established back in the late 1600’s. Today the world of theatre in London, and particularly in The West End, continues going from strength to strength gaining masses of popularity, with millions of people from around the world. The glitz, the glam, the bright lights and the stellar performances, keep people coming back for more. Not many cities can claim to have same variety of performances as London’s West End, and its enduring acclaim is simply a testament to the great quality of shows and performances on offer. The same can be said for London’s cinemas which are popular with many people who love catching up on the latest blockbusters and fresh releases. Some of the best theatres and cinemas are in the West End, a popular district in Central London, where great entertainment, amazing food and attractions are found. If you’re looking to for accommodation to stay in you should check out some of the stunning Hotels Near Bayswater. This area has lots of retail therapy opportunity’s and great restaurants so you can do it all if you stay here. Here are some of the best theatres and cinemas in the central London area.
The Rooftop Film Club
This summer, take your cinema viewing experience to another level and visit the Rooftop Film Club! With four locations in London and an array of exciting films to see, this is the perfect option for a summer’s day with friends. Sit back and relax in a comfy chair, and let the sun rays do their job whilst you re entertained. With a central London cinema at the Kensington Roof gardens, this is a perfectly located place, especially if you decide to stay at the Park Hotel Paddington London.
Picture house Central
Picturehouse Central is located in London’s West End, a stone’s throw away from Leicester Square. This stunning cinema can seat 1000 people and has 7 big screens in which you can relax and watch a great film. There is lots of quirky art dotted around, and a ground floor café bar where you can have drinks and refreshments. Visually this cinema is one of a kind, and has a spiralling staircase with elegant furnishings and decorations. If you fancy some fresh air after watching a film, there is rooftop terrace you can go to, which looks over the busy central London streets.
The Puppet Theatre Barge
The Puppet Theatre Barge is a theatre quite unlike another other, situated in Paddington, in a beautiful area called Little Venice. This fifty seat marionette theatre is held on a converted barge which is moored on the banks of Little Venice. This water-borne theatre puts on an array of impressive puppet shows that put a modern twist on some of the best loved tales, for children and adults. It is one of London’s more elusive treasures and is a special treat for family with children, who want to experience the magical joy of storytelling in a unique and enchanting environment.