Nothing beats a family trip to London, especially if you’re planning to go and see a show in the West End. The famous theatre district offers kids and adults fun and fantastic entertainment from the best performers in the world.
Our Hyde Park Paddington hotels provide the perfect home away from home for families. During your time at the Park Grand Hotel London, you’ll be right around the corner from the magical West End. Here is a helpful guide that highlights some of the best family-friendly shows.
Lion KingLyceum Theatre, Wellington Street
Travel to the beautiful plains of Africa and follow the story of a would-be king as he struggles to find himself with help from a wise-cracking meerkat and dim-witted warthog. The Lion King is a Disney classic that has brought laughter and joy to children and adults all over the world. The stage interpretation takes the magic to a new level with a set design that will blow you away and a series of performances that will have you laughing, crying and singing along all night. The show is currently being hosted at the beautiful Lyceum Theatre so get your tickets while you can.
Matilda the MusicalCambridge Theatre, Earlham Street
Everyone’s favourite telekinetic schoolgirl has already jumped off the pages of Roald Dahl’s classic book onto the silver screen and now she is making her way to the stage for a show like no other. For anyone not familiar with the story, it follows an exceptionally clever young girl who never fit in with her family but manages to make new friends after developing the ability to move objects with her mind. You and your kids will love laughing along as you watch Matilda and her friends make it through school while avoiding the dreaded headmistress.
School of RockNew London Theatre, Drury Lane
If you and the family are looking for something a little more upbeat on your city break, this film adaptation is sure to get your adrenaline pumping. The story of an aspiring rock star and a misfit group of talented school kids has come from the screen and taken the world of theatre by storm. Starting out on Broadway in New York, School of Rock made its way across the pond and became an instant success. If you like good music and funny jokes, you won’t want to miss out on this action-packed musical.
AladdinOld Compton Street, London
Another classic Disney tale, Aladdin will take you on a journey into the heart of the Arabian desert. Watch your kid’s eyes light up as they join Aladdin, Princess Jasmine, Genie and the rest of the gang on their adventures. The set designs and costumes in this production are some of the best in the West End. The musical numbers are sure to have you singing along as you reminisce about the first time you watched this epic classic.