Make the most of London’s vibrant theatre scene

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Among the many features that help to make London one of the must-visit cities of the world is its rich history of theatre entertainment.

Whether it’s child-friendly musicals or intense and dramatic plays that you’re into, first-time visitors to the capital are sure to find something to tickle their fancy.

At the moment, for instance, the record-breaking show Book of Mormon, written by the creators of South Park, is showing in central London.

The show has proven to be a smash hit with critics and the public, and is certainly worth seeing if you have the time.

Alternatively, why not head to the Dominion Theatre to see We Will Rock You? Written by Ben Elton, the show has been a major commercial success ever since it debuted in the capital and continues to attract healthy crowds.

If you’re a big fan of Queen and are on the lookout for something to nod your head to, this is perfect for you.

Indeed, the city’s reputation as a hub of the arts is evidenced by the fact that it will soon see the UK Theatre Awards hosted at the Guildhall.

The purpose of the night is to acknowledge stage productions presented throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

This year’s list of nominees is peppered with a number of veteran stars, including director Sir Jonathan Miller and playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn, as well as 77-year-old Edward Petherbridge, who has been recognised for his starring role in My Perfect Mind.

Elsewhere, Welsh actress Sian Phillips, 80, has been nominated for best supporting performance for her role in This Is My Family.

So, if you’re in London anytime over the next few months you should certainly consider heading to one of the city’s many great theatres.

The best of these are to be found in Theatreland, which is just a short walk away from Piccadilly Circus underground station.