West End shows to add to your London itinerary


London’s West End is an historic cultural hub and one of the many reasons why London is a world capital of culture today. Each year, millions flock to this centre for arts and music to see extraordinary performers in the most spectacular shows the world has to offer.

Visitors to our Chilworth London hotel are only a 25 minute Tube ride from the West End, so a stay with us is the perfect excuse to take in a little culture. But what to see? You may be spoilt for choice, but here are a few of our favourites.


Whether you’re a fan of musicals, or just enjoy a spectacle, Hamilton is a must see. It’s the world’s hottest musical, and has completely revolutionised ‘the musical’ forever. Hamilton opened on the West End in December 2017 and is, therefore, one of its newest shows. This being said, ticket sales have already hit an all-time high.

If you want to see Hamilton, now is the best time to book, as performances have been extended to March 2019. With audiences selling out performances left, right and centre, it’s clear Hamilton is not to be missed.

The Woman in Black

After more than 25 years on the London stage, The Woman in Black continues to strike fear into the hearts of even the bravest theatregoer. A cultural phenomenon which has left audiences reeling in terror, The Woman in Black is perfect for a Halloween visit to London.

Head to the Fortune Theatre for the spooky spectacle, but try to avoid an aisle seat if you’re feeling jumpy, and don’t forget to book a cosy room at our Chilworth London hotel to ensure you don’t lose any sleep.


Running since 2006 in the West End, Wicked has become one of the best-loved musicals to see in London. Its run will soon be coming to a close, so there’s no time like the present to get your tickets booked.

Fans of the Wizard of Oz will be enchanted with this one, which tracks the story behind what made the Wicked Witch of the West, well, Wicked.

The Cursed Child

Perfect if you’re staying in London for an extended period, and also for anyone with children to entertain, the Cursed Child is a two-part theatre performance that continues from the events of the Harry Potter stories.

The show has been a smash hit and has been charming audiences since it launched in the West End in 2016.

The King and I

What could be a better way to spend a day; a matinee, and then perhaps a bite to eat at one of the best places for afternoon tea in London? A schedule fit for a king! If this is your idea of the perfect day, you simply must see The King and I at the London Palladium.

A classic Rogers and Hammerstein piece, the King and I is the pinnacle of the old school musical and is perfect for an indulgent trip to London with family and friends.