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For those who owned televisions in the 1950s and 1960s, the London Palladium is quite simply the most famous variety theatre in the world. Stars who had previously been mere voices on the radio, leapt into the living room in glorious black and white when 'Sunday Night at the London Palladium' was first broadcast. The familiar classical façade dates from 1868, while the rest of the building reached its current form in 1910, in an ambitious and costly rebuilding at the peak of the British variety show boom.

The tiered auditorium, the second-largest in the West End, is undeniably impressive, as is the richly-ornamented foyer and main staircase. There is even a fountain in the dress circle bar, to add to the feeling of luxury. It has been described as “the world’s greatest variety theatre”, and has hosted more Royal Variety Shows than any other and held the London debuts for Bob Hope, Liberace, Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland. It has had some difficulty finding a role since these shows drifted out of fashion, though it has hosted some hit musicals, including 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat' and 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'.

 

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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
19 - 21 Great Marlborough Street, W1F | 1 minute from The London Palladium Theatre
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London > Apartment > Apartment
5 Maddox Street, W1S | 2 minutes from The London Palladium Theatre
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50 Berners Street, W1T | 5 minutes from The London Palladium Theatre
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2 All Souls Place, Fitzrovia, London W1B | 5 minutes from The London Palladium Theatre
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21 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 6 minutes from The London Palladium Theatre
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16-18 Ramillies Street, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from The London Palladium Theatre
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20 John Princes Street, Marylebone, London W1G | 3 minutes from The London Palladium Theatre
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14 St George Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 3 minutes from The London Palladium Theatre
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309 Regent Street, Marylebone, London W1B | 4 minutes from The London Palladium Theatre
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Walker's Court, W1F | 6 minutes from The London Palladium Theatre
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5 & 6 Argyll Street, Sutherland House, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from The London Palladium Theatre
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5-6 Argyll Street, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from The London Palladium Theatre
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5th Floor 240 Regent Street (entrance on 30 Argyll Street), 240 Regent Street, (entrance at 30 Argy, Soho, London W1B | 1 minute from The London Palladium Theatre
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15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 3 minutes from The London Palladium Theatre
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19 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 6 minutes from The London Palladium Theatre
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22 Great Marlborough High Street, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from The London Palladium Theatre
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5th Floor, 240 Regent Street (entrance 30 Argyll Street), 240 Regent Street, (entrance at 30 Argyll, Soho, London W1B | 1 minute from The London Palladium Theatre
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12a Newburgh Street, Soho, London W1F | 2 minutes from The London Palladium Theatre
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50 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 5 minutes from The London Palladium Theatre
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Brook Street, Mayfair, Mayfair, London W1K | 7 minutes from The London Palladium Theatre
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68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 7 minutes from The London Palladium Theatre
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Pretty Woman: The Musical
Pretty Woman: The Musical
Theatre | Until 2nd January 2021 

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Concerts | Until 1st December 2020 

Wigmore Hall 7 minutes walk from The London Palladium Theatre

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Criterion Theatre 8 minutes walk from The London Palladium Theatre

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Theatre | Until 24th January 2021 

Palace Theatre 9 minutes walk from The London Palladium Theatre

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The Prince of Egypt
Theatre | Until 31st October 2020 

Dominion Theatre 10 minutes walk from The London Palladium Theatre

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Artemisia
Exhibitions | Until 24th January 2021 

National Gallery 13 minutes walk from The London Palladium Theatre

This first major exhibition of 17th-century Italian artist Artemisia Gentileschi's work includes two versions of her painting Judith Beheading Holofernes ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 3rd January 2021 

National Gallery 13 minutes walk from The London Palladium Theatre

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Titian: Love, Desire, Death
Exhibitions | Until 17th January 2021 

National Gallery 13 minutes walk from The London Palladium Theatre

All six works in the series of paintings showing Classical myths primarily taken from the Roman poet Ovid's 'Metamorphoses', commissioned ...More

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Trafalgar Square 14 minutes walk from The London Palladium Theatre

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