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Duke of York's TheatreThis West End theatre has more than its share of name changes. Originally called The Trafalgar in 1894, it became the Duke of York's to honour the future King George V. During the late 1990s, the name was temporarily changed to The Royal Court Theatre. Over the years, the theatre also hosted ballets and operas and the Duke of York's Theatre is also where the world was first introduced to the play (and character) of Peter Pan, in 1904. Recent successful runs include Al Pacino in David Mamet's American Buffalo, the Richard Harris comedy Stepping Out, and Willy Russell's Shirley Valentine. The balcony bar allows for an unrestricted, occasionally revealing, view through the floor-to-ceiling windows of the St Martins Lane Hotel opposite.

 

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £143  23% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 2 minutes from Duke of York's Theatre
The Hampshire Hotel is located in the heart of film and Theatreland. Guests can enjoy superb Mexican- Peruvian sharing plates at Leicester Square Kitchen with drinks ... More
 
 
 
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2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 4 minutes from Duke of York's Theatre
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8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 4 minutes from Duke of York's Theatre
A fantastic nineteenth century exterior hides a thoroughly modern hotel, with clean, minimalist design in the rooms. The biggest draw is the location, in the very ... More
 
 
 
 
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
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St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Duke of York's Theatre
London Coliseum is a magnificent historic building and an excellent venue in which to enjoy the soaring sounds and high drama of some truly thrilling operas. ... More
 
 
 
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Wyndham's Theatre
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Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Duke of York's Theatre
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Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Duke of York's Theatre
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24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Duke of York's Theatre
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Storm Nightclub, 28a Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Duke of York's Theatre
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Vue West End
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
3 Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Duke of York's Theatre
Vue's flagship West End cinema in Leicester Square, which first opened in October 1938, underwent a £6.6m refurbishment in 2017, upgrading its seating and sound systems ... More
 
 
 
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Duke of York's Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 5 minutes from Duke of York's Theatre
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Duke of York's Theatre, 218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, W1V | 6 minutes from Duke of York's Theatre
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National Portrait Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
St Martin's Place, WC2H | 1 minute from Duke of York's Theatre
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National Gallery
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Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from Duke of York's Theatre
The National Gallery dominates London's Trafalgar Square with its neo-classical columns and portico designed by William Wilkins adjoining the square on its east side where it ... More
 
 
 
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St Martin-in-the-Fields
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Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Duke of York's Theatre
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6 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Duke of York's Theatre
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5 New Row, WC2N | 1 minute from Duke of York's Theatre
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25 New Row, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Duke of York's Theatre
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31 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Duke of York's Theatre
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37 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from Duke of York's Theatre
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90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Duke of York's Theatre
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The London Film School
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24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 5 minutes from Duke of York's Theatre
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Courtauld Institute of Art
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Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 9 minutes from Duke of York's Theatre
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English [Out There!]
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10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 10 minutes from Duke of York's Theatre
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Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Duke of York's Theatre
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90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Duke of York's Theatre
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58 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from Duke of York's Theatre
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47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Duke of York's Theatre
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Library
London > Nightlife > Bars
112 St Martin's Lane , Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Duke of York's Theatre
Private members club housed in a five story town house, with a restaurant, hotel, bar and nightclub. Members are voted in by a committee but it's ... More
 
 
 
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Blind Spot
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45 St Martins Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from Duke of York's Theatre
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45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from Duke of York's Theatre
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Duke of York's Theatre
To enter the stunning St Martins Lane Hotel in the heart of London's Theatreland you pass through the tallest revolving door in London, a luminescent yellow-glass ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Duke of York's Theatre
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Haymarket Hotel
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1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from Duke of York's Theatre
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