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Charing Cross TheatreWith just 275 seats, the Charing Cross Theatre is one of the smallest in the West End. Tucked away under the arches beneath Charing Cross station, this Off-Broadway style theatre, which was rebuilt in 1989, is renowned for its intimate productions and cosy auditorium and is fast becoming a favourite amongst seasoned theatre-goers. The theatre space is one of the few in the West End licensed to serve alcohol, boasting a built-in Victorian bar within the auditorium. There is also restaurant owned and operated by The Pure Group, whilst the whole venue can be hired out for screenings, conferences of corporate hire and The New Players Comedy Sundae presents a weekly comedy event.

 

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Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £450  28% off
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 2 minutes from Charing Cross Theatre
With 294 bedrooms, multi-level penthouse suites and terraces offering spectacular views of the River Thames, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall - the £300 million restoration of the ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £127  22% off
2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 3 minutes from Charing Cross Theatre
Almost in the shadow of Nelson's Column, and with the Palaces of Whitehall looming behind it, this hotel is at the heart of the Capital. ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £115  40% off
8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 3 minutes from Charing Cross 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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Playhouse Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Charing Cross Theatre
A short step away from the main strip of West End theatres, the Playhouse's stylish curved facade is rather lost among the towering architecture of Charing ... More
 
 
 
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Charing Cross 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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Savoy Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Charing Cross Theatre
Situated alongside the Savoy Hotel, the building of the current theatre with its Art Deco auditorium, was financed by Richard d'Oyly Carte with the considerable profits ... More
 
 
 
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Boat Show Comedy Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Tattershall Castle, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Charing Cross Theatre
The Boat Show Comedy Club aboard the Tattershall Castle has consistently good line-ups and has played host to some of the finest comedy acts on the ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon Leicester Square
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 5 minutes from Charing Cross Theatre
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the biggest of the week's ... More
 
 
 
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The 99 Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Storm Nightclub, 28a Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 6 minutes from Charing Cross Theatre
Playing across multiple venues across London seven days a week and 52 weeks a year - do they really put on shows on Christmas Day? - ... More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th October to 19th December 2020
Charing Cross Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 2 minutes from Charing Cross Theatre
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The Play That Goes Wrong
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 2nd May 2021
Charing Cross Theatre, Catherine Street, WC2B | 6 minutes from Charing Cross Theatre
Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society ...More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 21st October to 28th November 2020 - Various Times
Charing Cross Theatre, South Bank, SE1 | 6 minutes from Charing Cross Theatre
A Black working class man confronts his relationship with White Britain in present day London in Clint Dyer and Roy Williams' incendiary one-person drama, written in ...More
 
 
 
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The Strand Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
32 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Charing Cross Theatre
Part of the Proud Galleries family, Proud Central became The Strand Gallery in 2010 expanding from a photography gallery to an exhibition space for all disciplines ... More
 
 
 
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British Optical Association Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
42 Craven Street, WC2N | 1 minute from Charing Cross Theatre
Run by the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers the British Optical Association Museum in Charing Cross features historic examples of London-made spectacles from ... More
 
 
 
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St Martin-in-the-Fields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Charing Cross Theatre
This historic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields overlooking Trafalgar Square was built in 1726 and is the best known work of Scottish architect James Gibbs whose ... More
 
 
 
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Davenports Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Charing Cross Theatre
From budding Harry Potters and bumbling Tommy Coopers to dynamic David Copperfields, Davenports is a haven for magicians of every level and ability. Non-magicians too are ... More
 
 
 
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Pan de Vie
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
5 New Row, WC2N | 4 minutes from Charing Cross Theatre
Combining classic European baking with exotic flavours of the Far East, Pan de Vie delivers a visual treat of brilliantly-coloured sweet patisseries and ... More
 
 
 
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Hardys Original Sweet Shop
London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
25 New Row, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from Charing Cross Theatre
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Champagne Charlies
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
17 The Arches, Villiers St, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Charing Cross Theatre
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
25 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Charing Cross Theatre
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
 
 
 
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Villiers Coffee Company and Dining Room
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
31a Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Charing Cross Theatre
The family behind the famous Gordon's Wine Bar, a wonderfully atmospheric subterranean bar where Samuel Pepys once lived, have branched out to open Villiers Coffee Company ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 7 minutes from Charing Cross Theatre
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 7 minutes from Charing Cross Theatre
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 10 minutes from Charing Cross Theatre
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Charing Cross Theatre
Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
 
 
 
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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Charing Cross Theatre
The people at Espa take grooming pretty seriously, and quite rightly, when it comes to appearances it's often best to leave it to the experts. You'll ... More
 
 
 
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The Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 6 minutes from Charing Cross Theatre
This day spa exclusively for women is a total pampering experience from the minute you step through the door. Located in bustling Covent Garden you'll soon ... More
 
 
 
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The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Charing Cross Theatre
Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
 
 
 
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The Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Charing Cross Theatre
The Harp, a welcoming bar in Covent Garden, is a traditional pub where the emphasis is firmly on real ale - earning it CAMRA's National Pub ... More
 
 
 
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The Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Charing Cross Theatre
Just a hundred yards from Trafalgar Square, the MOD and the Horse Guard's Parade, The Clarence has an undeniably impressive location that attracts both locals and ... More
 
 
 
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Gordon's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Charing Cross Theatre
Home to Samuel Pepys in the 1680s, the building housing Gordon’s is now home to a regular, thriving crowd of drinkers of all ages and all ... More
 
 
 
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Mr Fogg's Society of Exploration
London > Nightlife > Bars
1A Bedford Street, WC2E | 2 minutes from Charing Cross Theatre
Mr Fogg's adventures around the globe (well, London, more like) continue apace with the opening of ... More
 
 
 
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Rockwell
London > Nightlife > Bars
2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square, SW1A | 3 minutes from Charing Cross Theatre
This bar is all about location, location, location. Overlooking Trafalgar Square, the Rockwell bar within the Trafalgar St. James hotel is a lush affair from a ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Society Of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Charing Cross Theatre
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Charing Cross 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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Banqueting House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 5 minutes from Charing Cross Theatre
The only surviving section of Whitehall Palace. In its heyday the largest royal palace in Europe, this historic venue is the only surviving section of Whitehall Palace ... More
 
 
 
 

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Good
Theatre | Until 19th December 2020 

Playhouse Theatre 2 minutes walk from Charing Cross Theatre

David Tennant, the well loved actor best known for playing Doctor Who, returns to the West End to star in ...More

 
The Boat Show Comedy Club
Comedy | On 30th October 2020 

Tattershall Castle 3 minutes walk from Charing Cross Theatre

London's floating comedy club welcomes buoyant humour from self-confessed luvvie Hal Cruttenden. MC Rich Wilson and one more stand-up....More

The Boat Show Comedy Club
Comedy | On 30th October 2020 

Tattershall Castle 3 minutes walk from Charing Cross Theatre

London's floating comedy club welcomes buoyant humour from self-confessed luvvie Hal Cruttenden. MC Rich Wilson and one more stand-up....More

Fourth Plinth: Heather Phillipson THE END
Fourth Plinth: Heather Phillipson THE END
Exhibitions | Until 26th March 2022 

Trafalgar Square 3 minutes walk from Charing Cross Theatre

London born artist Heather Philipson puts an ice cream with a cherry on top on The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar ...More

 
Hello, Dolly!
Hello, Dolly!
Theatre | Until 6th March 2021 

Adelphi Theatre 4 minutes walk from Charing Cross Theatre

Multi Olivier and BAFTA Award winning Imelda Staunton plays meddlesome socialite turned matchmaker Dolly Levi, taking the title role in ...More

 
Hidden London: The Exhibition
Hidden London: The Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 1st January 2021 

London Transport Museum 6 minutes walk from Charing Cross Theatre

Experience an 'abandoned' Tube station and discover stories about Churchill in the Blitz at the London Transport Museum's exhibition, Hidden ...More

 
Future Engineers
Future Engineers
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2020 

London Transport Museum 6 minutes walk from Charing Cross Theatre

Explore the world of transport engineering in the Future Engineers gallery, a permanent display at the London Transport Museum since ...More

 
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 2nd May 2021 

Duchess Theatre 6 minutes walk from Charing Cross Theatre

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
Frozen the Musical
Frozen the Musical
Theatre | Until 5th January 2021 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 7 minutes walk from Charing Cross Theatre

Disney's hit film Frozen goes from screen to stage when the magical world of Arendelle is recreated at the newly ...More

 
The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 27th March 2021 

Fortune Theatre 8 minutes walk from Charing Cross Theatre

One of the less well-known West End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses ...More

 
 
 
 
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