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Central London & The West End Theatre Special - The Lion King

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEI9151

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

3 days

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Experience the vibrant heartbeat of London, where the iconic sights and electrifying energy of this great city await, with a dazzling West End show included.

If you're considering spending a weekend away from home, then why not come to London with us? We'll take you there and back in comfort and because you'll be staying in the heart of London's West End at the comfortable and well-located St Giles Hotel, it couldn't be easier for you to discover this great city at your own pace.

On Friday night, it's Showtime! See one of the best shows on in the West End and take your seat to enjoy a fantastic evening of entertainment at The Lion King, Disney's Award-winning musical, now in its 25th triumphant year at the Lyceum Theatre in London. Based on the ever-popular Disney film, a young lion cub Simba is destined to become King of the Pride Lands one day, but when his evil uncle Scar usurps the throne and Simba is left on his own, he has to find in himself the qualities of true royalty that will let him retake his rightful place.

For the rest of your time, you can then explore London at your own pace. It offers a wealth of attractions and experiences for visitors of all interests. From iconic landmarks to world-class museums, bustling markets to serene parks, there's something for everyone to enjoy in this dynamic city. Maybe take a boat down the river or sit in one of London's many bars, cafes and pubs just watching the world go by. The choice is yours....

An ideal choice for:

* Friends and family looking to spend the weekend away together
* Anyone looking for a bargain break to London staying in a central location with a fantastic West End Show
* Those that want to be independent, but don't want to drive
PRICE FROM ? £279 per person
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Itinerary

Day 1

Join your coach this morning for your journey towards London and your central hotel in the heart of the West End to check-in.

Tonight it is showtime. Have the opportunity to enjoy a pre-show meal or drinks if you wish to do so ahead of the evening performance of Disney's The Lion King. Make your own way to the theatre in good time for the start of the show at 7:30pm.

Head back to your hotel after the show to relax and get a good nights sleep.

Day 2

After a filling breakfast London is yours to discover at your leisure with Oxford Street just 5 minutes walk away and Covent Garden and the British Museum within a 10 minute walk of the St Giles Hotel. The National Gallery on Trafalgar Square is less than 15 minutes’ walk away so the choice is endless, whether you want to shop, see the sights, visit an amazing museum or gallery. If you are a shopper try Seven Dials near Covent Garden for a quirky change, or for great sightseeing hop on a London bus or try the Thames Clippers for a great hop on hop off waters eye view. If you are a trend and people watcher, then find yourself a cool café on Chelsea's Kings Road and watch the famous and fashionable over a coffee or cocktail. The Kings Road also has fabulous shopping, and the modern Saatchi contemporary art gallery - so you can cover every interest in one place! In the evening, explore the hundreds of fantastic bars and eateries, many of which are close to your hotel.

Day 3

Enjoy a great breakfast this morning before making the most of your central location to do some shopping, or have a lazy morning watching the world go by from a trendy cafe or bar. Rejoin your coach later today and relax as you head homewards with some amazing memories and fabulous souvenirs (don't worry - we will do the carrying and there's plenty of room on board!)

London

INCLUDED Visitor Destination

London, the capital city of the United Kingdom and a fabulous city to visit. No matter what your interest, this buzzing metropolis will have something to fascinate and enchant you. From street markets to historic monuments, incredible museums & galleries through to dance, cinema and theatre London never disappoints. For those that love their food and drink, London offers unparalleled options with virtually every cuisine on earth available somewhere in this great city for budgets to suit every size of wallet. Getting around is easy too with an extensive bus network, the underground, taxis and of course those famous Boris Bikes...unless you’d just like to walk and take in the atmosphere including the beautiful and tranquil Royal Parks which provide a welcome oasis and rest from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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Tour includes

  • 2 nights central London hotel with English breakfast
  • Ticket to Disney's The Lion King West End Show on Friday Night (19:30)
  • Tickets located in the Stalls (rows Y & Z) 
  • Free time to explore London as you like it
  • Direct Coach Travel
  • Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate
Non-refundable/non-transferrable £75 per person deposit applies on these departures

Disney’s The Lion King

INCLUDED Visitor Destination

Taking pride of place in London’s West End since 1997, The Lion King has been delighting audiences for the past three decades. The multi-award-winning musical has redefined family theatre, elevating the genre through its ingenious use of puppetry and jaw-dropping special effects. When theatregoers step into the Lyceum Theatre they are immediately transported into the heart of the Pride Lands. Will you be joining them for an unforgettable trip?

The Lion King The Musical tells the story of a fearless king who meets his demise at his power-hungry brother’s paws. Simba, the king’s son, is forced to flee to the Serengeti Plains to escape Uncle Scar’s tyranny. It is there that he meets Timon and Pumbaa, an unlikely, but undeniably hilarious double act, who soon become Simba’s best friends.

Although he abandoned his homeland as a young cub, Simba knows he must return and free his people from Scar’s evil rule. With the help of his friends, his father's wisdom, and his newfound courage - can Simba take his rightful place at the top of Pride Rock?

From Screen To Stage

The groundbreaking animation quickly became the highest-grossing film of 1994 and received two Oscars and the Golden Globe award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. It was the second animation to ever take home the prize in that category in the award's 43-year history.

22 years later, The Lion King was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.

Brilliantly reimagined by acclaimed director Julie Taymor, the film has been transformed into a spectacular theatrical experience that explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects, and enchanting music. Taymor made history when she became the first woman to take home a Tony Award for the Broadway version of the production, and quickly went on to pick up an Olivier nomination for the West End transfer. London’s Lion King received eight Olivier nominations in total, taking home the award for Best Choreography and Best Costume Design.

The Lion King The Musical features over 232 puppets and 50 actors, as well as the beloved songs of the film. The multiple Olivier award-winning musical will transport you to the dazzling desert and will have you singing ‘I Just Can’t Wait to be King’ all the way home.

Currently showing at the Lyceum Theatre. Running time approximately 2hr 30 min (inc interval)

Please Note: The show is recommended for those aged 6 and up. Anyone aged 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult and may not sit on their own within the auditorium. Children under 3 years of age are not permitted to enter the Lyceum Theatre. The Lion King contains smoke and fog effects as well as strobe lighting. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

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Accommodation

St Giles London London Bloomsbury

Located in London’s West End, St Giles London hotel is centrally located in the West End, near the junction of Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street. The hotel is just a few minutes walk from many top attractions, theatres, restaurants, London underground stations, and the best of London’s shopping, and boasts newly renovated lobby and reception areas, with warm, friendly service. The 675 guest rooms are compact yet have been thoughtfully designed and include a shower room, tea and coffee making facilities and classic décor. There is a lift to all floors, and internet access is available for an additional charge. There is an ongoing three year bedroom refurbishment project to enhance rooms, which will only affect certain areas and may involve some construction noise 9am-6pm weekdays and 10.30am-5pm on weekends. The hotel staff will try to ensure that your stay is unaffected and you will not be staying on a floor where work is taking place.

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