Neighbourhood Guide: Around Shaftesbury Avenue

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Shaftesbury Avenue

Shaftesbury Avenue is one of London’s most well known and iconic streets. Even those who have yet to visit the city of London are likely to be familiar with the name. In fact, it is one of the main tourist streets in the capital making it hard to miss. Shaftesbury Avenue runs all the way from Piccadilly Circus to New Oxford Street, and crosses over both Charing Cross Road and Cambridge Circus. This puts it in the heart of London’s West End and makes it close by to a number of major tourist attractions such as Chinatown and the popular shopping area along Tottenham Court Road.

As Shaftesbury Avenue and the area around it covers such as large expanse of ground, most people will take the time to check it out at one point or another during their visit to the capital. It is known for being a real hub of entertainment and fun, with a large focus on visitor attractions and restaurants. Whether you go there specifically or happen upon it whilst out and about, you are sure to be impressed with all it has to offer. The Shaftesbury Marble Arch Suites are close by to Shaftesbury Avenue. What’s more, a number of corporate hotels in London are within a convenient walking distance.

Things To Do in Shaftesbury Avenue

 See a West End Show: As Shaftesbury Avenue is so close to many of London’s top west end theatres, it is perfect for those who want to see a show or performance during their visit to the city. There are always a variety of great family friendly shows to choose from, as well as many options that are more suited to an older and mature audience. West End shows are generally on in the evening, though many theatres do provide matinee performances on some afternoons, particularly at the weekends.

Explore Iconic Areas:

Shaftesbury Avenue is well placed amongst some of London’s most iconic areas so it should be a convenient neighbourhood to see. It also means it’s easy to couple a day exploring elsewhere with a visit to are in and around Shaftesbury Avenue. From Shaftesbury Avenue and The Shaftesbury Marble Arch Suites, visitors can reach the equally popular tourist destinations of Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and Covent Garden with ease, either on foot or using public transport.

Have a Delicious Meal:

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As with most tourist areas of London, there are many different restaurants and bars to choose from if you’re looking for a bite to eat or a pre-theatre dinner. Though there are a lot of dining options near to The Shaftesbury Marble Arch Suites, it’s always nice to have the option to explore something new further afield.

If you are staying at any of the corporate hotels in London or are at The Shaftesbury Marble Arch Suites, you’ll be pleased to know that Shaftesbury Avenue Hotel London is close to a lot of London Underground stations. The list includes Leicester Square, Tottenham Court Road. Covent Garden is also just a few minutes away.