If there is one area in London that has it all, it has to be West End. Located in the City of Westminster, the area comprises London icons such as Oxford Street, Bond Street, Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Regent Street, Edgware Road, Chinatown, and Theatreland. It can rightly be said that no visit to London can be complete without visiting the West End and soaking up the inimitable ambience of the place. The area is home to some of London’s best pubs, shopping centres, theatres, restaurants and fashion houses. Close to 15 million visitors and tourists come to the area each year, spending time and money at the numerous businesses and retail spaces in the vicinity.
Many types of businesses have a presence in West End, as do all kinds of retail companies. Whether it is the exclusive brand shopping at Bond Street, or the flagship high-street stores on Oxford Street, you are likely to find whatever you’re looking for in the vicinity. As far as occupying office space goes, leading global companies, investment bankers, IT specialists, financial institutions and publishing houses have their main offices in the West End.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There are more than 35 world-class theatres in the West End, providing many entertainment options. Some of the more popular venues include the Comedy Store, Criterion Theatre and Prince of Wales Theatre. Rumba, Waxy’s Little Sister and Madame Jojo’s are well-frequented clubs in the area, providing varied entertainment from live music to burlesque shows. The line-up of excellent eateries in the area is vast. Enjoy Bocca Di Lupo, known for its superlative Italian cuisine, or head to Spuntino for traditional American food. Also be sure to try Milati for its South East Asian fare.
Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Oxford Circus, Covent Garden, Holborn and Tottenham Court Road tube stations are all in the area and provide convenient access to the underground network in the city. Mainline railway services can be accessed through numerous nearby stations including Charing Cross, Euston, Victoria, and City Thameslink.