Great Britain – West End Show of The Month – January

No trip to central London would be complete without taking in a show at the most successful theatre district in the world: the West End. Last year, nearly 15 million people enjoyed its classic entertainment, and as a hotel right in the thick of it, Strand Palace is the perfect place to base yourself for a theatre getaway in the city. Each month, we pick one of our favourite shows currently playing and give you some insider tips for an unforgettable night in the West End.

About the show

Following its howling success at the National Theatre, this anarchic satire is now playing in the West End. Great Britain takes a look at the tangled relationship between the press, the police and the political establishment and is making its debut West End appearance at the beautiful Theatre Royal Haymarket. The play follows an ambitious news editor who hears of phone hacking from an innocent informant and ends up blackmailing Metropolitan Police and members of the Conservative Party.

Insider show tips

Strand Palace Hotel is just a 10-minute walk from the Theatre Royal Haymarket and here are some of our expert tips about booking to see Great Britain at this beautiful Grade I-listed theatre.

  • BEFORE YOU BOOK: Firstly, be aware that Great Britain features VERY strong language, right from the beginning of the show, so it is recommended for audiences of 15 years and over.
  • BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE: If your budget allows you to choose the best seats in the house, aim for the premium seats in the Royal Circle or the Stalls. Seats G1 and G21 have extra leg room.
  • CHEAPEST TICKETS: Our concierge service at Strand Palace Hotel can get you great offers and last-minute deals. Call us before your stay or visit the concierge desk when you arrive and we’ll see what we can do.
  • TIPS AND TRICKS: There is no dress code at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, so it is entirely up to you whether you dress up for fun or down for comfort! We suggest arriving about half-an-hour before curtain rise to ensure you’re not rushing. That will give you a chance to relax with a drink before the show starts.

Before and after

No matter what you fancy at the time, you will be able to find it in or near the West End and Strand Palace Hotel. You could opt for a culinary feast at our Indian restaurant Daawat before the show, or if you’re just looking for a light snack you could visit our Gin Palace for pre-show drinks and nibbles. Afterwards, you could stop off at one of the many West End bars that you’ll pass on your walk home, or return to our bar for post-show cocktails.

If you’re looking for hotels near the Theatre Royal Haymarket for Great Britain, then choose Strand Palace Hotel — just a 10-minute walk away. Our dedicated concierge can take care of your booking for any West End show, as well as offer you even more insider advice.

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