Short Breaks – Holidays in London

Short Breaks in London with Theatre Breaks

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And we are on our way to half term! So maybe one of our short breaks in London to see a musical would be just the thing to book: get away for a couple of days, get tickets for the theatre, do some of the touristy things that you have been promising yourself that one day you will do: maybe entertain the children with a family break over half term.

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Enjoy a Short Break to London in 2015

Seasonal Theatre Breaks

There are some great shows and some great deals in London at the moment – for the children and for the grown-ups – and, if you don’t have something to celebrate personally, then why not use half term or Christmas as a great excuse!

New shows for a short break in London include Cats, Memphis, Sunny Afternoon and Bend it Like Beckham joining more established shows such as The Commitments, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, Miss Saigon and, of course Disney’s The Lion King.

Short Breaks: When is the best time to go?

Summer, Half Term Breaks, Christmas, any weekend – there are a lot of excuses to come to London but maybe you have your own ones. Short breaks are a perfect way to celebrate a birthday, an anniversary or maybe even a hen night! The great attractions are open pretty much every day of the year and every day now there is a world class musical being performed in one of London’s great West End theatres.

Short Breaks Favourite Dates

So here are the dates that should be in your diary for 2015/2016!

Short Breaks to London are a favourite for any one of them.

  • August Bank Holiday 31 August 2015
  • Autumn Half Term 24 October to 01 November 2015
  • Christmas: I hope you have that covered by now!
  • Valentine’s Day: 14 February is on a Sunday in 2016 so no excuse not to book a short break AND remember ladies: 2016 is a leap year!
  • Easter Dates 2016: Good Friday 25 March 2016, Easter Sunday 27 March 2016 Easter Monday 28 March 2016

If your holidays are bound by the school year then the dates you will be interested in are

  • For most schools, summer term ends 21 July 2015 and back to school on 03 September

There may be some regional variations but these are basically it!

What ever days during the week you chose to come to London there will be a world class show playing to create a highlight to your short break – even Sundays host half -a-dozen shows when just a couple of years ago if you took a short break over a Sunday the theatres in London were “dark”.


The busiest days are Saturdays but fortunately London hotels offer some great deals still – especially for two night stays. And if you book your theatre tickets for the Friday night, or the Saturday matinee, or even a Sunday matinee then you really can get some great discounts on those too.

Short Breaks By Rail

A discounted theatre break is a really great short break!  And what do you get included? Half price dining vouchers, Attraction Discount Vouchers and more importantly the opportunity to save money on the rail journey into London.

Our Zonal pricing system means that you can save up to 40% on regular fares and often beat the apex tickets too PLUS you don’t have to commit to a particular train, leaving you free to decide when you want to leave London.

Just add the rail tickets to your theatre break after you have chosen your show and hotel

London Events

And if you haven’t found your perfect excuse so far what about one of these dates:

For some more ideas for a short break check out more Weekends breaks in London or even our Ultimate London Break including tickets for London Aquarium, London Dungeon, London Eye and Madame Tussauds.

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