Five Star Hotels for Five Star Luxury Theatre Breaks
Luxury Theatre breaks are all about the luxury hotels you can book as part of your London theatre and hotel package.
Of course you can arrange a limousine and the best seats in the house and pre-theatre dinner at a range of super restaurants all around London’s Theatreland, but when you are pushing the boat out in London, it is where you lay your head that matters!
Theatre Breaks are able to offer a wide range of top-of-the-range hotels for your luxury London breaks.
Top of the list must be the Savoy on The Strand.
Not only is it a beautiful hotel but it is also the perfect base for many West End shows… it even has its own West End theatre: The Savoy Theatre. It is currently hosting the hit show, Dreamgirls.
Across the road is new musical Kinky Boots at the Adelphi Theatre and Disney’s The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre.
A one night stay at the Savoy Hotel, including best seats for the theatre and full English Breakfast can cost from as little as £350 per person (sharing a double room) but, if you fancy a suite, then look to spending over £1100 per couple.
The facilities are worth it though, from the famous Savoy Butlers and the American Bar (where Harry Craddock served his cocktails back in the ’30’s) to the stunning swimming pool with its own atrium flooding the area with natural light.
This is the hotel of choice for visiting royalty, so if you are looking for an exceptional hotel to go with your theatre break then this is the one.
Just along the road is the Waldorf Hilton, another hotel with a famous name and a stunning interior featuring the Homage Restaurant where you can eat at any time of day, whether you are looking for a pre-theatre diner or and afternoon tea.
One event you should look out for at the Waldorf is the afternoon Tea Dance in its beautiful Palm Court Ballroom – probably one of those “must does” for any once in a lifetime trip to London. The hotel is sandwiched between two theatres hosting very popular musicals – Mamma Mia! and Beautiful – The Carole King musical.
Across town, another 5 star hotel worth a mention is the le Meridien just between Piccadilly Circus and the Royal Academy of Art. The oak Room and the Terrace restaurant are both excellent places to dine and, like the Savoy and the Waldorf the le meridien also boasts exquisite pampering facilities: from its huge pool to the spa sevices at the Piccadilly Health Club & Spa on the lower ground floor of the hotel. Shows nearby include the world famous The Phantom of the Opera.
Other 5 Star Hotels
But here at Theatre breaks we don’t just do traditional 5 star hotels for our Luxury Theatre Breaks
Other five star hotels include the Goring, The Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill, The Manderin Oriental Hyde Park and the Sheraton Park Lane but if you prefer your five stars with live stars then try the May Fair in Mayfair: not a day goes by it seems when there is someone being “papped” on the steps of the May Fair.
But our favourite is the ME London. With its rooftop bar and riverside views, its avant-garde design and fine dining restaurants it is no wonder that it has featured in Conde Nast Traveller Hotlist.
I don’t know whether I have mentioned your favourite base for a luxury Theatre break and of course, luxury theatre breaks need not only happen at the very best 5 star hotels, there are plenty of excellent 4 star hotels that would make you London trip memorable, it is just that sometimes, it is a good idea to push the boat out!
First Class Rail Travel
I’ve mentioned it before but all London Theatre Breaks come with optional rail travel – Standard class or First class. Obviously we travel first class, but it is not ridiculously expensive so you will have to add premier dinner cruises and afternopon tea bookings, as we have done in the Ritz package, to warrant showing off about how much you have spent!
Luxury London Theatre Breaks
Whatever you do decide to see, when you start your Theatre Break booking and you are presented with a long list of hotels, look to the left hand column, find the filter for hotel choices and un-tick those pesky 2, 3 and 4 star hotels, reduce the number of miles from your chosen event to about 2 miles and make sure you don’t forget to add first class rail travel!
Enjoy your break!