London, England is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway. As the largest city in England and the United Kingdom, London offers a large variety of sites to see and things to do for both residents and visitors throughout the year. Many visitors flock to London to see the amazing theatre productions that take place there every year, such as comedies, musicals, and dramas, the London box office is the place for great entertainment. London’s West End offers discounted seats and cheap theatre tickets so there’s never a problem finding a great show to enjoy.

Chicago The Musical

Theatre tickets can be purchased ahead of time online or by visiting a ticket booth once you decide which show you’d like to see. Ticket booths offer half-priced and discounted tickets on the day of the show, and in some cases even up to a week in advance. A number of London box offices also offer the chance for you to buy returned tickets or standby tickets.

It is wise to remember to be careful when making online purchases, and to only buy from reputable dealers. One way to make sure that you are dealing with a reputable agent is to buy your online tickets from STAR members. STAR stands for The Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers. You should also ask to see the face value of the ticket, which is the price that is printed on the theatre tickets. Ticket agents always charge a booking fee which should never be more than twenty-five per cent of the printed ticket price. The agent should also give you all available information about the tickets you purchase. This includes whether the seats have a restricted view and what the seating plan is. Theatre seats with a restricted view should be sold at a cheaper price than regular seats, so always check seat prices.

Hampton Court Palace

Other great places to visit in London are flower shows, music festivals, Buckingham Palace, the famous Hampton Court Palace maze, and the London museum. These are only a few of the sites London has to offer each year. The Hampton Court Palace alone has a large number of sites for visitors to explore and enjoy. In addition to the maze, visitors can stroll through the 60 acres of gardens, enjoy cuisine from Henry the VIII’s kitchens, and explore the extensive palace itself. There’s always something to make a weekend break in London great.

 

1 Comment on London: A Perfect Weekend Break

  1. viveka
    August 10, 2012 at 2:11 pm (5 years ago)

    Lived in UK for early 20 years … and 6 years in Brighton, London by sea. I love London in January when everything is on 50% sale – resturants,(toptable.co.uk) – shows for £25.00 – hotels halt price and sale in all shops …. an no tourists.

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