This blog post was updated on September 12, 2014.

Theatre and London go hand in hand. Your visit to this iconic city can never be complete without checking out at least one musical.


While the options seem endless, we have compiled a few of our favorites that we strongy feel will surely turn your "London Experience" into a memorable one.


Billy Elliot
Billy Elliot the Musical

Billy Elliot is a musical based on the 2000 film with the same name. The musical tells the story of one boy's dream to become a ballet dancer from a working class community, set against the backdrop of the miner’s dispute in the 80's. Enriched with fantastic music from Elton John and some brilliant dance sequences, "Billy Elliott" is a must see.


Mamma Mia!

Mama Mia the musical

Mamma Mia! is a jukebox musical with a book by British playwright Catherine Johnson, based on the songs of ABBA. It is a tale that unfolds on a Greek island paradise. The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. The show about the daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father is surely going to leave with you great memories.



Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing the musical

Dirty Dancing gives you an opportunity to experience the excitement and romance of the blockbuster film – as a live musical on stage. The show has been admired by millions across the globe and tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what was the most amazing summer of their lives. Oh and remember, nobody backs baby into a corner.



The Phantom of the Opera


Phantom of the Opera the musical

The Phantom of the Opera is a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on the French novel. Phantom is the most popular, most seen musical ever and is now one of the longest-running musicals in history. The Phantom is one of the most beloved, most glamorously staged and hauntingly beautiful West End shows.



We Will Rock You
We Will Rock You the musical

We Will Rock You is a musical, based on the songs of Queen and named after their hit single of the same name. Set in the future when musical instruments have been banned, it's up to a group of anarchists, The Bohemians, to rediscover Rock. Even if you are just a casual fan of the great 70's and 80's band Queen, you'll love this show that features many of the band's best known tunes.



These smash-hit musical shows are surely going to ensure a memorable and entertaining vacation idea.

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