The Best London Musicals

London has been the home of the best musicals in the world since as long as anyone can remember.

There may be a few New Yorkers who would argue otherwise, but across the world London is considered to be the city that leads the way, helped in no small part by being the home city of the Andrew Lloyd Webber, the Lord of musicals.

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1 The Best London Musicals Beautiful The Carole King Musical
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The beautiful story of the rise to fame of Brooklyn-born Carole King, accompanied by a series of terrific songs including The Locomotion, I Feel The Earth Move and We Gotta Get Out Of This Place. A really good night out for... (more)
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2 The Best London Musicals Kinky Boots
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Winner of every major BEST MUSICAL award on Broadway and in the West End, KINKY BOOTS is the hottest show in town! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this "dazzling,... (more)
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3 The Best London Musicals Les Miserables
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More than 51 million people have enjoyed Cameron Mackintosh's musical production of Les Miserables, with its longest run being in London's West End (initially opening at The Barbican on October 8, 1985. A wonderful (more)
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4 The Best London Musicals Motown The Musical
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Motown The Musical is definitely one of the best London musicals. THE SONGS. THE SOUND. THE STORY. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL HITS LONDON’S SHAFTESBURY THEATRE With just $800... (more)
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5 The Best London Musicals The Lion King
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Originally one of the most successful animated movies of all time, the Lion King has now been transformed in to a spectacular London musical that's a favourite of children and adults alike, thanks the the... (more)
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6 The Best London Musicals Aladdin
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Disney's Aladdin has “landed triumphantly in London's West End" (Daily Telegraph). Featuring all the songs from the Academy Award-winning classic film, this "shining, shimmering spectacle"... (more)
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7 The Best London Musicals School Of Rock
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School Of Rock is one of the best musicals in London. Great lyrics, superb music and a really excellent atmsophere. An unmissable musical and one to remember for a long time! (more)
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8 The Best London Musicals Lady Day At Emersons Bar And Grill
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In the search for the best London musicals, Lady Day At Emersons Bar And Grill stands out as an obvious contender. A great theatre experience, Lady Day At Emersons Bar And Grill is packed full of great songs, atmosphere and... (more)
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9 The Best London Musicals Dreamgirls
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Thirty-five years after the groundbreaking original Broadway production, this UK and West End premiere of the sensational and iconic Tony Award®-winning musical DREAMGIRLS is now playing at the Savoy... (more)
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10 The Best London Musicals Phantom Of The Opera
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No list of the best musicals in London can exclude the brilliant Phantom of the Opera - the self-acclaimed London's greatest love story - which opened on October 9th 1986 with Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman (more)
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11 The Best London Musicals An American In Paris
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A great theatre experience, An American In Paris is packed full of great songs, atmosphere and of course great sets. An absolute feast of entertainment. (more)
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12 The Best London Musicals The Girls
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A great theatre experience, The Girls is packed full of great songs, atmosphere and of course great sets. An absolute feast of entertainment. (more)
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13 The Best London Musicals 42nd Street
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42nd Street is definitely one of the best London musicals. Grammy Award winner Sheena Easton joins the all singing, high-kicking cast of 42nd Street as Dorothy Brock, alongside Tom Lister as Julian Marsh and Clare Halse as Peggy... (more)
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14 The Best London Musicals Half A Sixpence
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Half A Sixpence is definitely one of the best London musicals. This new stage version of HALF A SIXPENCE, the musical adaptation of H.G. Wells's semi-autobiographical novel 'Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul',... (more)
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15 The Best London Musicals La Strada
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La Strada is definitely one of the best London musicals. A visually stunning new stage adaptation of Fellini’s classic 1957 film La Strada, directed by Olivier Award nominee Sally Cookson (Jane... (more)
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16 The Best London Musicals Whisper House
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Whisper House is one of the more popular as well as one of the best London musicals. Whisper House is one of the best musicals in London. Great lyrics, superb music and a really excellent atmsophere. An unmissable musical and... (more)
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17 The Best London Musicals Bat Out Of Hell The Musical
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Jim Steinman's epic rock and roll theatrical fantasy BAT OUT OF HELL THE MUSICAL, the inspiration for one of the most iconic and successful albums in history, is set to explode onto the London Coliseum stage... (more)
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18 The Best London Musicals The Wind In The Willows
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A great theatre experience, The Wind In The Willows is packed full of great songs, atmosphere and of course great sets. An absolute feast of entertainment. (more)
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19 The Best London Musicals Carousel
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Carousel is one of the more popular as well as one of the best London musicals. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s iconic musical Carousel comes to the London Coliseum, starring Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins... (more)
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20 The Best London Musicals The Gruffalos Child
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A great theatre experience, The Gruffalos Child is packed full of great songs, atmosphere and of course great sets. An absolute feast of entertainment. (more)
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21 The Best London Musicals Nathan Carter
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Nathan Carter is one of the biggest names on the Irish music scene and is fast becoming a big name all over the UK with his fine performances that include the mega hit song ‘Wagon Wheel’. Nathan and his six... (more)
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22 The Best London Musicals Dick Whittington
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Hot on the heels of Cinderella, pantomime returns to the iconic London Palladium for Christmas 2017. An enchanting new production of Dick Whittington will open on Saturday 9 December 2017, produced by Qdos... (more)
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23 The Best London Musicals Stomp
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One of the best London musicals, Stomp is a huge hit. Well not exactly a traditional musical, but a great musical night out all the same. The Stomp crew were already well known before the London 2012 Olympics,... (more)
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24 The Best London Musicals Footloose
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Footloose is definitely one of the best London musicals. Footloose is back and better than ever before. Everybody cut loose as the explosive 1980s rock ‘n' roll sensation bursts on to the stage in a remastered show... (more)
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25 The Best London Musicals The Great Gatsby
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FOLLOWING THE PHENOMENAL SOLD OUT VAULT FESTIVAL RUN, THE PARTY CONTINUES… "The honour would be entirely mine if you would attend my little party." It’s the roaring twenties – an era of bootleg... (more)
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26 The Best London Musicals Chris De Burgh
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Chris de Burgh and his band present ‘A Better World’, live in concert at the London Palladium. Always in tune with global and political issues, Chris de Burgh provides much food for thought in the lyrical content... (more)
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27 The Best London Musicals The Shires
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UK Country superstars The Shires will tour the UK in spring 2017, performing at venues across the UK culminating in a performance at the prestigious London Palladium on 2 May 2017. The Shires... (more)
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28 The Best London Musicals Young Frankenstein
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Young Frankenstein is a regular in the top lists of the best London musicals. Legendary filmmaker and comedian Mel Brooks brings his classic monster musical comedy Young Frankenstein to life on... (more)
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29 The Best London Musicals Showstopper The Improvised Musical
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A new musical is born at every performance of this incredible show, each created on the spot by the incredible, multi-award winning musical comedians The Showstoppers. Audience suggestions are transformed instantly... (more)
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30 The Best London Musicals Michael Ball And Alfie Boe Together Again
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Michael Ball And Alfie Boe Together Again is a regular in the top lists of the best London musicals. Following the success of their platinum-selling album Together, which entered the UK charts at number 2 on... (more)
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Musicals were originally called musical theatre, and originated in the mid/late 19th Century… to be popularised by Gilbert and Sullivan in the UK. Some of the key musicals that have pushed the genre forward include Show Boat, Oklahoma, West Side Story and Les Miserables. The Golden Age of musicals used to be considered the 1940s to the 1960s, but the recent resurgence suggests that we are indeed living through a new Golden Age!