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Aldwych Theatre

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49 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4DF


The Aldwych Theatre sits on The Aldwych, near to the River Thames and Central London. Somerset House, Covent Garden and the London Transport Museum are all short walks away, as are two of London’s most notable museums, the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery. Several tube stations are located close by. Check for London travel updates before making your way to the theatre.


The theatre is midway between Charing Cross and City Thameslink Stations, both of which are approximately 15 minutes from the theatre.

From Charing Cross Station, exit onto The Strand. Cross the road and turn right. Keep walking until you pass Waterloo Bridge on your right. At the junction, bear right onto Aldwych. The theatre will be on your left.

From City Thameslink Station, exit onto Ludgate Hill. Turn left, crossing Farringdon Street. Ludgate Hill becomes Fleet Street, then The Strand. Bear right at The Strand, onto Aldwych. The theatre will be on your right at the corner of Drury Lane.


The closest tube stations to the Aldwych Theatre are Temple, which is served by the District and Circle lines, and Holborn, which is served by the Piccadilly and Central lines. Both stations are approximately 10 minutes from the theatre.

From Temple, turn left out of the station and cross Temple Place onto Arundel Street. At the end of Arundel Street, cross the Strand onto Aldwych. Follow Aldwych around as it curves to the left. Cross Kingsway, and the theatre will be on your right at the corner of Drury Lane. This will take about 10 minutes.


Aldwych Kingsway (Stop F) and Aldwych Drury Lane (Stop E) are either side of the theatre. Bus routes that stop here are: 6, 9, 87, 243 and 341.

Aldwych Somerset House (Stop S) on The Strand is served by bus routes: 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 168, 171, 172, 188, 243, 341, and 521.


The Aldwych theatre is part of the Theatreland Q-Park scheme, with the nearest carpark in Chinatown. With ticket validation, you receive 50% off parking costs. Parking costs £22 for up to 3 hours, and £29.50 for 4 hours.

London’s Congestion Charge Zone covers the area where the theatre is located. This costs £11.50 per weekday between 7am and 6pm but is free after that. The theatre does not have a taxi rank, though drop-offs are permitted on both Drury Lane and Aldwych.

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