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At The Arch London we know how important it is to get away from it all and treat yourself to something special.

If you could do with a theatre break in London, our boutique hotel has everything you need and more, starting with an exceptional location only 5 minutes’ walk from Marble Arch and within walking distance of the West End’s top entertainment venues. We also know that choosing which theatre play to watch can be time consuming, so we have summarised the plot of the West End’s longest-running and bestselling shows in short and sweet tweet-style descriptions.

1. The Mousetrap, St Martin’s Theatre

An army man, two hoteliers, three freaks, and a grumpy lady try to discover the murderer among them. Everyone’s idea of a lovely evening!

2. Les Miserables, Queen’s Theatre

In 19th century France, ex-convict Jean Valjean suffers from sticky fingers and ends up going to the barricades instead of back to jail

3. The Phantom of the Opera, Her Majesty’s Theatre

Only love can save a disfigured genius who lives underground. The ultimate Beauty and the Beast story and a must for die-hard romantics!

4. The Woman in Black, Fortune Theatre

Lawyer Arthur Kipps is intrigued by a woman in black and discovers that snooping is not a good idea, especially not in a haunted house

5. Mamma Mia!, Novello Theatre

Sophie finds the best way to ruin her perfect Greek wedding: invite her three potential dads. That’s one way of making your mother cross!

6. Disney’s The Lion King, Lyceum Theatre

While trying to restore his father’s kingdom, lion prince Simba discovers that no family is perfect, not even a royal one!

7. Wicked, Apollo Theatre

Long before Dorothy spun into Oz, an emerald skinned girl and her popular pal prove all friendships go through their ups and downs!

8. Stomp, Ambassadors Theatre

Eight performers prove that rhythm is what makes the world go round. You may find yourself humming to the tune of a bin lid!

9. Thriller Live, Lyric Theatre

A must for all Dirty Dianas and Smooth Criminals, the story of the King of Pop is told through glitz, glamour and legendary dance moves.

Where To Stay

We can guarantee something: the only problem you’ll have during your London theatre break is deciding which West End show you want to see. There are many other options in addition to these shows, ranging from drama to comedy and including everything in between. Matilda, Kinky Boots, Beautiful, The Book of Mormon, and Motown are other best-selling West End performances that you won’t want to miss.

UPDATE, November 2017: The new pop-up Marble Arch Theatre is another great option and just 5 minutes walk from the hotel, currently showing Five Guys Named Moe.

If you want to make the most of your London theatre break, make sure you book your room at The Arch to get the best possible rates.

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From 16 of September 2019 The Arch London will re-brand to The Prince Akatoki London.
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