Stepping Out: Saving Money with London Theatre Breaks

Posted by - December 4, 2011 | Category: Contributing Author

When you think of London, you don’t necessarily think of a cheap night out. I mean, this is a city where even churches charge an admission fee. The main complaint I hear from other travellers is that London is just too expensive to do anything, especially if you are on a tight budget. But an evening on the town doesn’t have to be murder on your pocketbook. Combination deals are great way to save your cash for other pursuits. And if you’re in the market for London theatre breaks, you’d be hard-pressed to find any better savings than with booking a hotel and theatre package deal. offers a number of options to make the most of your travel dollar. I checked into the price of Legally Blonde, and there are a variety of 3-star hotels starting from 58 pounds. Most include a full breakfast as well so you can don’t have to worry about spending even more cash for your brekkie. That price of course includes your ticket to the show as well.


If you already live in London, or have already booked your accommodations there, you can still save a ton of cash by booking London theatre and dinner packages. In most cases, booking your theatre tickets and meal  together is actually considerably cheaper than just booking your show tickets. Take Legally Blonde as a case in point. The ticket for the show is usually £38.50, but the meal deal is £29.99 per person.

Thriller Live London Theatre Breaks

Another great meal deal is Thriller Live – featuring the music of the King of Pop himself. The show ticket is normally £47, but the meal deal is only £27.50. Why wouldn’t you want to pay less and get a free meal? That’s almost £40 savings for a couple. More if you consider the fact that you pre-theatre meal is included.

Of course, it’s not just musicals that you can score a great deal on. There are comedies, dramas, even upcoming concerts that can be booked as part of the hotel deal.

So save your money for next time you want to see a show in London. You can spend the extra cash you saved on something you really want – like the cast recording. Or you could spend it paying down your credit card bills. But that’s not nearly as satisfying as listening to something like Billie Jean now is it?

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