PhotoRoute Guide to London Musicals

With so many London Musicals to choose from this summer, we know that deciding on what to watch can be a little daunting so we’ve decided to put together a guide to some of our favourite musicals for this summer.


1)      Matilda the Musical

Where: Cambridge Theatre
PhotoRoute: Central London Theatres
This phenomenal new musical has taken London by storm. With a brilliant child and adult cast, everyone will fall in love with Matilda this summer. This musical is perfect for children or anyone who’s ever been a child. Tim Minchin’s musical is a true masterpiece with cheeky lyrics and catchy music, this promises to be a fantastic family trip.

2)      Les Miserables

Where: Queen’s Theatre
PhotoRoute: Central London Theatres
This is the longest running of the London Musicals and you will not be left with any doubt as to why when you go and see it. Les Miserables is a timeless classic with breathtaking music and a magnificent cast of talented actors. Be carried away by the soaring beauty of Claude-Michel Schönberg’s music and experience the majesty of this truly timeless show. Some of the themes in this musical may be inappropriate for children under the age of 14.

3)      The Phantom of the Opera

Where: Her Majesty’s Theatre
The Phantom of the Opera is one of the most famous of the London Musicals and has become an icon that is recognized worldwide. This breathtaking musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber is a tourist favourite and has powerful music and special effects. Be blown away by the intensity of the Phantom against the backdrop of this majestic theatre. Book tickets today and you will see why this is a musical people keep going back to.

4)      Billy Elliot the Musical

Where: Victoria Palace Theatre
This quintessentially British musical has been capturing the hearts of the capital with its powerful and moving story for 7 years and won 10 Tony Awards in 2009. This is perhaps the best ever musical adaptation of a film and beautifully captures the innocence and passion that made us fall in love with Billy in the 2000 film. Set against the backdrop of 1984/95 miner’s strike in northern England this musical is powerful and full of passion with explosive dance routines and epic music.

5)      Sweeny Todd

Where: Adelphi Theatre
PhotoRoute: Central London Theatres

This deliciously dark musical tells the tale of Sweeny Todd, the demon barber of Fleet Street who used to murder his customers and cook them into the pies he sold with his accomplice Mrs Lovett. The dark humour of this musical is spectacular and the cast give a world-class performance that will have you in stitches. Set in 1930s London this musical has triumphantly returned home in what the Times calls ‘an absolute triumph’ of a performance. Some of the themes in this musical may be inappropriate for young children.