5 of the Best Family Shows in London for Autumn

Maple leavesNo stay at a London Hotel is complete without an exciting trip to the theatre. These 5 great shows are a great way to escape from the autumnal British weather and an excellent build up to Christmas. Travelodge has partnered with Love Theatre, providing you with great discounts to your favourite shows!

1. Charlie and The Chocolate Factory

This brand new musical at Theatre Royal Drury Lane is spellbinding! Based on Roald Dahl’s delicious tale of the chocolate loving Charlie Bucket, this show will whisk you away to a land filled with oompa-loompas, golden tickets, Willy Wonka and his magical delights. Watch your children’s faces fill with excitement as they experience a world they never thought was possible! Beware, it might leave you drooling for a chocolate filled factory of your own!

2. We Will Rock You

The rockers amongst you will love this official musical by Queen, which has now been running for a whopping 11 years. You can’t miss the giant Freddie Mercury towering over Tottenham Court Road and you definitely don’t want to. This musical will have you and your kids playing air guitar and jumping out of your seats. Set in a future where musical instruments have been banned and all music has gone “Ga Ga”, a few dangerously cool Bohemians set out on a mission to free the world and go back to the Golden Age of The Rhapsody. A great show for adults, children and teenagers alike!

3. The Lion King

This is another classic show, great for all the family and now celebrating its 14th year in The West End.This re-imagining of everybody’s favourite Disney Film will transport you to the Serengeti Plains into a rhythmic African wilderness. Watch the stage come alive with puppets, special effects and brilliant African drumming as you follow Simba on his quest to become King!

4. Horrible Histories : Balmy Britain – Part 11

This exciting production brings the history of Britain alive on stage in a hilarious character driven show. Do you dream of time travel? Do you love a good laugh? Then this show is for you! A fun day out to the Horrible Histories is a great way to get your children excited about history and wanting to learn more. If you have read the books or watched the TV show you will know what you are in for.

5. The Nutcracker on Ice

The Nutcracker is a classic Christmas show and it could only be made better by being on ice! The Imperial Ice Stars, which include Olympic Gold Medallist Evgeny Platov, and dual World Champion Maxim Stavisk, have bought a team of 26 world class skaters to The London Palladium for a breathtaking show. As toy soldiers, sugar plum fairies and rats fly through the snowy scenes, you will feel like all your Christmas wishes have come true at once. This is the perfect show combining beautiful dancing, fairytale, Christmas Spirit and awe inspiring skill and strength.

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