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Simon Harding
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They save an average of 40% on international travel by including all the localized carriers - no more tourist pricing!
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Check out Sara's list of X Factor Stars and their love affair with London's Theatreland. http://blog.theatrebreaks.co.uk/x-factor-stars-in-londons-west-end/
Hi Theatre-goers I’ve been watching ITV’s the X-Factor on and off since 2005 (the first series completely passing me by) and with the announcement this week that the 2010 X-Factor
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London's Theatreland is getting proper exciting - now Grandage trumps Branagh's Dench with Kidman! http://www.theatrebreaks.co.uk/grandage-trumps-branaghs-dench-with-kidman/
Well this month is a month and a half for London Theatre and Theatre breaks. So much so that I have not noticed a day when something in London's Theatrelan
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Check out the ticket and hotel packages to the Royal Horticultural Society's the Chelsea Flower Show in May and the Hampton Court Flower show in early July PLUS a Buckingham Palace and Garden Highlights Tour which takes place on three special Fridays in August and September.
AND a private tour of house and gardens at Hampton Court in August http://www.theatrebreaks.com/news/a-gardeners-delight-london-garden-packages
The drama of a well turned garden has often caught our eye here at Theatre Breaks and this year we are again offering ticket and hotel packages to the Royal Horticultural Society’s the Chelsea Flower Show in May and the Hampton Court Flower show in early July PLUS a Buckingham Palace and Garden Highlights Tour …
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Just wanted to let you know that Omnibus will have Sir Michael Gambon visit us for their In Conversation series. They also have lot of other great shows and music events on. 

Please see their website:

http://omnibus-clapham.org/
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Good To See will be in Barcelona in October 2015: writing, reviewing, promoting. If anyone wants to be involved, please get in touch. Niches:  male-orientated leisure packages/attractions/activities including Father/Son breaks, re-unions, small groups, sport, baby boomer groups, stags etc.
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what great stars are coming to London: can't wait
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Ah! Makes me want to get married again  - don't tell the wife tho! :-) http://vowsandvenues.org.uk/minimoon/
As well as being the perfect occasion for a proposal, London theatre breaks are the perfect mini-moon
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The drama of a well turned garden has often caught our eye here at Theatre Breaks and this year we are again offering ticket and hotel packages to the Royal Horticultural Society’s the Chelsea Flower Show in May and the Hampton Court Flower show in early July PLUS a Buckingham Palace and Garden Highlights Tour …
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love the song title theme
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Bend it Like Beckham - the musical trailer.
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Theatre fan, writer, traveller, editor and owner of Theatre Breaks and Good To See
Introduction
When I walked into the school hall, with a tea towel on my head and Mary (played by a girl with hooks in her hair) at my side and uttered those immortal lines: "We are tired. Do you have a bed for the night?" little did I know that 40 years later I would be looking back on a life filled with theatre.

I love it and I enjoy helping others to get to know it (and hopefully love it) too.

And this year, with 30 years in the business under my belt, whether I am performing, arranging theatre trips or writing about it, this business we call "show" is well and truly a part of me.

I run several sites promoting theatre and hotel packages. Most popular are our London Theatre Breaks but around the country our guests also enjoy theatre trips to Edinburgh and Stratford-Upon-Avon.

Partners have included American Express, The BBC Proms, British Rail and The National Theatre. Over the years we have created theatre packages for all the great musicals, always pushing for special offers and improved availability for people coming to London's West End.

And 30 years later there has never been a better array of special offers and tailor-made packages for the very best shows in town, with more and more agents helping our guests enjoy a short break with family or an evening out with friends.

Our work has always been at the forefront of theatre promotions, from the early days of packaging through to the adoption of the World Wide Web to the move into the social sphere with fans like ourselves talking and exchanging information on performances and discounts.

In fact if you want to check all the information you need, you can do so on theatrebreaks.co.uk - you don't need to go any further - and you can join in with Facebook, Twitter G+ or on the site itself.
 
London Theatre and Theatre Breaks

The e-guide London Theatre and Theatre breaks is an indepth look at London's theatreland - how is find your way around, how to get the best out of a trip, how to save money and, most importantly, how to enjoy it. I wrote it!

Get the download FREE at http://www.theatrebreaks.co.uk/london-theatre-book/

Good To See
Born from a traditional high street travel agent (St Albans Travel Service) Good To See is now an online travel portal offering contacts and advice for travelers and tourists planning their travels.

Short breaks and cultural tourism is a particular favourite amongst staff and visitors to www.goodtosee.com alike.


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St Albans Travel has just added to our 2012 Green Award for our Envirnmental Travel project with a Green Apple Award 2013
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The new, if temporary, ceiling courtesy of Let The Right One In set designer, Christine Jones, is a beautiful night time forest sky - perfect for taking the mind off what might be above!
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Tucked away round the back of Charing Cross station, we got a lovely welcome at the bright and cheery Playhouse Theatre: greeted by knights and wenches so that as soon as we arrived we were in the Spamalot spririt! This really helped when queing to order interval drinks! At most theatres people just get grumpy and try to push in, but we all helped each other, smiled and joked (which made the queueing seem shorter even though it wasn't!) and it all got the evening off to an absolute flyer!
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Appeal: ExcellentFacilities: GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Great food - managed by the same people as the restaurant next door I understand (who also come from the same stock as the St Michael's manor people) so quality all round.
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
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The best thing about visiting the London Palladium is its close proximity to Oxford Circus underground station. You exit onto Argyll Street and within two minutes you are standing outside the theatre's ornate doors where you are greeted my smartly dressed "doormen" in red tailcoats. If you are collecting or buying tickets before the show, the box office is through a door situated on the left hand side of the main entrance. For stalls seating, you will be directed to the left hand double doors where you walk down into the bar area. Here you can pre-order for the interval (although, current production A Chorus Line, does not have an interval) and there is also a separate area (to the left as you enter the bar area) where you can buy programmes, souvenirs and confectionery. For the Dress and Upper Circles, patrons used the 2 main doors through to the beautifully kept foyer and upwards on the sweeping grand staircase. There is another bar on the first floor which looks over the balcony into the foyer below. As is the norm in the older London theatres, the Gentlemen's toilets seem to be in abundance - and properly signposted - but once in the Stalls area, the Ladies facilities are quite hard to find and there are no signs to indicate where to go. In fact, you have to either go out through the bar area and head back towards the way you came in (remember to take you ticket with you for re-entry) or, as we were advised to do by a member of staff, exit the auditorium through doubles doors rear left, turn left, walk past the Gentlemen's toilets and there you will find the Ladies. There are two sets of cubicles - one door straight ahead and one to the right. Both have ample facilities. I found all the London Palladium staff with whom I interacted to be extremely helpful and courteous. My only gripe would be to get the Ladies signposted inside the Stalls area of the auditorium.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Had a refurb a few years ago which it was in DESPERATE need of so now doesn't smell of old men's wee and is now a really descent boozer! proper good cheap food - the sporty types that come in for the football, rugger, boxing etc don't spoil it for the other regulars - there is always the other bar. Darts teams, pool teams, football teams quiz nights and theme nights keep the place lively but it is well managed which keeps the place lovely! and some quality beer with guest ales etc.
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Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
good beer, good food - I often think it is set up a bit weirdly - the wrong shape for a foody pub - it really is designed to be a stand at the bar and sing songs pub - their should be a piano in it!, but the food and the pleasant atmosphere attracts a different crowd
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago