The best musicals in London

The Lion King

An excellent musical to see as a family

Lyceum Theatre

Book tickets from £46


A show that went down in history

Victoria Palace Theatre

Book tickets from £25

Les Misérables

Adaptation of a romantic masterpiece

Sondheim Theatre

Book tickets from £31


A phenomenal musical

Apollo Victoria Theatre

Book tickets from £25


Let it go!

Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Book tickets from £36

Mamma Mia!

The feel good musical based on Abba's hits

Novello Theatre

Book tickets from £15

The Phantom of the Opera

The most romantic musical

His Majesty's Theatre

Book tickets from £31

The Book of Mormon

The funniest musical

Prince of Wales Theatre

Book tickets from £25

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Truth, beauty, freedom and love

Piccadilly Theatre

Book tickets from £31


Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome!

Kit Kat Club

Book tickets from £49

MJ The Musical

The show paying homage to Michael Jackson

Prince Edward Theatre

Book tickets from £25

Like Broadway in New York, the West End in London is a spiritual home for musical fans.

The West End offers several different shows, catering to every style and audience type. There's are so many options that you may get lost in them! To make things easier, we've curated the best and most popular musicals in London in this article. From timeless classics to the newest productions, these shows have proven their worth and you're guaranteed to fall in love with them.

Often winning Olivier Awards or described as the "longest-running show", the musicals featured in this article are must sees. How can so many people be wrong when Les Misérables or The Phantom of the Opera have been running for more than 30 years?

The best shows in London charm and win over the public without ever feeling tired. And if the sweeping historical or tragic musicals aren't to your taste, there are also more modern, light or family orientated musicals. The Lion King and Wicked will take you back to your childhood and dazzle you. You'll come out of Mamma Mia! with a smile on your face, energised by this incredibly talented cast.

With this huge range of musicals which explore different historical periods and music styles, you're bound to find something you love! These musicals are unmissable and will stick with you for a long time, whether they were created in London or elsewhere. They have often been performed all over the world, a testament to their success, the universality of their themes and their ability to move an audience. All you have to do is choose from the list of best musicals (you can't go wrong) and enjoy the show!

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