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West End, London

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The West End of London (commonly referred to as the West End) is a district of Central London, west of the City of London and north of the River Thames, in which many of the city's major tourist attractions, shops, businesses, government buildings and entertainment venues, including West End theatres, are concentrated.


The term was first used in the early 19th century to describe fashionable areas to the west of Charing Cross. The West End covers parts of the boroughs of Westminster and Camden.
While the City of London is the main business and financial district in London, the West End is the main commercial and entertainment centre of the city. It is the largest central business district in the United Kingdom, comparable to Midtown Manhattan in New York City, Causeway Bay in Hong Kong, Shibuya in Tokyo, or the 8th arrondissement in Paris. It is one of the most expensive locations in the world in which to rent office space.
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  • This is a vast part of London and as its name suggests, it is located to the west of the part of London known as the City of London. This was our fourth visit to London and each of those visits has...  more »
  • The heart of Londons Theatre Land this Can Be extremely busy with large crowds of theatregoers especially after the end of shows when all the crowds multiply by large numbers , expect a fair wait for....  more »

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