Hotels near the London Palladium

It’s show time at the London Palladium and you won’t have to travel far from your hotel to get to the theatre with Premier Inn. Book a room in our London Euston hotel or our London Kings Cross St Pancras hotel and you’ll be just a few tube stops away from the London Palladium and close to other fantastic London attractions such as London Zoo, Regents Park and the British Museum. 

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About the London Palladium

The London Palladium is situated in Argyll Street in the heart of the West End of London. This historic Grade II listed building was constructed in the early 20th century and was used to house a skating rink before it became a theatre. Originally the city's most famous variety performance venue, the London Palladium is now used as a venue for West End musicals and other entertainment events.

Book a room in our London Euston hotel or our London Kings Cross St Pancras hotel and you'll be just a few tube stops away from the London Palladium and close to other fantastic London attractions such as London Zoo, Regent's Park and the British Museum. 

Alternatively, try our London Victoria hotel, which is conveniently near Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace, as well as the London Palladium.

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What is the London Palladium?

Opening on Boxing Day 1910, the London Palladium was originally called ‘The Palladium’ and has since become one of the most famous theatres in the world. Over the years it has hosted many world-famous stars such as The Beatles, Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli, Spike Milligan and Cliff Richard but is perhaps most well-known for being the home of the Royal Variety Performance. It retains many of its original features and was made a Grade II listed building in 1960. 

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Where in London is the London Palladium? What street is it on?

The London Palladium is located on Argyll Street in the famous area of Soho.

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How old is the London Palladium?

It opened on Boxing Day 1910, making the Palladium nearly 110 years old at the time of writing.

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Who owns the London Palladium?

Originally built and owned by Walter Gibbons, an early moving-pictures manager, to compete with London Hippodrome and London Coliseum, it is now owned by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s LW Theatres company. 

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How big is the London Palladium and how many seats does it have?

The London Palladium has a vast seating capacity of 2,286 making it one of the largest theatres in London.

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Does the London Palladium have air conditioning?

Yes, the London Palladium has air conditioning.

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What is the nearest tube station to the London Palladium?

Oxford Circus (Central, Victoria and Bakerloo lines) and Bond Street (Central and Jubilee lines) are the two closest tube stations.

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How far is the London Palladium from Oxford Circus tube station and which exits should I use?

The London Palladium is only 80 metres down the street from Oxford Circus tube station. When you arrive at Oxford Circus station, follow the signs to exit 6 – Argyll Street.

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How do I get from Kings Cross to London Palladium and how far is it?

Kings Cross station is about a mile away from the London Palladium. It’s an easy walk but you could jump in a taxi which would take around 4-5 minutes (dependent on traffic) or take the tube (direct on the Victoria Line).

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How do I get to the London Palladium from Waterloo?

Waterloo station is just over two miles away from the London Palladium. It’s about a 30-minute walk, a 5-10 minute taxi ride (dependent on traffic) or an easy hop on the tube (direct on the Bakerloo Line).

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How far is Covent Garden from the London Palladium?

Covent Garden is only about a mile away from the London Palladium. It’s a pleasant 15-20 minute walk, especially if the weather is fine! 

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How far is the London Palladium from Euston Station?

It’s about a mile and a half from Euston Station to the London Palladium. If you’ve taken the train into the station to see a show then just hop on the tube and take the Victoria Line direct to Oxford Circus.

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How far is the London Palladium from Victoria Station?

It’s about two miles to the London Palladium from Victoria Station. Oxford Circus is only two stops away on the Victoria line.

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Where can I park near the London Palladium?

There are a number of nearby car parks and some limited on-street parking near the London Palladium. The closest car park is Q-Park in Soho, just a few minutes’ walk away from the theatre.

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Does the London Palladium have a cloakroom?

Yes, the London Palladium has a cloakroom. It’s located in the Royal Circle and Stalls entrance.

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Does the Palladium check bags?

Yes, your bag will be checked as you enter the theatre.

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Is there a dress code for the London Palladium?

There is no dress code at the Palladium. Casual attire is acceptable so wear whatever you feel most comfortable in.

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Where are the best seats in the London Palladium?

This is definitely a matter of opinion but, generally speaking, the best seats are in the front and centre section of the Royal Circle. You’ll feel at eye level with the performers and will have ample legroom if you can secure tickets in these seats or close by.

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Can you take bags into London Palladium?

You can take a small handbag or bag in with you but all larger bags and rucksacks will need to be left in the cloakroom. 

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Can you take drinks into London Palladium?

Only drinks in plastic containers are allowed in the auditorium. 

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Who is buried under the London Palladium?

There is no one buried under the London Palladium but legendary entertainer Bruce Forsyth’s ashes have been laid to rest under the stage. It was his favourite theatre where he performed many times over the years of his life.

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