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  • Gesha
    London, UK25 contributions
    A truly amazing place especially at night
    Loads of people really busy but so beautiful
    I would definitely recommend visiting this place and I will definitely return
    Written 26 November 2022
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  • davethesuede
    Northern England198 contributions
    The last of the old mod shops and now closed and Carnaby St (or Carnaby as it is now called to encompass Ganton St and Foubert Place) is now full of High Street shops like Barbour, Dr Martins, etc.

    Nice enough for a stroll but if you’re looking for history do t bother.
    Written 3 September 2022
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  • OZS_ATW
    Budapest, Hungary2,586 contributions
    You can find so many stores along Oxford Street from Marble Arch. It is a paradise for shoppers. All the major stores you need are here!
    Written 16 May 2022
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  • Allisoncsuk
    Chatham, UK460 contributions
    We went here for a charity comedy night. Lovely theatre. Quite a bit of leg room. The main plus point loads of ladies toilets didn’t have to queue at any time. Unheard of :)
    Written 28 November 2022
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  • Stephen
    Cheltenham, UK11 contributions
    We recently saw Mary Poppins at the theatre, a real treat as it was coming to and end in the West End soon. A joyous occasion.

    (Although I did grab a very quick snap before it started it was good to see a zero tolerance for people raising mobile phones in the air to take photos and obscuring your view during the performance , we’ll done to the stewards)
    Written 5 December 2022
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  • Jannerbloke
    Devon, UK12,318 contributions
    We’d seen enough of the TV series to know that at least a modest knowledge of Shakespeare and Elizabethan drama would increase our and audience grasp of the constant line by line comedy but even taken on a first contact level this is successful entertainment. So far as we know the original opening was delayed or quickly suspended because of Covid. All the more impressive that it’s still lacking folk in after the long pause. Never been in the Apollo before. Other reviewers are right, the old fashioned and intimate scale and the closeness every seat at all levels to the players helps a lot.
    Written 21 November 2022
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  • Ben
    6 contributions
    A great evening’s entertainment, we all enjoyed the show and music. Was only a little disappointed that the current thinking for ‘all inclusiveness’ meant a good many of the female dancers were quite large …… We honestly would have far rather had a stage full of slimmer ladies to view
    Written 1 December 2022
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  • DAVID Q
    Walton-On-Thames, UK11 contributions
    The performance was brilliant. It was gripping all the way through and so well acted. This was endorsed by a row of 15 yr old children in front of us (GCSE English) who didn’t utter a word or go on their phones throughout the performance and behaved excellently. It’s a nice old fashioned theatre, slightly quirky as it’s quite small and unusually laid out. Despite this the upper stalls aren’t too steep but the seats are a little hard and upright. In such an old theatre it’s also a shame the ambient lighting is dull and doesn’t make the best of the natural beauty of the architecture. To sum up, it’s one of the most gripping performances I have ever seen and worth every penny especially if you sit in the Grand Circle c£30 midweek, as the theatre is small (for London) so you’re still not far away.
    Written 29 November 2022
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  • Patrick-The-Travelor
    Atlanta, GA87 contributions
    I went to see Harry Potter. The play was great! I am not giving 5 stars because the ushers. They were very concentrated in their own conversations. They were not helpful unless you asked for attention. They were polite but came back to their conversations and avoiding to help people.
    Written 3 November 2022
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  • YveB
    London, UK112 contributions
    I went to see Get Up Stand Up at the Lyric. I had two tickets for the stalls row K. On arriving at the theatre with my guest who has mobility problems and uses a walking stick the theatre staff opened a side door to ensure she did not have to walk up the steps. There are 20 steps down to the stalls. The young lady helping us offered to change our seats to avoid the stair. Our seats were swapped to the dress circle. The service was fantastic, very thoughtful and attentive. Thank you Lyric staff.
    Written 4 September 2022
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  • Caron M
    Bedfordshire, UK274 contributions
    Great venue for small theatre space events. The seating is well laid out and a decent view from all seats. Always something different and caters for all tastes in entertainment. Tickets are very well priced. The bar is buzzy and decent choice of drinks at fair prices. Staff are always well organised. Well worth subscribing as always something interesting on.
    Written 1 May 2022
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  • Sarah B
    Chelmsford, UK428 contributions
    A fantastic little gem for enthusiasts just off Oxford Circus. It’s great value as it is free for under 19 and £5 for non concessions. We went when there was 3 exhibitions on 5 floors. My teenage daughter was in her element. It is very cool. There is a cafe with light snacks and salads. We booked an hour slot as the venue is quite small so it wouldn’t take long to be at capacity. There is also a shop selling mainly books and prints. We spent just under an hour and had a cooling drink in the cafe.
    Written 27 August 2022
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  • Wandering Wonderings
    Hastings, UK3,239 contributions
    Beautiful little place to sit and enjoy a drink or two and watch the world go by. Very busy when we went in August, but managed to find a spot to watch the world go by from.
    Written 12 April 2021
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  • Hoppityskip
    Essex, UK13,458 contributions
    Always good to visit this busy road to see what is going on nearby.
    London has lots if tourists again.
    Need to be mindful of people not looking where they are going
    Written 14 July 2022
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  • Brian T
    London, UK6,401 contributions
    This pretty little garden square, tucked away behind Regent Street and well-removed from the heavy tourist footfall of Soho, is a delight to visit, and it also has a fascinating history. It started life in the 1670, on the site of a former plague pit (a mass-burial site for victims of the Black Death); it is said that Sir Christopher Wren may have laid down the square.

    The name ‘Golden Square’ is believed to originate from Gelding Close which referred to land being used for horse grazing. The area gained fame in the 1700s as the home of many foreign diplomatic envoys from countries as Poland, Portugal, Genoa, and Russia. A number of famous people, real and fictional (such as Ralph Nickelby, whose dingy house in Charles Dicken’s 1839 novel 'Nicholas Nickelby' was in the square), have lived in houses around the square. An air raid shelter was dug under Golden Square during the Second World War and the iron fence was taken for salvage.

    Today it’s a peaceful little square, mostly paved and flat, with some mature trees such as maples and crab apples, and raised flower beds which were filled with spring bulb showstoppers such as tulips. In the middle of the square is a weathered statue of George II. Keeping him company were some fabulous modern sculptures. On a pedestal there’s the green worm-like sculpture called (appropriately yet mysteriously) ’Lockdown 2020’ by dollyolli.com . And you cant’t miss the huge metallic corset and bra. Designed by Kalliopi Lemos from the Gazelli Art House in Mayfair, the pieces were part of the City of Sculpture programme in 2020. They are wonderful but they drew criticism from residents’ group ‘The Soho Society’ who said: "This proposal is presenting an image of Soho that is dated and sexist." Soho was once a red-light district, and the haunt of prostitutes. Fortunately they were put in situ. They remind me a bit of Madonna’s bra and corset, and add considerable jolliness and frivolity to the square.

    There’s plenty of seating in the square, and it’s a popular spot with locals and the crowds that spill out of nearby offices at lunchtime. To me it’s a little haven of peace away from the madding tourist crowds, and a perfect spot to rest the weary feet. It's a short walk from Carnaby Street, and midway between Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus underground stations. It's suitable for those needing mobility assistance.

    Just don’t tell everyone about it, please.
    Written 21 April 2021
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