London’s West End, despite its name, is located in Central London, north of the River Thames and West of historic and central business district of London. The West End usually refers to the entertainment districts of Leicester Square and Covent Garden, as well as the shopping centers along Oxford Street, Bond, Street, and Regent Street. Theatreland, where approximately 40 famous West End theatres call home, is located in the center of the West End, between The Strand to the south, Oxford Street to the north, Regent Street to the west, and Kingsway to the east.
Getting to the West End from Central London is relatively easy, but you will most likely require the use of a bus, taxi, Tube, or bicycle. The nearest underground stations are Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, and Covent Garden. If you are traveling throughout London, you should consider purchasing an Oyster card, as the Tube is one of the most efficient and cost-effective ways to reach your destinations.