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London Theater Question

I have looked online for this answer but it eludes me as it is fairly subjective. From a Building perspective, not the particular show, what is the best theater experience in London. Right now I am really leaning towards Drury lane but the Gielgud is tempting. I have been at the Old Vic to see Hamlet and wound up sitting behind David Schwimmer from the Friends TV show which was kind of cool. I did like the venue but its my only theater experience in london. Opinions?

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Drury Lane, Drury Lane, Drury Lane, Drury Lane, Drury Lane, Drury Lane, Drury Lane, Drury Lane, DRURY LANE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Theatre Royal !

Apart from the atmosphere of Covent Garden, the spledour of the architecture, the proximity to The Prince of Wales pub ( on the corner of Drury Lane and Great Queen Street ). The Gielgud is great but the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, Covent Garden is the real McCoy, 100% theatreland, you can smell the history. It is, as we say, THE BUSINESS. Accept no substitutes.

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I hate to be blunt but its the play !!! I have been to ALL the west end theatres each has it own charm.

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Well if its the play then I am torn between Spamalot and Lord of the Rings. We will be seeing Macbeth at the Gielgud on our way out to France I hope.

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If you have time, see both! I will be in London in October and have booked both shows. LOR is the most expensively show ever to run in the West End and the reviews have been good. Who can resist Monty Python?

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just returned about weeks ago. We saw Spamalot and highly recommend it. Don't pay full price though-use the reduced price outlets on the day of the show I think we got ours at the tube station in Leichester Square. We got tickets even in late August