Getting there

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The Peacock Theatre is Sadler’s Wells’ West End venue and is located in the hustle and bustle of central London. The theatre itself is just a stones throw from the popular Covent Garden Piazza and is surrounded by places to eat and drink before or after the theatre. The theatre is close to a lot of London transport links including bus stops, tube stops and a National Rail train station. It is always worth checking for London travel updates before you make a journey.


The nearest National Rail station to the Peacock Theatre is London Charing Cross, which provides quick connections to London Waterloo and London Bridge stations as well as trains to Kent.

Charing Cross (13 minutes):  Exit the station and turn right down the Strand. Continue forward as the road meets Aldwych. Pass the Aldwych Theatre and turn right up Kingsway.  The theatre will be a short way up the road on the right hand side.


The nearest tube stations to the theatre are Holborn (Central and Piccadilly Lines) and Temple (Circle and District Lines)

Holborn (5 minutes): Exit the station on Kingsway and head south down the road towards the river. Keep walking down Kingsway for around five minutes. The theatre will be on your left hand side.
Temple (7 minutes): Exit the station on Temple Place and head up Surrey St towards the Strand. Cross the road towards and turn right down Aldwych and then right again up Kingsway. The theatre will be on your right hand side.


For buses to Aldwych use: RV1, X68, 1, 6, 11, 13, 23, 59, 68, 87, 168, 171, 172, 188, 243

For buses to the Strand use: 4, 9, 15, 26, 76, 91, 139, 176, 34


The Peacock Theatre is located within the London Congestion Charge Zone which applies weekdays from 7am until 6pm (not including bank holidays) and costs £11.50 per day. If you are driving to the theatre after 6pm then you will not have to pay the charge.

The nearest car park is the Covent Garden Parker Streetcar park. Parking costs £24 for 2-4 hours and the car park is open 24hrs a day.  The Peacock Theatre is NOT part of the Q Park Scheme.


It is very busy in the evenings so there will be plenty of cabs circulating the area and many can be flagged down on the Strand/Aldwych junction. There is also a designated taxi rank at Charing Cross rail station.