St Martin’s Theatre
St Martin’s Theatre is situated in the very heart of London’s Theatreland district and neighbours The Ambassadors Theatre. Located just off the main Covent Garden Piazza, the theatre is just a stones throw away from many of London’s major attractions as well as the city’s many bars and restaurants. As the theatre is so central, with plenty going on nearby, there are lots of transportation links to the area such as tube and bus stops as well as a near by National Rail station. It is always worth checking www.tfl.gov.uk
for London travel updates before you make a journey.
The nearest National Rail station to the St Martin’s Theatre is London Charing Cross, which provides quick connections to London Waterloo and London Bridge stations as well as trains to Kent.
Charing Cross (10 minutes):
Head straight out of Charing Cross station and cross over at the traffic lights outside of the station and turn right onto The Strand. Turn left up Bedford St and keep walking as the road joins Garrick St. You will come to a cross-road at the end of the street, cross over ahead to Upper St Martin’s Lane. At the end of the lane turn left and you will see the St Martin’s Theatre straight ahead of you.
The nearest tube stations to the theatre are Leicester Square(Northern and Piccadilly lines) and Covent Garden (Piccadilly line) stations, which are both within walking distance.
Leicester Square (2 minutes)
: Turn right down Long Acre out of Leicester Square station. Take the first left on Upper St Martin’s Lane as you reach the cross roads. Keep walking to the end of the road and turn left, you will see St Martin’s theatre.
Covent Garden (5 minutes):
Turn left out of the tube station and then left again onto Long Acre. Take the first right on to Langley Street and then left on to Shelton St. At the end of Shelton St follow the road until you see St Martin’s Theatre.
The following buses stop along Charing Cross Road
: 14, 19, 24, 38, 176
The Following buses stop along Shaftesbury Avenue
: 14, 19. 38
St Martin’s 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.
St Martin’s is part of the Q-Park Scheme. The nearest Q Park is the 24hr Chinatown car park (20Newport Place,WC2H 7PR). Parking costs approximately £18 for up to 3hrs, and £24 for 4hrs but theatregoers can save 50% if they have their ticket validated at the theatre. Ask theatre ushers for further details of where to get your ticket stamped.
There is also a nearer car park, the NCP Park on Upper St Martin’s Lane, however this is not included in the Q Park Scheme and costs £18 for 4 hours.
It is very busy in the evenings so there will be plenty of cabs circulating the area which can be hailed in the street. There is also a designated taxi rank at Charing Cross rail station.