The ultimate film savant will find his haven in Shaftesbury Avenue, which has six theatres and two cinemas for the ultimate film and stage experience. This part of town was named after the 7th Earl of Shaftesbury who targeted improving housing conditions. One of the most famous spots here is the C. J. Phipps-designed Lyric Theatre, which has been around since the street was created in 1877-1886.
How to get there
By underground: Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square. By rail: Charing Cross.