Known the world over, London’s West End has been thrilling theatregoers night after night for centuries. A magical medley of famous shows and musicals, it’s the pulse of central London that boasts unrivalled variety and quality. As well as Theatreland staples such as Mamma Mia and Phantom of the Opera, new and exciting production-companies are stretching our imaginations with innovative and inspirational shows. The longest running theatre in the UK is the Bristol Old Vic. Bristol is the undisputed cultural capital of southwest England and this prized theatre is the city’s masterpiece. Many famed actors are associated with the playhouse, such as Daniel Day-Lewis, Patrick Stewart and Miranda Richardson.