Celebrate Christmas with a Trip to The Lion King

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Be transported to the African savannah this Christmas as Disney’s magical musical The Lion King extends its booking period to January 2017.

Plan the perfect Christmassy day out in London by filling it with festive activities that will entertain the whole family! From Hamleys to Madame Tussauds, there are plenty of fun things to pack in to a wintery day out – complete with a visit to London’s best-loved musical!

Currently playing at London’s Lyceum Theatre, which has been home to the production for the past 17 years, Julie Taymor’s The Lion King continues to dazzle audiences with breath-taking large-scale puppetry, extraordinary scenery and a well-known Disney score.

Lion_KingFollow Simba and his friends as they grow up on Pride Rock, surrounded by a spectacular array of animals that are brought to life on stage. When Simba’s evil uncle Scar makes a play for title of King, an estranged Simba must decide where his true loyalties lie. Will he continue to live in the jungle with new friends Timone and Pumbaa, or will he return to Pride Rock to fight for his father’s retribution?

Featuring popular songs from the Disney film, including the mesmerising “Circle of Life”, “I Just Can’t Wait to be King”, “Hakuna Matata” and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”, The Lion King is the perfect Christmas treat for families of all generations. Whether you’re a tiny tot who will love the puppets, colours and fun songs, or whether you grew up with the beloved film, or even if you just want the perfect West End show to round off a day in London, The Lion King caters for all tastes, continuing to be London’s most popular show.

Book tickets for the ideal gift for your loved ones and make their Christmas that little bit more magical!

What else can we do?

Hamleys_ChristmasYou’ve booked your Lion King tickets, but you still need to fill a whole day in London! There are countless things to do to have an action-packed, fun day out. Where better to go at Christmas than Hamleys, the country’s number one toy shop? Father Christmas is sure to be paying the store a visit, which makes it the perfect place to pop in and guarantee those festive feelings.

London hosts several family attractions, such as Madame Tussauds, the waxwork museum that lets you get up close and personal with your favourite celebrities. Featuring the Star Wars experience as part of its newest exhibitions, Madame Tussauds will entertain the whole family. London also hosts several ice-skating rinks throughout the city, as well as Christmas markets and fairs that pop-up throughout central London. We advise doing some research and booking a few things to do, so that you can guarantee everyone has a fun day out – and that the kids will sleep on the train home!

Rainforest_CafeDon’t forget to grab a bite in between activities! Central London hosts a huge array of restaurants suitable for families. We recommend the Rainforest Café – especially if you are on the way to The Lion King, as the jungle-theme is sure to get everyone excited! Located a mere 8 minute walk away from the front doors of the Lyceum Theatre, this is a great place to eat. Close by are also Jamie’s Italian, Bella Italia, Pizza Express and the glitzy Planet Hollywood, located in Leicester Square! All are child-friendly, offering customised menus as well as a wine list for mum and dad!

Make sure you make your Christmas magical by booking tickets to see The Lion King, now playing until January 2017.

ticket_iconHow to book tickets

Simply select your tickets from the secure search form on the top right of the page. If you would rather book over the phone, call the Lyceum Theatre box office: 0844 871 7627

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