War Horse

War Horse London Theatre Packages

war horse london theatre packagesAdapted for stage from a novel by Michael Morpurgo, War Horse is a truly remarkable story,  told with the use of imaginative stage puppetry. This is no mere puppet show. The “horses” come alive as you watch them interact with each other and the other actors on the stage, to make you believe they are real flesh and blood.

Book an Hotel and War Horse Theatre package in London or you can book War Horse tickets with a pre-theatre dinner.

The story of War Horse is about a young boy’s journey to find his beloved horse after it is sold to the army at the outbreak of WWI. It is the “extraordinary odyssey” that both boy and horse make, leading to their reunion, along with the sublime puppetry of the ensemble, that makes this play unlike any other in London at the moment.

Hotels for War Horse Theatre Packages

War Horse is on at the New London Theatre on Drury Lane.  Nearest tube stations if you need to travel to the theatre are Covent Garden and Holborn on the Piccadilly London making Kensington and Earls Court hotels easily accessible if you don’t want to be right in the centre.

If however you want to stay in theatreland and walk to and from your hotel there is a wide range of options.

The Covent Garden Travelodge is closest to War Horse, just at the opposite end of Drury Lane to Covent Garden. It is a basic 3 star hotel and great if you just want somewhere to lay your head – a great location! Moving up the scale the 4 star Kingsway Hall Hotel is also just round the corner – head towards Covent Garden then take a left just before you get to Long Acre – this hotel is well worth looking out – nice restaurant too but it is usually pretty empty for pre-theatre dining.

Other hotels with a short walk include the Radisson Edwardian Mercer Street on Seven Dials which is an high-end 4 star hotel (and Seven Dials is a lovely little area – Matilda is at the Cambridge Theatre there). Alternatively you could head the other side of Covent Garden for the Strand Palace Hotel (half way between a three and a four star hotel) opposite the distinctly 5 star Savoy Hotel.  The Waldorf is also nearby on the Aldwych.

Pre-Theatre Dining

Look out for he unique setting of Sarastro or the healthy eating of the Wild Food Cafe or Food For Thought. Jamie’s Italian (as in Jamie Oliver) is busy but worth a visit too.

Check out this article on more healthy restaurants in London’s theatreland.

War Horse at the New London Theatre

Theatre: New London Theatre
Address: Drury Lane, London WC2
Performance Times:
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday at 19:30pm
Tuesdays at 19:00pm
Thursday and Saturday at 14.30pm and 19.30pm
(do check performance times)

Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes

Nearest Tube Station: Covent Garden on the Piccadilly Line


  1. any news of the new film for Warhorse? Saw Warhorse stage version last weekend on a theatre break (stayed at the Kingsway Hall – lovely) and thought it was brilliant – not sure how the film version will stand up to the live version though.


    1. Hi Dom, the film is out just after Christmas – 28 or 29 December something like that. It is not a film of the stage show but of the book so the amazing stage horses (puppets is just an inadequate description) are played by real horses! there is a trailer if you are interested – link from the trailer section of theatrebreakstv

    2. Yes, it’s out in December. It looks like it’s more in keeping with the book ie. Emily (French girl) has a grandfather rather than a mother. You can ewatch trailers for in on t’internet. Enjoy xx

  2. Warhorse is now booking until Saturday, 16th February 2013… and they said it would be over before Christmas!

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