Let Ian McKellen guide you through Theatreland

Ever wanted Sir Ian McKellen to take you on a guided walk through London’s theatre district for free? Well now you can!


McKellen has voiced a theatreland audio tour to guide listeners through the West End.

Starting from TKTS in Leicester Square, McKellen leads visitors through iconic and lesser-known sites around theatreland, sharing anecdotes and personal stories about his time on stage and the history that has shaped London’s theatre district.

The award-winning actor commented: “I know myself when I’m in a strange city that wandering around with your nose in a guidebook isn’t the best way to appreciate what’s going on.

“The important thing when you’re walking around a city like London is to look up and down the alleyways and round the corner. With a guide in your ear all this is much easier.”

The app is free to download onto your phone, you need to install VoiceMap first and sign-up. The search for Theatreland Tour with Ian McKellen in the London menu.

Download all the files (preferably with WiFi so you don’t use up all your data) and then get going!

I think I need to find some spare time to do this myself!

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