How to beat the Tube Strike

Many people will be avoiding Central London tomorrow, Monday 9th January, because of a 24 hour strike by Workers from the RMT and the TSSA. DON’T! Use Theatremonkey’s Day Seat Finder and make the most of the strike!

Most Zone 1 stations are likely to be closed during the action but that could be just the ticket to snaffle a bargain for often sold-out West End shows.

Day seat queues are likely to be shorter than usual, making it far easier to bag a day seat for top West End shows like Kinky Boots, Wicked or Dreamgirls – and the odds of winning the Book of Mormon lottery will shorten considerably!

If you’re not near enough to get to the box office in person, make the most of our fantastic range of discount and full price tickets for the widest possible range of West End hit shows.

Many people don’t realise just how easy it is to get around the West End on foot. And of course London’s huge fleet of red buses will be running – many routes will have extra services laid on.

Make the most of the tube strike and bag a bargain!
Make the most of the tube strike and bag a bargain!

Some tubes will be running as far as the boundary of Zone 1 and even the furthest zone 1 station is no more than 60 minutes walk from Theatreland – most are significantly less. As most people will be heading out of central London during the evening peak, why not avoid the crush on the buses, delay your journey and enjoy a bit of culture before heading home later, when many tube stations may have re-openend?

If you already have tickets booked and want to check your journey in to London and back home after the show, check out the latest information on the TFL website.

If you don’t fancy the walk after the show finishes, there are always plenty of black cabs around – remember, if the orange light is lit, they’re looking for business.

So what are you waiting for? Make the most of the Tube Strike and see a sold out show!

TOP TIP: If you’re not familiar with navigating the West End on foot, use google maps on your phone. Do be aware though that waving your phone about in the street is never a great idea. Keep yours safe and always be aware of who’s around you when stopping to check directions.