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London Destination Guides

The Old Vic

Outstanding theatre in a historical building

The spirit of Kevin Spacey, its previous artistic director, still roams the halls here. Having revitalized the iconic London venue (which dates back to 1818) during his 11-year tenure, it consistently has a roster of slam-dunk plays for the serious theatregoer. This building is worth the trip alone; make sure you leave time to take a wander down the Southbank after, too.

Top tip:

Post-theatre drinks should be had in Mark’s Bar, located at the Dress Circle and Upper Circle bars. Aside from the excellent cocktails and the 2am closing time, it’s your best chance to rub shoulders with the stars of the play.