Tickets for Plays and a Football Game

Old Oct 14th, 2008, 01:12 PM
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Tickets for Plays and a Football Game

Is there a central ticket office in London where a tourist can obtain tickets for almost any event? For example Ticketmaster etc.

We will be staying close to Notting Hill Gate.

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Old Oct 14th, 2008, 03:28 PM
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There are ticket agencies all over - but you'll pay a substantial premium.

For theatre - you want to go to TKTS in Leicester Square (also a satellite site out in docklands but not where many tourists go). It is the official 1/2 price ticket agency. the others are definite rip offs.

Most London Area football clubs sell out and you really need to contact the individual team sites to see what is available.
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Old Oct 14th, 2008, 08:03 PM
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the others are definite rip offs.

Yes and no. If you go to the "other" agencies for advance tickets, you will likely pay a hefty premium. However, when we were in London in August, we got great seats for Wicked from one of those agencies at a hefty discount off face value (I think we saved 18 GBP per ticket)-- we could have had tickets for Billy Elliot or We Will Rock You, too. In the case of Billy Elliot and We Will Rock You, it was a Saturday night about 3 hours before show-time. For Wicked, which has been playing in London for a few years, we bought the tickets on Saturday night for a Monday night show.
Old Oct 15th, 2008, 02:05 AM
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Football's not easy for the top clubs. They don't, in general, sell to third party agencies but sell direct to fans.

When are you coming?
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Old Oct 15th, 2008, 05:16 AM
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Or you can book direct with the theatres - buy 'Time Out' to see what you fancy, then phone them direct.
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Old Oct 30th, 2008, 03:20 AM
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Hi, I can probably help out with regards to advice on football tickets. When are you going?
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Old Oct 30th, 2008, 05:27 AM
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If you book direct with the theatres (either drop in personally or phone) you avoid the fees that Ticketmaster etc add on - per ticket, not per transaction.

If you go to the half price ticket booth in Leicester Square (small concrete hut type structure) you can get good deals but they don't have tickets for all shows.

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