Shaftesbury Avenue in the West End, Soho area of London begins at Piccadilly Circus, ends at New Oxford Street and was named after the 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, Anthony Ashley Cooper. The nearest tube stations for visitors travelling to Shaftesbury Avenue would be the Piccadilly Circus Station or the Leicester Square Tube Station.
Shaftesbury Avenue is known to many people for its "Theatre land" which is home to the West Ends most famous theatres. The Apollo Theatre, Queen's Theatre, Shaftesbury Theatre, Lyric Theatre, Gielgud Theatre and the Palace Theatre are all located on Shaftesbury Avenue showing some the best shows and musicals in London.
Also located on Shaftesbury Avenue is the Curzon Soho, a refurbished cinema which shows a broad-range of art-house films and there are currently 15 restaurants which are perfect for pre or post theatre dining.