The Telegraph: Special treat: The Charlotte Street Hotel in Fitzrovia is a convivial boutique hotel with spacious rooms, a lively bar and restaurant, and is perfectly placed for the West End. Doubles from £250.
Centre Point, 101-103 New Oxford St, London, Greater London
Cocktail Bar · Holborn and Covent Garden · 108 tips and reviews
The Telegraph: Have a celebration drink at Paramount(103 New Oxford Street, WC1; 020 7420 2900; paramount.uk.net), which has 360-degree views of the West End and beyond. Booking is essential, dress smart-casual.
The Telegraph: Begin with the venerable discount theatre ticket booth, TKTS, in Leicester Square (tkts.co.uk): try to arrive well before opening time (9am) to get the best choice of shows for the evening.
The Telegraph: Walk back to Trafalgar Square and join the free 60-minute taster tour at the National Gallery (nationalgallery.org.uk), which houses the superb collection of 600 years of Western European art.
11 Langley St (at Shelton St), London, Greater London
Steakhouse · City of Westminster · 252 tips and reviews
The Telegraph: Take an early supper at Hawksmoor Seven Dials (11 Langley Street, WC2H 9JG; 020 7420 9390; thehawksmoor.com), which has a midweek express menu (two courses £22, three courses £25) from 5pm to 6pm.