This page aims to offer an alternative route to the Cambridge and Donmar Warehouse Theatres from Leicester Square Underground Station.
The escalator from the platforms deposits passengers into a circular space with a number of staircases leading to the surface. Beside each staircase is a vast white panel listing the places accessible from that exit.
Look for the one showing the Noel Coward theatre. It is marked "Charing Cross
Road East" and "Cranbourn Street". When you leave the ticket
gates, do a 180 degree "U" turn. This exit is hidden behind you,
between the gates! Go up the first little staircase. At the top of it, turn
right, taking the "Cranbourn Street" exit (to your right, exit number
4). Go up the stairs. In front of you will be Cranbourn Street. On the opposite
side of the road are shops.
Do not cross to them, just turn to your left.
Continue on to the junction:
You need St Martin's Lane on the far side of this nightmare mess!
This is the one,
walk straight up it, on the left side of the street for the moment:
Keep going until the next road junction (ignore the driveway in the picture above).
After you have done so, feel free to head for the right hand side of the road
the arrow is pointing to! You should end up in St Martin's Lane, the photograph
Head on up it, and aim for the monument in the distance - the monkey is informed it is "Seven Dials" and not, as it thought, "The tomb of the unknown theatregoer."
On reaching the monument, look right...the Cambridge Theatre is here! Careful
- the area has no defined "car free" areas, traffic and pedestrians
mix freely here...
In Earlham Street (the far side of the Cambridge Theatre as you look at it), the Donmar's entrance banner is visible:
so walk on, and you'll find it on the LEFT side of the road, about half way down the street.