Places to go in Covent Garden & Strand
35 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9LD [map]
Cocktails and pizzas are the order of the day at this subterranean East Coast American hangout.
28 Alto Maiden Lane, Greater London, WC2E 7JS [map]
Evoking the vivacity of Mexico, El Nivel specialises in agave spirits, cocktails and Mexican tapas. The 18th bar opening for highly-respected proprietor, Tomas Estes, the drinks list pays homage to…
1 Long Acre, Covent Garden, WC2E 9BD [map]
The cult American burger joint now has a branch in London's Covent Garden.
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, WC2H 8JR [map]
Forbidden Planet is London’s largest science fiction shop. You'll find European, American and Japanese comics, action figures, DVDs, film and TV merchandise and collectables and many choice of books.
Historic Site & House
Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DN [map]
The fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square is home to new public sculpture. The plinth was built in 1841 but there wasn't enough money to put a sculpture on it at the time. In recent years it has…
14 Covent Garden, Covent Garden, WC2E 8HD [map]
Fred Perry sell a range of sportswear and clothing for men and women.
81-82 Long Acre,Covent Garden,London WC2E 9NG,UK, WC2E 9NG [map]
The Freemasons Arms is a lasting tribute to the founders of the Football Association. There's a display of Football Association memorabilia and the perfect set-up to enjoy televised football in the modern era.
The Casino at the Empire, 5-6 Leicester Square, WC2H 7NA [map]
FuLuShou in the Casino at the Empire serves Asian fusion cuisine in a relaxed, elegant setting where the on-show kitchen creates a theatrical ambience.
Temple Pier, Victoria Embankment, Greater London, WC2R 2PN [map]
Moored on the Thames close to the city's most famous landmarks, Gibson's at The Yacht London has earned its exclusive status as 'Mayfair of the river'. Crisp cosmopolitan design features expanses of…
23-25 Cecil Court, Leicester Square, WC2N 4EZ [map]
Goldsboro Books specialises in signed first editions and is home to the largest first edition book club in the UK.
47 Villiers Street, Charing Cross, WC2N 6NE [map]
Established in 1890, Gordon's Wine Bar is possibly the oldest wine bar in London. Still family run, signs of the bar's long history can be found everywhere, from the cellar and candlelit tables, to the aged wooden walls covered in memorabilia and old newspaper cuttings. The varied wine list includes sherry, port and Madeira.
11 Langley Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9JG [map]
Winner of the Time Out Award for 'Best New Restaurant 2011', Hawksmoor Seven Dials has wowed fans and critics alike ever since it opened in 2010. Tucked away in a quiet street, the restaurant is…
Under The Arches, Villiers Street, WC2N 6NG [map]
Dance the night away with the drag queens at Heaven, London's great big electro-pop, house and dance nightclub. With DJ's and live bands, it's party time!
13 Neal's Yard, Covent Garden, WC2H 9DP [map]
Enjoy a thin-crust pizza fresh out of the wood-fired oven at this intimate pizzeria.
Historic Site & House
Temple Stairs, Victoria Embankment, City of Westminster, WC2R 2PN [map]
Learn all about one of the most important battles of the Second World War on board a historic ship which took part in the struggle. The exhibition marks the 70th anniversary of its turning point.
Charing Cross / Southbank, WC2N 5DJ [map]
The Hungerford Bridge spans the Thames between Charing Cross and the Southbank. The footbridges either side were opened in 2002 and named in celebration of the Queen's Golden Jubilee.
25a Lisle St, Greater London, WC2H 7BA [map]
In the heart of London's Chinatown, Imperial China is an authentic Cantonese restaurant serving traditional, speciality and dim sum dishes. The unique décor includes a bridged entrance over a carp…
143 Strand, WC2R 1JA [map]
The charmingly eccentric India Club Restaurant has remained much the same since its opening in 1946. India Club is one of London’s best kept secrets. Authentic ‘home cooked’ South Indian cuisine at…
Central St Giles, Westminster, WC2H 8AG [map]
The European debut of the chain of ramen bars that already has taken New York, Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney by storm.
Steaks & Grills
1 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 8PS [map]
A relaxed alternative to sister venue, The Ivy, this all-day eatery is perfect for a quick coffee, breakfast, afternoon tea or more substantial fare.