Places to go in Covent Garden & Strand
94-96 Charing Cross Road, Leicester Square, WC2H 0JW [map]
Bringing vibrant Spanish culture to the heart of London, Jamon Jamon serves up an array of tasty tapas.
28-32 St Martin's Court, Covent Garden, WC2N 4AL [map]
Originally a small oyster bar, the restaurant grew in size and reputation through the 50s and 60s.
158-168 Strand, Charing Cross, WC2R 2LS [map]
King's College London is one of England’s oldest and most prestigious universities, with nearly 23,000 students.
9 Denmark Street, Charing Cross, WC2H 8LS [map]
An all day café-cum-wine-bar at the front and an elegant dining room to the rear.
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 9EB [map]
A historic pub in London's vibrant Covent Garden, the Lamb & Flag was a favourite watering hole of Charles Dickens.
23-24 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, WC2E 7NP [map]
A fleet of authentic Spanish tapas restaurants established in 1993, La Tasca offers an award-winning range of sumptuous Mediterranean flavours.
London Coliseum, St Martin's Lane, WC2N 4ES [map]
The London Coliseum is home to the English National Opera.
45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 7BN [map]
The London Film Museum Covent Garden is dedicated to the Bond in Motion Exhibition.
Strand Palace Hotel, 372 Strand, Greater London, WC2R 0JJ [map]
Located off the main lobby, the spacious and contemporary Lounge Bar is an ideal place to conduct a discrete meeting or host a friendly get-together within the welcoming surroundings of the Strand Palace Hotel, where modern British hospitality can be enjoyed at any time of the day.
13-15 Villiers Street, Strand, WC2N 6ND [map]
Inspired by a modest charcoal grill which drew crowds from all over Mexico City, Lupita is the London manifestation of this 'charcoal taco' haven.
79 Charing Cross Road, Leicester Square, WC2H 0NE [map]
Manbar is a gay bar playing mainstream, commercial dance with London's best DJs doing residencies. Artworks by renowned artist Mikesbliss adorn the walls of the three-floor venue, and there's a free cloakroom and wifi.
41 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, WC2E 7LJ [map]
The Maple Leaf is a pub with a Canadian theme to it.
336-337 The Strand, Greater London, WC2R 1HA [map]
Set in the 5-star ME London hotel on the bustling Strand, Marconi Lounge offers a creative spin on classic afternoon tea.
8 James Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 8BH [map]
Maxwell’s Bar Grill is a vibrant and buzzy restaurant bar in the heart of Covent Garden.
The Deck, Jubilee Market, Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 8BE [map]
The third venture from the people behind cult burger van the MEATWagon, MEATMarket is a cafe and takeaway that offers a mouthwatering selection of burgers, fries and milkshakes.
Antiques and Collectors' Items
1 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 8BD [map]
The Monday antiques market at Jubilee Market has been running for more than 20 years, and has gone from strength to strength, with new antiques and collectibles added every week.
Tea and Coffee Merchant
27 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9EU [map]
M onmouth started roasting and retailing coffee here in 1978 and now sells its own-roasted coffee by the cup from this Covent Garden store.
Market Building, Covent Garden Piazza, WC2E 8HD [map]
The Moomin family have their very own shop in Covent Garden.
Historic Site & House
5 Strand Lane, WC2R 2NA [map]
The Roman bath is an archaeological puzzle, as it may actually date from Tudor times.
Health & Beauty
15 Neals Yard, Soho, WC2H 9DP [map]
Neal's Yard Remedies is a global organic skincare and cosmetics comapany with branches across London.