Places to go in Covent Garden & Strand
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'.
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.
Charing Cross / Southbank, WC2N 5DJ [map]
The Hungerford Bridge spans the Thames between Charing Cross and the Southbank.
143 Strand, WC2R 1JA [map]
The charmingly eccentric India Club Restaurant has remained much the same since its opening in 1946.
15 St. Giles High Street, Charing Cross, WC2H 8LQ [map]
The Intrepid Fox is a rock and heavy metal themed pub set over two floors.
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.
30 Lisle Street, Chinatown Soho, WC2H 7BA [map]
Ku Bar is one of the largest gay bars in London and only a short distance from Leicester Square.
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]
An historic pub in London's vibrant Covent Garden, 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.
Latin American Restaurant
14 Garrick Street, WC2E 9BJ [map]
The second London venture from the team behind Michelin-starred Peruvian restaurant, Lima, is set to open in Covent Garden this July.
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.
London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, WC2E 7BB [map]
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.