Things to do in Seven Dials

Enjoy a wide range of shops, bars and restaurants in the Seven Dials area.
Seven Dials monument surrounded by buildings including the Cambridge Theatre with Matilda the Musical poster.
Visit Seven Dials, Covent Garden’s only village. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

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Travel to Seven Dials

Covent Garden station is the most centrally located transport option in the area, sitting on the Piccadilly Line of the Tube. Alternatively, use Charing Cross station, Leicester Square station, or Holborn station, which are all roughly 10 minutes' walk away.

Many London buses travel close to but not through Seven Dials itself. Take a bus to Trafalgar Square then walk through the historic streets.

If you're going to be in London for more than a day, it's worth buying a Visitor Oyster Card* in advance. The Visitor Oyster Card is delivered to your home before you arrive in London. It is one of the easiest ways to get around London.

If you do not have a Visitor Oyster Card, but still plan to travel around London for more than a day, buy an Oyster card at the Tube station. Learn more about Oyster Cards.

Things to see in and around Seven Dials

Colourful buildings and a woman wandering about in Neal's Yard, central London.

Seven Dials, Covent Garden’s only village, brings you seven streets of independent boutiques, like Tatty Devine, heritage brands, vintage stores and indulgent beauty and grooming salons, all carefully selected for shoppers of discerning taste.

The Seven Dials village also offers a diverse selection of food and drink establishments, from bustling cafes and bars, to five-star brasseries, independent restaurants and traditional English pubs.

Start the day at award-winning independent café Timberyard, top-notch coffee at Monmouth Coffee Company, or a hearty breakfast at Balans Soho Society. For artisian produce visit Neal’s Yard Dairy for fine British Cheese or La Bottega for a delicious selection of cured meats from its deli. 

Savour a freshly prepared lunch at French concept restaurant La Compagnie Des Vins Surnaturels in Neal's Yard; or if you're in a hurry, grab a slice of homemade pizza from Homeslice. Discover award-winning dining at Seven Dials' latest offering Tredwells; or for a heartier evening meal visit British steakhouse Hawksmoor.

Round off the day with an after work drink at traditional English pub The Crown.

Alongside its stylish residents, Seven Dials boasts a rich and varied heritage; from Dickensian times through to the birthplace of Monty Python’s Flying Circus in Neals Yard.