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A locals' guide to Central London

"The National Gallery showcases the world's most regarded artists in the heart of London."

Alex Fleet

"With so many upmarket designers and eateries along Marylebone High Street, you're spoilt for choice!"

Tania Smith

"It is the tranquil spots in London like Paddington Street Gardens that really make me stop and appreciate the city."

Charles Cutting

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Where do Central London locals go?


This American steak house serves delicious high-quality food with a Danish twist. The Art Deco interiors are really cool too!


Without a shadow of a doubt, the best breakfast in London. A celeb hangout, you may be sat alongside Bernie and Tamara Ecclestone, Bill Nighy and Kylie Minogue.


There are now several adaptions of this restaurant. It started as a one-off and is now growing rapidly. The green chili cheeseburger with the deep-fried pickles and blue cheese dip come highly recommended!


I love this Cantonese restaurant - the food is delicious and the cocktails are super tasty! The service is also amazing and they definitely go the extra mile to make sure you have a great experience.

St James's Square

Beautifully maintained, this garden square is a real retreat from the hustle and bustle of central London - it's amazing how quiet it is!

Pizza Pilgrims

As well as an intimate, homely atmosphere, the pizzas are delicious and very very affordable, starting at only £5!

Paul Rothe & Son

A fourth generation family delicatessen serving homemade sandwiches and lunchtime treats.

Flat Iron

Hands down the tastiest 'cheap' steak in London. There's only one steak on the menu and it's priced at an amazing £10...the sides are great too and also very good value for money.

Neal's Yard

Bohemian cafes and shops with a relaxed vibe - the brightly painted frontages add to the quirky nature of this delightful central back street.

Scandinavian Kitchen

Traditional Scandinavian food for breakfast and lunch. The lunch menu of open sandwiches and salads is fantastic, as you can choose from quite a few options and mix and match depending on what you fancy that day.

Fraq's Lobster Shack

Amazing lobster rolls and an even better location in a buzzing area just off Charlotte Street.


This lovely restaurant and wine bar is hidden away just off Regent Street. You'll find a cosy wine bar downstairs complete with a terrace and a fantastic restaurant upstairs, which serves impressive food.


They do amazing salads that fill you up, while still feeling nice and healthy. And their cold-pressed juices are superb...


A Swedish bakery selling the best cinnamon rolls in town!

East Street

Quick and tasty Pan Asian food just off Oxford Street.

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Child-friendly activities near Central London

Toddler FC

Central YMCA
Kick-start your child's football skills with our energetic sessions designed to improve technique and fitness led by our qualified football coaches. Website

Saturday Club

An energetic start to the weekend is something we all need - adults and children alike. Our Saturday Club is a fabulous way for your children to get fit, be creative and socialise, ensuring they have a stimulating start to their Saturdays. Suitable for children aged 4 to 12, among the activities on offer are swimming, trampolining, basketball, indoor football, pottery, arts and crafts, a bouncy castle and capoeira. Give your child something fun to do for the weekend! Website

Mini Mozart- Babies and Toddlers Concert and Class

Fitzvoria Community Centre
Mini Mozart is a fun and interactive live music class for babies and toddlers. The classes feature two or more live instruments; a clarinet, violin, flute, French horn, saxophone or trumpet with a piano accompanist. The idea of Mini Mozart is to get children actually listening, not just hearing. Children interact with our live musicians in a way that is impossible with recorded music. Website

Yoga Therapy London - Ante Natal Yoga Holborn

Dragons Hall - Holborn & Covent Garden
Yoga Therapy has been used in India for thousands of years to help heal many illnesses and physical injuries. It uses a combination of yoga practices to help restore the body and emotions to full health when illness is present. It is much more specialist than yoga with all sessions tailored to a specific ailment or injury. Yoga Therapy assists the systems of the body to function as efficiently, effectively and naturally as possible. The aim is not simply to help heal the specific symptoms but to target the cause and therefore help to stop the ailment or injury reoccurring. Much medical research is now available showing that Yoga Therapy is very effective in treating many conditions. Yoga Therapy is complimentary to western medicine and should not be viewed as a substitute for a medical diagnosis or the services of a physician. Yoga Therapy can be practised in conjunction with medical treatments being received and also in tandem with other complementary therapies. Website

Mini Mozart- Babies and Toddlers Concert and Class

Although you are welcome to book your baby into his/her older sibling's class, if like us, you were crazy enough to have two kids close together, we have another option for you. At some venues we offer a specific mixed Babies & Toddlers class where babies enjoy the class with their adults and the older sibling interacts with the teacher. (0 - 4 yrs) Packed with piano & percussion, bursting with Bach & bubbles, and flush with fairy tales and flutes. Website

Football Club

All Souls Clubhouse
Football coaching for children using fun games, drills and exercises. An exciting short Bible series is taught in each session. Website

Drop In Craft-Marylebone Library

Marylebone Library
Come along and make whatever you want, using a whole range of exciting materials Website
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