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A locals' guide to WC1E

"The restaurants along Charlotte Street are a great place to sit in the sunshine, watching the world go by..."

Alex Fleet

"A rich vein of restaurants and cafes...I love walking down Charlotte Street without a reservation and dropping in to any place that takes my fancy..."

James Blackler

"With all the shops and restaurants, sometimes you forget that there are some beautiful residential properties around Charlotte Street."

Charles Cutting

What is your favourite place?

Where do WC1E locals go?

Bloomsbury Square

A beautiful spot to sit in the sunshine!

Wild & Wood

The best coffee shop in London!

My Old Dutch

The best place for pancakes on Shrove Tuesday - or any day of the year for that matter!

The Zetter Townhouse

Amazing cocktails - especially the Twinkles recommended by the waiter - impressive service, great atmosphere and a quirky, eccentric interior.


An Antipodean cafe moments from Oxford Circus serving delicious coffee and a weekly changing menu of tasty food.

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.

The Crobar

Happy hour 4-9pm every day, which makes this place super cheap and cheerful for central London!

Crazy Bear Fitzrovia

A really cool bar with a great atmosphere for stylish cocktails. It's certainly one to impress friends or a date! They also do Japanese food in the restaurant.

Bobo Social

Quirky small plates, an amazing concept and an atmosphere to match. Go with friends and try a new experimental food experience...

Fraq's Lobster Shack

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


An exceptional cycling gym, where you can achieve so much in an hour and you feel like you are in a club as the music is awesome!

DoubleTree by Hilton

Great for family or group dinners. Looks very classy and the food is delicious. Voucher deals are always available. If you think you can't afford the Hilton, think again!


The best authentic pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven, served whole or by the slice.

Pizza Pilgrims

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

The Masons Arms

Traditional inside and out, this flower adorned local pub is in a great spot for Regent's Park.

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"Senate House inspired George Orwell's Ministry of Truth in 1984 after his wife worked there for a period in the censorship department during the Second World War."

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Child-friendly activities near WC1E

Bible Club

All Souls Clubhouse
An all-rounded club that provides children with active games, challenges and craft as well as learning more about Jesus from the Bible. If your child attends All Souls Primary, we can collect them from school. Website

Drop In

Dragon Hall
The Under 5s Drop In at Dragon Hall is on Friday mornings from 10am to 2pm, during school term time. All under 5s are welcome with their parents or carers. There is lots of space to run around, different activities each week including trips out to other venues Website

Comedy Club 4 Kids (Over 6s) at Soho Theatre

Soho Theatre & Writers Centre
A proper comedy club for anyone over the age of six featuring the best comedians on the circuit doing what they do best but without the rude bits. Website

Club Kids Group

All Souls Clubhouse
A baby and toddler drop-in for parents and carers. We provide a range of facilities for free play and offer story and singing times, art and craft, and healthy snacks Website

Club Kicks

All Souls Clubhouse
A sporty session that enables parents and carers to help their toddlers to experience a variety of games and exercises that promote active play and fundamental movement skills. Activities include learning shapes and colours, running about and simple football exercises. Website

Busy Bumblebees Group (Montessori themed)

St Giles in the Fields Church hall
Our Montessori themed activities help children develop movement, co-ordination, language and independence. Sessions include free-play, singing, music-making, movement games, social opportunities and arts and crafts, and a mini Forest type activity sessions introduction. Website

JEMS Tuition

Coram's Fields
Junior English, Maths & Science Tuition is dedicated to helping young people reach their full potential. We are an independent group of qualified teachers who seek to instil the love and enthusiasm that we have for English, Maths and ScienceWe motivate students to become independent learners whose knowledge is based on solid foundations. Website
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