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A locals' guide to WC1V

"Walk or take a bus ride along the Strand to soak in London's vibe..."

Alex Fleet

"Restaurants and charming shops sit in and around Convent Garden's former market place."

Alex Fleet

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

Alex Fleet

What is your favourite place?

Where do WC1V locals go?

My Old Dutch

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

London Film Museum

'Bond in Motion' exhibition - see the actual cars and gadgets of 007 made famous by the movies!

The Savoy Hotel

World famous Omelette Arnold Bennett!

Bloomsbury Square

A beautiful spot to sit in the sunshine!

Waterloo Bridge

Exceptional views over a number of London's most famous landmarks...

Wild & Wood

The best coffee shop in London!

The Zetter Townhouse

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

Kerbisher & Malt

Sustainable and stylish fish and chips that taste fantastic!

Busaba Ethai

This is the perfect place for a quick and tasty dinner with friends in central London. The pad thai is so tasty and they even have an app that you can save money with.


A traditional pub over a whopping 12 levels with a cosy atmosphere and two cocktails for £10 during happy hour! It's also a great place for watching sports...

Brasserie Blanc

One of world renowned chef Raymond Blanc's chain restaurants with delightful views over Covent Garden. Ideal for after work drinks or reasonably priced, freshly prepared meals.

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!

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!


If you really want to taste Indian food, then this is the place to go. They offer chai (tea) in a little cup. The atmosphere at this place is amazing - it feels just like Bombay!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Holborn, Covent Garden, Bloomsbury, Soho, Clerkenwell, West End, Euston, Fitzrovia, King's Cross and Barbican

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"Upon his death, architect John Soane bequeathed his house to the nation as long as nothing was added and nothing sold off..it is now the Soane Museum in Lincoln's Inn Fields."

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Child-friendly activities near WC1V

Bangladeshi under 5s Drop-In

Coram Parents Centre
Set in the peaceful grounds of Collingham Gardens, our drop-ins are funded by Camden Council. Drop-in for Bangladeshi families and their children. Website

After school Pottery Class

The 1A Centre
Our after school Pottery Class is a lot of fun and makes use of our fantastic facilities at 1A Arts. We have a pottery studio, complete with kiln, allowing kid's to explore their creativity. Colleen is our very talented pottery tutor and always makes it a fun experience! 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

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

Fives Stay & Play

Coram Family
All parents and children are welcome to come along and enjoy our Under Fives Stay & Play drop-in service, here at Coram. Set in the peaceful grounds of Collingham Gardens, our drop-ins are funded by Camden Council and free for parents and children under five. Website

Family Art Sessions

October Gallery
The Family Programme at October Gallery has run successful family art sessions that use international art, multi-sensory activities and storytelling. Our FREE sessions run from 10am-11.30am on Saturday once a month and are suitable for Under 5s and older siblings. Website
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