A locals' guide to WC2H
"The National Gallery showcases the world's most regarded artists in the heart of London."Alex Fleet
"The Mall is an iconic landmark framing views of the country's most well known building, Buckingham Palace."James Blackler
"Walking along Piccadilly, I love taking in the sites that central London has to offer."Christopher Sellwood
Where do WC2H locals go?
The best authentic pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven, served whole or by the slice.
Submitted by Hayley
One of the best kept secrets in London apparently. The TKTS booth sits in the middle of Leicester Square and is the official ticket reseller for all of London's West End shows. Left over seats are passed to TKTS a few days before each show and sold at a phenomenal discount - sometimes more than half price!
Submitted by Kayleigh
If you really want to taste Indian food, then this is the place to go. They offer chai (tea) in a little cup when you're in the queue and the atmosphere at this place is amazing - it feels just like Bombay!
Submitted by Stephen
Bohemian cafes and shops with a relaxed vibe - the brightly painted frontages add to the quirky nature of this delightful central back street.
Submitted by Amelia
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.
Submitted by Daisy
Fusion food at its best. Using seasonal ingredients, the menu always has delicious offerings and the cocktails are some of the tastiest in London!
Submitted by Daisy
London Film Museum
'Bond in Motion' exhibition - see the actual cars and gadgets of 007 made famous by the movies!
Submitted by Dan
The Parlour, Sketch
Posh breakfast and striking, artist-designed dining rooms - perfect for a special occasion...
Submitted by Daisy
Exceptional views over a number of London's most famous landmarks...
Submitted by Jonathan
The best tailors in Europe. Bespoke or off the rail, there's something for everyone's budget.
Submitted by William
My Old Dutch
The best place for pancakes on Shrove Tuesday - or any day of the year for that matter!
Submitted by Alex
Rosa's Thai Cafe
Freshly made dishes with lots of taste - great for sharing and reasonably priced wine too.
Submitted by Daisy
Why do you find WC2H a great place to live?
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Did you know?
"In 2010, 1,000 tonnes of fat were removed from the sewers below Leicester Square - enough to fill nine double-decker buses."
Child-friendly activities near WC2H
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
Seven Dial Under 5s Stay & PlayCovent Garden Community Centre
Large private room, toys provided. Coffee and tea at £1.50 with unlimited refills. (Large selection of food and drink available to buy at the bar - reasonably priced) Website
Seven Dials Under 5s Stay and PlayCovent Garden Community Centre/ Seven Dials Club
Organised by local parents. In the Mercer Room at Covent Garden Community Centre. Large private room, toys provided Website
Rhyme TimeCharing Cross Library
What a hidden gem this rhyme time is ... and it is going to get better. Robin Martin brings her wonderful voice and entertainment talents to the Charing Cross rhyme time in addition to the Wednesday session at the Mayfair library. Robin definitely adds West End panache to the Under Fives library sessions. Under 5's Website
Drop InDragon 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
Drop ins and play sessionsWest End Children's Centre
Stay and Play. A safe and stimulating learning environment for babies and young children where parents can chat in an informal atmosphere. Set in the heart of Soho our Children's Centre offers services for children and their families throughout the West End. We give advice and practical support to families with young children. Languages spoken include Arabic Bengali Cantonese Hindi Portuguese and Tagalog. Our unique location in the heart of the city means we have good links with many of London's famous sites museums galleries and theatres. Website
Comedy Club 4 Kids (Over 6s) at Soho TheatreSoho 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
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