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Central London

A locals' guide to Central London

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

Alex Fleet

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

Charles Cutting

"Walking along Piccadilly, I love taking in the sites that central London has to offer."

Christopher Sellwood

What is your favourite place?

Where do Central London locals go?

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!

The Langham

Located on the doorstep of Oxford Circus, The Langham is a grand hotel with impeccable service. Luxury at its best. 5 stars.

Galvin at Windows

Stunning views across Hyde Park, fantastic service, beautiful food and a surprise birthday dessert!


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.

The Parlour, Sketch

Posh breakfast and striking, artist-designed dining rooms - perfect for a special occasion...


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.

Shepherd Market

A great selection of pubs and sandwich shops in a corner of Mayfair between Green Park and Hyde Park.


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!

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.


A Swedish bakery selling the best cinnamon rolls in town!

East Street

Quick and tasty Pan Asian food just off Oxford 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.

Hedonism Wines

A wine and spirits shop for those with a sophisticated palate - this is the place to go to pick up something extra special.

Berkeley Square

A leafy spot to eat lunch on a sunny day and a lovely space to escape too.


An amazing restaurant for crab and steak. A very cool place where everyone sits on long tables, but don't eat beforehand as it leaves you very full!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Soho, Mayfair, West End, Fitzrovia, Marylebone, Covent Garden, Bloomsbury, Victoria, Holborn and Euston

Why do you find Central London a great place to live?

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"57 Wimpole Street was the family home of the Ashers, and Paul McCartney lived here in the early days of Beatle mania with his then-girlfriend, Jane Asher. He co-wrote "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" on an old piano in the basement with John Lennon."

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Child-friendly activities near Central London

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

YMCA Club with creche

Enjoy your own workout, have a dip in the pool or take five and relax in peace with a coffee while your little one is in safe hands. Our qualified play workers offer stimulating and varied play, in a warm and friendly environment. Website

Drop ins and play sessions

West 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

The Baby Academy

The idea came from wanting to put together pre-natal and post-natal workshops for parents in a relaxed home environment. Combined with post-natal parent coaching and "back on track" home consultations. The Baby Academy offers you help and advice in your own home, giving you the confidence and skills to build a happy home life with your new arrival. 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

One intuition

O2 workshop
At One inTuition, we believe everyone should have access to extra support during their academic career. By encouraging students to share tuition in small groups, we are able to keep our prices low and accessible. During sessions, students receive quality one-on-one support but can also learn alongside their peers. We specialize in Mathematics, English and Science (including Psychology) at GCSE and A-Level, as well as degree level Psychology. Website

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
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