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The Hoxton Holborn

The Hoxton Holborn

There is nothing better than The Hoxton's full English breakfast and a latte from Holborn Grind - these places are next to each other too.

Neal's Yard

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.

Radio Rooftop Bar

Radio Rooftop Bar

The best cocktails and great panoramic views of London - it's the perfect spot for pre-dinner drinks, a romantic date and for those looking to celebrate in style.

The Savoy Hotel

The Savoy Hotel

World famous Omelette Arnold Bennett!

Bageriet

Bageriet

A Swedish bakery selling the best cinnamon rolls in town!

Said

Said

The most dreamy place for a late night hot chocolate...

TKTS

TKTS

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!

My Old Dutch

My Old Dutch

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

Dishoom

Dishoom

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!

Archer Street

Archer Street

I love this cocktail bar! It has a great atmosphere and is the perfect place to take a date.

Bone Daddies

Bone Daddies

A small but tasty menu of Japanese ramen dishes.

Dishoom

Dishoom

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!

The Parlour, Sketch

The Parlour, Sketch

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

Porterhouse

Porterhouse

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...

Bentleys Oyster Bar & Grill

Bentleys Oyster Bar & Grill

The best seafood and shellfish you will have in London. It's 101 years old - a real seafood institution in London! Great heated terrace and all guests get a blanket for outside dining all year round.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Holborn, Soho, West End, Bloomsbury, Fitzrovia, Southwark, Mayfair, Euston, Clerkenwell and Westminster

"Rules is the oldest restaurant in London, having opened in 1798 and it is here that King Edward VII entertained his mistress. Rumour has it that a second entrance was installed so that the then prince could take her to a private room."

The Mall is an iconic landmark framing views of the country's most well known building, Buckingham Palace.

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

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

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  1. You can never get bored in Covent Garden. There is something for everyone - museums, retail therapy, fantastic restaurants and a wonderful selection of theatres. Not forgetting to mention the buzzing atmosphere, no matter what time you're there.

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Child-friendly activities near Covent Garden

Oasis Sports Center


The central Oasis Sports Centre includes not one but two swimming pools - one indoor and one outdoor, both heated. Often the outdoor pool is popular with recreational swimmers and can be more over-crowded than the indoor pool even during the winter months. £3.75 (Outdoor swim) 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

Mini Mozart- Babies and Toddlers Concert and Class

St-Martin-in-the-Fields
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

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

Mum and BabyYoga - Pregnancy Yoga

Dragons Hall - Holborn & Covent Garden
Pregnancy is one of the most amazing experiences of a woman's life and yoga has long been recognised, by doctors and midwives to be one of the most effective means of easing birth. By working and connecting the body, mind, and spirit, yoga can help a mother feel comfortable, relaxed and fit during pregnancy, support the health of her growing child and ease delivery and labour pains. Pregnancy yoga has many benefits. On a physical level the specially adapted yoga postures will help strengthen tone and create flexibility in the body. The sessions will boast vitality, reduce stress and help relieve common pregnancy ailments such as back ache and fluid retention. The breathing exercises relax the nervous system and bring increased oxygen to the body and therefore the baby. They are very useful to use during labour to help deal with the contractions. Website

Seven Dials Under 5s Stay and Play

Covent 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 Time

Charing 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

About Covent Garden

Covent Garden is a district in London, England, located on the eastern fringes of the West End, between St. Martin's Lane and Drury Lane. The area is mainly associated with the former fruit and vegetable market located in the central square which is now a popular shopping and tourist site, and the Royal Opera House, which is also known as "Covent Garden". The area is divided by the main thoroughfare of Long Acre; north of which is mainly given over to independent shops centred on Neal's Yard and Seven Dials, while the south contains the central square with its street performers, and most of the elegant buildings, theatres and entertainment facilities, including the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, and the London Transport Museum.

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