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La Bodega Negra

La Bodega Negra

Great tacos and tequila, entrance is really quirky, DJ#s on weekends. A one stop shop for a night of fun.

B Bakery

B Bakery

A cute bakery with an even cuter afternoon tea! Different from the traditional sandwiches and cakes that you would expect...

Flat Iron

Flat Iron

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.

Gosh! Comics

Gosh! Comics

A wealth of graphic novels from a wide variety of genres.

Kastner and Ovens

Kastner and Ovens

The best lunch stop in Covent Garden bar none. They have a daily changing menu of healthy salads and dishes to take away.

BAO

BAO

This restaurant serves simple, yet heavenly Taiwanese dishes. You have to try the peanut milk and the Bao, which are light steamed buns with meat fillings. But be prepared for a long queue, because this place is very very popular!

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Based on Forest Gump, this lovely shrimp restaurant from the USA has opened its first restaurant in London! Amazing food and the restaurant is decked out just like you're on the film - it has its own gift shop too!

Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House

My favourite place in all of London, the Royal Opera House stages world class performances. Although top seats are pricey, you can get cheap tickets from £5 if you're happy to be further back.

Bone Daddies

Bone Daddies

A small but tasty menu of Japanese ramen dishes.

The Crobar

The Crobar

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

Said

Said

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

Bó Drake

Bó Drake

Bó Drake has a relaxed, Soho vibe serving a fantastic selection of small plates and sharing dishes of modern Asian cuisine. The impressive cocktails alone are a reason to go. Look out for their seasonally themed drinks available during Bó Drake Late every Friday and Saturday night too!

Antidote

Antidote

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.

Holborn Grind

Holborn Grind

The coolest coffee shop and cocktail bar in town! It's just a stones throw from Holborn Underground Station and serves proper coffee.

Jamie's Italian

Jamie's Italian

Just off Piccadilly Circus, this Jamie's Italian is set within a converted pub and has a terrace too that is lovely on a summer's evening. The fresh pastas and cocktails are very tasty!

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

"In 1997 Rick Buckley created a number of moulds of his nose and put them up around London. Setting them beneath CCTV cameras, Buckley was mocking the controversial use of video surveillance and the ones that are still intact have become known as the Seven Noses of Soho."

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

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

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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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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

Yoga Therapy London - Ante Natal Yoga Holborn

Dragons Hall - Holborn & Covent Garden
Yoga Therapy has been used in India for thousands of years to help heal many illnesses and physical injuries. It uses a combination of yoga practices to help restore the body and emotions to full health when illness is present. It is much more specialist than yoga with all sessions tailored to a specific ailment or injury. Yoga Therapy assists the systems of the body to function as efficiently, effectively and naturally as possible. The aim is not simply to help heal the specific symptoms but to target the cause and therefore help to stop the ailment or injury reoccurring. Much medical research is now available showing that Yoga Therapy is very effective in treating many conditions. Yoga Therapy is complimentary to western medicine and should not be viewed as a substitute for a medical diagnosis or the services of a physician. Yoga Therapy can be practised in conjunction with medical treatments being received and also in tandem with other complementary therapies. Website

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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

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

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

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

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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