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One Aldwych

One Aldwych

The afternoon tea at One Aldwych is a magical experience. Inspired by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the steaming cocktail is just one of the culinary spectacles!

The Zetter Townhouse

The Zetter Townhouse

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

Bloomsbury Bowling

Bloomsbury Bowling

If you ever want an alternative night out in central London, then this is the place to go. Bowling, karaoke and a club, all in one.

STK

STK

A restaurant, bar and club all in one, so you can spend all night here! It's a great place for large groups who want to catch up over dinner without having to move on to somewhere else later in the night.

London Film Museum

London Film Museum

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

My Old Dutch

My Old Dutch

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

Kerbisher & Malt

Kerbisher & Malt

Sustainable and stylish fish and chips that taste fantastic!

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.

Terroni of Clerkenwell

Terroni of Clerkenwell

Terroni's on Clerkenwell Road is a charming traditional Italian café and food store offering all the delights of the old country. There is nothing better than an afternoon cappuccino with a delicious pistachio cream filled cannoli!

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.

Little Water

Little Water

The best and juiciest burger I have ever had! They have fantastic deals as well that enable you to get brilliant quality food for a reasonable price. The restaurant is very small, quaint and even offers cosy blankets if you're feeling a little nippy!

Bounce

Bounce

A great place to enjoy a drink, food and a good game of ping pong in the founding home of table tennis!

DoubleTree by Hilton

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!

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.

Waterloo Bridge

Waterloo Bridge

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

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

"Senate House inspired George Orwell's Ministry of Truth in 1984 after his wife worked there for a period in the censorship department during the Second World War."

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

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

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

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Stop Motion Animation(7-14 years)

The 1A Centre
How would you like to tell stories, make characters, experiment with different materials and create short animated films? Well that's exactly what you can do at our Stop Motion Animation class! Then you can take home a DVD of your films to show your friends and family! Website

Under Five Drop-In

Coram's Fields Children's Centre
Corams's Fields is in the heart of London and is close to the British Museum, Great Ormond Street Hospital, the Foundling Museum and the Charles Dickens Museum and is within reach of many more of central London's attractions. The Under 5s universal drop in runs free of charge every weekday, alongside many other scheduled activites for under 5s. The programme can be found on the Coram's Fields website. 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

Swimming Class UK

Soho Gyms Farringdon
Kids swimming lessons are a fun way to become friends with water. This new London swimming school will help your children learn how to swim. Our hands on teaching method will fast track your children to become brilliant swimmers. Website

Messy Play

Bedford House Community Centre
This is a chance for kids to get their hands a bit messy! It's also a good opportunity to run around, make noise, and have lots of fun in a social environment. 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

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

About Holborn

Holborn is an area of Central London, England. Holborn is also the name of the area's principal east-west street, running as High Holborn from St Giles's High Street to Gray's Inn Road (the junction being roughly where Holborn Bar - the entrance to the City of London - was) and then on to Holborn Viaduct. The street since boundary changes in 1994 runs along the boundary between the London Borough of Camden and the City of London; previously the boundary was less obvious in the area and crossed the street at Holborn Bar.

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