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The Gallery, Sketch

The Gallery, Sketch

A stylish spot for afternoon tea, but be sure to check out the toilets that are shaped like eggs!

Gosh! Comics

Gosh! Comics

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

MASH

MASH

This American steak house serves delicious high-quality food with a Danish twist. The Art Deco interiors are really cool too!

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.

Grosvenor House Hotel

Grosvenor House Hotel

A wonderful place to enjoy an afternoon Champagne tea!

Mount Street Gardens

Mount Street Gardens

A great place to sit and have your lunch in the sunshine.

Paul Rothe & Son

Paul Rothe & Son

A fourth generation family delicatessen serving homemade sandwiches and lunchtime treats.

Ping Pong

Ping Pong

The best dim sum in London and superb strawberry puree lemonade! The set menu is fantastic too and a real bargain...

The Ivy Café

The Ivy Café

Part of the prestigious chain of cafes and restaurants, you might even spot a celebrity or two in this chic cafe restaurant.

Savile Row

Savile Row

The best tailors in Europe. Bespoke or off the rail, there's something for everyone's budget.

Grosvenor Square

Grosvenor Square

Grosvenor Square on a balmy evening beats Hyde Park!

The Grenadier

The Grenadier

A local pub tucked away and open since 1818. It gets incredibly busy with people coming after work and is one of the most haunted pubs in London! They serve a fantastic beef Wellington too!

Inn the Park

Inn the Park

A fantastic place to watch the world go by, with an outdoor terrace to enjoy sunny days and stunning views of Whitehall and Buckingham Palace.

Australian War Memorial

Australian War Memorial

I love its design and you get to experience a bit of culture walking from this pretty corner of Green Park to Hyde Park.

Rubens Hotel

Rubens Hotel

An institution over 100 years old, this stunning hotel is beautiful inside - you really are stepping back into a grander era!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Mayfair, West End, Soho, Victoria, Marylebone, Knightsbridge, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden, Bloomsbury and Sloane Square

"In 1954, 2 Carlton Gardens held a meeting between MI6 and CIA to agree to build a tunnel beneath the Berlin Wall to intercept telephone calls. Sadly the double agent George Blake, who was at the meeting, told the Russians immediately after and the whole idea was a disaster!"

Stepping into Selfridges, I always feel like a kid in a sweet shop...and their window displays are unbelievable!

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London's beautiful back garden, Hyde Park offers an idyllic escape from city life.

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

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Parent and Toddler Group

St. Peter's Eaton Square
This is a small and intimate playgroup. It's the best one for meeting local mums and learning more about the area. There is also a nice set of toys for infants and toddlers. 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

Serpentine Lido


Outdoor pool so weather dependent. Includes child-safe paddling pool and children's playground. A great place to sunbathe and enjoy the sunshine! Website

First Touch FC

Hyde Park
First Touch FC run a wide variety of football courses for children of all ages and abilities. Our goal is to provide comprehensive weekly football training that allows junior players to develop their footballing abilities and build confidence in their skills. Website

Buggy Fit


Outdoor exercise class for parents and carers with their buggies (bring a mat) Website

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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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All Souls Clubhouse
A sporty session that enables parents and carers to help their toddlers to experience a variety of games and exercises that promote active play and fundamental movement skills. Activities include learning shapes and colours, running about and simple football exercises. Website

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