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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!

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...

Savile Row

Savile Row

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

The Crobar

The Crobar

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

Choccywoccydoodah

Choccywoccydoodah

Just off Carnaby Street, this shop is like a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for grown up's! All of the chocolates are hand made by the team and don't just look good, they taste amazing too...

The Parlour, Sketch

The Parlour, Sketch

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

Archer Street

Archer Street

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

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.

Bone Daddies

Bone Daddies

A small but tasty menu of Japanese ramen dishes.

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!

Kingly Court

Kingly Court

A variety of restaurants for every occasion and budget, which are centred round a covered courtyard.

Cecconi's

Cecconi's

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.

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!

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.

The Royal Academy of Arts

The Royal Academy of Arts

A world-renowned gallery with leading exhibitions such as this one from the defiant Ai Weiwei!

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

"The soil underneath George Washington's statue in Trafalgar Square was imported from America, as he once said he would "never set foot on English sold again!""

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

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

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

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Child-friendly activities near Piccadilly Circus

YogaBugs

The Arts Club
Classes are taught through stories and children will perform various yoga postures whilst taking part in a magical adventure. They get a full physical work out before we take them through a brief relaxation and visualisation, leaving them feeling calm and relaxed. 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

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

Saturday Club

YMCA 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

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

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

Swimming Lessons

Central YMCA
The classes are taught to enhance the child's confidence in the water by utilising age appropriate practices to promote aquatic skills. Classes are taught along the criteria for the successful ASA Duckling awards. Children start with an adult in the water but when ready can progress to being in the water only with a teacher. Website

About Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly Circus is a road junction and public space in London's West End, built in 1819 to connect Regent Street with the major shopping street of Piccadilly. Piccadilly Circus is surrounded by several major tourist attractions, including the Shaftesbury Memorial, Criterion Theatre, London Pavilion and several major retail stores. Numerous nightclubs and bars are located in the area and neighbouring Soho.

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