A locals' guide to W1D
"The National Gallery showcases the world's most regarded artists in the heart of London."Alex Fleet
"The Mall is an iconic landmark framing views of the country's most well known building, Buckingham Palace."James Blackler
"Walking along Piccadilly, I love taking in the sites that central London has to offer."Christopher Sellwood
Where do W1D locals go?
As well as an intimate, homely atmosphere, the pizzas are delicious and very very affordable, starting at only £5!
Submitted by Daisy
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!
Submitted by Olivia
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!
Submitted by Louise
A hidden gem gym at the top of the Plaza Shopping Centre. It's been the setting for a few famous ITV film shoots and has an excellent double gym class session on a Sunday morning!
Submitted by Kayleigh
I love this cocktail bar! It has a great atmosphere and is the perfect place to take a date.
Submitted by Edvin
Happy hour 4-9pm every day, which makes this place super cheap and cheerful for central London!
Submitted by Kevin
Rosa's Thai Cafe
Freshly made dishes with lots of taste - great for sharing and reasonably priced wine too.
Submitted by Daisy
London Film Museum
'Bond in Motion' exhibition - see the actual cars and gadgets of 007 made famous by the movies!
Submitted by Dan
The Parlour, Sketch
Posh breakfast and striking, artist-designed dining rooms - perfect for a special occasion...
Submitted by Daisy
The best tailors in Europe. Bespoke or off the rail, there's something for everyone's budget.
Submitted by William
My Old Dutch
The best place for pancakes on Shrove Tuesday - or any day of the year for that matter!
Submitted by Alex
The Gallery, Sketch
A stylish spot for afternoon tea, but be sure to check out the toilets that are shaped like eggs!
Submitted by Amelia
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Did you know?
"The Carlisle Arms, Soho is the site of London's only death caused by choking on a billiard ball. In 1893, Walter Cowle boasted that he could fit the whole ball in his mouth, but unfortunately for him, it got stuck..."
Child-friendly activities near W1D
Comedy Club 4 Kids (Over 6s) at Soho TheatreSoho 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
Rhyme TimeCharing 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
Drop InDragon 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
Family Art SessionsOctober 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
Drop ins and play sessionsWest 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
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
One intuitionO2 workshop
At One inTuition, we believe everyone should have access to extra support during their academic career. By encouraging students to share tuition in small groups, we are able to keep our prices low and accessible. During sessions, students receive quality one-on-one support but can also learn alongside their peers. We specialize in Mathematics, English and Science (including Psychology) at GCSE and A-Level, as well as degree level Psychology. Website
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