A locals' guide to W1S
"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 W1S locals go?
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.
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The Gallery, Sketch
A stylish spot for afternoon tea, but be sure to check out the toilets that are shaped like eggs!
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The best tailors in Europe. Bespoke or off the rail, there's something for everyone's budget.
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The Parlour, Sketch
Posh breakfast and striking, artist-designed dining rooms - perfect for a special occasion...
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Rosa's Thai Cafe
Freshly made dishes with lots of taste - great for sharing and reasonably priced wine too.
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Roots & Bulbs
Healthy and delicious feel-good smoothies, juices and salads. A healthy hot spot you'll be visiting over and over again!
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Paul Rothe & Son
A fourth generation family delicatessen serving homemade sandwiches and lunchtime treats.
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St Christopher's Place
After a busy day down Oxford Street, nothing beats a quiet escape to this hidden gem tucked in the heart of Marylebone.
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Mayfair Pizza Company
A hidden gem on a cobbled street in Mayfair. Simple bistro-style Italian food, a wood-fired pizza oven and really affordable for the Mayfair area.
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An Antipodean cafe moments from Oxford Circus serving delicious coffee and a weekly changing menu of tasty food.
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Galvin at Windows
Stunning views across Hyde Park, fantastic service, beautiful food and a surprise birthday dessert!
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Why do you find W1S a great place to live?
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Did you know?
"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!"
Child-friendly activities near W1S
YogaBugsThe 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
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 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
DanceworksBranNew West End School
We warmly welcome all levels and abilities to our huge selection of dance and fitness classes in our lovely Victorian building with 7 great studios in the heart of London. Website
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
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
Mini Mozart- Babies and Toddlers Concert and ClassFitzvoria Community Centre
Mini Mozart is a fun and interactive live music class for babies and toddlers. The classes feature two or more live instruments; a clarinet, violin, flute, French horn, saxophone or trumpet with a piano accompanist. The idea of Mini Mozart is to get children actually listening, not just hearing. Children interact with our live musicians in a way that is impossible with recorded music. Website
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