A locals' guide to WC1E
"The restaurants along Charlotte Street are a great place to sit in the sunshine, watching the world go by..."Alex Fleet
"A rich vein of restaurants and cafes...I love walking down Charlotte Street without a reservation and dropping in to any place that takes my fancy..."James Blackler
"With all the shops and restaurants, sometimes you forget that there are some beautiful residential properties around Charlotte Street."Charles Cutting
Where do WC1E locals go?
My Old Dutch
The best place for pancakes on Shrove Tuesday - or any day of the year for that matter!
Submitted by Alex
The Zetter Townhouse
Amazing cocktails - especially the Twinkles recommended by the waiter - impressive service, great atmosphere and a quirky, eccentric interior.
Submitted by Nicola
An Antipodean cafe moments from Oxford Circus serving delicious coffee and a weekly changing menu of tasty food.
Submitted by Amelia
Bohemian cafes and shops with a relaxed vibe - the brightly painted frontages add to the quirky nature of this delightful central back street.
Submitted by Amelia
Happy hour 4-9pm every day, which makes this place super cheap and cheerful for central London!
Submitted by Kevin
Crazy Bear Fitzrovia
A really cool bar with a great atmosphere for stylish cocktails. It's certainly one to impress friends or a date! They also do Japanese food in the restaurant.
Submitted by Olivia
Quirky small plates, an amazing concept and an atmosphere to match. Go with friends and try a new experimental food experience...
Submitted by Zahra
Fraq's Lobster Shack
Amazing lobster rolls and an even better location in a buzzing area just off Charlotte Street.
Submitted by Zahra
An exceptional cycling gym, where you can achieve so much in an hour and you feel like you are in a club as the music is awesome!
Submitted by Zahra
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!
Submitted by Trish
The best authentic pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven, served whole or by the slice.
Submitted by Hayley
As well as an intimate, homely atmosphere, the pizzas are delicious and very very affordable, starting at only £5!
Submitted by Daisy
The Masons Arms
Traditional inside and out, this flower adorned local pub is in a great spot for Regent's Park.
Submitted by Aicha
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
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Did you know?
"Mirrored in the Ministry of Truth in George Orwell's 'Nineteen Eighty-Four', Senate House in Russell Square was the home of the Ministry of Information and only survived bombing in the Second World War because Hitler planned to use it as his British headquarters if he won."
Child-friendly activities near WC1E
Bible ClubAll Souls Clubhouse
An all-rounded club that provides children with active games, challenges and craft as well as learning more about Jesus from the Bible. If your child attends All Souls Primary, we can collect them from school. 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
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
Club Kids GroupAll Souls Clubhouse
A baby and toddler drop-in for parents and carers. We provide a range of facilities for free play and offer story and singing times, art and craft, and healthy snacks Website
Club KicksAll 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
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
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