A locals' guide to WC1N
"Move over Shoreditch, King's Cross is rapidly becoming the place to be! Near the City and the West End, there's load of new bars..."Charles Cutting
"With all the shops and restaurants, sometimes you forget that there are some beautiful residential properties around Charlotte Street."Charles Cutting
"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
Where do WC1N locals go?
The Zetter Townhouse
Amazing cocktails - especially the Twinkles recommended by the waiter - impressive service, great atmosphere and a quirky, eccentric interior.
Submitted by Nicola
My Old Dutch
The best place for pancakes on Shrove Tuesday - or any day of the year for that matter!
Submitted by Alex
Amazing fresh food for all tastes. Charming, especially at night. A great place to relax in the sun.
Submitted by Nicola
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
Terroni of Clerkenwell
Terroni's on Clerkenwell Road is a charming traditional Italian café and food store offering all the delights of the old country. There is nothing better than an afternoon cappuccino with a delicious pistachio cream filled cannoli!
Submitted by Adrian
A great place to enjoy a drink, food and a good game of ping pong in the founding home of table tennis!
Submitted by Amit
The coolest coffee shop and cocktail bar in town! It's just a stones throw from Holborn Underground Station and serves proper coffee.
Submitted by Stuart
Bourne and Hollingsworth
You may have to book really far in advance, but the brunch with bottomless cocktails is definitely worth the wait! Make sure you try the French toast with clotted cream, berries and honey...
Submitted by Daisy
Just down the road from Sadler's Wells Theatre, this exceptional gastro pub is packed before a show - and rightly so.
Submitted by Stephen
The Hoxton Holborn
There is nothing better than The Hoxton's full English breakfast and a latte from Holborn Grind - these places are next to each other too.
Submitted by Petras
If you ever want an alternative night out in central London, then this is the place to go. Bowling, karaoke and a club, all in one.
Submitted by Daisy
The Betjeman Arms
The only British Pub located within the Grade I Listed building underneath the clock tower and arches at St Pancras International station. Elegant dining room, heritage features, charming staff and stunning British pub classics menu. This is now my family's new favourite Sunday Lunch local.
Submitted by Lee
I love this Cantonese restaurant - the food is delicious and the cocktails are super tasty! The service is also amazing and they definitely go the extra mile to make sure you have a great experience.
Submitted by Daisy
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Did you know?
"Clerkenwell owes its name to Clerks' Well, which was only rediscovered in 1924 in the basement of a building on Farringdon Lane."
Child-friendly activities near WC1N
Bangladeshi under 5s Drop-InCoram Parents Centre
Set in the peaceful grounds of Collingham Gardens, our drop-ins are funded by Camden Council. Drop-in for Bangladeshi families and their children. Website
Parent and Toddler Drop in for the under 5Bedford House
Bedford House is a really good resource for the under five's community in Central London. Even if you do not live close enough to utilise the facility regularly, keep it in the back of your mind for a day trip to do the British Museum. Website
Under Five Drop-InCoram's Fields Children's Centre
Corams's Fields is in the heart of London and is close to the British Museum, Great Ormond Street Hospital, the Foundling Museum and the Charles Dickens Museum and is within reach of many more of central London's attractions. The Under 5s universal drop in runs free of charge every weekday, alongside many other scheduled activites for under 5s. The programme can be found on the Coram's Fields website. Website
Messy PlayBedford House Community Centre
This is a chance for kids to get their hands a bit messy! It's also a good opportunity to run around, make noise, and have lots of fun in a social environment. Website
New Mum New YouCoram's Fields Children's Centre
New Mum New You A fun and interactive post-natal weight management programme for new mums, with workouts to boost your energy and healthy eating tips for mum and baby. Website
JEMS TuitionCoram's Fields
Junior English, Maths & Science Tuition is dedicated to helping young people reach their full potential. We are an independent group of qualified teachers who seek to instil the love and enthusiasm that we have for English, Maths and ScienceWe motivate students to become independent learners whose knowledge is based on solid foundations. 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
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