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Paul Rothe & Son

Paul Rothe & Son

A fourth generation family delicatessen serving homemade sandwiches and lunchtime treats.

easyGym

easyGym

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!

Soul Cycle

Soul Cycle

A cult-like following has brought this incredible workout studio from America to its first London location - a great workout!

Kaffeine

Kaffeine

An Antipodean cafe moments from Oxford Circus serving delicious coffee and a weekly changing menu of tasty food.

maple&FITZ

maple&FITZ

They do amazing salads that fill you up, while still feeling nice and healthy. And their cold-pressed juices are superb...

Busaba Ethai

Busaba Ethai

This is the perfect place for a quick and tasty dinner with friends in central London. The pad thai is so tasty and they even have an app that you can save money with.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

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!

Pizza Pilgrims

Pizza Pilgrims

As well as an intimate, homely atmosphere, the pizzas are delicious and very very affordable, starting at only £5!

TKTS

TKTS

One of the best kept secrets in London apparently. The TKTS booth sits in the middle of Leicester Square and is the official ticket reseller for all of London's West End shows. Left over seats are passed to TKTS a few days before each show and sold at a phenomenal discount - sometimes more than half price!

Mayfair Pizza Company

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.

Gunmakers

Gunmakers

A great pub featuring that classic trifecta of real ale, Churchill memorabilia and bullets!

Berkeley Square

Berkeley Square

A leafy spot to eat lunch on a sunny day and a lovely space to escape too.

Bone Daddies

Bone Daddies

A small but tasty menu of Japanese ramen dishes.

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!

St Christopher's Place

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

"The Cat's Whiskers in Soho was a live music club and the birthplace of the hand jive in the 1950s - the place was so small, a new style of dance with limited movement had to be invented."

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

James Blackler

Stepping into Selfridges, I always feel like a kid in a sweet shop...and their window displays are unbelievable!

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Restaurants and charming shops sit in and around Convent Garden's former market place.

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Seven Dial Under 5s Stay & Play

Covent Garden Community Centre
Large private room, toys provided. Coffee and tea at £1.50 with unlimited refills. (Large selection of food and drink available to buy at the bar - reasonably priced) Website

Tiny Tots-Marylebone Library

Marylebone Library
Songs and rhymes for under 5s Website

One intuition

O2 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

Story Time-Marylebone Library

Marylebone Library
Stories and craft for the under 5s, with a different theme each week. All ages welcome but best suited for nursery age children 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

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

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