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Bobo Social

Bobo Social

Quirky small plates, an amazing concept and an atmosphere to match. Go with friends and try a new experimental food experience...

The Providores and Tapa Room

The Providores and Tapa Room

This is a weekend central London must! Walk-in brunch at this hot spot is unbeatable - especially if you're lucky enough to catch a seat outside!

The Cavendish

The Cavendish

The best place for lunch in Marylebone - partly a private members' club with an elegant atmosphere.

Delfino

Delfino

A traditional family-run Italian restaurant where they serve the best pizza this side of Naples.

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!

Savile Row

Savile Row

The best tailors in Europe. Bespoke or off the rail, there's something for everyone's budget.

Paul Rothe & Son

Paul Rothe & Son

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

The Crobar

The Crobar

Happy hour 4-9pm every day, which makes this place super cheap and cheerful for central London!

Flat Iron

Flat Iron

Hands down the tastiest 'cheap' steak in London. There's only one steak on the menu and it's priced at an amazing £10...the sides are great too and also very good value for money.

Cecconi's

Cecconi's

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.

The Audley

The Audley

A great after work boozer. Some of its original features have been retained throughout the years, which give it an authentic pub feel.

Homeslice

Homeslice

The best authentic pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven, served whole or by the slice.

Souli

Souli

Brekkie, lunch, fresh salads, fine sandwiches, uplifting juices and more... Perfect for any mood.

The Langham

The Langham

Located on the doorstep of Oxford Circus, The Langham is a grand hotel with impeccable service. Luxury at its best. 5 stars.

Richoux

Richoux

Breakfast, pastries and afternoon tea, this delightful restaurant is part of a small, well loved chain, where you feel right at home.

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

"Duke Street was the first street in London to have a pavement."

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

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

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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

Seven Dials Under 5s Stay and Play

Covent Garden Community Centre/ Seven Dials Club
Organised by local parents. In the Mercer Room at Covent Garden Community Centre. Large private room, toys provided Website

Oasis Sports Center


The central Oasis Sports Centre includes not one but two swimming pools - one indoor and one outdoor, both heated. Often the outdoor pool is popular with recreational swimmers and can be more over-crowded than the indoor pool even during the winter months. £3.75 (Outdoor swim) Website

Rhyme Time

Charing 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 In Craft-Marylebone Library

Marylebone Library
Come along and make whatever you want, using a whole range of exciting materials Website

Pregnancy Yoga

Portland Hospital Physiotherapy Department
Yoga practices focus not only on physical health during pregnancy but also the cultivation of peace in mind. Yoga increase your own awareness of your body, mind and emotion. Through regular practice you develop a sense of confidence and positivity about pregnancy and in your innate abilities to give birth £25/class £125/ 6 classes 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

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