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West End and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to West End and surrounding areas

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

Tania Smith

"With all the shops and restaurants, sometimes you forget that there are some beautiful residential properties around Charlotte Street."

Charles Cutting

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

James Blackler

What is your favourite place?

Where do West End and surrounding areas locals go?

Beast

An amazing restaurant for crab and steak. A very cool place where everyone sits on long tables, but don't eat beforehand as it leaves you very full!

Dishoom

If you really want to taste Indian food, then this is the place to go. They offer chai (tea) in a little cup when you're in the queue and the atmosphere at this place is amazing - it feels just like Bombay!

The Royal Academy of Arts

A world-renowned gallery with leading exhibitions such as this one from the defiant Ai Weiwei!

The Parlour, Sketch

Posh breakfast and striking, artist-designed dining rooms - perfect for a special occasion...

Kaffeine

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

Bobo Social

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

Said

The most dreamy place for a late night hot chocolate...

Hedonism Wines

A wine and spirits shop for those with a sophisticated palate - this is the place to go to pick up something extra special.

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.

Choccywoccydoodah

Just off Carnaby Street, this shop is like a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for grown up's! All of the chocolates are hand made by the team and don't just look good, they taste amazing too...

Delfino

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

Aubaine

French food and pretty décor, Aubaine is a small London-based chain.

Gosh! Comics

A wealth of graphic novels from a wide variety of genres.

Bageriet

A Swedish bakery selling the best cinnamon rolls in town!

Berkeley Square

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

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"In the 1840s, Dover Street resident and social experimenter Joseph Blake, the third Lord Wallscourt lived. He has a passionate belief that the secret to long life was to be naked for between the hours of 10am and 4pm. His long-suffering wife made him wear a cowbell, so that his servants could be warned of his approach!"

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