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London Film Museum

London Film Museum

'Bond in Motion' exhibition - see the actual cars and gadgets of 007 made famous by the movies!

Hakkasan

Hakkasan

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.

One Aldwych

One Aldwych

The afternoon tea at One Aldwych is a magical experience. Inspired by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the steaming cocktail is just one of the culinary spectacles!

Archer Street

Archer Street

I love this cocktail bar! It has a great atmosphere and is the perfect place to take a date.

Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House

My favourite place in all of London, the Royal Opera House stages world class performances. Although top seats are pricey, you can get cheap tickets from £5 if you're happy to be further back.

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!

Brasserie Blanc

Brasserie Blanc

One of world renowned chef Raymond Blanc's chain restaurants with delightful views over Covent Garden. Ideal for after work drinks or reasonably priced, freshly prepared meals.

Neal's Yard

Neal's Yard

Bohemian cafes and shops with a relaxed vibe - the brightly painted frontages add to the quirky nature of this delightful central back street.

Bateaux London Cruises

Bateaux London Cruises

A great way to see London with a variety of different cruises along the Thames. You can even opt for Sunday lunch whilst listening to a live jazz band!

Bageriet

Bageriet

A Swedish bakery selling the best cinnamon rolls in town!

BAO

BAO

This restaurant serves simple, yet heavenly Taiwanese dishes. You have to try the peanut milk and the Bao, which are light steamed buns with meat fillings. But be prepared for a long queue, because this place is very very popular!

Dishoom

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!

Kastner and Ovens

Kastner and Ovens

The best lunch stop in Covent Garden bar none. They have a daily changing menu of healthy salads and dishes to take away.

Fraq's Lobster Shack

Fraq's Lobster Shack

Amazing lobster rolls and an even better location in a buzzing area just off Charlotte Street.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Soho, Covent Garden, Mayfair, Holborn, Bloomsbury, Fitzrovia, Victoria, Westminster, Marylebone and Southwark

"Underneath the Ministry of Defence building in Whitehall is Henry VIII's wine cellar."

Walking along Piccadilly, I love taking in the sites that central London has to offer.

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

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

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YogaBugs

The Arts Club
Classes are taught through stories and children will perform various yoga postures whilst taking part in a magical adventure. They get a full physical work out before we take them through a brief relaxation and visualisation, leaving them feeling calm and relaxed. 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

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

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

Saturday Club

YMCA Club
An energetic start to the weekend is something we all need - adults and children alike. Our Saturday Club is a fabulous way for your children to get fit, be creative and socialise, ensuring they have a stimulating start to their Saturdays. Suitable for children aged 4 to 12, among the activities on offer are swimming, trampolining, basketball, indoor football, pottery, arts and crafts, a bouncy castle and capoeira. Give your child something fun to do for the weekend! 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

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

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