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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.

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.

Bone Daddies

Bone Daddies

A small but tasty menu of Japanese ramen dishes.

Choccywoccydoodah

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...

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!

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.

East Street

East Street

Quick and tasty Pan Asian food just off Oxford Street.

MASH

MASH

This American steak house serves delicious high-quality food with a Danish twist. The Art Deco interiors are really cool too!

The Royal Academy of Arts

The Royal Academy of Arts

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

St James's Square

St James's Square

Beautifully maintained, this garden square is a real retreat from the hustle and bustle of central London - it's amazing how quiet it is!

The Parlour, Sketch

The Parlour, Sketch

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

Ping Pong

Ping Pong

The best dim sum in London and superb strawberry puree lemonade! The set menu is fantastic too and a real bargain...

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.

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...

Pizza Pilgrims

Pizza Pilgrims

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

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

"Savoy Court is the only road in Britain where cars drive on the right - traditionally women sat behind their driver, so the rules were changed so that they could exit the horse and carriage first."

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

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The National Gallery showcases the world's most regarded artists in the heart of London.

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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

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

Comedy Club 4 Kids (Over 6s) at Soho Theatre

Soho Theatre & Writers Centre
A proper comedy club for anyone over the age of six featuring the best comedians on the circuit doing what they do best but without the rude bits. 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

Toddler FC

Central YMCA
Kick-start your child's football skills with our energetic sessions designed to improve technique and fitness led by our qualified football coaches. 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

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

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