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Opened mid January 2010, Circus is a hip eaterie serving Pan-American cuisine and boasting an interior design by Tom Dixon. More than just a dining experience, Circus - as the name suggests - has all the fun of the fair with live acts entertaining you while you eat. Staff and diners can ultimately join in to become part of the entertainment which takes place around the bar and restaurant. Enter through the secret black steel foyer and you'll find a hidden world of smoke and mirrors - as well as an interesting list of cocktails. If this all sounds a bit surreal, it's mean to be; the style is based on the Surrealist art movement with shell chandeliers and a dancer's pole in the lounge. The menu of Pan-American dishes includes choices of soft shell crab with coriander and corn salsa, red and golden beet salad with ricotta and hazelnuts, or smoked chipotle and tamarind chicken wings for starters. For main courses you can move on to baby-back ribs with barbecue sauce or Mexican spice rubbed pork tenderloin. Desserts are all-American favourites like churros, coconut cream pie and aweet tamales. But it's the entertainment which really is the unique selling point of Circus, full details of the acts are currently under wraps - you'll just have to go there to find out what's in store.

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    Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street London

    Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street

    from 97 31% off
    Seven Dials, London, WC2H 9HD 2 minutes away from Circus

    In the middle of Covent Garden, the Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street (formally the Mountbatten) is perfect for those wanting to be in the heart of ...More

    Kingsway Hall Hotel London London

    Kingsway Hall Hotel London

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    Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5BX 3 minutes away from Circus

    Well-equipped, comfortable rooms await guests to this elegantly modern hotel in the heart of Theatreland. Set yourself up for the day with a hearty breakfast or ...More

    Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel London

    Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel

    from 88 41% off
    9-13 Bloomsbury Street, London, WC1B 3QD 4 minutes away from Circus

    Near to the British Museum, this Edwardian hotel is something of a Bloomsbury landmark. Relaunched in January 2009 following a '25million makeover, each of the 174 ...More

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    Hawksmoor Seven Dials

    11 Langley Street, Seven Dials, Covent Garden, WC2H 9JG 2 minutes away from Circus

    Will Beckett and Huw Gott's Hawksmoor steakhouse, whose flagship venture in Spitalfields fast became a favourite amongst the capital's meat lovers. gets a West End makeover ...More

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    Maxwell's

    8 - 9 James Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, WC2E 8BH 3 minutes away from Circus

    Occupying an enviable location in the heart of Covent Garden just up from the piazza this popular restaurant is colourful, vibrant and full of energy. ...More

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    Roadhouse

    The Piazza, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, WC2E 8BE 4 minutes away from Circus

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    Scoop

    40 Shorts Gardens, Covent Garden, WC2H 9AB 1 minute away from Circus

    If you've ever walked across the Piazza del Duomo in Milan you'll know that Italian 'gelato' is part of the culture. Here Matteo and his friends ...More

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    The 10 Cases

    16 Endell Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9BD 1 minute away from Circus

    Ian Campbell and Will Palmer's first restaurant venture comes to London in the shape of The 10 Cases, a bistro in Covent Garden. Set out over ...More

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    Rock & Sole Plaice

    47 Endell Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9AJ 1 minutes away from Circus

    By far the best chippie in the West End, this Endell Street institution serves fresh fish, fat hand-cut chips and some fantastic vegetable samosas - all ...More

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    War Horse

    Dates: 28th March 2009 to 13th February 2016
    New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, WC2B 5PW 2 minutes away from Circus

    This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More

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    The Play That Goes Wrong

    Dates: 5th September 2014 to 5th September 2015
    Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5LA 5 minutes away from Circus

    Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society ...More

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    The Painkiller

    Dates: 5th March to 30th April 2016
    Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH 7 minutes away from Circus

    Sean Foley directs this adaptation of Francis Veber's classic play, The Painkiller, as part of Kenneth Branagh's five-play season at the Garrick Theatre. The production sees ...More

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    Top Secret Comedy Club @ The Africa Centre

    170 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, WC2B 5PD 2 minutes away from Circus

    This new Covent Garden alternative to the West End tourist traps has welcomed the likes of filthy San Franciscan Scott Capurro and TV favourite Andi Osho. ...More

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    New London Theatre

    Drury Lane, Covent Garden, WC2B 5PW 2 minutes away from Circus

    Although this site has been an entertainment venue since at least the mid-19th century, the New London Theatre only opened its doors in 1973, making it ...More

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    Shaftesbury Theatre

    210 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, WC2H 8DP 3 minutes away from Circus

    A large and appealingly shabby Edwardian theatre which has produced almost a century of successful popular theatre and musicals. The most notorious of these was probably ...More

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    Elms Lesters Painting Rooms

    135 Flitcroft Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 8DH 3 minutes away from Circus

    Elms Lesters Painting Rooms are housed in an extraordinary space, purpose built as a painting studio in 1904. Since 1984 the gallery has been specialising in ...More

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    London Film Museum Covent Garden

    45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 7BN 4 minutes away from Circus

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    St Paul's Covent Garden

    Bedford Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 9ED 4 minutes away from Circus

    Affectionately known as "The Actors' Church", St Paul's in Covent Garden is in the heart of theatreland and has long been associated with the theatre community. ...More

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    Blackout II

    51 Endell Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9HJ 1 minute away from Circus

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    Birkenstock

    70 Neal Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9PA 1 minutes away from Circus

    Every summer, the London streets are ablaze with a rich array of sandals and flip-flops. Clumpy, frumpy and built for comfort, Birckenstock footwear has become fashionable ...More

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    Natural Shoe Store

    21 Neal Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, WC2H 9PU 1 minutes away from Circus

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    English [Out There!]

    10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, WC1A 1NH 4 minutes away from Circus

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    Saw Swee Hock Student Centre

    1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, WC2A 2EY 6 minutes away from Circus

    The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ...More

    Courtauld Institute of Art London
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    Courtauld Institute of Art

    Somerset House, Covent Garden, WC2R 0RN 8 minutes away from Circus

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    The Hospital Club

    24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9HQ 1 minute away from Circus

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    Thai Square Spa

    25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9HW 2 minutes away from Circus

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    The Sanctuary

    12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 9DH 3 minutes away from Circus

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    Philomena's Irish Bar

    40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, WC2B 5AA 3 minutes away from Circus

    Philomena's is an Irish themed bar and sports cafe on Great Queen Street, just two minutes walk from Covent Garden tube station. A great place to ...More

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    Polpo at Ape and Bird

    142 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, WC2H 8HJ 3 minutes away from Circus

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    The Marquess of Anglesey London
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    The Marquess of Anglesey

    39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 7AU 4 minutes away from Circus

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    Detroit Bar

    35 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, WC2H 9LA 1 minutes away from Circus

    Covent Garden "style" bar serving cocktails and a chilled out, trendy vibe. Considered to be one of London’s original “style” or “concept” bars, despite being on the ...More

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    Lowlander Beer Cafe

    36 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, WC2B 5RR 2 minutes away from Circus

    The reputation of the Benelux breweries precedes them and this themed bar captures the flair of Dutch cafe culture too. The impressive row of shiny silver ...More

    The American Bar at The Savoy London
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    The American Bar at The Savoy

    The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, WC2R 0EU 3 minutes away from Circus

    During The Savoy's 220million refit the American Bar was barely touched, ensuring it stayed true to its traditional, sleek design that is synonymous with the iconic ...More

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    The Congress Centre

    23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, WC1B 3LS 5 minutes away from Circus

    Based at Congress House, the headquarters of the Trades Union Congress, the Congress Centre offers several meeting and conference rooms for hire within an architecturally-renowned Grade ...More

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    St Martins Lane Hotel

    45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, WC2N 4HX 6 minutes away from Circus

    To enter the stunning St Martins Lane Hotel in the heart of London's Theatreland you pass through the tallest revolving door in London, a luminescent yellow-glass ...More

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    British Museum

    Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, WC1B 3DG 6 minutes away from Circus

    If you wanted to thoroughly explore the British Museum, it would take months, if not years. Over seven millions objects from all over the world are ...More

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    The Donmar Warehouse  1 minute walk from Circus

    Artistic director of the Donmar is celebrating strong and interesting women with her 2015 theatre programme. The second half of ... More

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    Dance | Until 2nd August 2015
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    Royal Opera House  2 minutes walk from Circus

    Royal Ballet Guest Principal Dancer Carlos Acosta presents a vibrant mixed programme of dance inspired by Cuba. Plus works from ... More

    Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
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    Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017
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    Royal Opera House  2 minutes walk from Circus

    A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ... More

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    Tours | Until 31st December 2015
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    Royal Opera House  2 minutes walk from Circus

    Home to The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera, the magnificent Royal Opera House opens its doors for unprecedented access ... More

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    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 25th September 2015
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    Guanabara  2 minutes walk from Circus

    DJ Limao and Matthew Bandy supply soul reggae, garage, D&B, swing, Latin and house.... More

    War Horse
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    New London Theatre  2 minutes walk from Circus

    This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New ... More

    Memphis The Musical
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    Theatre | Until 31st October 2015
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    Shaftesbury Theatre  3 minutes walk from Circus

    Beverley Knight and Killian Donnelly star in Joe DiPietro and David Bryan's Memphis the Musical set in the underground nightclubs ... More

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    Comedy | Until 1st August 2015
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    Tristan Bates Theatre  3 minutes walk from Circus

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    Tristan Bates Theatre  3 minutes walk from Circus

    A hilariously optimistic, one-man comedy show for kids aged 8+ based on the best-selling book by comics legend Stephan Pastis ... More

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    Tristan Bates Theatre  3 minutes walk from Circus

    An unsettling comedy about a man who struggles to deal with water after his wife is murdered.... More

     
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