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30 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D 1DL
 
 
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Mon to Thu 12noon-3pm, 5pm-11pm, Fri & Sat 12noon-11pm | XU Teahouse: 12noon-5pm daily
 
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Lunch from £8 per dish | Afternoon Tea Ceremony from £39, Traditional Tea Service from £14, Brewed Teas from £4
 

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XU Stepping into XU , pronounced 'Shu', takes you on a journey into Taiwanese culture and cuisine. Named after co-founder Erchen Chang's late grandfather, the Rupert Street restaurant is the next venture from the team behind steamed bun specialists BAO. Everything from its food, cocktails and tea to its interiors - reminiscent of the luxury dining rooms of 1930s Taipei - transports diners to Taiwan. By day the ground floor restaurant becomes an authentic Taiwan teahouse with a tea expert serving savoury and sweet dishes while recommending perfectly paired teas. If you prefer the a la carte menu that's served upstairs in the restaurant area. Interiors incorporate warm rich wood panelling, ceiling fans, chandeliers, hand painted murals and there's an emerald lacquered tea kiosk to greet you. A marble bar with pink leather seats is at the heart of the bustling dining room while two Mahjong Rooms on the ground floor seat up to four guests for more private dining.

 

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £143  27% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 3 minutes from XU
The Hampshire Hotel is located in the heart of film and Theatreland. Guests can enjoy superb Mexican- Peruvian sharing plates at Leicester Square Kitchen with drinks ... More
 
 
 
Cafe Royal Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
68 Regent Street, W1B | 4 minutes from XU
Café Royal is a 160-bedroom 5-star luxury hotel on Regent Street, in London's city centre overlooking Piccadilly Circus. The hotel has conference facilities, a cafe, bar ... More
 
 
 
Le Meridien Piccadilly
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
21 Piccadilly, W1J | 4 minutes from XU
A hotel that is distinctly in the old English style, with magnificent antique décor, staff who are attentive, discreet, and ever so polite and, most importantly, ... More
 
 
 
 
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C & R Cafe Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
4 Rupert Court Chinatown, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from XU
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Wong Kei
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
41 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from XU
Chinese cuisine. Separate room for parties. ... More
 
 
 
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Jade Garden
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
15 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from XU
Chinese cuisine ... More
 
 
 
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Evelyn's Table
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
Rupert Court, 28 Rupert Street, W1D | 1 minute from XU
In the former beer cellar of The Blue Posts on Rupert Street, Evelyn's Table is an intimate dining room from the people who gave us The ... More
 
 
 
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Pizza Express
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
29 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from XU
Pizza Express has become something of a London institution. Serving consistently excellent Italian pizzas quickly in pleasant unfussy surroundings, this is always a convenient and acceptable ... More
 
 
 
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Butifarra
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
24 Rupert Street, W1D | 1 minute from XU
Named after the popular Peruvian street snack (a bread roll with slow-cooked meat and salsa), Butifarra serves authentic sandwiches and ceviche alongside ... More
 
 
 
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 7th June 2016 to 24th January 2021
XU, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1A | 4 minutes from XU
From the 36,000 retweets Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling got when she announced the Cursed Child on Twitter back in ...More
 
 
 
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Artemisia
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 22nd January 2021 at 10am-9pm & 23rd and 24th January 2021 at 10am-6pm
XU, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 5 minutes from XU
This first major exhibition of 17th-century Italian artist Artemisia Gentileschi's work includes two versions of her painting Judith Beheading Holofernes as well as self-portraits, heroines from ...More
 
 
 
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Take One Picture 2020
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 3rd December 2020 to 31st January 2021 - Various Times
XU, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 5 minutes from XU
Children from 37 primary schools across the UK respond creatively to George Bellows's 1912 painting Men Of The Docks, which depicts activity on New York's frozen ...More
 
 
 
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Picturehouse Central
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
7-14 Coventry Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from XU
A vast and much needed improvement on the old Cineworld cinema in the Trocodero, Picturehouse Central opened in June 2015 and was treated to a full ... More
 
 
 
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Gielgud Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from XU
From the outside, the Gielgud Theatre is an impressive sight, towering four storeys over Shaftesbury Avenue, its height further emphasized by the turret on top. The ... More
 
 
 
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The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience West End
London > Entertainment >
22-32 Shaftesbury Avenue, Trocadero, W1D | 1 minute from XU
From spring 2019 the Crystal Maze LIVE Experience comes to the West End. After three successful years in Angel, Islington (open until 28th ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near XU
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Piccadilly Circus
London > Attractions > Sights
Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1J | 2 minutes from XU
Right in the middle of the West End, Piccadilly Circus isn't a circus at all, but an enormous road junction where Piccadilly itself Regent Street, Shaftesbury ... More
 
 
 
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Horse and Dolphin Yard
London > Attractions >
Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from XU
Walking from Gerrard Street to Shaftesbury Avenue in the Chinatown area of Soho you'll come across the pedestrianised Horse & Dolphin Yard which gets its name ... More
 
 
 
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Lights Of Soho
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F | 2 minutes from XU
A new gallery space dedicated to light art. ... More
 
 
 
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Bubblewrapwaffle
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
24 Wardour Street, W1D | 1 minute from XU
Traditional Hong Kong egg waffles are an envelope for decadent ice cream, chocolate and strawberry fillings. An Instagram ... More
 
 
 
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Gelupo
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
7 Archer Street, Soho, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from XU
From the team that bought you Bocca Di Lupo comes Gelupo, a traditional Italian gelateria, delicatessen and espresso bar in the heart of Soho. Gelupo is ... More
 
 
 
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Anabela Chan
London > Shopping > Jewellery
6 Denman Place, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from XU
Hand-crafted magical, fun and fabulous jewels that tell stories is designer Anabela Chan's vision for her brand of jewellery. Her pieces, available at her London store ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 7 minutes from XU
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 10 minutes from XU
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 11 minutes from XU
Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
 
 
 
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AWAY Spa W London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
10 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from XU
On the 6th floor of the W London the AWAY Spa certainly takes you away from the manic pace of life in Leicester Square ... More
 
 
 
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Urban Golf Soho
London > Leisure > Golf
33 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, London W1F | 3 minutes from XU
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it's a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
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Phoenix Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 6 minutes from XU
In the shadow of both Centrepoint and St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, hidden from most tourists and residents alike, lies this beautiful West End garden. Originally a car ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London XU.
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The Blue Posts
London > Nightlife > Pubs
28 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from XU
Across the road from Chinatown, a pub had stood on the site of The Blue Posts at 28 Rupert Street since 1739. ... More
 
 
 
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Waxy O'Connor's
London > Nightlife > Pubs
14-16 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from XU
Located where it is, Waxy's is fairly predictable. It's busy, it's Irish and it's got a fair smattering of tourists, but it also has that certain ... More
 
 
 
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Waxy's Little Sister
London > Nightlife > Pubs
20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from XU
If you're not up for the hectic atmosphere of Waxy O'Connors it might be worth slipping across the street to her infinitely more tranquil Little Sister. ... More
 
 
 
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The Mulwray
London > Nightlife > Bars
Rupert Court, 28 Rupert Street, W1D | 1 minute from XU
Located above newly restored pub The Blue Posts - reopened in late 2017 after a major renovation - The Mulwray is a smart cocktail bar ... More
 
 
 
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Bar Rumba
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
36 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from XU
Located nearby to Leicester Square, Bar Rumba is a lively bar that's ideal for late-night partying in the West End. Having moved away from its urban ... More
 
 
 
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The Perception
London > Nightlife > Bars
W London Leicester Square, 10 Wardour Street, W1D | 1 minute from XU
Opened in late 2017, The Perception has taken over the lobby of the W London. Designed by Amsterdam-based firm Concrete, the bar is inspired by London's ... More
 
 
 
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68 Dean Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from XU
This stylish private house in Soho is suitable for photo shoots, meetings, press events, filming and for a limited range of social events such as dinners ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from XU
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
 
 
 
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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from XU
A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
 
 
 
 

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Contemporary Excavations
Exhibitions | Until 26th February 2021 

Frith Street Gallery 4 minutes walk from Xu

Exhibitions & Art, Drawings/Illustration....More

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Theatre | Until 24th January 2021 

Palace Theatre 4 minutes walk from Xu

From the 36,000 retweets Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling got when she announced the ...More

 
Sensing The Unseen: Step Into Gossaert's 'Adoration'
Exhibitions | Until 28th February 2021 

National Gallery 5 minutes walk from Xu

Use gesture-based interaction to embark on a multimedia journey into Jan Gossaert's 500-year-old masterpiece The Adoration Of The Kings, which ...More

Take One Picture 2020
Exhibitions | Until 31st January 2021 

National Gallery 5 minutes walk from Xu

Children from 37 primary schools across the UK respond creatively to George Bellows's 1912 painting Men Of The Docks, which ...More

Artemisia
Exhibitions | Until 24th January 2021 

National Gallery 5 minutes walk from Xu

This first major exhibition of 17th-century Italian artist Artemisia Gentileschi's work includes two versions of her painting Judith Beheading Holofernes ...More

Fourth Plinth: Heather Phillipson THE END
Fourth Plinth: Heather Phillipson THE END
Exhibitions | Until 26th March 2022 

Trafalgar Square 6 minutes walk from Xu

London born artist Heather Philipson puts an ice cream with a cherry on top on The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar ...More

 
Hello, Dolly!
Hello, Dolly!
Theatre | Until 6th March 2021 

Adelphi Theatre 8 minutes walk from Xu

Multi Olivier and BAFTA Award winning Imelda Staunton plays meddlesome socialite turned matchmaker Dolly Levi, taking the title role in ...More

 
Mischief Movie Night
Comedy | Until 31st January 2021 

Vaudeville Theatre 8 minutes walk from Xu

Mischief Theatre, creators of The Play That Goes Wrong, return to their comedy roots with an improvised movie live on ...More

The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 27th March 2021 

Fortune Theatre 10 minutes walk from Xu

One of the less well-known West End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses ...More

 
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 2nd May 2021 

Duchess Theatre 11 minutes walk from Xu

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

 
 
 
 
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