AKA  

 
 
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Smart, comfortable West End bar with a sophisticated dance music policy. Doubles up as an extra room for The End nightclub at the weekend, though separate entry is usually available.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
 
Holborn Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
13 minutes walk
 
Euston Railway Station
 
17 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Holborn NCP
 
1 minutes walk
 
Bloomsbury Square Car Park
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £60  32% off
Bloomsbury Way, WC1A | 2 minutes from AKA
Set in the heart of the West End, Thistle Holborn - The Kingsley is well positioned with the British Museum very close by and the entertainments ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £110  24% off
9-13 Bloomsbury Street, WC1B | 2 minutes from AKA
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
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Kenilworth Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £58  38% off
97 Great Russell Street, WC1B | 3 minutes from AKA
Conforming to the Radisson Blu Edwardian brand of mixing designer décor with designer locations, the Kenilworth has everything you'd expect from this established chain. 50 metres ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Bars nearest AKA

Nearest to AKA
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The London Cocktail Club - Shaftesbury Avenue
London > Nightlife > Bars
224a Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from AKA
The London Cocktail Club is a members bar but - luckily for us - it's not a very exclusive one; it's free ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The American Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 1 minute from AKA
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Beaufort Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 1 minute from AKA
The second of two bars in The Savoy, the Beaufort Bar is a glamorous affair. The bar continues the hotel's Art Deco theme with plush black ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near AKA

AKA clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Princess Louise
London > Nightlife > Pubs
208 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V | 3 minutes from AKA
The flagship London pub of Yorkshire's oldest brewery, Samuel Smith, the Princess Louise has been carefully restored to her original Victorian layout complete with snugs, removed ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes from AKA
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Polpo at Ape and Bird
London > Nightlife > Pubs
142 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from AKA
When Russell Norman, famed for Polpo and as The Restaurant Man on BBC2, opened his first pub in November 2013 it seemed ... More
 
 
 
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Events near AKA

Near AKA
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Motown The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 11th February 2016 to 5th January 2019
AKA, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H | 1 minute from AKA
Telling the story of Berry Gordy, who went from being a featherweight boxer to Motown music mogul, Motown The Musical transfers from Broadway to the West ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
School of Rock
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th October 2016 to 13th January 2019
AKA, Drury Lane, WC2B | 3 minutes from AKA
Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock star Dewey Finn - in the ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Matilda The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 18th October - 27th May 2018
AKA, Earlham Street, Seven Dials, Soho, London WC2H | 4 minutes from AKA
The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at the Cambridge Theatre in London's West ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near AKA

Near AKA
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Shaftesbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
210 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from AKA
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
New London Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from AKA
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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Top Secret Comedy Club @ The Africa Centre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
170 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from AKA
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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Sights and Attractions near AKA

The best museums, galleries, attractions near AKA
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Cartoon Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
35 Little Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 1 minute from AKA
Combining art with humour, this addition to London's museum-cum-gallery scene is refreshingly vibrant. From political cartoons of Thatcher, Brown, Bush and Blair to rare originals on ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
British Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 3 minutes from AKA
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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Centre Point
London > Attractions > Sights
101-103 New Oxford Street, WC1A | 3 minutes from AKA
One of London's best known landmarks, Centre Point has been used as a navigational tool since the 1960s. Lost in Soho's back streets, ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near AKA

The best shops and markets near AKA
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
James Smith & Sons
London > Shopping > Specialists
53 New Oxford Street, Covent Garden, London WC1A | 1 minute from AKA
James Smith & Sons is an historic Victorian family business specialising in umbrellas, walking sticks and canes. Commonly known as "the Umbrella Shop", this immaculately presented ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Aveda
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
174-177 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V | 1 minute from AKA
Environmentally conscious hair and make-up brand with 'lifestyle' stores like this one in High Holborn - where there's even a herb garden on the roof terrace. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Arthur Beale
London > Shopping > Sporting Goods
194 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from AKA
Trading for over one hundred years, Arthur Beale is a long-standing specialist shop in London but it's also something of an anomaly: the last place you'd ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near AKA

What are the best dining options near AKA London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Naru Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Korean restaurants
230 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from AKA
Korean Cuisine... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Savoir Faire
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
42 New Oxford Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 1 minute from AKA
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Konaki
London > Restaurants > Greek restaurants
5 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 1 minute from AKA
Greek cuisine ... More
 
 
 
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Education near AKA

Near AKA
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 1 minute from AKA
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 4 minutes from AKA
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 7 minutes from AKA
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near AKA

AKA gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Hospital Club
London > Leisure > Arts Centres
24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from AKA
Before it was a hip private members' club designed specifically for the creative industries - complete with bar and dining rooms, cinema, TV and recording studios ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Phoenix Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from AKA
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
All Star Lanes, Bloomsbury
London > Leisure > Activities
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from AKA
This fun bowling alley and restaurant is a great place for a gang of you to spend a memorable night out trying to out-do each other. ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near AKA

The best pubs near London AKA.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Princess Louise
London > Nightlife > Pubs
208 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V | 3 minutes from AKA
The flagship London pub of Yorkshire's oldest brewery, Samuel Smith, the Princess Louise has been carefully restored to her original Victorian layout complete with snugs, removed ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes from AKA
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Polpo at Ape and Bird
London > Nightlife > Pubs
142 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from AKA
When Russell Norman, famed for Polpo and as The Restaurant Man on BBC2, opened his first pub in November 2013 it seemed ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near AKA

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near AKA.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Congress Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 3 minutes from AKA
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
British Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 3 minutes from AKA
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 6 minutes from AKA
An appealingly higgledy-piggledy treasure trove of artefacts, the extraordinary Sir John Soane's Museum elegantly located on Lincoln's Inn Fields is well worth an exploratory rummage. Lurking ... More
 
 
 
 

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Motown The Musical
Motown The Musical
Theatre | Until 5th January 2019 

Shaftesbury Theatre 1 minute walk from Aka

Telling the story of Berry Gordy, who went from being a featherweight boxer to Motown music mogul, Motown The Musical ...More

 
School of Rock
School of Rock
Theatre | Until 13th January 2019 

New London Theatre 3 minutes walk from Aka

Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock ...More

 
Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond
Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond
Exhibitions | Until 8th April 2018 

British Museum 3 minutes walk from Aka

With no known culture in the world or history without religious beliefs, The British Museum explores the practice and expression ...More

 
Laura Marling
Laura Marling
Concerts | On 17th February 2018 

St Giles-In-The-Fields 3 minutes walk from Aka

With a Brit Award, two Mercury Prize nominations and a performance on Glastonbury's main stage under her belt by the ...More

 
The York Realist
The York Realist
Theatre | Until 24th March 2018 

The Donmar Warehouse 4 minutes walk from Aka

Donmar Associate Robert Hastie, who delighted Donmar audiences with his celebrated productions of My Night with Reg and Splendour, directs ...More

 
Fashions Finest
Exhibitions | Until 18th February 2018 

Grand Connaught Rooms 4 minutes walk from Aka

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Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 27th May 2018 

Cambridge Theatre 4 minutes walk from Aka

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
The Exorcist
Theatre | Until 17th March 2018 

Phoenix Theatre 5 minutes walk from Aka

Adapted for the stage by John Pielmeier from William Peter Blatty's best-selling novel, the demonic possession of a young girl ...More

Chainska Brassika
Concerts | On 17th February 2018 

The Borderline 5 minutes walk from Aka

The mischievous band from London plays contagious horn-driven ska anthems....More

Royal Opera: Tosca
Royal Opera: Tosca
Concerts | Until 3rd March 2018 

Royal Opera House 5 minutes walk from Aka

Dan Ettinger and Placido Domingo conduct three casts led by Adrianne Pieczonka, Angela Gheorghiu and Martina Serafin in Puccini's emotionally ...More

 

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Returning to Olympia London for its second year, the Eat & Drink Festival brings together ...More

 
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A brand new immersive experience from entertainment company dotdotdot, SOMNAI invites participants to delve into ...More

 
Professor Brian Cox presents The Planets
Concerts | On 29th September 

Barbican Centre

Opening the BBC Symphony Orchestra's 2018-19 season at the Barbicanwith a big bang, the orchestra joins forces with Professor Brian Cox and conductor Ben Gernon to take a ...More

London Sinfonietta
Concerts | On 24th March 

Kings Place

The London Sinfonietta performs pieces by Claude Debussy, Arnold Schoenberg, Igor Stravinsky and Henry Cowell in an exploration of Albert Einstein's 'thought experiments' on the space-time continuum. The influence of Einstein's ideas took music in ...More

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The first Konditor & Cook shop, bakery and heart of the operation opened in 1993. ...More

 
Coraline
Coraline
Concerts | From 29th March 

Barbican Centre

The Barbican stages the world premiere of the Royal Opera's new production, Coraline, created by ...More

 
English National Opera: The Marriage Of Figaro
English National Opera: The Marriage Of Figaro
Concerts | From 29th March 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)

Actress Fiona Shaw returns to direct the second ...More

 
English National Opera: La Traviata
Concerts | From 16th March 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)

Daniel Kramer directs his first opera since becoming English National Opera's artistic director in August 2016, a new production of romantic tragedy La traviata starring Claudia Boyle as ...More

English National Opera: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Concerts | From 1st March 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)

Robert Carsen's classic production of A Midsummer Night's Dream returns to the London Coliseum this spring. Benjamin Britten's operatic adaptation of Shakespeare's romantic comedy has choreography by Matthew ...More

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Whether it's an all-singing, all-dancing musical or ...More

 
London Events 2018
London Events 2018
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The Old Vic celebrates its bicentenary in 2018, the Royal Academy of Arts is ...More

 
August in London 2018
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Summer favourites like the Notting Hill Carnival and Kids Week return and two Open Air Theatre productions are staged in London during August 2018. ...More

July in London 2018
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A Monster Calls at the Old Vic in July 2018 when Lovebox and Citadel move to Brockwell Park and Wimbledon serves up an ace. Sam Mendes directs The Lehman Trilogy at the National where Rhys ...More

 
 
 
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