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New bar and non-smoking restaurant just opened on the top floor of the pub.
Friendly staff, swift service and a jovial atmosphere, off the beaten path and just far enough from the manic buzz of Leicester square to not be over run with tourists, and yet still close enough to be easily accessible.

 

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Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
 
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Leicester Square Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
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Leicester Square Masterpark
 
1 minutes walk
 
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Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £105  28% off
Whitcomb Street, WC2H | 1 minute from Hand & Racquet
Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar is a recently refurbished 4 star hotel located right in the heart of London's famous West End. Leicester Square, Piccadilly ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £152  36% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 1 minute from Hand & Racquet
Overlooking Leicester Square - the setting for London's regular film premieres - the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire has glamorous, exclusive décor to match its high-profile setting: ... More
 
 
 
Every Hotel Piccadilly
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £50  32% off
Coventry Street, W1D | 1 minute from Hand & Racquet
Located right next to Leicester Square, in the heart of London's West End, the Every Hotel Piccadilly is the perfect hotel for those wanting to enjoy ... More
 
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London Hand & Racquet.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Waxy O'Connor's
London > Nightlife > Pubs
14-16 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Hand & Racquet
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Waxy's Little Sister
London > Nightlife > Pubs
20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Hand & Racquet
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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Hand & Racquet clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Wyld Bar
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
10 Wardour Street, Leicester Square, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Hand & Racquet
In typical W Hotel style, the Wyld Bar on the first floor of the Leicester Square hotel is very cool. Drop in for after work drinks ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cork & Bottle
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
44 Cranbourn Street, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Hand & Racquet
Located in the heart of the West End you’d expect it to be packed with the usual crowds but hidden in a basement below a sex ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bar Rumba
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
36 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Hand & Racquet
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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Events near Hand & Racquet

Near Hand & Racquet
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Young Frankenstein
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th September 2017 to 10th February 2018
Hand & Racquet, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 2 minutes from Hand & Racquet
Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser lead the cast of Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks' uproarious musical based on his Oscar-nominated 1974 film about a New ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Love In Idleness
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 11th May to 1st July 2017
Hand & Racquet, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 4 minutes from Hand & Racquet
Trevor Nunn directs Terence Rattigan's pithy and insightful wartime comedy about an ideological 18-year-old, who returns home from Canada to discover his widowed mother has become ...More
 
 
 
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Matilda The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 18th October - 15th October 2017
Hand & Racquet, Earlham Street, Seven Dials, Soho, London WC2H | 6 minutes from Hand & Racquet
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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Near Hand & Racquet
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Haymarket Theatre Royal
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Haymarket, SW1Y | 1 minute from Hand & Racquet
The Haymarket Theatre was built by John Potter on the site of the King's Head Inn and the Gun Smith shop in 1702. It has had ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Comedy Store
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
1a Oxendon Street, Soho, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from Hand & Racquet
The Comedy Store is the spiritual home of stand-up in the UK. Despite being the best large comedy venue in the country, the Store still succeeds ... More
 
 
 
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Prince of Wales Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Coventry Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Hand & Racquet
Theatres have stood on this spot since 1884, perfectly placed to draw the attention of the great crowds moving between Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square. The ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Hand & Racquet
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National Portrait Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
St Martin's Place, WC2H | 2 minutes from Hand & Racquet
The National Portrait Gallery houses portraits of significant figures from the late 15th century to the present day. This isn't the place to come for serious ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Leicester Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Hand & Racquet
With Trafalgar Square to the south, Piccadilly Circus to the west, China Town to the north and Covent Garden to the east, Leicester Square is right ... More
 
 
 
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The West End
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Hand & Racquet
Taking in Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street, Soho, Theatreland, Chinatown, Covent Garden and Leicester Square, The West End really does have it ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Hand & Racquet

The best shops and markets near Hand & Racquet
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Dover Street Market
London > Shopping > Department Stores
18-22 Haymarket, Mayfair, London SW1Y | 1 minute from Hand & Racquet
A department store but not as we know it, Dover Street Market is Harvey Nics for the hip. A haven for high end fashion brands like ... More
 
 
 
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Godiva
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
28 Haymarket, Soho, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from Hand & Racquet
Belgium's finest export, the first Godiva was opened in Brussels approximately 75 years ago by master chocolatier Joseph Draps and named after the legendary Lady Godiva. ... More
 
 
 
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Ben & Jerry's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
The Empire, 5-6 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Hand & Racquet
Fosil Fuel, Phish Food and Baked Alaska, no, not a tour of the Natural History Museum but the names that Ben & Jerry have come up ... More
 
 
 
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What are the best dining options near Hand & Racquet London?
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The Stockpot
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
40 Panton Street, Soho, London SW1Y | 1 minute from Hand & Racquet
Despite its central location between Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus, The Stockpot offers traditional English fare at decent prices in the heart of tourist London. With ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Woodlands
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
37 Panton Street, Soho, London SW1Y | 1 minute from Hand & Racquet
South Indian cuisine. Booking advised for dinner. Vegan dishes. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Strada
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Panton House, 39 Panton Street, Soho, London SW1Y | 1 minute from Hand & Racquet
Strada has started something of a pizza revolution. The chain has blossomed thanks largely to its focus on fresh, high quality ingredients, and efficient, friendly service. ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Hand & Racquet

Near Hand & Racquet
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 7 minutes from Hand & Racquet
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
English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 11 minutes from Hand & Racquet
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
Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 12 minutes from Hand & Racquet
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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Hand & Racquet gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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AWAY Spa W London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
10 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Hand & Racquet
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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So SPA Sofitel St James
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
6 Waterloo Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from Hand & Racquet
Opened in July 2009, So SPA by Sofitel is a stunning relaxation space - all marble and modern design - housed within the Sofitel St James ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from Hand & Racquet
Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Hand & Racquet

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Hand & Racquet.
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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 1 minute from Hand & Racquet
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Hand & Racquet
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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Institute of Directors - IOD
London > Business > Venue Hire
116 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from Hand & Racquet
... More
 
 
 
 

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Hamlet
Hamlet
Theatre | Until 2nd September 2017 

Harold Pinter Theatre 1 minute walk from Hand & Racquet

Starring Juliet Stevenson and Andrew Scott, Hamlet transfers from the Almeida Theatre to the Harold Pinter Theatre this June. Juliet ...More

 
The Book Of Mormon
The Book Of Mormon
Theatre | Until 14th October 2017 

Prince of Wales Theatre 1 minute walk from Hand & Racquet

Creators of Southpark (Trey Parker and Matt Stone) have turned their satirical eyes to the cheery world of musicals. With ...More

 
The Best In Stand Up
Comedy | On 29th June 2017 

Comedy Store 2 minutes walk from Hand & Racquet

Exhilarating stand-up from Stephen Grant, Sean Collins, Stuart Goldsmith, Paul McCaffrey and MC Charlie Baker....More

Life, Death and Memory
Life, Death and Memory
Exhibitions | Until 16th April 2018 

National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Hand & Racquet

Tracey Emin's 'Death Mask' has been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery and can be seen as part of a ...More

 
Marlene Dumas: Oscar Wilde And Bosie
Exhibitions | Until 30th October 2017 

National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Hand & Racquet

Contemporary portraits of the literature great Oscar Wilde and his friend and lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, known as Bosie, by ...More

Antony Gormley: Object
Antony Gormley: Object
Exhibitions | Until 7th September 2017 

National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Hand & Racquet

A life-size cast-iron sculpture by Antony Gormley has been dramatically suspended from the ceiling of the Ondaatje Wing Main Hall ...More

 
BP Portrait Award 2017
BP Portrait Award 2017
Exhibitions | Until 24th September 2017 

National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Hand & Racquet

The increasingly popular BP Portrait Award returns for a 38th year at the National ...More

 
99 Club Leicester Square
Comedy | On 29th June 2017 

Ruby Blue 2 minutes walk from Hand & Racquet

Top stand-up from TV regulars Steve Williams, Bob Mills and Jarlath Regan....More

The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera
Theatre | Until 14th October 2017 

Her Majesty's Theatre 2 minutes walk from Hand & Racquet

Andrew Lloyd Webber's most enduring hit has been running since 1984 and is still as popular with audiences and critics ...More

 
Tape Face
Comedy | Until 22nd July 2017 

Garrick Theatre 2 minutes walk from Hand & Racquet

The Boy With Tape On His Face returns with his new show, Tape Face, and serves up a Neapolitan ice ...More

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Originally opened in 1977, renowned New York deli Dean and DeLuca comes to London in 2017 for its first European site....More

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Saatchi Gallery

Tatler magazine is brought to thrilling life with portraits, behind the scenes video and an interactive disco booth featuring works by the acclaimed photographer David Burton....More

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Iceland Dance Company: Sacrifice
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Iceland Dance Company presents the UK premiere of ...More

 
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Combining limitless energy with acrobatic artistry, this playful and poetic contemporary circus performance takes a ...More

 
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Greenwich Park

The first promenade production by London Bubble, the ...More

 
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Southwark Park

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Archbishop's Park

Zip through the skies at up to 50 miles per hour on the fastest zip ...More

 
Archbishop's Park
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Immaculate 10 acre park, once part of Lambeth Palaces private gardens, is the largest green space on the Southbank....More

Oasis Farm Waterloo
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Half-acre farm transforms a strip of wasteland in Waterloo into a garden and a haven for nature....More

Leake Street Pocket Park
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An urban oasis of shrubs, perennials, grasses, climbers and trees at the entrance to one of the most well known graffiti hotspots in London....More

Lower Marsh Market
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Weekday food market. Add arts and crafts stalls on a Saturday....More

Florentine
Florentine
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Bringing all-day dining to Lambeth, Florentine is ideal for everything from breakfast and brunch through ...More

 
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Hotel bar on Trafalgar Square with public roof terrace offering views over the bronze lions and Nelson's Column....More

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The Trafalgar Square hotel has a major upgrade in 2017 becoming the Trafalgar St. James, ...More

 
The Green Man
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A previously run down neighbourhood pub in Paddington has been preserved by PubLove, adding a ...More

 
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JW3

Summer's coming to Hampstead with an urban beach at JW3 with golden sand, free entry, ...More

 
Waiting for Godot
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