Retro Bar  

 
 
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2 George Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N 6HH
 
 
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Charing Cross Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Embankment Underground Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
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Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Blackfriars Railway Station
 
18 minutes walk
 
 
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St Martins Lane NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
Upper St Martins Lane NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Amba Hotel Charing Cross
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £111  37% off
The Strand, WC2N | 1 minute from Retro Bar
Located within walking distance from Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden, the Amba Hotel Charing Cross is ideal for guests looking to be near to all the ... More
 
 
 
St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £189  35% off
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 3 minutes from Retro Bar
One of the first design hotels, it certainly hasn't lost any of its cool appeal and continues to impress with great service and high standards. The ... More
 
 
 
Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £325  30% off
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 3 minutes from Retro Bar
With 294 bedrooms, multi-level penthouse suites and terraces offering spectacular views of the River Thames, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall - the £300 million restoration of the ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Bars nearest Retro Bar

Nearest to Retro Bar
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Mr Fogg's Society of Exploration
London > Nightlife > Bars
1A Bedford Street, WC2E | 1 minute from Retro Bar
Mr Fogg's adventures around the globe (well, London, more like) continue apace with the opening of ... More
 
 
 
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Blame Gloria
London > Nightlife > Bars
20 Bedford Street, WC2E | 3 minutes from Retro Bar
A subterranean den of delight, with cocktails, tunes and parties, Blame Gloria is a basement bar in Covent Garden where the wallpaper is based on ... More
 
 
 
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Blind Spot
London > Nightlife > Bars
45 St Martins Lane, WC2N | 3 minutes from Retro Bar
Set behind the facade of a boutique tea counter and a secret golden hand-shaped handle is Blind Spot at ... More
 
 
 
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Retro Bar clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Gordon's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Retro Bar
Home to Samuel Pepys in the 1680s, the building housing Gordon’s is now home to a regular, thriving crowd of drinkers of all ages and all ... More
 
 
 
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The Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Retro Bar
The Harp, a welcoming bar in Covent Garden, is a traditional pub where the emphasis is firmly on real ale - earning it CAMRA's National Pub ... More
 
 
 
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The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Retro Bar
Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
 
 
 
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True West
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 23rd November 2018 to 16th February 2019
Retro Bar, 404 Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from Retro Bar
Kit Harington - famous for his leading role in Game of Thrones - and Johnny Flynn - star of Lovesick, Beast and US TV series Genius, ...More
 
 
 
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The Inheritance: Part 2
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th September 2018 to 5th January 2019
Retro Bar, St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 4 minutes from Retro Bar
Hearts are broken and emotional wounds salved as young gay men in modern-day New York continue to wrestle with their feelings in the closing chapter of ...More
 
 
 
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The Inheritance: Part 1
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 21st September 2018 to 5th January 2019
Retro Bar, St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 4 minutes from Retro Bar
Following a sold-out run at the Young Vic, Matthew Lopez's new play, The Inheritance, comes to the West End for a strictly limited season. Directed by ...More
 
 
 
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Retro Bar
London Coliseum is a magnificent historic building and an excellent venue in which to enjoy the soaring sounds and high drama of some truly thrilling operas. ... More
 
 
 
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Savoy Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Retro Bar
Situated alongside the Savoy Hotel, the building of the current theatre with its Art Deco auditorium, was financed by Richard d'Oyly Carte with the considerable profits ... More
 
 
 
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Playhouse Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Retro Bar
A short step away from the main strip of West End theatres, the Playhouse's stylish curved facade is rather lost among the towering architecture of Charing ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Retro Bar

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Retro Bar
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The Strand Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
32 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Retro Bar
Part of the Proud Galleries family, Proud Central became The Strand Gallery in 2010 expanding from a photography gallery to an exhibition space for all disciplines ... More
 
 
 
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British Optical Association Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
42 Craven Street, WC2N | 2 minutes from Retro Bar
Run by the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers the British Optical Association Museum in Charing Cross features historic examples of London-made spectacles from ... More
 
 
 
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St Martin-in-the-Fields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Retro Bar
This historic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields overlooking Trafalgar Square was built in 1726 and is the best known work of Scottish architect James Gibbs whose ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near Retro Bar
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Davenports Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Retro Bar
From budding Harry Potters and bumbling Tommy Coopers to dynamic David Copperfields, Davenports is a haven for magicians of every level and ability. Non-magicians too are ... More
 
 
 
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Pan de Vie
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
5 New Row, WC2N | 3 minutes from Retro Bar
Combining classic European baking with exotic flavours of the Far East, Pan de Vie delivers a visual treat of brilliantly-coloured sweet patisseries and ... More
 
 
 
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Hardys Original Sweet Shop
London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
25 New Row, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Retro Bar
Retro sweet shops are all the rage at the moment. In the Covent Garden area alone you'll find half a dozen of them, one of which ... More
 
 
 
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Caffe Nero
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
65-72 The Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Retro Bar
Nero is probably the best of the Capital’s coffee shop chains. Offers a wide range of authentic Italian coffee in a pleasant relaxed environment. Snacks include ... More
 
 
 
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Bedford & Strand
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
1a Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Retro Bar
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Five Guys, Villiers Street
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
9/1 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Retro Bar
After opening at 1-3 Long Acre in Covent Garden in summer 2013, Five Guys have opened a number of branches across London, including this Villiers Street ... More
 
 
 
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Near Retro Bar
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from Retro Bar
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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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 6 minutes from Retro Bar
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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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 9 minutes from Retro Bar
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
 
 
 
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Retro Bar
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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The Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from Retro Bar
This day spa exclusively for women is a total pampering experience from the minute you step through the door. Located in bustling Covent Garden you'll soon ... More
 
 
 
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ESPA Life at Corinthia
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes from Retro Bar
The people at Espa take grooming pretty seriously, and quite rightly, when it comes to appearances it's often best to leave it to the experts. You'll ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Retro Bar

The best pubs near London Retro Bar.
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The Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Retro Bar
The Harp, a welcoming bar in Covent Garden, is a traditional pub where the emphasis is firmly on real ale - earning it CAMRA's National Pub ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Retro Bar
Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Salisbury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Retro Bar
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Society Of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Retro Bar
... More
 
 
 
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Retro Bar
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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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 5 minutes from Retro Bar
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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True West
True West
Theatre | Until 16th February 2019 

Vaudeville Theatre 2 minutes walk from Retro Bar

Kit Harington - famous for his leading role in Game of Thrones - and Johnny Flynn - star of Lovesick, ...More

 
Miracle at Henrietta Hotel
Miracle at Henrietta Hotel
Seasonal | Until 23rd December 2018 

Henrietta Hotel 2 minutes walk from Retro Bar

This Christmas, New York's Miracle on 9th Street pop-up is crossing the pond to London with Miracle at Henrietta Hotel. ...More

 
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 5th January 2019 

Adelphi Theatre 2 minutes walk from Retro Bar

Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Kinky Boots is really ...More

 
Jonny Woo's All Star Brexit Cabaret
Theatre | On 17th December 2018 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO) 3 minutes walk from Retro Bar

Drag Superstar, Jonny Woo and Olivier Award winning composer, Richard Thomas (Jerry Springer The Opera) bring you this sequin-spangled musical ...More

Festive Orchestra Of London: Christmas Gala By Candlelight
Concerts | On 17th December 2018 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 3 minutes walk from Retro Bar

A performance of works by Handel and Bach, plus traditional Christmas carols sung with orchestra, vocal soloists, the organ of ...More

St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Carols & Services
St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Carols & Services
Seasonal | Until 30th December 2018 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 3 minutes walk from Retro Bar

St Martin-in-the-Fields is a perfect venue for any kind of service or concert - especially when candlelit and on a ...More

 
Dreamgirls
Theatre | Until 12th January 2019 

Savoy Theatre 3 minutes walk from Retro Bar

The Tony Award-winning musical of ambition and regret, with music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book by Tom Eyen. ...More

Caroline, Or Change
Theatre | Until 6th April 2019 

Playhouse Theatre 3 minutes walk from Retro Bar

Following a sell-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, Michael Longhurst's production of Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori's Olivier Award-winning musical ...More

Gospel Carols by Candlelight
Gospel Carols by Candlelight
Concerts | Until 18th December 2018 

St Paul's Church, Covent Garden 3 minutes walk from Retro Bar

Everyone is welcome to this special concert where you'll be serenaded with traditional gospel and festive songs by the award ...More

 
Lorenzo Lotto Portraits
Lorenzo Lotto Portraits
Exhibitions | Until 10th February 2019 

National Gallery 3 minutes walk from Retro Bar

Regarded as one of the greatest portraitists of the Italian Renaissance, Lorenzo Lotto portrayed a cross section of middle-class sitters ...More

 

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Meridian Water is a major £6 billion, 20-year London regeneration programme led by Enfield Council, ...More

 
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Cate Blanchett comes to the National Theatre in 2019, the Spice Girls reunite and Christian Dior is the Designer of Dreams at the V&A. Two new musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton and Mary Poppins, ...More

Mamma Mia! The Party
Mamma Mia! The Party
Theatre | From 29th August 

The O2 Arena

Be immersed in the world of sunshine and ABBA songs as Mamma Mia! The Party ...More

 
Richard Alston Dance Company: Quartermark
Dance | From 1st March 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

The acclaimed Richard Alston Dance Company, entering its 25th year, makes the first of its final two visits to Sadler's Wells. The company presents two new works and ...More

Damien Jalet & Kohei Nawa: Vessel
Damien Jalet & Kohei Nawa: Vessel
Dance | From 16th April 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

Filling the Sadler's Wells stage with 7,500 litres ...More

 
Les Antliaclastes: Waltz Of The Hommelettes
Les Antliaclastes: Waltz Of The Hommelettes
Theatre | From 15th January 

Barbican The Pit

Masked performers, sound, music, automatons and sculptural puppets ...More

 
Grief Is The Thing With Feathers
Grief Is The Thing With Feathers
Theatre | From 25th March 

Barbican Centre

Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy "is riveting as ...More

 
Lee Krasner: Living Colour
Lee Krasner: Living Colour
Exhibitions | From 30th May 

Barbican Art Gallery

One of the pioneers of Abstract Expressionism, Lee ...More

 
The Lehman Trilogy
The Lehman Trilogy
Theatre | From 11th May 

Piccadilly Theatre

Following a sold-out run at the National Theatre, the critically acclaimed The Lehman Trilogy transfers ...More

 
Mary Quant
Mary Quant
Exhibitions | From 6th April 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

Following on from Christian Dior and Balenciaga, both the subject of fashion forward V&A exhibitions, ...More

 
The Moon
The Moon
Exhibitions | From 1st July 

National Maritime Museum

Not just for the lunatics and the conspiracy theorists, The Moon is a major exhibition ...More

 
Bussey Rooftop Bar
Bussey Rooftop Bar
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Parallel to Frank's Cafe on the roof of the Bussey Building, the Bussey Rooftop Bar ...More

 
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Dabbers Social Bingo
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The UK's first immersive modern bingo hall, Dabbers Social Bingo revitalises the iconic British pastime ...More

 
December in London 2018
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Christmas favourites like The Nutcracker, Carols at The Royal Albert Hall and the Santa Dash return along with a Festive Feast at Hampton Court Palace and a new puppet show from the puppeteers behind ...More

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December in London 2018
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Christmas favourites like The Nutcracker, Carols at The Royal Albert Hall and the Santa ...More

 
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