Spex in the City †

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1 Shorts Gardens, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9AT
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Spex in the CityPick up a pair of sunnies in the sale in this funky little place and you may be able to grab yourself an absolute bargain. Staunchly independent, their idiosyncratic array of style ranges from the starkly quirky to a rather sophisticated selection. Designers include Alain Mikli, Phillippe Stark and Porsche, as well as some revered British designers Booth & Bruce and Japanese Yellows Plus. Committed to elegant eye wear, it’s worth dropping in on this shop before you choose your pair of sunglasses for the summer. Let’s face it - you don’t want to get it wrong.


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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Covent Garden Tube Station
3 minutes walk
Leicester Square Tube Station
4 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Charing Cross Railway Station
9 minutes walk
City Thameslink Station
19 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Upper St Martins Lane NCP
2 minutes walk
Holborn NCP
3 minutes walk

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London Events 2018

With an exciting calendar of entertainment, 2018 is another special year in London. Find out what's happening throughout the capital with our thorough guide to the best 2018 London events.

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Hotels near Spex in the City

Near Spex in the City
Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £139† 23% off
Seven Dials, WC2H | 1 minute from Spex in the City
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
Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £103† 37% off
9-13 Bloomsbury Street, WC1B | 4 minutes from Spex in the City
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
St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £199† 23% off
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 5 minutes from Spex in the City
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
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Alternative Opticians nearest Spex in the City

Nearest to Spex in the City
Dollond & Aitchison
London > Useful Numbers > Opticians
90 Oxford Street, Fitzrovia, London W1D | 8 minutes from Spex in the City
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20/20 Optical
London > Useful Numbers > Opticians
216 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 10 minutes from Spex in the City
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Eye Level Opticians
London > Useful Numbers > Opticians
37 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 33 minutes from Spex in the City
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Events near Spex in the City

Near Spex in the City
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Lieutenant Of Inishmore
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 23rd June to 8th September 2018
Spex in the City, St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 4 minutes from Spex in the City
Poldark star Aidan Turner makes his West End stage debut this June, starring as terrorist Mad Padraic in Martin McDonagh's The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Michael Grandage ...More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Young Frankenstein
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 28th September 2017 to 10th February 2018
Spex in the City, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 6 minutes from Spex in the City
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
The Play That Goes Wrong
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 5th September 2014 to 25th February 2018
Spex in the City, Catherine Street, WC2B | 6 minutes from Spex in the City
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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Entertainment near Spex in the City

Near Spex in the City
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St. Martin's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
West Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Spex in the City
Designed as a companion theatre to the New Ambassador’s, which stands next to it, separated only by the narrow Tower Court, St Martin’s was completed in ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Phoenix Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Spex in the City
Built in 1930, the Phoenix Theatre is a curious mix of classical theatre architecture and the Art Deco style. The columns and arches of the Phoenix ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Palace Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1A | 3 minutes from Spex in the City
The towering Palace Theatre dominates Cambridge Circus. Five storeys of dark-red brick with octagonal towers on the top give it a looming aspect better suited to ... More
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Sights and Attractions near Spex in the City

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Spex in the City
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
135 Flitcroft Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Spex in the City
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
19 Greek Street
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
19 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Spex in the City
19 Greek Street is a gallery and interior design practice promoting sustainable and socially responsible design. "Eloquently demonstrating that eclectic design and functionality can indeed go ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Centre Point
London > Attractions > Sights
101-103 New Oxford Street, WC1A | 4 minutes from Spex in the City
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 Spex in the City

The best shops and markets near Spex in the City
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Seven Dials
London > Shopping > Street or Area
Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Spex in the City
The 'Seven Dials' refers to the layout of the cobbled streets in this scenic part of Covent Garden which includes Monmouth Street, Earlham Street and Mercer ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Stuart Phillips
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
25 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Spex in the City
Less a hairdresser’s, more a mood enhancing experience, Phillips aims to offer his clients a positive haven from outside pressures. The cutting and colouring here is ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Thomas Neal Centre
London > Shopping > Shopping Centres
29-41 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Spex in the City
This is a trend-setter’s heaven. Some say it’s a bit pretentious but there’s certainly no better place to pick up the latest streetwear collections. The inside ... More
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Restaurants near Spex in the City

What are the best dining options near Spex in the City London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Monmouth Coffee House Company
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
27 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Spex in the City
Long before Starbucks, Costa, et al were peddling their wares on every street corner in London, Anita Le Roy had her foot on the English coffee ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Progreso
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Downstairs, Thomas Neal’s Centre, 35 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Spex in the City
Two London addresses, both ideal for a break from frantic shopping. Escape the hustle and bustle of Portobello Road, or the sea of fashion outlets in ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Flesh and Buns
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
41 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Spex in the City
The second London opening from chef proprietor Ross Shonhan who brought us the ever-popular ramen restaurant Bone Daddies, Flesh and Buns is a laid back Japanese ... More
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Education near Spex in the City

Near Spex in the City
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 1 minute from Spex in the City
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 | 4 minutes from Spex in the City
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
Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 8 minutes from Spex in the City
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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Leisure near Spex in the City

Spex in the City gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Spex in the City
Let the Thai Square Spa transport you to the shores of Asia with their traditional Thai spa treatment rooms, smack bang in the centre of Covent ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Hospital Club
London > Leisure > Arts Centres
24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Spex in the City
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 | 2 minutes from Spex in the City
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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Pubs near Spex in the City

The best pubs near London Spex in the City.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Polpo at Ape and Bird
London > Nightlife > Pubs
142 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Spex in the City
When Russell Norman, famed for Polpo and as The Restaurant Man on BBC2, opened his first pub in November 2013 it seemed ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Spex in the City
One of the oldest pubs in London, the Lamb & Flag was once known as the Bucket of Blood, thanks to the bare-knuckle fights held here. ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Norman's Coach & Horses
London > Nightlife > Pubs
29 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Spex in the City
Claiming to be 'the West End's Best Known Pub', Norman's Coach & Horses certainly has more than its fair share of unique features. Firstly there's the ... More
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Nightlife near Spex in the City

Spex in the City clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Detroit Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
35 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Spex in the City
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Phoenix Artist Club
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Phoenix Street, Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Spex in the City
Beneath the Phoenix Theatre lies this charming escape from the norm. Something of a 'hidden gem' the Phoenix Artist Club is secreted away down a little ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The London Cocktail Club - Shaftesbury Avenue
London > Nightlife > Bars
224a Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Spex in the City
The London Cocktail Club is a members bar but - luckily for us - it's not a very exclusive one; it's free ... More
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Meeting venue hire near Spex in the City

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Spex in the City.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Congress Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from Spex in the City
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
St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from Spex in the City
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
68 Dean Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 5 minutes from Spex in the City
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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Belleville
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Matilda The Musical
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Beginning
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A new play by David Eldridge, Beginning invites the audience to be a fly on the wall at Laura's party. ...More

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

Mischief Movie Night
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Mischief Theatre return to their comedy roots with an improvised movie live on stage....More

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Part II
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Palace Theatre 3 minutes walk from Spex In The City

Harry contends with the ghosts of the past while his youngest son Albus struggles with the weight of a family ...More

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
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Theatre | Until 22nd July 2018 

Palace Theatre 3 minutes walk from Spex In The City

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

 
Bryony Twydle (Work-In-Progress)
Comedy | On 19th January 2018 

Arts Theatre 3 minutes walk from Spex In The City

A demented solo character show awash with warped, arrogant and overly-ambitious characters from one fifth of award-winning sketch group The ...More

Royal Ballet: Giselle
Dance | Until 9th March 2018 

Royal Opera House 3 minutes walk from Spex In The City

Peasant girl Giselle is shocked to discover the true identity of her lover Albrecht, and that he is promised to ...More

Concerto / Le Baiser de la fee / Elite Syncopations
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Dance | Until 11th May 2018 

Royal Opera House 3 minutes walk from Spex In The City

The Royal Ballet celebrates the work of the late great British choreographer Kenneth MacMillan with three mixed programmes that bring ...More

 

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