Leon  

 
 
ADDRESS
7 Canvey Street, Bankside, The Blue Fin Building, London SE1 9AN
 
 
TELEPHONE
 
OPENING TIMES
Mon to Fri 8:00 - 22:00, Sat 10:00 - 22:00 & Sun 11:00 - 19:00
 

Nearby

 

LeonThis branch of Leon is a great find, tucked away behind Tate Modern in IPC media's headquarters, The Blue Fin Building. Once you've fed the soul with art and culture you can feed the body with good-for-you food. Inside might look like a fast food joint - and the food is served in shoots, like McDonald's - but there the comparison ends. Rather than greasy burgers you get grilled chicken wraps, slathered in aioli; spicey, succulent kebabs spiked with chilli; Moroccan meatballs, scented faintly with cumin and served in a thick tomato ragu. Believe me readers, it tastes good. Of course, there's so much more than meat, including plenty of veggie options too, like the extra-healthy (and rather tasty) salads made with Super Foods (broccoli, rocket, sprouts etc). All the food at Leon's is seasonal, well-sourced and, where possible, local. It's not totally organic, but it's all free-range, which means you get well-flavoured food that tastes like it should. This is the kind of restaurant that London needs. Healthy, tasty food served quickly. Whether its a full meal you're after, or just a juice (ginger and carrot comes highly recommended) this place will put a smile on your face. Very highly recommended.

 

Leon images

Leon   

   
Leon

Leon  


LondonTown.com - Leon Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Southwark Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Borough Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
London Bridge Railway Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
Waterloo Railway Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Union Car Park
 
3 minutes walk
 
Union Car Parks
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring Leon on LondonTown.com

 
Summer Music Festivals in London

With an abundance of capital based festivals grappling for your attention, there is no need to trek out to the countryside for your summer...

 
 
London Calendar 2017

Find out the best London 2017 events with our comprehensive guide to the top entertainment in the city throughout the year. From January through to December, 2017 is packed with unmissable events - so read on to get the best out of London town.

 
THE BEST

Hotels near Leon

Near Leon
FIND YOUR PERFECT LONDON HOTEL
SALE
Check in
--
Check out
--

Booking multiple rooms?

Visit our group bookings page or call 020 7437 4370 for assistance

Room 1

2 Adults
ADULTS (12+)
-
2
+
CHILDREN (2 - 12 Years)
-
0
+
INFANTS (0 - 2 Years)
-
0
+
Okay
Maximum 4 to a room.
+ Add another room
CitizenM London Bankside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £89  21% off
20 Lavington S, SE1 | 1 minute from Leon
From comfy king sized beds and an international plug system to free movies and complimentary WiFi, the citizen London Bankside hotel promises to offer its guests ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Bankside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £98  33% off
2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Leon
The Hilton London Bankside is a purpose built hotel with a four-storey glass atrium, 292 rooms and fitness centre, complete with swimming pool, and an opulent ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London Southwark
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £67  41% off
103-109 Southwark Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Leon
Located in the bustling heart of London's arts scene, with the capital's finest theatres, concert halls and cinemas just a short stroll away, this is a ... More
 
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
2 Canvey Street, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as Leon
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Table
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
83 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Leon
On the ground floor of the offices of award-winning architects Allies and Morrison The Table makes an excellent staff canteen (a bit like The River Cafe ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Caravan Bankside
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
The Metal Box Factory, 30 Great Guildford Street, SE1 | 2 minutes from Leon
New Zealand trio, Miles Kirby, Laura Harper-Hinton and Chris Ammermann, the team behind the independent Caravan coffee shops in Exmouth Market and ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Dining near Leon

Near Leon
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tsuru
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
4 Canvey Street, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as Leon
Sushi boxes and fresh Japanese food is prepared by on-site chefs using ethically-sourced produce at this Bankside cafe. Yellowfin tuna is line caught and Scottish salmon ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Viva Verdi
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
6 Canvey Street, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as Leon
Located just behind the Tate Modern is Viva Verdi, a little piece of Italy in London. This prosciutto and wine bar offers fresh Parma specialities and ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tortilla
London > Restaurants > Mexican restaurants
106 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Leon
Tacos and burritos are the order of the day at this cheap, fresh Mexican. In fact it's so fresh and healthy it's more of a California-Mexican ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Events near Leon

Near Leon
Ongoing
Ellsworth Kelly
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 27th May 2014 to 29th May 2017 - Various Times
Leon, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Leon
Retrospective exhibition to mark the abstract artist's 90th birthday, curated by Ann Coxon....More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ongoing
Wolfgang Tillmans
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 15th February to 11th June 2017
Leon, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Leon
He started out in the early 1990s photographing clubbers for i-D magazine, in 2000 he won the Turner prize in 2000, and now German born photographer ...More
 
 
 
Now On
This Is Not Culturally Significant
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 15th May to 3rd June 2017 - 8am
Leon, 53a Southwark Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Leon
Out Of Spite Theatre present a culturally insignificant one-man show that delves into the bizarre, compulsive and wonderful nature of humanity. Written, directed and performed by ...More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Entertainment near Leon

Near Leon
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Menier Chocolate Factory
London > Entertainment > Theatres
53 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Leon
Housed in a former chocolate factory, this innovative theatre has rapidly established itself as one of London's best. Since opening in 2004, it has had half-a-dozen ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Bunker
London > Entertainment > Theatres
53a Southwark Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Leon
An Off-West End theatre housed in a former underground parking garage in London Bridge, The Bunker is a small 110-seater studio theatre used ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Leon
This replica of the Shakespeare's 16th century theatre, reconstructed just 200 yards from its original site, is the brainchild of American actor and director Sam Wanamaker. ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Sights and Attractions near Leon

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Leon
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Contemporary Applied Arts
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
89 Southwark Street, Fitzrovia, London SE1 | 1 minute from Leon
Founded in 1948 to promote and champion British craft, Contemporary Applied Arts operates a modern gallery space at 89 Southwark Street as a showcase of the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tate Modern
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Leon
Located along the banks of the River Thames in the former Bankside Power Station, originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1947, the architect of ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tate Modern: The Tanks
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Leon
A dramatic new development at Tate Modern, we got our first glimpse inside The Tanks in summer 2012 - revealed as part of ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Shopping near Leon

The best shops and markets near Leon
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
O W Loeb
London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
3 Archie Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Leon
Specialists in fine German wine, this shop has moved to larger premises and taken its customers with it - they have a deserved reputation for excellence ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Burnt Lemon Bakery
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Flat Iron Square, 68 Union Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Leon
Founded by chef and baker Matthew Dryden in early 2016, Burnt Lemon Bakery is serious about sourdough breads, made exclusively with organic flours milled in the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
10 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Leon
Konditor & Cook specialise in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Education near Leon

Near Leon
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 15 minutes from Leon
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 16 minutes from Leon
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 19 minutes from Leon
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Leisure near Leon

Leon gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Agua Bathhouse and Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Leon
Six private treatment rooms, including a couples' suite and a private thermal suite, make up agua Bathhouse and Spa within Mondrian London at Sea Containers. Bringing ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bernie Spain Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 10 minutes from Leon
Located between Oxo Tower Wharf and Gabriel's Wharf, Bernie Spain Gardens is a pleasant green space to stop off on a riverside walk along the South ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Chang's Hapkido Academy
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 10 minutes from Leon
Grandmaster Gedo Chang's Hapkido martial arts schools emphasises practical self-defence, confidence, balance and fitness. The ancient Korean martial art of Hapkido is made up of three components: ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Pubs near Leon

The best pubs near London Leon.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Charles Dickens
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
160 Union Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Leon
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wheatsheaf
London > Nightlife > Pubs
6 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Leon
Following a three-year closure due to the Thameslink building works, the Wheatsheaf pub next to Borough Market reopened in December 2012. Drinkers who mourned the loss ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Anchor & Hope
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Leon
The Anchor & Hope is a gastropub that takes both parts of its name seriously, and you can certainly have a good evening just popping in ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Nightlife near Leon

Leon clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Viva Verdi
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
6 Canvey Street, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as Leon
Located just behind the Tate Modern is the delightful wine bar Viva Verdi where the prosciutto is served with piles of Palma ham, just like in ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Distillery
London > Nightlife > Bars
Hilton London Bankside, 2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Leon
Cocktails incorporating homemade aromatics hark back to the heritage of the site of The Distillery , the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Union Street Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
47-51 Union Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Leon
A local urban living room found beneath Union Street Cafe in Borough, Union Street Bar is Gordon Ramsay's first destination bar. Open until 2am on Thursday, ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Meeting venue hire near Leon

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Leon.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tate Modern
London > Business > Venue Hire
Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Leon
Located along the banks of the River Thames in the former Bankside Power Station, originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1947, the architect of ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Vinopolis
London > Business > Venue Hire
London Bridge, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Leon
This conference and event venue caters for between 10 and 1250 guests. Ideal for dinners, conferences, exhibitions, meetings, product launches & AGMs. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Mermaid
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Mermaid, Puddledock, City, London EC4V | 8 minutes from Leon
The self-proclaimed best kept events secret in the City, the newly refurbished Mermaid events and conference centre in Blackfriars boasts a 600-seat theatre-style auditorium and numerous ... More
 
 
 
 

Also in Canvey Street

Our recommendations in the same street as Leon

 
No.
Title
Category
 
 
 

Hotels Near

Leon

 
 
Near Leon All London hotels
Check-in:
Check-out:
Number of rooms:
Room 1:

What's On Today

Near Leon

 
 
 
Alberto Giacometti
Alberto Giacometti
Exhibitions | Until 10th September 2017 

Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from Leon

Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti, "one of the most highly regarded and distinctive artists of the last century" (The Guardian) "wowed ...More

 
Wolfgang Tillmans
Wolfgang Tillmans
Exhibitions | Until 11th June 2017 

Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from Leon

He started out in the early 1990s photographing clubbers for i-D magazine, in 2000 he won the Turner prize in ...More

 
Artist Rooms: Louise Bourgeois
Artist Rooms: Louise Bourgeois
Exhibitions | Until 17th June 2017 

Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from Leon

Louise Bourgeois, the artist whose giant spiders first welcomed visitors to Tate Modern in 2000, is back 16 years later ...More

 
Lettice & Lovage
Theatre | Until 8th July 2017 

Menier Chocolate Factory 4 minutes walk from Leon

Trevor Nunn directs the first major revival of Peter Shaffer's award-winning comedy, which charts the unlikely friendship of a fanciful ...More

Twelfth Night
Twelfth Night
Theatre | Until 5th August 2017 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 4 minutes walk from Leon

With her short-lived time as artistic director coming to an end, Emma Rice directs one of her final productions at ...More

 
Borough Talks
Borough Talks
Foodie Events | Until 12th September 2017 

Borough Market 7 minutes walk from Leon

Borough Market launches a new series of talks and debates in 2017, inviting some of the most well respected names ...More

 
Ballroom
Theatre | Until 4th June 2017 

Waterloo East Theatre 9 minutes walk from Leon

...More

The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes
The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes
Exhibitions | Until 15th October 2017 

Doon Street Car Park 10 minutes walk from Leon

A life-size Batmobile, built from half a million LEGO bricks, is just one of the 120 models on display in ...More

 
Milkshake
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 23rd May 2017 

Ministry of Sound 11 minutes walk from Leon

Martin2smoove, Andy Purnell, Paul Eden, SYWR, DJelley and Chiv supply house and techno sounds....More

Bill Viola: Mary
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 11 minutes walk from Leon

Mary, the second permanent large-scale video installation by Bill Viola for St Paul's Cathedral is inaugurated in the North Quire ...More

New on LondonTown

 
 
Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen
Exhibitions | From 22nd September 

House of Illustration

Head to The House of Illustration this autumn for a rare opportunity to see little-known productions by celebrated political cartoonist Gerald Scarfe....More

Anime Architecture: Backgrounds Of Japan
Exhibitions | From 26th May 

House of Illustration

The first UK exhibition of illustrations for classic sci-fi anime films comes to The House of Illustration this May. ...More

Lucinda Rogers: On Gentrification
Exhibitions | From 28th October 

House of Illustration

The House of Illustration has commissioned English artist Lucinda Rogers for a new exhibition examining the city's changing landscape....More

Footloose: The Musical
Footloose: The Musical
Theatre | From 12th September 

Peacock Theatre

Gareth Gates stars as Willard opposite Luke Baker as Ren, the new boy in a ...More

 
Terror
Terror
Theatre | From 14th June 

Lyric Hammersmith

The pilot of hijacked plane is put on trial and the audience decide the verdict ...More

 
Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical
Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical
Theatre | From 5th June 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)

Jay Scheib directs a high-octane rock'n'roll musical by ...More

 
The Great Get Together: The Foundling Museum
Exhibitions | On 17th June 

Brunswick Square

Bring a picnic lunch and a favourite children's book to join in a celebration of community at Brunswick Square gardens adjacent to the Foundling Museum....More

Take That
Take That
Concerts | From 6th June 

The O2 Arena

The chart-topping pop trio of singer-songwriter Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald performs uptempo ...More

 
Nora
Nora
Dance | From 1st June 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

A programme of duets by renowned choreographers Lizz Aggiss's Bloody Nora!, Simon Tanguy's Digging, Jonathan ...More

 
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas & Ictus: Rain
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas & Ictus: Rain
Dance | From 13th June 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

Dance set to Steve Reich's masterpiece, the minimalist ...More

 
Santa Maria Chelsea
Dining 

Determined to bring a taste of their Neapolitan childhood to London, Angelo and Pasquale opened the award-winning Santa Maria in Ealing, and this branch in Chelsea soon followed....More

Santa Maria Ealing
Dining 

Determined to bring a taste of their Neapolitan childhood to London, Angelo and Pasquale opened Santa Maria in Ealing....More

Nudie Jeans
Shopping 

Originated in Gothenburg, Nudie Jeans stocks raw and prewashed denim jeans made with 100% organic cotton denim....More

The Vincent
The Vincent
Drinking 

After transforming The Sebright Arms on Hackney Road from boarded-up pub into an East End ...More

 
Magpie
Magpie
Dining 

Modern British interpretation of traditional dim sum restaurants from the co-founders of Pidgin...More

 
Melrose Diner
Melrose Diner
Dining 

Americana diner classics with a twist - think lobster and prawn donuts - are served ...More

 
Made of Dough
Made of Dough
Dining 

London pizza pros Made of Dough, who have sold 100,000 pizzas at pop-ups and festivals, ...More

 
Tea Room
Tea Room
Drinking 

Soho speakeasy that pays homage to the food and culture of down town Hong Kong....More

 
Marble Arch Theatre
Marble Arch Theatre
Entertainment 

Pop-up theatre in Marble Arch specifically designed for Clarke Peters' Olivier Award-winning and Tony-Award nominated ...More

 
Our/London
Drinking 

Located in two adjoining arches underneath Hackney Downs train station, Our/London is a micro-distillery producing wheat based vodka....More

Best Places for Street Food in London
Best Places for Street Food in London
Article 

London's street food scene has really taken ...More

 
London Events 2017
London Events 2017
Feature 

Imelda Staunton stars in two London stage shows in 2017, David Tennant and Damian Lewis ...More

 
 
 
 
SALE
Hotels near Leon

From cheap budget places to stay to luxury 5 star hotels see our special offers for Leon hotels, including CitizenM London Bankside from 68% off.

 
 
Call now: hotel deals 0207 420 4960