Thai Square at the Wig & Pen  

 
 
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229 - 230 Strand, Holborn, Aldwych, London WC2R 1BF
 
 
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Thai Square at the Wig & PenFormally the famous Wig and Pen Club, this branch of Thai Square occupies a building that's supposedly the only one on the Strand to have survived the great Fire of London in 1666. Since the early 1900s this historical gem situated on the Strand served as a drinking den popular among journalists of nearby Fleet Street and lawyers - who didn't have far to stumble from the Royal Courts of Justice opposite. Now only the leaded stained-glass window bearing the date in 1625 serves as a reminder of its long history. Back then, number 230 was the home of the Gatekeeper of Temple Bar who used to offer 'pennorth (penny worth) of meat and bread' to the crowds who used to gather at the Temple Gate where beheaded traitors were displayed. This explains the reputed sightings of Cromwell's ghost who supposedly visits the bar searching for his head. Today, you'll find pad thai in place of your 'pennorth of meat', and prawn cracker instead of bread. Prices may have gone up a little too in the intervening years but they remain very reasonable all the same.

 

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Temple Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Chancery Lane Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
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City Thameslink Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Blackfriars Railway Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
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Snowhill NCP
 
9 minutes walk
 
Drury Lane NCP
 
9 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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1-2 Serjeant's Inn, EC4Y | 3 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
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336-337 The Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
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Aldwych, WC2B | 6 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
Positioned between the City's Square Mile and the thriving West End, this grand, Edwardian Hilton hotel welcomes guests with a patisserie and champagne bar in the ... More
 
 
 
 
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148 The Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
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148 The Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
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44 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 9 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
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215 The Strand, Holborn, London WC2R | 1 minute from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
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London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
125 - 126 Chancery Lane, Holborn, London WC2A | 1 minute from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
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115 Chancery Lane, Holborn, Holborn, London WC2A | 1 minute from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
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Thai Square at the Wig & Pen, Strand, WC2R | 5 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
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Thai Square at the Wig & Pen, Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 6 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
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Thai Square at the Wig & Pen, Aldwych, WC2B | 6 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
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213 Strand, Holborn, London WC2R | 1 minute from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
The Funny Side comedy group runs comedy clubs in three locations in London, including the flagship Covent Garden venue above The George pub which puts on ... More
 
 
 
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Volupte Lounge
London > Entertainment > Theatres
9 Norwich Street, Holborn, London EC4A | 5 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
Quirky, alternative cabaret club. From cream teas to secret organic cocktails, cabaret and comedy, Kuki La-Belle and Delores von Cotier’s cheeky club combines the naughty with the ... More
 
 
 
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Kings Reach, Victoria Embankment, Holborn, London EC4Y | 5 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Fleet Street, Temple, Holborn, London EC4Y | 1 minute from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
Temple Church sits within the Inner Temple of the Inns of Court, and was originally consecrated in 1185 as the spiritual and actual home of the ... More
 
 
 
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Strand, Holborn, London WC2A | 2 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
A stunning example of Gothic architecture, London's Inns of Court date back to before the 14th century. It is here that barristers train and traditionally practice. ... More
 
 
 
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Middle Temple Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Middle Temple Lane, Holborn, London EC4Y | 2 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
Middle Temple Hall, completed in 1574, is late-Gothic in style. Its attractions are a rare double-hammer beam roof, an intricately carved screen (which, although heavily damaged ... More
 
 
 
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Ede & Ravenscroft
London > Shopping > Clothing
93 Chancery Lane, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
Founded in Aldwych in 1689 Ede and Ravenscroft has the rare distinction of being the tailors and robe makers of choice for twelve coronations and holds ... More
 
 
 
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The Natural Kitchen
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
15-17 New Street Square, Fetter Lane, City, London EC4A | 4 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
Organic, wild and artisan food is supplied by the likes of the River Cottage at this food emporium which, is the second Natural Kitchen to open ... More
 
 
 
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London > Shopping > Shoes
13 Portsmouth Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 5 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
16th century shop and literary landmark. With its precarious overhanging upper storey, uneven floorboards, sloping roof and wooden beams, this 16th century building warrants its title as ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 5 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
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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Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 5 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
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4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 6 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
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
 
 
 
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Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 6 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
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
 
 
 
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Holborn, Holborn, London WC2A | 6 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
The largest public square in London, Lincoln's Inn Fields has a rich and varied history. In 1683 it was the site of the public beheading of ... More
 
 
 
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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
252 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 7 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
Launched in November 2013, the Sense Spa at Rosewood London is a sanctuary within central London. With Rosewood being an award-winning signature spa brand, visitors can ... More
 
 
 
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Essex Street, Holborn, London WC2R | 1 minute from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
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145 Fleet Street, City, London EC4A | 4 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
Sprawling 17th century tavern with rabbit-warren of bars and a rich history. Steeped in history, this pub’s story stretches back through the reigns of fifteen monarchs. While ... More
 
 
 
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The White Swan
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108 Fetter Lane, Holborn, London EC4A | 4 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
Tucked into a quiet corner near Lincoln's Inn Fields, The White Swan is an absolute delight. The owners, Tom and Ed Martin, also run The Gun ... More
 
 
 
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London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
1 St Brides Passage, Fleet Street, EC4Y | 6 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
A wine bar and shop selling wines directly from independent vineyards, Humble Grape opened its first wine bar and shop in Battersea ... More
 
 
 
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The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych
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1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 6 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
Named one of the top five hotel bars in the world by the Sunday Telegraph, the Lobby Bar at the chic One Aldwych hotel is renowned ... More
 
 
 
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Bounce Farringdon
London > Nightlife > Bars
121 Holborn, Holborn, London EC1N | 7 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
Paddles at the ready! Europe's first social ping-pong club has arrived in London and, quite brilliantly, is built in the exact spot that table tennis was ... More
 
 
 
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Middle Temple Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Plowden Buildings Middle Temple Lane, Holborn, London EC4Y | 2 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
Middle Temple Hall, completed in 1574, is late-Gothic in style. Its attractions are a rare double-hammer beam roof, an intricately carved screen (which, although heavily damaged ... More
 
 
 
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Two Temple Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
Two Temple Place, Holborn, London WC2R | 2 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
With its castle like façade and a striking interior, Two Temple Place is one of London's most prestigious settings for corporate and private events. As well ... More
 
 
 
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Royal College of Surgeons
London > Business > Venue Hire
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 4 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
The Royal College of Surgeons is not only an institute at the forefront of surgical education and training, but its outstanding rooms provide the perfect space ... More
 
 
 
 

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