Seven Dials

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Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9DD
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Shops generally Mon to Sat 11am-7pm (check with each individual shop)

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Seven DialsThe '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 Street. The seven streets radiate out from the central sundial - which can still be seen today but is a replica of the original. Looking closely you'll see the dial only has only six faces, this is due to an earlier urban planning drawn up by Thomas Neale in the 17th century who devised the characteristic 'seven dials' street layout to maximise the number of houses that could be built on the site - so maximising his profit. His aim was to create an affluent, upper class area similar to Covent Garden Piazza. He didn't exactly succeed. By the 1700s it was home to shops selling second and third hand goods, Charles Dickens Junior noted the shops selling "every rarity of pigeon, fowl and rabbit, together with rare Birds such as hawks, owls and parrots, love birds and other species native and foreign". Today, Neale would be proud of the fashionable shops, cafes, theatres and the fashionable crowd they attract.

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The Montague on the Gardens
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
15 Montague Street, WC1B | 8 minutes from Seven Dials
Overlooking the gardens of Montague Garden Square, this sedate hotel has a peaceful feel even though the British Museum is right next door and Covent Garden's ... More
Rosewood London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
252 High Holborn, WC1V | 9 minutes from Seven Dials
Located in High Holborn, Rosewood London is the most luxurious hotel in the area and is nearby to the capital's main business district and a number ... More
Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 10 minutes from Seven Dials
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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Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Seven Dials
St Martins Courtyard was renamed The Yards in 2019 and the pedestrianised area off Long Acre given a rebrand and a refresh. This ... More
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Carnaby Street
London > Shopping > Street or Area
Carnaby Street, Soho, London W1F | 10 minutes from Seven Dials
The name Carnaby Street is synonymous with 1960s "Swinging London" - a phrase coined by Time magazine. Nowadays the area has gone through something of a ... More
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Regent Street
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Regent Street, Soho, London W1B | 11 minutes from Seven Dials
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Stuart Phillips
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
25 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | Same location as Seven Dials
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
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Orla Kiely
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
31 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | Same location as Seven Dials
Irish designer Orla Kiely burst onto the fashion scene in a splash of signature prints and bold colours that have become her calling card. It was ... More
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Coco de Mer
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
23 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | Same location as Seven Dials
Is there really anyone out there who cares if their dildo is made from hand-carved jade, or their spanking paddle comes from naturally-felled environment friendly wood? ... More
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Matilda The Musical
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 22nd June 2021 to 9th January 2022 - Various Times
Seven Dials, Earlham Street, Seven Dials, WC2H | 1 minute from Seven Dials
The Royal Shakespeare Company presents Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin's multi-award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's much loved tale about an extremely clever girl, who uses ...More
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The Prince Of Egypt
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 1st July 2021 to 8th January 2022 - Various Times
Seven Dials, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 4 minutes from Seven Dials
Scott Schwartz directs a biblical musical based on the DreamWorks Animation film, which includes the Oscar-winning song When You Believe, with music and lyrics by Stephen ...More
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Leopoldstadt
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 7th August to 30th October 2021 - Various Times
Seven Dials, Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 5 minutes from Seven Dials
Patrick Marber directs the world premiere staging of Tom Stoppard's intimate drama set in 1900 Vienna in the crowded tenements of the old Jewish quarter, Leopoldstadt, ...More
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St. Martin's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
West Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Seven Dials
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
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Phoenix Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Seven Dials
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
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Found111
London > Entertainment > Theatres
111 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 3 minutes from Seven Dials
Found111 is a temporary theatre space housed at 111 Charing Cross Road, the original site of the Central St Martins School of Art. Having been ... More
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Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
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135 Flitcroft Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Seven Dials
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
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19 Greek Street
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
19 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Seven Dials
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
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Centre Point
London > Attractions > Sights
101-103 New Oxford Street, WC1A | 3 minutes from Seven Dials
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Monmouth Coffee Company Covent Garden
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
27 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2H | Same location as Seven Dials
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
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Mon Plaisir
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
19 - 21 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | Same location as Seven Dials
The red, white and blue Tricolore hanging over the awning of this traditional French restaurant tells you the patriotic nostalgic dining experience you can expect at ... More
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Redemption, Covent Garden
London > Restaurants >
15 Shorts Gardens, WC2H | 1 minute from Seven Dials
With the mantra 'spoil yourself without spoiling yourself', Redemption serves food that's as easy on the eye as it is the body. With three ... More
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 1 minute from Seven Dials
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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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 4 minutes from Seven Dials
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
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Le Cordon Bleu
London > Education > Adult Education
15 Bloomsbury Square, Marylebone, London WC1A | 6 minutes from Seven Dials
The London HQ of famed culinary institution Le Cordon Bleu , the cookery school widely considered as the guardian of French culinary techniques, trains ... More
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Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Seven Dials
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
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Phoenix Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Seven Dials
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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h Club London
London > Leisure > Arts Centres
24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Seven Dials
On the site of the old St Paul's Hospital in Covent Garden, hip private members' club h Club London has been designed specifically for the creative ... More
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Norman's Coach & Horses
London > Nightlife > Pubs
29 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Seven Dials
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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Lamb & Flag
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33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Seven Dials
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
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Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes from Seven Dials
Philomena's is an Irish themed bar and sports cafe on Great Queen Street, just two minutes walk from Covent Garden tube station. A great place to ... More
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Alcotraz Penitentiary: Cell Block Six Eight
London > Nightlife > Bars
68a Neal Street, WC2H | 1 minute from Seven Dials
Doing time has become a popular way of spending your free time as the success of Alcotraz shows. Two years after the first behind-bars ... More
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28-50 Wine Bar & Kitchen
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
10 Upper St Martin's Lane, WC2H | 1 minute from Seven Dials
A wine bar with a focus on 30 wines, 28°-50° Covent Garden is decorated with pink armchairs, ... More
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Detroit Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
35 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Seven Dials
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
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The Congress Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from Seven Dials
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
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from Seven Dials
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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68 Dean Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 5 minutes from Seven Dials
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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Duchess Theatre 7 minutes walk from Seven Dials

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Trafalgar Square 9 minutes walk from Seven Dials

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