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Delights of Seven Dials and Neals Yard
Just a short stroll from The Bloomsbury is Seven Dials in Covent Garden. Take the time to wander and explore the seven interconnecting streets with over 90 fashion, beauty, and lifestyle stores as well as over 40 independent restaurants, cafes, and bars.
As you explore the area, you'll come across Neals Yard, situated between Shorts Gardens and Monmouth Street, leading onto one of London's prettiest courtyards. Named after the 17th-century developer of the area, Thomas Neale, it is now home to several health food stores, restaurants, and unique boutiques. One of the highlights is Neals Yard Dairy, where you can marvel at an incredible range of artisanal cheeses, making it a paradise for cheese enthusiasts.
So, while visiting Seven Dials and Neals Yard, you can experience a delightful blend of fashion, dining, and artisanal culinary delights that will make your exploration of Covent Garden a truly memorable experience.
If you feel that it is time for a pre-dinner drink, there are plenty of choices ranging from an excellent selection of wine at the Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels to a traditional English Pub, The Crown & Anchor
Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels, 8 - 1- Neal's Yard, London WC2H 9DP
Telephone: +44 20 7734 7737
Crown & Anchor, 22 Neal St, London WC2H 9PS
Telephone: +44 20 7836 5649
Seven Dials Market
By now it is almost time for dinner and we would recommend going to Seven Dials Market, an all-day dining destination, catering to visitors from brunch to dinner. Born out of a passion for food and the city, Seven Dials Market aims for Michelin star street food whilst developing an ecosystem where a selection of independent food businesses are given the ingredients to thrive, while occupying the space between street food and the full restaurant experience. Choose from an intriguing line-up of independent food businesses, all with roots in London’s streets and markets.
Earlham St., London WC2H 9LX
Telephone: +44 20 7733 6267
The Coral Room
If you have headed back to The Bloomsbury, then stop into The Coral Room for a nightcap. Either sample one of the English sparkling wines, or ask the talented barmen to mix you up a cocktail.
16-22 Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3NN
Blue Plaque Hunting
Then head off blue plaque hunting – starting with Virginia Woolf, and making your way towards The Brunswick Centre, where you can browse the shops and deli's
The Brunswick Shopping Centre, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1BS
telephone: +44 20 7833 6066
Lincoln’s Inn Fields
Then, walk down through Holborn to Lincoln’s Inn Fields and have lunch at the pizzeria on the green there
Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ
telephone: +44 20 7242 5351
Royal Courts of Justice
While you’re in the area, have a look around the Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London WC2A 2LL
telephone: +44 207 947 6000
The Cartoon Museum
Walk back to The Cartoon Museum, you can spend an hour indulging in the timeless art of cartoon strips that have amused generations. From classic characters to modern satire, the museum's collection offers a delightful journey through the evolution of humour in visual storytelling, providing a joyful escape into a world of laughter and creativity.
35 Little Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1A 2HH
telephone: +44 207 580 8155
Stop by the October Gallery for a look at the latest contemporary art, where you can explore cutting-edge creations by international artists in a space that has played a vital role in promoting the 'Transvangarde' and fostering a global cultural exchange for over four decades.
24 Old Gloucester St, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AL
telephone: +44 20 7242 7367