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Jacob the Angel & Neal's 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.
Stop for a coffee and recharge at Jacob the Angel, an English coffee house specialising in quality coffee, sweet treats and freshly baked pastries. Named after Jacob, the man who opened the first coffee house at The Angel Inn, Oxford, England, 1651.
As you wander through the streets, make your way to Neals Yard, situated between Shorts Gardens and Monmouth Street which leads onto one of london’s prettiest courtyard. Named after the 17th century developer of the area, Thomas Neale, it is now home to several health food stores and restaurants as well as Neals Yard Apothecary and Neals Yard Bakery. Do stop into Neals Yard Dairy and marvel at the incredible range of cheese!
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 http://www.cartoonmuseum.org/ and spend a happy hour chuckling at cartoon strips throughout the ages
35 Little Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1A 2HH
telephone: +44 207 580 8155