Best Venues in Central London

J Sheekey Atlantic Bar

J Sheekey Atlantic Bar

Covent Garden

Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, J Sheekey Atlantic Bar is a hidden jewel, nestling between the bright lights of Leicester Square and chic Covent Garden, on the doorstep of jostling Chinatown and action-fuelled Soho. Open daily from midday until late, food is seasonal, delicious and affordable. Appealing to seafood enthusiasts, but neglecting no-one, the menu offers small sharing plates of fish, shellfish, salads and seasonal game, not to mention with a very theatrical Plateau de Fruits de Mer. The team is passionate and knowledgeable, serving food from an open kitchen as and when the dishes are cooked. An excellent […]

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Trader Vic's London
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Trader Vic’s London

Mayfair

Trader Vic’s is London’s first ever Polynesian-themed restaurant, also regarded as institution and home to the widely revered Mai Tai cocktail. Prepare for dining with a Tiki edge. The restaurant features custom-made wood-fired Chinese ovens which can be traced over two thousand years all the way back to the Han Dynasty. Trader Vic’s provides a variety of French Polynesian-inspired cuisine along with a vast cocktail selection. Many of these cocktails are exclusive to Trader Vic’s.  As well as delectable cuisines and exquisite cocktails Trader Vic’s hosts live music in the bar on Friday and Saturday nights.

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Dalloway Terrace
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Dalloway Terrace

Tottenham Court Road

Named after the eponymous character created by Virginia Woolf, an author whose name will forever be associated with Bloomsbury, Dalloway Terrace is an elegant, poetic and ever-changing space. Set in the heart of the historic and vibrant 18th century Bloomsbury, London’s literary centre, the beautiful indoor-outdoor space is just a two-minute walk from Tottenham Court Road station and the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street and Soho. In winter, Dalloway proves a popular festive spot, decorated with blankets and soft furnishing, which makes for an idyllic and cosy Christmas grotto, with all of the festive grub to keep you warm […]

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Soho Hotel
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Soho Hotel

Soho

The Soho Hotel is situated on a quiet street in the heart of Soho, surrounded by some of London’s best restaurants and bars, vibrant cafes and most exciting theatre and nightlife. Once a disused car park, the hotel has 96 bedrooms and suites, each one individually designed by Firmdale Hotels’ co-owner and Creative Director, Kit Kemp. The hotel’s Refuel Restaurant & Bar serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner a la carte. The Soho Hotel also has two state-of-the-art screen rooms with red leather and cowhide seats. These can be hired for private screenings, press launches and business presentations. […]

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Mews Cocktail Bar
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Mews Cocktail Bar

Bond Street

Step into Mews of Mayfair’s speak-easy style cocktail bar and indulge in a fantastic range of cocktails served by our dedicated staff. With its oak paneling, blue leather and statement bar, the cocktail bar combines Mayfair luxury with quality wines and a buzzing atmosphere. For an evening with a difference, enquire about reserving our semi-private Hummingbird room or booking a cocktail making class.

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Boyds Grill & Wine Bar

Boyds Grill & Wine Bar

Charing Cross

Showcasing British artisanal ingredients combined with international cooking techniques and fine wines by the glass in a historic Victorian interior. Boyds Grill & Wine Bar is located in the heart of central London, by Trafalgar Square, The Strand, Charing Cross and Whitehall. Steeped in over a century of history, the luxurious dining room at Boyds Grill & Wine Bar has a wonderful clash of modern chairs and art with a marble-clad Victorian interior. Alternatively, our Wine Bar offers a selection of wine fine wines by the glass accompanied by light bar snacks or cured meat and cheese boards. Ideal for large, […]

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The London Cabaret Club

The London Cabaret Club

Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia

The London Cabaret Club offers a sophisticated entertainment environment combining high-end dining experiences with an innovative live cabaret show. Set around distinctly British themes, the shows celebrate the rich heritage of British culture, past and present. Featuring stars from London’s West-End, original choreography, and premium production values, we present a unique approach within London’s entertainment and night-life scene. Ever since the first pop-up event at the Arts Club in July 2013, The London Cabaret Club has gone from strength to strength. Subsequent large scale productions such as the 3 Day pop-up event at One Mayfair in November 2013, as well […]

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Mercante
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Mercante

Piccadilly

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Mercante is the perfect space for bringing friends and family together, with a large dining room and south-facing terrace to accommodate all types of occasion – from an intimate dinner date to a large celebration. The menu will change regularly to reflect everyday market food and “Per Oggi”. The menu has been created by Head Chef Davide D’ignazio, a young talent who is drawing on his experience in some of the best Roman kitchens to produce dishes that elevate the fantastic produce of his home country.

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Gaucho Broadgate

Gaucho Broadgate

Liverpool Street

Buzzing after work drinks or vibrant cocktail parties, the stunning glass bar at Gaucho Broadgate is a venue in its own right. During the summer months, spill out onto our gorgeous terrace and enjoy a drink in the sunshine or curl up under our blankets and heaters during the winter under our enchanting twinkling lights. Our entrance glass lift takes you down to the split-level restaurant complete with a private dining room and cigar lounge perfect for all kinds of entertaining whether you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary or are looking to entertain some corporate guests. Attend one of unique […]

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Céleste
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Céleste

Hyde Park and Green Park

The cuisine at Céleste draws on traditional French ‘savoir faire’, whilst championing the authenticity of the finest British organic produce. Interiors by Alberto Pinto take the restaurant back to the Regency heritage in line with the rest of The Lanesborough. Within Céleste, 250 different mouldings were created to achieve the historic scene in bas-relief that surrounds the frise under the sky dome. English crystal chandeliers illuminate the delicate detailing, with the largest weighing 200kg and stretching two metres wide. The conservatory roof allows daylight to flood in for a light lunch and the mood evolves throughout the day for an […]

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The Yacht London
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The Yacht London

Mayfair

For evenings on board our brigade of chefs offer a fine dining a la carte cuisine with a less formal dining option operating for lunches. Enjoy British classics with our afternoon tea & Sunday roast menus whilst enjoying our fantastic views of London’s bustling river. Our Head Chef Dumitri Fercal heads up our brigade on board. He spent his early days as a chef training in Switzerland & Italy before moving to England where he has worked in Rosette awarded restaurants. Aside from our restaurant we have our private event spaces available for hire. For a summer party, our Top […]

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Dean Street Townhouse
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Dean Street Townhouse

Soho

Dean Street Townhouse is a combination of hotel and restaurant with 39 bedrooms situated in a pair of Georgian residences. The residences were constructed by John Meard and have had many notable figures of society living in them including King Charles II’s mistress Nell Gwynne. Dean Street Townhouse has a vibrant past and has hosted members of aristocracy and wealthy society for hundreds of years. Today it is a beautiful venue for guests to stay in. The Restaurant serves British food all day and hosts afternoon tea. The decor is lavish and there are art works from known British artists […]

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M Victoria ST

M Victoria ST

City of Westminster

M VICTORIA ST Leading the exciting new dining scene emerging in Victoria – M is a multi-faceted venue comprising of a Wine Bar and Tasting Room, Cocktail Bar, Private Dining and two award-winning restaurants M GRILL & M RAW which offer both international and gluten-free dining. Winner of ‘Best Restaurant 2018’. M GRILL, VICTORIA ST A stunning 130 cover two tiered, oval dining room offering an international menu from ‘Sunday Brunch’ star and ‘Masterchef’ judge Executive Chef Michael Reid. Gordon Ramsey and Michel Roux trained, Michael has selected six countries which offer outstanding Beef to inspire the menu which boasts […]

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Maskelyne & Cooke
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Maskelyne & Cooke

Piccadilly

Discover Maskelyne & Cooke at Le Méridien Piccadilly. This vibrant bar set in the heart of Piccadilly lets you experience a unique atmosphere where you can enjoy creative cocktails and be entertained by magic performances. Victorian magic duo Maskelyne & Cooke, the bar’s namesakes, held their renowned residency at Egyptian Hall on Piccadilly, in the fashionable West End of London. It was here they stayed for 31 years, making it the long­est-running magic show in British history stretch­ing from 1873 to 1904. Over 100 years on, an immersive underground hideaway opens at Le Méridien Piccadilly hotel, just a stone’s throw […]

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Charlotte Street Hotel

Charlotte Street Hotel

Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia

Charlotte Street Hotel in Fitzrovia comprises 52 individually designed bedrooms and suites, a spacious lobby, two drawing rooms, Oscar Bar & Restaurant, three private meeting & dining rooms, a gym and luxurious state-of-the-art screening room. Transformed by co-owner and Creative Director, Kit Kemp over an eighteen month period, the hotel has a ‘Bloomsbury Group’ theme throughout which features original art from the period and a mural in the brasserie reflecting scenes of ‘contemporary London life’. The Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant private event rooms located on the lower ground floor of the hotel are flexible in their format. They can […]

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Union Club

Union Club

Soho

The Union Club occupies a 270 year old Georgian Town House situated in the centre of Soho, London W1.  An eclectic interior, evolved over 20 years, presents a texture that is both contemporary and bohemian; warm, witty and intelligent. The building itself has an interesting past, previously being used as a family home, brothel and gallery, before opening as the Union in 1993. Today, the Union Club is a lively private members club, popular with media and creative types, who enjoy a sunny roof terrace, 3 meeting rooms, a dining room and two ground floor bars. The Union is also expanding, having recently acquired neighbouring premises on four floors, […]

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Banqueting House
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Banqueting House

City of Westminster

The Banqueting House is part of the Historic Royal Palaces. Staged in a space purposebuilt for entertainment, ceremony and spectacle, Banqueting House events have been leaving an impression for nearly 400 years. Today, the beauty and scale of this spectacular venue continue to inspire its guests, just as they did for the kings, queens and courtiers who have celebrated and banqueted here since 1622. The majestic Main Hall was designed by Inigo Jones for James I, with its opulent surroundings. With incredible acoustics, beautiful pillars and Reuben’s ceiling, a masterpiece in its own right, this versatile space is ideal for […]

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STK London

STK London

Strand

Don’t expect to find antiques on the walls or a stuffy atmosphere at STK London. The modern steakhouse, suits anyone who finds the traditional American steakhouse a tad on the boring side. Boasting a spectacular location on the Strand, in the heart of London’s West End, STK London distinguishes itself by focusing on the social experience with a sleek, contemporary design and an in-house DJ who creates an infectious, high-energy vibe. Overseen by Culinary Director Barry Vera, the menu features reimagined classic American cuisine with signature dishes like bite-sized Lil’ BRGs made with Wagyu beef, Lobster Mac & Cheese and, […]

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Haymarket Hotel
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Haymarket Hotel

Piccadilly

A bold step away from cookie-cutter minimalism, Haymarket Hotel, owned by husband and wife team Tim and Kit Kemp, fuses contemporary and classical references in an ultra-central London location. It’s a landmark building designed by the legendary John Nash, the master architect who developed most of Regency London, including Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, and the adjoining Haymarket Theatre. The hotel on Suffolk Street comprises 50 individually designed bedrooms and suites, an exclusive 2-5 bedroom townhouse, Brumus Bar & Restaurant, conservatory and library. There are several private event spaces including The Shooting Gallery, a vast space on the ground floor which […]

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Park Chinois

Park Chinois

Mayfair

Park Chinois plays homage to the opulence and decadence of 1930’s Shanghai, with exquisite regional Chinese food and exceptional live entertainment in the heart of London’s Mayfair. Behind the intriguing red doors is an interior inspired by the aesthetics of Chinoiserie; the French love affair for the mystique of the Orient. The result is intentionally theatrical dining rooms, encouraging guests to participate and immerse themselves in an unparalleled dining ambience. The cuisine is largely Chinese yet the ingredients and techniques used are chosen by merit from around the world allowing a progressive approach to the menu and the delivery of […]

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Sofitel London St James
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Sofitel London St James

Victoria

A new restaurant concept will be launched in May 2019, following a 3 month re-design project incorporating the restaurant, bar and lounge. From 24th February until the end of May, The Balcon and St James Bar will be closed. The Rose Lounge will be closed from mid to end May.

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Le Méridien Piccadilly
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Le Méridien Piccadilly

Piccadilly

Set in the heart of London’s West End and steps away from Piccadilly Circus, Le Méridien Piccadilly complements the hotel’s vibrant cultural and architectural surroundings. After the Restoration of the English monarchy in 1660, Piccadilly emerged as one of the most fashionable locales in London, a designation it holds today. Le Méridien Piccadilly offers comfortable and spacious family rooms featuring two luxurious queen-sized beds, a range of excellent amenities, and exclusive benefits for children – including and a kids-only book den.The freshly renovated Club Lounge, located on the mezzanine level, is a truly distinctive and stylishly decorated exclusive area. The […]

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Lucky Voice Soho
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Lucky Voice Soho

Soho

Lucky Voice is the UK’s leading private karaoke experience with 2 bars located in London – Soho and Islington. Lucky Voice Soho has 9 private rooms catering for 4-12 people, each fully equipped with touch screen technology, over 9000 songs to chose from and of course Lucky Voice’s iconic “Thirsty” button for drink service. Enjoy a selection of cocktails in the intimate bar area (90 person capacity), as well as food and bar snack options available daily. Lucky Voice Soho is also available for hire in the entirety, and provides the perfect solution for team building, client entertaining, work and celebratory […]

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The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences
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The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences

Mayfair

In the heart of Mayfair, The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, one of London’s few family run five-star hotels, boasts a proudly independent personality. The bold new look, by leading British design agency Kinnersley Kent Design, perfectly expresses that spirit throughout, from its spectacular new architectural double storey lobby and lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows giving the impression of being in, rather than opposite, Green Park. Outside, the Terrace is one of the few outdoor dining areas on Piccadilly. In a ‘first ever’ partnership with the Galvin brothers, Michelin-starred London chefs Chris and Jeff Galvin are at the food and beverage helm […]

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