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Ave Mario

Food

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Ave Mario is a contemporary Italian restaurant, matching the culture and energy of Covent Garden and inspired by a "crazy day in Florence". Choose from a brand new menu serving ‘biga’ pizzas, giant carbonara ravioli and a 60cm tall Gelato Tower.

15 Henrietta St, London WC2E 8QG

https://www.bigmammagroup.com/en/trattorias/ave-mario

The Lamb and Flag

Culture

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The Lamb and Flag in Covent Garden was once a favourite watering-hole of Charles Dickens and stands as one of London's oldest pubs. Eat and drink surrounded by history, the venue was once host to bare knuckle prize fights. It is no surprise the pub draws locals and tourists alike.

33 Rose St, London WC2E 9EB

https://www.lambandflagcoventgarden.co.uk

020 7497 9504

The Round House Pub

Food

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This traditional pub lies on the doorstep of some of London’s best-known sights and serves up great home-cooked food and a range of real ales and foreign beers. When the sun comes out, the outdoor area becomes a Covent Garden must-visit.

The Round House, 1 Garrick Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9BF

https://www.roundhousecoventgarden.co.uk/

020 7836 9838

Borough Market

Culture

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A market once took shape at the foot of London Bridge and in 1756 moved to a new location where you will now find Borough Market. Get wonderfully lost in the historic passageways, you never know what you might find; from tableware to beer soaked cheese, it has products from all over the world. Learn from the fascinating traders about what you buy and where it comes from.

8 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1TL

https://boroughmarket.org.uk/

020 7407 1002

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

Culture

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The Making of Harry Potter preserves and showcases the iconic props, costumes and sets so that Harry Potter fans can experience the magic of filmmaking first-hand. Set adjacent to the working film studios where all eight Harry Potter films were made, the Studio Tour offers visitors the unique opportunity to explore two soundstages and a backlot filled with original sets, animatronic creatures and breathtaking special effects.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London Studio Tour Drive Leavesden WD25 7LR

https://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/

The Natural History Museum

Culture

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Enjoy a great day out in one of London's most iconic buildings and find answers to your big nature questions. Delve into the Museum's collections and research and uncover the history of life on Earth, from the smallest insects to the largest mammals. Visit the famous ice rink at the museum this Winter for the last time after 16 years.

Cromwell Road London SW7 5BD

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/

+44 (0)20 7942 5000

The Coal Shed

Food

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The Coal Shed celebrates Persian inspired, coal roasted rare breed heritage meat and South Coast seafood. Located moments away from Tower Bridge, the restaurant offers a seasonal sharing fish and meat dishes, an award winning Sunday sharing roast and a top cocktail bar.

One Tower Bridge, 4 Crown Square, SE1 2SE

https://www.coalshed-restaurantlondon.co.uk/

020 3384 7272

Ognisko Restaurant

Food

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Ognisko serve sophisticated Polish Cuisine in a beautiful South Kensington townhouse. Enjoy an extensive, alternative menu and Ognisko’s exotic drinks will introduce you to some exciting new flavours. On a clear evening, wrap up on the terrace and enjoy overlooking the gardens. Alternatively, the restaurant’s interior exudes charm and elegance making you feel like royalty.

55 Prince's Gate, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2PG

https://www.ogniskorestaurant.co.uk/

020 7589 0101

Le Pain Quotidien

Food

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Enjoy a warm cup of organic coffee on Exhibition Road next door to South Kensington's most iconic museums. This rustic, community based and Belgian inspired bakery serves handmade bread, a tasty menu of light lunches as well as delicious coffee.

15-17 Exhibition road London, Greater London SW7 2HE

https://www.lepainquotidien.com/uk/en/

+44 20 3657 6940

Chinatown

Culture

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Visit one of Soho's most lively and characterful areas. From bakeries to bars and restaurants to reflexology, Chinatown is a thriving hub of Oriental wonder. Wander through the streets and absorb the atmosphere or enjoy a spread of authentic, delicious Chinese cuisine.

Gerrard Street, London W1D 6JE

https://chinatown.co.uk/en/

The Ivy Market Grill

Food

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Choose to eat in the sophisticated main restaurant, the terrace overlooking the bustling Covent Garden Piazza or a private dining room - the Ivy Market Grill offers a beautiful array of Modern European cuisine in the heart of Covent Garden. Look out for the elaborate entrance way adorned with a Peacock design.

The Ivy Market Grill 1a Henrietta Street Covent Garden London WC2E 8PS

https://theivymarketgrill.com/

020 3301 0200

Lower Marsh Market

Food

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Lower Marsh Market is one of London's oldest and best-loved market streets, featuring some of the capital's most fascinating independent shops and restaurants. During the week, dive into a diverse range of street food, from Italian classics to sushi sandwiches, there is always a new cuisine to try. Head on a Saturday to explore the Flea Market brimming with Bric-a-brac and handmade goods.

Build Studios, 203 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7FR

https://www.lowermarshmarket.com/

Circolo Popolare

Food

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Circolo Popolare is a sunny, Sicilian trattoria just a short walk from Evelyn Yard. Enjoy an authentic Italian menu under the starry ceiling, in an opulent setting. We recommend tackling the carbonara served in a pecorino wheel. Book in good time as tables book up fast!

40-41 Rathbone Pl, London W1T 1HX

https://www.bigmammagroup.com/en/trattorias/circolo-popolare

Westfield Stratford City

Family

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With 250 shops plus 70 places to dine, Westfield Stratford City is the largest shopping mall in Europe and the new lifestyle destination for East London. From Stayo Barking, the centre is a 20 minute drive. Enjoy endless family entertainment such as luxury bowling or a fully immersive baseball simulation. Westfield is a great day out!

Westfield Stratford City, Montfichet Rd, London E20 1EJ

https://uk.westfield.com/stratfordcity

+442082217300

AIRE Ancient Baths

Culture

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Covent Garden has recently seen the opening of AIRE Ancient Baths. Experience a journey of relaxation in a candlelit historical building. Tour through the baths, all at different temperatures and feel revitalised whilst being immersed in ancient culture.

2-3 Robert St. Covent Garden, London WC2N 6BH

https://beaire.com/en/aire-ancient-baths-london

+44 2080 775356

Brompton Food Market

Food

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Here is the most delicious independent cafe and deli located in the bustling heart of South Ken. Brompton Food Market has evolved from its inception in 2014 as a grocery, fishmonger and butcher to a large cafe and deli with terrace and garden. You will indulge in seasonal food, served up for brunch, lunch and even through cocktail hour.

33 Thurloe Place South Kensington, London SW7 2HQ

https://www.bromptonfoodmarket.com/

020 7584 4491

Fait Maison – Salon de Thé

Food

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This lovely Salon de Thé is just down the road from No.2 Queensberry Place. Sit outside the cafe, adorned with bouquets, with a cup of tea and watch South Kensington go by or try their delicious Middle-Eastern inspired menu.

50 Gloucester Road, London SW7 4QT

https://www.fait-maison.co.uk/

020 7998 0071

The Broadway Theatre

Culture

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Looking for something fun in the evening? The Broadway is a fantastic venue housing some great productions and shows suitable for all ages. Have a look and see what’s on.

The Broadway, Broadway, Barking, IG11 7LS

https://thebroadwaybarking.com/

020 8507 5607

Eastbury Manor House

Culture

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We love this picturesque Elizabethan house set in tranquil gardens in the heart of Barking. The history of the house spans over 450 years and today it houses a number of art, educational and community activities.

Eastbury House, Eastbury Square, Barking, IG11 9SN

https://eastburymanorhouse.org.uk/

020 8227 2942

Royal Albert Hall

Culture

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Get dressed up and enjoy a night of full-on musical magic. Be wowed by the incredible space and powerful musical talent as you escape the past 18 months for one night.

Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP

https://royalalberthall.com/

020 7589 8212

Said Dal 1923

Food

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A must for hot chocolate lovers! And yes, that is chocolate melted over the edge of the cup!

Rathbone Place, London, UK

https://said.it/en/

Crosstown Doughnuts Soho

Food

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Delicious handmade sourdough doughnuts, ice cream, cookies & speciality coffee.

4 Broadwick St, London W1F 0DA

http://www.crosstown.co.uk/

MEATLiquor W1

Food

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With a tag line like ‘come hungry, leave wobbly’, this is definitely the venue of choice if you’re looking to stuff yourself silly.

37-38 Margaret St, London W1G 0JF

http://meatliquor.com

The Round House pub

Food

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One of the Stayo team favourites, the Round House is a traditional London pub serving great food and fantastic Fuller's beers.

1 Garrick Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9BF

https://tinyurl.com/yyo5kdsl

020 7836 9838

St Paul’s Church

Culture

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Head to St Paul’s Church – in the backyard there’s a wonderful green space with benches where you can sit down and have lunch (you can look inside the church too).

Bedford St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9ED

https://actorschurch.org

020 7836 5221

Berwick Street Market

Culture

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One of London’s oldest markets, Berwick Street Market dates right back to 1778. Now a bustling foodie destination it still hosts traditional fruit, vegetable and florist stalls too. Here you will find an inspiring mix of food from Caribbean to Egyptian all in the heart of Soho.

Berwick St, Soho, London W1F 0PH

https://tinyurl.com/y3etpz9e

The 100 Club

Nightlife

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One of Britain’s greatest music venues; The 100 Club, is right off Oxford Street. The iconic club has been open since 1942, playing host to many legends of music along the way. The stage has been graced by the likes of BB King, The Who, Sex Pistols, The Clash and Oasis making it an institution for bands today.

Century House, 100 Oxford St, London W1D 1LL

https://the100club.co.uk

Santa Nata

Food

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The family owned Santa Nata is THE place to experience pastéis de nata in London. Made fresh, throughout the day, every day and served with fantastic coffees.

17 Russell Street, Covent Garden, WC2B 5HP

https://santanata.com

07494 171452

Sushisamba

Food

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Celebrating Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian culture and cuisine, Sushisamba is a Stayo favourite. Don't forget to try their rather large selection of sake!

35 The Market, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8RF

https://sushisamba.com

020 3640 7330

Avobar

Food

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Healthy eating and creative dishes all honouring the mighty avocado! A delicious, super fresh menu that's home to the incredibly popular avocado bun.

24 Henrietta St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8ND

https://avobar.co.uk

Clos Maggiore

Food

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Voted the world's most romantic restaurant, Clos Maggiore serves up some of London's best French cuisine. Dine in the fairy room for a truly magical experience.

33 King Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 8JD

https://closmaggiore.com

020 7379 9696

Seven Dials Market

Culture

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We're huge fans of this recently opened market! Combining fresh local produce and a plethora of street food traders in one amazing historic building. Did someone say cheese conveyor belt? Pick & Cheese did... and we love it!

Earlham Street, London

https://sevendialsmarket.com

Neal’s Yard

Culture

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One of our favourite streets in London, the incredibly pretty Neal's Yard is not to be missed. You'll find amazing food like Homeslice and a wide range of shops committed to sustainability with plenty of chances for the perfect Instagram shot.

Neal's Yard, WC2h 9DP