Shakespear's Head  

 
 
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Africa House, Holborn, 64 Kingsway, London WC2B 6BG
 
 
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Mon-Thu: 7am-12midnight; Fri: 7am-1am; Sat: 8am-1am; Sun: 8am-12midnight
 

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Holborn Tube Station
 
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Chancery Lane Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Farringdon Rail
 
13 minutes walk
 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
13 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Bloomsbury Square Car Park
 
3 minutes walk
 
Drury Lane NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Club Quarters Lincoln's Inn Fields
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  34% off
61 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2A | 1 minute from Shakespear's Head
Lincoln's Inn Fields is the 4th Club Quarters hotel in London. The hotel is an ideal accommodation choice for business and leisure travellers with close links ... More
 
 
 
Rosewood London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £295  33% off
252 High Holborn, WC1V | 2 minutes from Shakespear's Head
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
 
 
 
Kingsway Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  28% off
Great Queen Street, WC2B | 3 minutes from Shakespear's Head
Well-equipped, comfortable rooms await guests to this elegantly modern hotel in the heart of Theatreland. Set yourself up for the day with a hearty breakfast or ... More
 
 
 
 
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Nearest to Shakespear's Head
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Scarfes Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
252 High Holborn, Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 2 minutes from Shakespear's Head
Named after the cartoonist Gerald Scarfe (whose characterful illustrations will adorn the bar's walls), Scarfes Bar is a shining beacon in the otherwise lacking High Holborn ... More
 
 
 
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The American Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Shakespear's Head
During The Savoy's £220million refit the American Bar was barely touched, ensuring it stayed true to its traditional, sleek design that is synonymous with the iconic ... More
 
 
 
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Beaufort Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Shakespear's Head
The second of two bars in The Savoy, the Beaufort Bar is a glamorous affair. The bar continues the hotel's Art Deco theme with plush black ... More
 
 
 
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The Princess Louise
London > Nightlife > Pubs
208 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V | 2 minutes from Shakespear's Head
The flagship London pub of Yorkshire's oldest brewery, Samuel Smith, the Princess Louise has been carefully restored to her original Victorian layout complete with snugs, removed ... More
 
 
 
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Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Shakespear's Head
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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Cittie of Yorke
London > Nightlife > Pubs
22 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 6 minutes from Shakespear's Head
Although the site of the Cittie of Yorke has been home to a public house since the 15th century, it has been housed in many different ... More
 
 
 
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School of Rock
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th October 2016 to 13th January 2019
Shakespear's Head, Drury Lane, WC2B | 4 minutes from Shakespear's Head
Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock star Dewey Finn - in the ...More
 
 
 
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Motown The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 11th February 2016 to 5th January 2019
Shakespear's Head, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H | 6 minutes from Shakespear's Head
Telling the story of Berry Gordy, who went from being a featherweight boxer to Motown music mogul, Motown The Musical transfers from Broadway to the West ...More
 
 
 
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Matilda The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 18th October - 27th May 2018
Shakespear's Head, Earlham Street, Seven Dials, Soho, London WC2H | 8 minutes from Shakespear's Head
The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at the Cambridge Theatre in London's West ...More
 
 
 
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Peacock Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Portugal Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from Shakespear's Head
This theatre is a major force on the national and international dance scene, with an innovative programme from Sadler's Wells that is keeping London's finger ... More
 
 
 
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New London Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes from Shakespear's Head
Although this site has been an entertainment venue since at least the mid-19th century, the New London Theatre only opened its doors in 1973, making it ... More
 
 
 
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Top Secret Comedy Club @ The Africa Centre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
170 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes from Shakespear's Head
This new Covent Garden alternative to the West End tourist traps has welcomed the likes of filthy San Franciscan Scott Capurro and TV favourite Andi Osho. ... More
 
 
 
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Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 1 minute from Shakespear's Head
An appealingly higgledy-piggledy treasure trove of artefacts, the extraordinary Sir John Soane's Museum elegantly located on Lincoln's Inn Fields is well worth an exploratory rummage. Lurking ... More
 
 
 
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The College
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
12-42 Southampton Row, Holborn, London WC1B | 2 minutes from Shakespear's Head
Formerly home to Central Saint Martins and the Cochrane Theatre before the famous fashion college moved to a new home in King's Cross in 2011, The ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from Shakespear's Head
This Grade II listed building, a stunning neoclassical landmark constructed in the 1920s, was extensively remodelled in 2003 to provide 300,000 square feet of prime office, ... More
 
 
 
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Charles Worthington
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
28 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Shakespear's Head
Service is a watchword at this salon, where clients are guaranteed a first-class hairdressing experience. Celebrity coiffeur Worthington personally trains all his staff and standards are ... More
 
 
 
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Bloomsbury Flowers
London > Shopping > Florists
29 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Shakespear's Head
Bloomsbury Flowers don't do off-the-peg, so if you want to be in and out in two minutes think again. However, if you want to impress with ... More
 
 
 
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The Old Curiosity Shop
London > Shopping > Shoes
13 Portsmouth Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from Shakespear's Head
16th century shop and literary landmark. With its precarious overhanging upper storey, uneven floorboards, sloping roof and wooden beams, this 16th century building warrants its title as ... More
 
 
 
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Fleet River Bakery
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
71 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 1 minute from Shakespear's Head
The food offering is chalked up on the blackboard at the Fleet River Bakery cafe in Lincoln's Inn Fields where a full wine list is served ... More
 
 
 
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The Ship Tavern
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
12 Gate Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 1 minute from Shakespear's Head
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Asadal
London > Restaurants > Korean restaurants
227 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 1 minute from Shakespear's Head
... More
 
 
 
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Education near Shakespear's Head

Near Shakespear's Head
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 4 minutes from Shakespear's Head
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 4 minutes from Shakespear's Head
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 6 minutes from Shakespear's Head
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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Sense Spa at Rosewood London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
252 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 1 minute from Shakespear's Head
Launched in November 2013, the Sense Spa at Rosewood London is a sanctuary within central London. With Rosewood being an award-winning signature spa brand, visitors can ... More
 
 
 
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Lincoln's Inn Fields
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Holborn, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from Shakespear's Head
The largest public square in London, Lincoln's Inn Fields has a rich and varied history. In 1683 it was the site of the public beheading of ... More
 
 
 
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All Star Lanes, Bloomsbury
London > Leisure > Activities
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from Shakespear's Head
This fun bowling alley and restaurant is a great place for a gang of you to spend a memorable night out trying to out-do each other. ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London Shakespear's Head.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Princess Louise
London > Nightlife > Pubs
208 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V | 2 minutes from Shakespear's Head
The flagship London pub of Yorkshire's oldest brewery, Samuel Smith, the Princess Louise has been carefully restored to her original Victorian layout complete with snugs, removed ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Shakespear's Head
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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The Marquess of Anglesey
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 6 minutes from Shakespear's Head
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
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Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 1 minute from Shakespear's Head
An appealingly higgledy-piggledy treasure trove of artefacts, the extraordinary Sir John Soane's Museum elegantly located on Lincoln's Inn Fields is well worth an exploratory rummage. Lurking ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn
London > Business > Venue Hire
Treasury Office, Holborn, London WC2A | 4 minutes from Shakespear's Head
... More
 
 
 
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British Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 6 minutes from Shakespear's Head
If you wanted to thoroughly explore the British Museum, it would take months, if not years. Over seven millions objects from all over the world are ... More
 
 
 

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Rosewood London: Monkey 47 Winter Lodge
Rosewood London: Monkey 47 Winter Lodge
Seasonal | Until 28th February 2018 

Rosewood London 1 minute walk from Shakespear's Head

This festive season, Rosewood London has partnered with German gin brand Monkey 47 to transform the hotel's courtyard into a ...More

 
School of Rock
School of Rock
Theatre | Until 13th January 2019 

New London Theatre 4 minutes walk from Shakespear's Head

Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock ...More

 
42nd Street
Theatre | Until 10th February 2018 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 6 minutes walk from Shakespear's Head

Broadway comes to the West End in 2017 with classic musical 42nd Street. Replacing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the ...More

Motown The Musical
Motown The Musical
Theatre | Until 5th January 2019 

Shaftesbury Theatre 6 minutes walk from Shakespear's Head

Telling the story of Berry Gordy, who went from being a featherweight boxer to Motown music mogul, Motown The Musical ...More

 
Concerto / Le Baiser de la fee / Elite Syncopations
Concerto / Le Baiser de la fee / Elite Syncopations
Dance | Until 11th May 2018 

Royal Opera House 6 minutes walk from Shakespear's Head

The Royal Ballet celebrates the work of the late great British choreographer Kenneth MacMillan with three mixed programmes that bring ...More

 
Lucia Di Lammermoor
Lucia Di Lammermoor
Concerts | Until 27th November 2017 

Royal Opera House 6 minutes walk from Shakespear's Head

At its debut last year Katie Mitchell's new staging of Donizetti's tragic masterpiece Lucia di Lammermoor really divided the critics. ...More

 
Royal Opera: Semiramide
Concerts | Until 16th December 2017 

Royal Opera House 6 minutes walk from Shakespear's Head

David Alden directs Rossini's epic tragedy based on a story by Voltaire with a cast including Joyce DiDonato, Ildebrando D'Arcangelo, ...More

Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond
Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond
Exhibitions | Until 8th April 2018 

British Museum 6 minutes walk from Shakespear's Head

With no known culture in the world or history without religious beliefs, The British Museum explores the practice and expression ...More

 
Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia
Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia
Exhibitions | Until 14th January 2018 

British Museum 6 minutes walk from Shakespear's Head

Exceptional horsemen and warriors, the Scythians were powerful nomadic tribes of Siberia and this autumn the British Museum reveals their ...More

 

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