Charles Dickens Coffee House  

 
 
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26 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7DD
 
 
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Charles Dickens Coffee HouseThis small and dingy café is located on the ground floor of the building that was the office of Charles Dickens' popular weekly magazine All The Year Round, published in 1859-70. The celebrated Victorian author lodged at rooms above the editorial offices in the late 1860s for a few years before he died in 1870. The Charles Dickens Coffee House obviously dines out on its heritage - but this tourist trap does not have much to recommend except for a few outdoor tables good for Covent Garden people watching in the summer. Fine if you want an over-priced no-frills sandwich, panino or snack (it's average Italian fare), cup of coffee or tea, with a Dickensian backstory - but there are many better places in the area.

 

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Covent Garden Tube Station
 
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Temple Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
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Drury Lane NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
St Martins Lane NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Waldorf Hilton Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £124  25% off
Aldwych, WC2B | 1 minute from Charles Dickens Coffee House
Positioned between the City's Square Mile and the thriving West End, this grand, Edwardian Hilton hotel welcomes guests with a patisserie and champagne bar in the ... More
 
 
 
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336-337 The Strand, WC2R | 1 minute from Charles Dickens Coffee House
A luxurious 5-star hotel situated right in the heart of the city, ME London offers guests a lavish accommodation experience. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide the impeccable guestrooms ... More
 
 
 
Strand Palace Hotel London
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372 Strand, WC2R | 1 minute from Charles Dickens Coffee House
This West End Art Deco hotel right on the Strand and next to Covent Garden is in a fantastic location for accessing central London and theatreland. ... More
 
 
 
 
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Peyton and Byrne Covent Garden
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44 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Charles Dickens Coffee House
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45 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Charles Dickens Coffee House
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357 Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 1 minute from Charles Dickens Coffee House
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London > Restaurants > American restaurants
18 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, , Covent Garden, London WC2E | Same location as Charles Dickens Coffee House
The best of the Americas over two floors of this grade II listed building in the heart of Covent Garden and overlooking Waterloo Bridge. Lobsters (flown ... More
 
 
 
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22 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | Same location as Charles Dickens Coffee House
Champagne and cheese make the perfect pairing at shop-cum-bistro, Champagne + Fromage. Secreted away on Wellington Street in Covent Garden, Champagne + Fromage is Gallic at ... More
 
 
 
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36 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Charles Dickens Coffee House
Turkish cuisine. ... More
 
 
 
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Charles Dickens Coffee House, Catherine Street, WC2B | 1 minute from Charles Dickens Coffee House
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Charles Dickens Coffee House, 404 Strand, WC2R | 3 minutes from Charles Dickens Coffee House
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Charles Dickens Coffee House, Drury Lane, WC2B | 5 minutes from Charles Dickens Coffee House
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Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B4LD | 1 minute from Charles Dickens Coffee House
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Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Charles Dickens Coffee House
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Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Charles Dickens Coffee House
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Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Charles Dickens Coffee House
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45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Charles Dickens Coffee House
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Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Charles Dickens Coffee House
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38 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Charles Dickens Coffee House
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Primrose Bakery
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42 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Charles Dickens Coffee House
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41 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Charles Dickens Coffee House
For a sweet-smelling, sensory overload, Penhaligon's has to be the place to go. From the original Hammam Bouquet to the Winston Churchill's favourite - the Blenheim ... More
 
 
 
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Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Charles Dickens Coffee House
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25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from Charles Dickens Coffee House
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39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Charles Dickens Coffee House
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Philomena's Irish Bar
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40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes from Charles Dickens Coffee House
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33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 5 minutes from Charles Dickens Coffee House
One of the oldest pubs in London, the Lamb & Flag was once known as the Bucket of Blood, thanks to the bare-knuckle fights held here. ... More
 
 
 
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The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych
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1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Charles Dickens Coffee House
Named one of the top five hotel bars in the world by the Sunday Telegraph, the Lobby Bar at the chic One Aldwych hotel is renowned ... More
 
 
 
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Lowlander Beer Cafe
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36 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes from Charles Dickens Coffee House
The reputation of the Benelux breweries precedes them and this themed bar captures the flair of Dutch cafe culture too. The impressive row of shiny silver ... More
 
 
 
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20 Bedford Street, WC2E | 5 minutes from Charles Dickens Coffee House
A former wine cellar, the Adventure Bar in Covent Garden is a subterranean den of delight, with cocktails, food, tunes and parties. ... More
 
 
 
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Silver Fleet - Woods River Cruises
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Charles Dickens Coffee House
Enjoy a luxury cruise on the Silver Fleet. Departing from the Savoy Pier and cruising along the Thames. A classy way to see the Thames.... More
 
 
 
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Somerset House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Charles Dickens Coffee House
Somerset House, once the site of a spectacular Tudor palace, now includes a magnificent 18th century art gallery housing celebrated collections belonging to the Courtauld Institute Gallery, ... More
 
 
 
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8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Charles Dickens Coffee House
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The Lyceum Theatre WC2E 7RQ WC2E 7DD - 0 minute walk from Charles Dickens Coffee House

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Novello Theatre 1 minute walk from Charles Dickens Coffee House

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Theatre Royal Drury Lane 1 minute walk from Charles Dickens Coffee House

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Savoy Theatre 3 minutes walk from Charles Dickens Coffee House

A multi-award winning hit on Broadway and a 2006 film starring Beyonce, Dreamgirls returns thirty-five years after the original 1981Tony ...More

 
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Director Dominic Dromgoole launches his year-long Oscar Wilde Season at the Vaudeville with A Woman of No Importance, the first ...More

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The celebrated wit and former host of QI delivers an illuminating pre-show talk about Oscar Wilde....More

Kinky Boots
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Theatre | Until 24th March 2018 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from Charles Dickens Coffee House

Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey ...More

 
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This autumn, the Royal Opera House invites six British dance companies to come together in celebration of Kenneth MacMillan on ...More

 
Soutine's Portraits: Cooks, Waiters And Bellboys
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The Courtauld Institute Of Art 3 minutes walk from Charles Dickens Coffee House

New exhibition Soutine's Portraits: Cooks, Waiters and Bellboys looks at the artist's fascination with the staff of French hotels and ...More

 

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