Leon

 
 
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36/38 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D 4TT 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Mon-Wed 11am-11pm, Thu-Fri 11am-11pm, Sat 11am-1am, Sun 11am-9pm
 

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LeonThe excellent - and expanding - group of Leon restaurants welcome a new member to the family with a branch on Old Compton Street. The food is served in shoots, like McDonald's, so there's hardly any waiting, and it's neatly wrapped for consumption on the move. The difference comes when you open the box, rather than greasy burgers you get grilled chicken wraps, slathered in aioli; spicey, succulent kebabs spiked with chilli; Moroccan meatballs, scented faintly with cumin and served in a thick tomato ragu. Of course, there's so much more than meat, including plenty of veggie options too, like the extra-healthy salads made with Super Foods (broccoli, rocket, sprouts etc). All the food at Leon's is seasonal, well-sourced and, where possible, local. It's not totally organic but it's all free-range, which means you get well-flavoured food that tastes like it should. Whether its a full meal you're after, or just a juice, this place will put a smile on your face. Also open in the evenings too, with an excellent selection of wine.

 

LondonTown.com - Leon Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Euston Railway Station
 
20 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
China Town Masterpark
 
2 minutes walk
 
Brewer Street NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Near Leon
The Groucho Club
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £188  35% off
45 Dean Street, W1D | 1 minute from Leon
Formed in 1985, The Groucho Club is a private members club that's open to men and women. With accommodation available to its members, there are 20 ... More
 
 
 
Hazlitt's Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £128  26% off
6 Frith Street, W1D | 2 minutes from Leon
If you're bored of staying in faceless international hotels, then you should try this quirky gem where no two rooms are the same. Georgian panelling, cavernous ... More
 
 
 
The Soho Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £220  27% off
4 Richmond Mews, W1D | 2 minutes from Leon
A wonderful thing about Soho is that in spite of the mad chaos that carries on all night in this unique and thrilling part of London, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Patisserie Valerie
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
44 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Leon
A Soho institution this wonderful cafe serves some of the best pastries in the city and a tempting array of cakes, coffees and other yummy things. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Caffe Nero
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
43 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Leon
Nero is probably the best of the Capital’s coffee shop chains. Offers a wide range of authentic Italian coffee in a pleasant relaxed environment. Snacks include ... More
 
 
 
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
5 Frith Sreet, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Leon
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
 
 
 
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Dining near Leon

Near Leon
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Little Italy
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
21 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Leon
Italian cuisine. Tables on patio. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Mooli's
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
50 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Leon
This welcome addition to the Soho fast food scene serves up fresh and zingy Indian-style wraps and salads at affordable prices. Mooli's was founded by two ... More
 
 
 
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Koya
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
49 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Leon
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 29th September 2014 to 24th January 2015
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Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, South Bank, London WC2H | 5 minutes from Leon
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War Horse
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 14th February 2015
New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 8 minutes from Leon
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London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
47 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Leon
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Prince Edward Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Leon
The Prince Edward Theatre was designed by Edward Stone and opened in 1930 with a performance of the musical ‘Rio Rita’. Just a few years later, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Curzon Soho
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
93-107 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Leon
This cracking, refurbished Soho cinema shows a broad-range of art-house films. The three screens feature Dolby THX sound and ample leg-room. The regular Sunday double-bills ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Leon

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Soho
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Leon
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Horse and Dolphin Yard
London > Attractions >
W1D | 2 minutes from Leon
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Leicester Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Leon
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Sunspel
London > Shopping > Clothing
40 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Leon
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Algerian Coffee Stores
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
52 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Leon
Offering over 140 blends of coffee (including Arabic and Lebanese) and 200 types of tea sourced from around the world this Soho-based shop is a haven ... More
 
 
 
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I Camisa & Son
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
61 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Leon
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London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 7 minutes from Leon
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London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 12 minutes from Leon
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London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, W1U | 14 minutes from Leon
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Leon
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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
10 Wardour Street, W1D | 3 minutes from Leon
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Urban Golf Soho
London > Leisure > Golf
33 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, London W1F | 4 minutes from Leon
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Norman's Coach & Horses
London > Nightlife > Pubs
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Waxy's Little Sister
London > Nightlife > Pubs
20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Leon
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The Toucan
London > Nightlife > Pubs
19 Carlisle Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Leon
This is not so much a restaurant as a tiny atmospheric Irish bar. Having grown out of its minuscule basement into the bar upstairs it's always ... More
 
 
 
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Admiral Duncan
London > Nightlife > Bars
54 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Leon
This once staid gay pub has been the subject of much media attention in the wake of 1999’s tragic bomb attack. Today, it is a gathering ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kettner's Champagne Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
29 Romilly Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Leon
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Akbar
London > Nightlife > Bars
77 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Leon
It sounds magnificent - décor based on the Indian Architecture of the Moghul period – but despite creating a fantastic, discreet atmosphere Akbar isn’t breaking any ... More
 
 
 
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68 Dean Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Leon
This stylish private house in Soho is suitable for photo shoots, meetings, press events, filming and for a limited range of social events such as dinners ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, WC2H | 4 minutes from Leon
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
 
 
 
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from Leon
To enter the stunning St Martins Lane Hotel in the heart of London's Theatreland you pass through the tallest revolving door in London, a luminescent yellow-glass ... More
 
 
 
 

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Acoustic Jazz Lounge
Concerts | Until 29th September 2014 

Ronnie Scott's W1D 4HT W1D 4TT - 0 minute walk from Leon

The Acoustic Jazz Lounge project is a three set event celebrating music, arts and culture. Every Monday at Ronnie Scott's ...More

Miss Saigon
Miss Saigon
Theatre | Until 25th October 2014 

Prince Edward Theatre 1 minute walk from Leon

Miss Saigon makes a welcome return to London's West End in 2014, taking to the stage at the Prince Edward ...More

 
I Love Mondays
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 29th September 2014 

Moonlighting 1 minute walk from Leon

DJ Victor and guests provide disco, dance, funky house, R&B and reggae....More

Monday at Thirst
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 27th October 2014 

Thirst 1 minute walk from Leon

Resident DJs play pop, dance and R&B....More

Open Mic Night
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 29th September 2014 

The Spice Of Life 1 minute walk from Leon

An open stage for aspiring singer-songwriters and performers....More

Kinky Kabaret
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 29th September 2014 

Freedom Bar 2 minutes walk from Leon

DJs spin pop music, plus cabaret performances....More

The Mousetrap
The Mousetrap
Theatre | Until 27th June 2015 

St Martin's Theatre 2 minutes walk from Leon

The longest running show in theatre history, Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap has been delighting and perplexing audiences for over 46 ...More

 
Nina Conti: Cabaret
Comedy | On 14th July 2014 

Soho Theatre 2 minutes walk from Leon

The ventriloquist presides over an evening of new material and cabaret from guest performers....More

Rory Scovel
Comedy | Until 19th July 2014 

Soho Theatre 2 minutes walk from Leon

Absurdist humour and spontaneous wit from the American stand-up....More

Bridget Christie: An Ungrateful Woman: Work In Progress
Comedy | Until 17th July 2014 

Soho Theatre 2 minutes walk from Leon

Surreal and offbeat humour as the 2013 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award winner tries out new material....More

 
 
 
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