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30 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D 1DL
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Mon to Thu 12noon-3pm, 5pm-11pm, Fri & Sat 12noon-11pm | XU Teahouse: 12noon-5pm daily
 
PRICES
Lunch from £8 per dish | Afternoon Tea Ceremony from £39, Traditional Tea Service from £14, Brewed Teas from £4
 

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XU Stepping into XU , pronounced 'Shu', takes you on a journey into Taiwanese culture and cuisine. Named after co-founder Erchen Chang's late grandfather, the Rupert Street restaurant is the next venture from the team behind steamed bun specialists BAO. Everything from its food, cocktails and tea to its interiors - reminiscent of the luxury dining rooms of 1930s Taipei - transports diners to Taiwan. By day the ground floor restaurant becomes an authentic Taiwan teahouse with a tea expert serving savoury and sweet dishes while recommending perfectly paired teas. If you prefer the a la carte menu that's served upstairs in the restaurant area. Interiors incorporate warm rich wood panelling, ceiling fans, chandeliers, hand painted murals and there's an emerald lacquered tea kiosk to greet you. A marble bar with pink leather seats is at the heart of the bustling dining room while two Mahjong Rooms on the ground floor seat up to four guests for more private dining.

 

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Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
 
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Leicester Square Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Euston Railway Station
 
23 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

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Leicester Square Masterpark
 
2 minutes walk
 
Brewer Street NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Every Hotel Piccadilly
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £50  37% off
Coventry Street, W1D | 2 minutes from XU
Located right next to Leicester Square, in the heart of London's West End, the Every Hotel Piccadilly is the perfect hotel for those wanting to enjoy ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £128  24% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 3 minutes from XU
The Hampshire Hotel is located in the heart of film and Theatreland. Guests can enjoy superb Mexican- Peruvian sharing plates at Leicester Square Kitchen with drinks ... More
 
 
 
Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  41% off
Whitcomb Street, WC2H | 3 minutes from XU
Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar is a recently refurbished 4 star hotel located right in the heart of London's famous West End. Leicester Square, Piccadilly ... More
 
 
 
 
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C & R Cafe Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
4 Rupert Court Chinatown, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from XU
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Wong Kei
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
41 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from XU
Chinese cuisine. Separate room for parties. ... More
 
 
 
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Jade Garden
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
15 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from XU
Chinese cuisine ... More
 
 
 
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Dining near XU

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Evelyn's Table
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
Rupert Court, 28 Rupert Street, W1D | 1 minute from XU
In the former beer cellar of The Blue Posts on Rupert Street, Evelyn's Table is an intimate dining room from the people who gave us The ... More
 
 
 
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Pizza Express
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
29 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from XU
Pizza Express has become something of a London institution. Serving consistently excellent Italian pizzas quickly in pleasant unfussy surroundings, this is always a convenient and acceptable ... More
 
 
 
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Butifarra
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
24 Rupert Street, W1D | 1 minute from XU
Named after the popular Peruvian street snack (a bread roll with slow-cooked meat and salsa), Butifarra serves authentic sandwiches and ceviche alongside ... More
 
 
 
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Thriller Live
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st January 2015 to 5th April 2020
XU, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 1 minute from XU
Michael Jackson's untimely death may have propelled this musical into orbit; Thriller - Live became a tribute show overnight with the obvious decision that the show ...More
 
 
 
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Uncle Vanya
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 14th January to 2nd May 2020
XU, 6 Panton Street, SW1Y | 3 minutes from XU
Toby Jones plays the disaffected Uncle Vanya while Richard Armitage is the local doctor Astrov as Olivier Award-winner Conor McPherson - who directed a landmark production ...More
 
 
 
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Touching The Void
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 9th November 2019 to 29th February 2020
XU, St Martins Lane, WC2N | 4 minutes from XU
The true story of two young climbers who get into trouble has already been told in a BAFTA-winning film and now it comes to the stage ...More
 
 
 
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Picturehouse Central
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
7-14 Coventry Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from XU
A vast and much needed improvement on the old Cineworld cinema in the Trocodero, Picturehouse Central opened in June 2015 and was treated to a full ... More
 
 
 
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Gielgud Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from XU
From the outside, the Gielgud Theatre is an impressive sight, towering four storeys over Shaftesbury Avenue, its height further emphasized by the turret on top. The ... More
 
 
 
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The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience West End
London > Entertainment >
22-32 Shaftesbury Avenue, Trocadero, W1D | 1 minute from XU
From spring 2019 the Crystal Maze LIVE Experience comes to the West End. After three successful years in Angel, Islington (open until 28th ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near XU
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Piccadilly Circus
London > Attractions > Sights
Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1J | 2 minutes from XU
Right in the middle of the West End, Piccadilly Circus isn't a circus at all, but an enormous road junction where Piccadilly itself Regent Street, Shaftesbury ... More
 
 
 
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Horse and Dolphin Yard
London > Attractions >
Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from XU
Walking from Gerrard Street to Shaftesbury Avenue in the Chinatown area of Soho you'll come across the pedestrianised Horse & Dolphin Yard which gets its name ... More
 
 
 
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Lights Of Soho
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F | 2 minutes from XU
A new gallery space dedicated to light art. ... More
 
 
 
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Bubblewrapwaffle
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
24 Wardour Street, W1D | 1 minute from XU
Traditional Hong Kong egg waffles are an envelope for decadent ice cream, chocolate and strawberry fillings. An Instagram ... More
 
 
 
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Gelupo
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
7 Archer Street, Soho, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from XU
From the team that bought you Bocca Di Lupo comes Gelupo, a traditional Italian gelateria, delicatessen and espresso bar in the heart of Soho. Gelupo is ... More
 
 
 
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Anabela Chan
London > Shopping > Jewellery
6 Denman Place, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from XU
Hand-crafted magical, fun and fabulous jewels that tell stories is designer Anabela Chan's vision for her brand of jewellery. Her pieces, available at her London store ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 7 minutes from XU
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 10 minutes from XU
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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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 11 minutes from XU
Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
 
 
 
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AWAY Spa W London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
10 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from XU
On the 6th floor of the W London the AWAY Spa certainly takes you away from the manic pace of life in Leicester Square ... More
 
 
 
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Urban Golf Soho
London > Leisure > Golf
33 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, London W1F | 3 minutes from XU
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it's a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
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Phoenix Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 6 minutes from XU
In the shadow of both Centrepoint and St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, hidden from most tourists and residents alike, lies this beautiful West End garden. Originally a car ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London XU.
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The Blue Posts
London > Nightlife > Pubs
28 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from XU
Across the road from Chinatown, a pub had stood on the site of The Blue Posts at 28 Rupert Street since 1739. ... More
 
 
 
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Waxy O'Connor's
London > Nightlife > Pubs
14-16 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from XU
Located where it is, Waxy's is fairly predictable. It's busy, it's Irish and it's got a fair smattering of tourists, but it also has that certain ... More
 
 
 
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Waxy's Little Sister
London > Nightlife > Pubs
20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from XU
If you're not up for the hectic atmosphere of Waxy O'Connors it might be worth slipping across the street to her infinitely more tranquil Little Sister. ... More
 
 
 
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XU clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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The Mulwray
London > Nightlife > Bars
Rupert Court, 28 Rupert Street, W1D | 1 minute from XU
Located above newly restored pub The Blue Posts - reopened in late 2017 after a major renovation - The Mulwray is a smart cocktail bar ... More
 
 
 
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Bar Rumba
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
36 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from XU
Located nearby to Leicester Square, Bar Rumba is a lively bar that's ideal for late-night partying in the West End. Having moved away from its urban ... More
 
 
 
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The Perception
London > Nightlife > Bars
W London Leicester Square, 10 Wardour Street, W1D | 1 minute from XU
Opened in late 2017, The Perception has taken over the lobby of the W London. Designed by Amsterdam-based firm Concrete, the bar is inspired by London's ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near XU.
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68 Dean Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from XU
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, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from XU
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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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from XU
A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
 
 
 
 

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Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Theatre | Until 25th January 2020 

Apollo Theatre 1 minute walk from Xu

Tom MacRae's musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie transfers to London's Apollo Theatre after an acclaimed run at the Sheffield Theatre. ...More

 
Thriller Live
Thriller Live
Theatre | Until 5th April 2020 

Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue 1 minute walk from Xu

Michael Jackson's untimely death may have propelled this musical into orbit; Thriller - Live became a tribute show overnight with ...More

 
Les Miserables - The All Star Staged Concert
Les Miserables - The All Star Staged Concert
Theatre | Until 30th November 2019 

Gielgud Theatre 1 minute walk from Xu

While the Queen's Theatre closes for refurbishment Cameron Mackintosh presents Les Miserables - The Staged Concert, an intimate concert staging ...More

 
Crystal Maze LIVE Experience West End
Crystal Maze LIVE Experience West End
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2019 

The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience West End 1 minute walk from Xu

From spring 2019 the Crystal Maze LIVE Experience comes to the West End. After three successful years in Angel, Islington ...More

 
The Book Of Mormon
The Book Of Mormon
Theatre | Until 11th January 2020 

Prince of Wales Theatre 2 minutes walk from Xu

Creators of Southpark (Trey Parker and Matt Stone) have turned their satirical eyes to the cheery world of musicals. With ...More

 
The Cutting Edge
Comedy | On 15th October 2019 

Comedy Store 2 minutes walk from Xu

Topical comedy from Rob Rouse, Mick Ferry, Luke Toulson, Roger Monkhouse, Steve Gribbin and Ria Lina....More

99 Comedy Club Leicester Square
Comedy | On 15th October 2019 

Ruby Blue 2 minutes walk from Xu

Upbeat observational humour from Hal Cruttenden, plus Glenn Moore and Chris McCausland....More

Ian McKellen On Stage
Ian McKellen On Stage
Exhibitions | Until 5th January 2020 

Harold Pinter Theatre 3 minutes walk from Xu

Most people think about putting their feet up at the age of 80 but Ian McKellen, star of stage and ...More

 
Ruby Sings
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 15th October 2019 

Ronnie Scott's 3 minutes walk from Xu

Showcasing an eclectic mix of musical styles, ranging from R&B, contemporary jazz, Hip Hop, Classical and modern popular music, Ruby ...More

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Concerts | On 15th October 2019 

Ronnie Scott's 3 minutes walk from Xu

Up and coming bands and artists perform. Occasionally, the night also sees star names playing secret shows....More

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