Abbey

 
 
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Holborn Tube Station
 
0 minutes walk
 
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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THE BEST

Hotels near Abbey

Near Abbey
Club Quarters Lincoln's Inn Fields
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £62  26% off
61 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2A | 1 minute from Abbey
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
 
 
 
Citadines Holborn Covent Garden Apart-Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £118  24% off
94-99 High Holborn, WC1V | 2 minutes from Abbey
These luxurious fully-fitted apartments are hidden right in the heart of London's West End within easy reach of theatres, restaurants and iconic sights. Nearby Covent ... More
 
 
 
Rosewood London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £213  36% off
252 High Holborn, WC1V | 2 minutes from Abbey
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
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Banks nearest Abbey

Nearest to Abbey
Cheltenham & Gloucester
London > Useful Numbers > Banks
120 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 1 minute from Abbey
... More
 
 
 
National Westminster Bank
London > Useful Numbers > Banks
Connaught House, 65 Aldwych, Holborn, London WC2B | 6 minutes from Abbey
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barclays Bank
London > Useful Numbers > Banks
Piccadilly Circus, St James's, London W1J | 17 minutes from Abbey
This state-of-the-art flagship branch of Barclays at Piccadilly Circus, opened on 18th December 2008, has more in common with an Apple Store than a boring old ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Events near Abbey

Near Abbey
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
War Horse
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 13th February 2016
New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes from Abbey
This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Play That Goes Wrong
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 5th September 2015
Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, WC2B | 7 minutes from Abbey
Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society ...More
 
 
 
The 3 Little Pigs
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th August to 6th September 2015
Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1A | 10 minutes from Abbey
The Big Bad Wolf attempts to huff and puff the three little superstar piglets into submission in Stiles and Drewe's musical retelling of the children's story. ...More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Entertainment near Abbey

Near Abbey
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Peacock Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Portugal Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from Abbey
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Top Secret Comedy Club @ The Africa Centre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
170 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes from Abbey
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
New London Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes from Abbey
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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Sights and Attractions near Abbey

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Abbey
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 1 minute from Abbey
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
The College
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
12-42 Southampton Row, Holborn, London WC1B | 2 minutes from Abbey
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Victoria House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from Abbey
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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Shopping near Abbey

The best shops and markets near Abbey
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Charles Worthington
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
28 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Abbey
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bloomsbury Flowers
London > Shopping > Florists
29 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Abbey
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Old Curiosity Shop
London > Shopping > Shoes
13 Portsmouth Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from Abbey
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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Restaurants near Abbey

What are the best dining options near Abbey London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fleet River Bakery
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
71 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 1 minute from Abbey
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Ship Tavern
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
12 Gate Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 1 minute from Abbey
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Asadal
London > Restaurants > Korean restaurants
227 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 1 minute from Abbey
... More
 
 
 
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Education near Abbey

Near Abbey
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 4 minutes from Abbey
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 4 minutes from Abbey
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 6 minutes from Abbey
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Leisure near Abbey

Abbey gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Sense Spa at Rosewood London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
252 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 1 minute from Abbey
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lincoln's Inn Fields
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Holborn, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from Abbey
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
All Star Lanes, Bloomsbury
London > Leisure > Activities
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from Abbey
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Pubs near Abbey

The best pubs near London Abbey.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Princess Louise
London > Nightlife > Pubs
208 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V | 2 minutes from Abbey
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 Abbey
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Marquess of Anglesey
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 6 minutes from Abbey
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Nightlife near Abbey

Abbey clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Scarfes Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
252 High Holborn, Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 2 minutes from Abbey
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The American Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Abbey
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Beaufort Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Abbey
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Meeting venue hire near Abbey

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Abbey.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 1 minute from Abbey
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
Royal College of Surgeons
London > Business > Venue Hire
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 4 minutes from Abbey
The Royal College of Surgeons is not only an institute at the forefront of surgical education and training, but its outstanding rooms provide the perfect space ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn
London > Business > Venue Hire
Treasury Office, Holborn, London WC2A | 4 minutes from Abbey
... More
 
 
 

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Forro Do Guanabara
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 27th September 2015 

Guanabara 4 minutes walk from Abbey

Forro music and dance, with live performances from singer, composer and accordionist, Zeu Azevedo and the Forrodaqui band and dance ...More

War Horse
War Horse
Theatre | Until 13th February 2016 

New London Theatre 4 minutes walk from Abbey

This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 4th June 2016 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 6 minutes walk from Abbey

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 6 minutes walk from Abbey

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
Royal Opera House Backstage Tours
Tours | Until 31st December 2015 

Royal Opera House 6 minutes walk from Abbey

Home to The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera, the magnificent Royal Opera House opens its doors for unprecedented access ...More

Explore Islamic Patterns (Over 7s)
Kids Events | On 30th August 2015 

British Museum 6 minutes walk from Abbey

Use smartphones to explore Islamic designs....More

The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 5th September 2015 

Duchess Theatre 7 minutes walk from Abbey

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
The Prize for Illustration 2015: London Places & Spaces
The Prize for Illustration 2015: London Places & Spaces
Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2015 

London Transport Museum 7 minutes walk from Abbey

Selected by a panel of judges from over 1,000 submissions, these 100 shortlisted entries by illustrators and students of illustration ...More

 
Breakthrough: Crossrail's Tunnelling Story
Breakthrough: Crossrail's Tunnelling Story
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2015 

London Transport Museum 7 minutes walk from Abbey

See what's going on under our streets when Breakthrough: Crossrail's Tunnelling Story brings a five metre high, walk-through installation of ...More

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 3rd January 2016 

The Lyceum Theatre 7 minutes walk from Abbey

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
 
 
 
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