Buddha Bar

 
 

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ADDRESS
8 Victoria Embankment, Covent Garden, London WC2R 6AB 
 
TELEPHONE
 
OPENING TIMES
Restaurant: 17:30 - Late Daily | Bar: 16:00 - Late Daily | Entrance to the bar is by guest list only after 23:00
 

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Buddha BarThe Buddha Bar first found fame in the 90s as a Parisian DJ bar and Oriental restaurant. The music was so sought-after their 'lounge' and 'chill-out' CDs brought The Buddha Bar to an international audience. Since then Raymond Visan has expanded his empire to Beirut, Cairo, Dubai and beyond. Now there are hotels, a spa and smaller Little Buddha Cafe bars under the George V Restauration Group - you can stay at Buddha Bar hotels in Prague, Panama and Budapest or rejuvenate at their sublime spa in Evian-les-Bains. In London, for the time being anyway, we can content ourselves with the DJ bar and restaurant situated next to Waterloo Bridge, between Brettenham House and Somerset House, which follows the original Buddha-themed formula. The atmosphere is laid back, with subdued amber lighting and DJs setting the mood.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Temple Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Embankment Underground Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Blackfriars Railway Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Drury Lane NCP
 
8 minutes walk
 
St Martins Lane NCP
 
9 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London Events 2014

Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
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Hotels near Buddha Bar

Near Buddha Bar
ME London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £191  35% off
336-337 The Strand, WC2R | 3 minutes from Buddha Bar
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
 
 
 
One Aldwych
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £217  31% off
1 Aldwych, WC2B | 3 minutes from Buddha Bar
A Large, modern luxury hotel right in the middle of the West End, a few minutes walk from Covent Garden. One Aldwych is exceptionally well equipped, ... More
 
 
 
The Waldorf Hilton Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £136  41% off
Aldwych, WC2B | 4 minutes from Buddha Bar
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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Alternative Bars nearest Buddha Bar

Nearest to Buddha Bar
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Buddha Bar
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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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, SE1 | 7 minutes from Buddha Bar
Designed by the Eden Project and run by Company of Cooks, the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden is the place to be on a summer's evening ... More
 
 
 
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Lowlander Beer Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
36 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 7 minutes from Buddha Bar
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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Nightlife near Buddha Bar

Buddha Bar clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Edgar Wallace
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Essex Street, Holborn, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Buddha Bar
... More
 
 
 
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Gordon's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from Buddha Bar
Home to Samuel Pepys in the 1680s, the building housing Gordon’s is now home to a regular, thriving crowd of drinkers of all ages and all ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, WC2B | 8 minutes from Buddha Bar
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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Near Buddha Bar
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The Play That Goes Wrong
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 1st February 2015
Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, WC2B | 3 minutes from Buddha Bar
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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 Buddha Bar
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
 
 
 
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The Scottsboro Boys
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 4th October 2014 to 21st February 2015
Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, South Bank, London WC2H | 10 minutes from Buddha Bar
It's 1931, nine young black men aged between 12 and 19 are travelling on a train through Scottsboro, looking for a new life. Following a sold ...More
 
 
 
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Near Buddha Bar
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Aldwych Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B4LD | 3 minutes from Buddha Bar
With the Waldorf Hotel sandwiched inbetween them, the Aldwych and Strand theatres were originally built to work as a pair. The Aldwych is probably most noted for ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Novello Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Buddha Bar
Built in 1905 to form a pair with the near-identical Aldwych Theatre, the Novello Theatre (formerly known as the Strand Theatre) is one of London's more ... More
 
 
 
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Savoy Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Buddha Bar
Situated alongside the Savoy Hotel, the building of the current theatre with its Art Deco auditorium, was financed by Richard d'Oyly Carte with the considerable profits ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Buddha Bar

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Buddha Bar
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Courtauld Institute Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 1 minute from Buddha Bar
Manet's 'Bar at the Folies-Bergeres', Van Gogh's 'Self-Portrait with a Bandaged Ear' and Renoir's 'La Loge' are just a few of the celebrated artworks displayed at ... More
 
 
 
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Somerset House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 1 minute from Buddha Bar
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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Somerset House: Embankment Galleries
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 1 minute from Buddha Bar
Opened on 24th April 2008, the Embankment Galleries at Somerset House offer 750 square metres of exhibition space where the Hermitage Rooms used to be. Exhibitions ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Buddha Bar

The best shops and markets near Buddha Bar
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Albion Emporium
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
38 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from Buddha Bar
As British as a bacon buttie, buying your groceries at The Albion Emporium is like getting first dibs on Mrs Beeton's pantry. A bastion of Britishness, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Primrose Bakery
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
42 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from Buddha Bar
If cupcakes are you cup of tea then head to the Covent Garden outlet of Primrose Bakery, a family owned enterprise which makes the most scrumptious ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hope and Greenwood
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
1 Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 5 minutes from Buddha Bar
Excellent ice cream in the summer and a delicious-looking Christmas window in the winter are the kind of thing that make this candy shop a special ... More
 
 
 
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The Admiralty
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
Somerset House, The Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 1 minute from Buddha Bar
In the evenings, approach this restaurant through the fountained courtyard of Somerset House to get yourself in the mood for a magical meal. The Admiralty is ... More
 
 
 
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Admiralty Deli at Somerset House
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 1 minute from Buddha Bar
This cafe can fulfil all your snack requirements while you peruse the exhibits at beautiful 18th century Somerset House.... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tom's Terrace at Somerset House
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 1 minute from Buddha Bar
This riverside cafe commands wonderful views of the Thames from outside the 18th-century Somerset House. Large sunshades shield customers from the sun's reflective glare, while cooling ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Buddha Bar

Near Buddha Bar
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Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 10 minutes from Buddha Bar
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
 
 
 
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 12 minutes from Buddha Bar
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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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 12 minutes from Buddha Bar
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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Buddha Bar gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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The Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 7 minutes from Buddha Bar
This day spa exclusively for women is a total pampering experience from the minute you step through the door. Located in bustling Covent Garden you'll soon ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Chang's Hapkido Academy
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 9 minutes from Buddha Bar
Grandmaster Gedo Chang's Hapkido martial arts schools emphasises practical self-defence, confidence, balance and fitness. The ancient Korean martial art of Hapkido is made up of three components: ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lincoln's Inn Fields
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Holborn, Holborn, London WC2A | 9 minutes from Buddha Bar
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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Pubs near Buddha Bar

The best pubs near London Buddha Bar.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Edgar Wallace
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Essex Street, Holborn, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Buddha Bar
... More
 
 
 
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The Marquess of Anglesey
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 5 minutes from Buddha Bar
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, WC2B | 8 minutes from Buddha Bar
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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Meeting venue hire near Buddha Bar

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Buddha Bar.
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Silver Fleet - Woods River Cruises
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 1 minute from Buddha Bar
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Somerset House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 1 minute from Buddha Bar
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Two Temple Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
Two Temple Place, Holborn, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Buddha Bar
... More
 
 
 

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Daughter
Daughter
Concerts | On 10th July 2014 

Somerset House 1 minute walk from Buddha Bar

Opening the first night of the 10th anniversary of Somerset House Summer Series will be London-based trio, Daughter. Fronted by ...More

 
Somerset House Summer Series
Somerset House Summer Series
Concerts | Until 20th July 2014 

Somerset House 1 minute walk from Buddha Bar

Chvrches, Bastille, Kelis, Sam Smith, and Franz Ferdinand are just some of the live acts dropping into the central courtyard ...More

 
Time: Tattoo Art Today
Time: Tattoo Art Today
Exhibitions | Until 5th October 2014 

Somerset House 1 minute walk from Buddha Bar

Time: Tattoo Art Today at Somerset House is a free exhibition that presents original artworks from 70 of the world's ...More

 
Return Of The Rudeboy
Exhibitions | Until 25th August 2014 

Somerset House 1 minute walk from Buddha Bar

An exhibition exploring the style, swagger and significance of the 21st century Rudeboy subculture from photographer Dean Chalkley and creative ...More

Form Through Colour: Josef Albers, Anni Albers & Gary Hume
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2014 

Somerset House 1 minute walk from Buddha Bar

More than 20 hand-crafted rugs, tapestries and fabric installations made by the company Christopher Farr, based on original designs by ...More

The Courtauld Collection
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

The Courtauld Gallery 1 minute walk from Buddha Bar

Paintings, sculpture, drawings and prints from the early Renaissance period to the 20th century....More

Impress: Print Making Expanded In Contemporary Art
Exhibitions | Until 20th July 2014 

The Courtauld Gallery 1 minute walk from Buddha Bar

This exhibition explores how traditional printmaking techniques have been reimagined and reworked in contemporary art. It invites us to consider: ...More

The Sum Of Virtues: Sovereignty And Salvation At The Cartuja De Miraflores: Talk
Exhibitions | On 10th July 2014 

The Courtauld Gallery 1 minute walk from Buddha Bar

With Speaker: Dr Ronda Kasl....More

Purpose And Process: British And French Printmaking 1600 - 1900
Exhibitions | Until 20th July 2014 

The Courtauld Gallery 1 minute walk from Buddha Bar

An exhibition of recently catalogued Witt Library prints, originally collected by Courtauld Institute benefactor Sir Robert Witt, with additional material ...More

Bruegel To Freud: Prints From The Courtauld Gallery
Exhibitions | Until 21st September 2014 

The Courtauld Gallery 1 minute walk from Buddha Bar

Prints from the gallery's collection, spanning more than 500 years and encompassing a range of printmaking techniques....More

 
 
 
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