Essex Serpent  

 
 
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6 King Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8HN
 
 
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The Essex Serpent serves good food at reasonable prices, with swift and friendly service.
Three level pub and restaurant with a great cosy cellar bar – self contained and perfect for intimate parties.

 

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Covent Garden Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
17 minutes walk
 
 
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St Martins Lane NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
Upper St Martins Lane NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £219  21% off
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes from Essex Serpent
One of the first design hotels, it certainly hasn't lost any of its cool appeal and continues to impress with great service and high standards. The ... More
 
 
 
Strand Palace Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £81  24% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 3 minutes from Essex Serpent
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
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £134  27% off
Seven Dials, WC2H | 4 minutes from Essex Serpent
In the middle of Covent Garden, the Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street (formally the Mountbatten) is perfect for those wanting to be in the heart of ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Pubs nearest Essex Serpent

The best pubs near London Essex Serpent.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Essex Serpent
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Essex Serpent
The Harp, a welcoming bar in Covent Garden, is a traditional pub where the emphasis is firmly on real ale - earning it CAMRA's National Pub ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Essex Serpent

Essex Serpent clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Adventure Bar, Covent Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
20 Bedford Street, WC2E | 1 minute from Essex Serpent
A former wine cellar, the Adventure Bar in Covent Garden is a subterranean den of delight, with cocktails, food, tunes and parties. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
B.Y.O.C
London > Nightlife > Bars
28 Bedfordbury Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Essex Serpent
A speakeasy bar with a twist, B.Y.O.C is a cocktail bar that doesn't stock any alcohol. But, before snubbing it in disgust, you can relax in ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Light Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
45 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Essex Serpent
The Light Bar on the ground floor of the stylish St Martins Lane hotel has some of the best cocktails in London - they make a ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Essex Serpent

Near Essex Serpent
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Young Frankenstein
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th September 2017 to 10th February 2018
Essex Serpent, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 4 minutes from Essex Serpent
Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser lead the cast of Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks' uproarious musical based on his Oscar-nominated 1974 film about a New ...More
 
 
 
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The Play That Goes Wrong
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 25th February 2018
Essex Serpent, Catherine Street, WC2B | 4 minutes from Essex Serpent
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
 
 
 
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The Miser
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st March to 3rd June 2017
Essex Serpent, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 4 minutes from Essex Serpent
Griff Rhys Jones takes the title role and comedian Lee Mack stars in a major revival of Moliere's classic comedy The Miser with Sean Foley directing ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Essex Serpent

Near Essex Serpent
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Essex Serpent
London Coliseum is a magnificent historic building and an excellent venue in which to enjoy the soaring sounds and high drama of some truly thrilling operas. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Arts Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
6-7 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Essex Serpent
The Arts Theatre was built in 1927 as a members club, which allowed it to circumvent the censorship laws and perform unusual and avant garde fare. ... More
 
 
 
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Wyndham's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Essex Serpent
Wyndham's Theatre opened in Charing Cross Road on 16th November 1899 and was owned by Charles Wyndham. One of its biggest hits was Sandy Wilson's The ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Essex Serpent

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Essex Serpent
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St Paul's Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Essex Serpent
Affectionately known as "The Actors' Church", St Paul's in Covent Garden is in the heart of theatreland and has long been associated with the theatre community. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Essex Serpent
After a two-year, £22 million refurbishment the London Transport Museum reopened on 22 November 2007 revealing more exhibition space than before. The museum travels back through ... More
 
 
 
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London Film Museum Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Museums
45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Essex Serpent
The London Film Museum, located on the site of the Theatre Museum in the original Flower Cellars in the heart of Covent Garden, is the second ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Essex Serpent

The best shops and markets near Essex Serpent
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Jones
London > Shopping > Menswear
13 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Essex Serpent
Dedicated to designer menswear including formal tailoring from Westwood, Gaultier, Dries van Noten, Helmut Lang and Alexander McQueen, and more relaxed diffusion lines from Fake and ... More
 
 
 
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The Sanctuary
London > Shopping > Health and Beauty
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Essex Serpent
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
 
 
 
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The Apple Store: Covent Garden
London > Shopping > Electronics
1 The Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Essex Serpent
Following the runaway success of its flagship Regent Street branch, Apple has opened a three-storey gadget emporium in Covent Garden. Located in a former nightclub and ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Essex Serpent

What are the best dining options near Essex Serpent London?
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Muffinski's
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
5 King Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | Same location as Essex Serpent
Cafes... More
 
 
 
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Clos Maggiore
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
33 King Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Essex Serpent
This independent culinary gem in the vicinity of Covent Garden’s chain-filled streets provides an endearing glimpse of rural southern France. A cosy, indoor courtyard is festooned ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Joe's Southern Kitchen and Bar
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
34 King Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Essex Serpent
From 4th July 2013, a significant date in any American diary, Navajo Joe in Covent Garden - a long-standing American restaurant in London which had occupied ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Essex Serpent

Near Essex Serpent
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 3 minutes from Essex Serpent
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from Essex Serpent
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 7 minutes from Essex Serpent
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
 
 
 
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Leisure near Essex Serpent

Essex Serpent gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Essex Serpent
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
Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Essex Serpent
Let the Thai Square Spa transport you to the shores of Asia with their traditional Thai spa treatment rooms, smack bang in the centre of Covent ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Essex Serpent
Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Essex Serpent

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Essex Serpent.
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Essex Serpent
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Royal Society Of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Essex Serpent
... More
 
 
 
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Essex Serpent
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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Stepping Out
Stepping Out
Theatre | Until 17th June 2017 

Vaudeville Theatre 2 minutes walk from Essex Serpent

Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola Stephenson star in Richard Harris' bittersweet comedy drama, Stepping Out, ...More

 
The Royal Ballet: Mixed Programme
Dance | Until 31st May 2017 

Royal Opera House 2 minutes walk from Essex Serpent

A programme of virtuoso dance from the acclaimed ensemble, which features The Vertiginous Thrill Of Exactitude, and Tarantella, as well ...More

The Design Line
Exhibitions | Until 30th June 2017 

London Transport Museum 3 minutes walk from Essex Serpent

Take a tour of the new stations, art and public space on London's newest railway in this interactive exhibition....More

Prize for Illustration 2017: Sounds of the City
Prize for Illustration 2017: Sounds of the City
Exhibitions | Until 3rd September 2017 

London Transport Museum 3 minutes walk from Essex Serpent

Selected by a panel of judges from over 1,000 submissions, these 100 entries shortlisted for the 2017 Prize for Illustration ...More

 
Half A Sixpence
Theatre | Until 6th May 2017 

Noel Coward Theatre 3 minutes walk from Essex Serpent

Half A Sixpence, the musical adaptation of H.G. Wells's semi-autobiographical novel Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul, is staged ...More

Sounds Of The City
Exhibitions | Until 3rd September 2017 

London Transport Museum 3 minutes walk from Essex Serpent

The top 100 entries from The Prize For Illustration 2017, this year focusing on creative interpretations of the sounds heard ...More

Judy!
Judy!
Theatre | Until 17th June 2017 

Arts Theatre 3 minutes walk from Essex Serpent

This May, the Arts Theatre stages Ray Rackham's biographical musical about the life of iconic movie star and chanteuse Judy ...More

 
Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 15th October 2017 

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from Essex Serpent

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
Don Juan In Soho
Don Juan In Soho
Theatre | Until 10th June 2017 

Wyndham's Theatre 3 minutes walk from Essex Serpent

David Tennant returns to the West End this March to play the title role in Patrick Marber's Don Juan in ...More

 
Our Ladies Of Perpetual Succour
Theatre | Until 2nd September 2017 

Duke of York's Theatre 3 minutes walk from Essex Serpent

Adapted from the novel by Alan Warner, this energetic musical comedy created by Lee Hall and directed by Vicky Featherstone ...More

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Sonder Presents: NeverFolk
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The Nursery Theatre

A collection of improvised stories of everyday lives....More

The Nursery Theatre
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From 1st June 2017 The Nursery Theatre opens a new improv theatre at 2 Finsbury Square....More

Compagnie des Quidams: FierS a Cheval
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Cutty Sark Gardens

The opening night production of the Greenwich and ...More

 
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Sip cocktails and take in the quirky interiors of Little Bird which combine mirrors with ...More

 
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Owned by restaurateur Lorraine Angliss, Little Bird offers classy cocktails and a laid-back atmosphere....More

 
Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen
Exhibitions | From 22nd September 

House of Illustration

Head to The House of Illustration this autumn for a rare opportunity to see little-known productions by celebrated political cartoonist Gerald Scarfe....More

Anime Architecture: Backgrounds Of Japan
Exhibitions | From 26th May 

House of Illustration

The first UK exhibition of illustrations for classic sci-fi anime films comes to The House of Illustration this May. ...More

Lucinda Rogers: On Gentrification
Exhibitions | From 28th October 

House of Illustration

The House of Illustration has commissioned English artist Lucinda Rogers for a new exhibition examining the city's changing landscape....More

Footloose: The Musical
Footloose: The Musical
Theatre | From 12th September 

Peacock Theatre

Gareth Gates stars as Willard opposite Luke Baker as Ren, the new boy in a ...More

 
Terror
Terror
Theatre | From 14th June 

Lyric Hammersmith

The pilot of hijacked plane is put on trial and the audience decide the verdict ...More

 
Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical
Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical
Theatre | From 5th June 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)

Jay Scheib directs a high-octane rock'n'roll musical by ...More

 
The Great Get Together: The Foundling Museum
Exhibitions | On 17th June 

Brunswick Square

Bring a picnic lunch and a favourite children's book to join in a celebration of community at Brunswick Square gardens adjacent to the Foundling Museum....More

Take That
Take That
Concerts | From 6th June 

The O2 Arena

The chart-topping pop trio of singer-songwriter Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald performs uptempo ...More

 
Santa Maria Chelsea
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Determined to bring a taste of their Neapolitan childhood to London, Angelo and Pasquale opened the award-winning Santa Maria in Ealing, and this branch in Chelsea soon followed....More

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Originated in Gothenburg, Nudie Jeans stocks raw and prewashed denim jeans made with 100% organic cotton denim....More

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After transforming The Sebright Arms on Hackney Road from boarded-up pub into an East End ...More

 
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Modern British interpretation of traditional dim sum restaurants from the co-founders of Pidgin...More

 
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