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18a West Central Street, Covent Garden, London WC1A 1JJ
 
 
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10pm-6am
 
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The Den and CentroFor many, the real damage of this bleeding recession came when iconic club The End and its upstairs bar AKA closed its doors to business. Ironically, the subsequent slump in the property market saw plans for a swanky block of flats in the once-highly-sought-after central location go up in smoke, with developers preferring to rebrand and reopen the venue instead of throw away top dollar on flats nobody could afford to buy. So, just three months elapsed before the unveiling of The Den & Centro: "a fantasy nightclub and party venue for indulgence in hedonistic pleasure," in schmalzy PR-speak. In truth (and this is no bad thing) the only real difference between The End and The Den - except the odd laser and new LED colour Pallets - is the position of the letter 'd'. Still, Centro has undergone a serious enough facelift, including the addition of a new stage for live acts, to warrant the clever painting of 'Re' above the first three letters of Holborn tube sign on the flyer graphics. The result being "a rare mixture of impressive 90s extravagance and minimalism" according, again, to the PR pen-pushers (who clearly never heard of Oasis). It remains to be seen how the place takes to the changes and whether or not The Den & Centro can attract the big names and parties back into its walls. But given the fact that Jonathan Tana of Space flew in from Ibiza for the opening, it shouldn't be too long before The (D)en(d) is back up to speed and the key residencies return.

 

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Holborn Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
13 minutes walk
 
Euston Railway Station
 
17 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Holborn NCP
 
1 minutes walk
 
Bloomsbury Square Car Park
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £71  24% off
Bloomsbury Way, WC1A | 2 minutes from The Den and Centro
Set in the heart of the West End, Thistle Holborn - The Kingsley is well positioned with the British Museum very close by and the entertainments ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £108  30% off
9-13 Bloomsbury Street, WC1B | 2 minutes from The Den and Centro
Near to the British Museum, this Edwardian hotel is something of a Bloomsbury landmark. Relaunched in January 2009 following a '25million makeover, each of the 174 ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Kenilworth Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £74  35% off
97 Great Russell Street, WC1B | 3 minutes from The Den and Centro
Conforming to the Radisson Blu Edwardian brand of mixing designer décor with designer locations, the Kenilworth has everything you'd expect from this established chain. 50 metres ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Nightclubs nearest The Den and Centro

Nearest to The Den and Centro
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The 100 Club
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
100 Oxford Street, Fitzrovia, London W1D | 8 minutes from The Den and Centro
Founded in 1942, The 100 Club has made a name for itself by hosting innovative bands and has always been the vanguard of cutting edge music. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Paper Soho | Dirty Harry's | A.A.
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
201-203 Wardour Street, W1F | 9 minutes from The Den and Centro
Paper, the notorious nineties nightclub and scene of celebrity sightings - Keira Knightley, Lindsay Lohan, Helena Christensen and Beyonce were among its A-list fans - is ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bar Rumba
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
36 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 10 minutes from The Den and Centro
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 Den and Centro clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The London Cocktail Club - Shaftesbury Avenue
London > Nightlife > Bars
224a Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Den and Centro
The London Cocktail Club is a members bar but - luckily for us - it's not a very exclusive one; it's free ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The American Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 1 minute from The Den and Centro
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 | 1 minute from The Den and Centro
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
 
 
 
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Events near The Den and Centro

Near The Den and Centro
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Motown The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 11th February 2016 to 20th April 2019
The Den and Centro, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H | 1 minute from The Den and Centro
Telling the story of Berry Gordy, who went from being a featherweight boxer to Motown music mogul, Motown The Musical transfers from Broadway to the West ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
School of Rock
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th October 2016 to 13th January 2019
The Den and Centro, Drury Lane, WC2B | 3 minutes from The Den and Centro
Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock star Dewey Finn - in the ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Switzerland
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 10th November 2018 to 5th January 2019
The Den and Centro, West Street, WC2H | 6 minutes from The Den and Centro
Phyllis Logan, well-known for her role as Mrs Hughes in ITV's Downton Abbey, stars as reclusive author Patricia Highsmith, famed for writing The Talented Mr Ripley, ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near The Den and Centro

Near The Den and Centro
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Shaftesbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
210 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Den and Centro
A large and appealingly shabby Edwardian theatre which has produced almost a century of successful popular theatre and musicals. The most notorious of these was probably ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
New London Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from The Den and Centro
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Top Secret Comedy Club @ The Africa Centre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
170 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from The Den and Centro
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
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near The Den and Centro

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Den and Centro
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Cartoon Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
35 Little Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 1 minute from The Den and Centro
Combining art with humour, this addition to London's museum-cum-gallery scene is refreshingly vibrant. From political cartoons of Thatcher, Brown, Bush and Blair to rare originals on ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
British Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 3 minutes from The Den and Centro
If you wanted to thoroughly explore the British Museum, it would take months, if not years. Over seven millions objects from all over the world are ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Centre Point
London > Attractions > Sights
101-103 New Oxford Street, WC1A | 3 minutes from The Den and Centro
One of London's best known landmarks, Centre Point has been used as a navigational tool since the 1960s. Lost in Soho's back streets, ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near The Den and Centro
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James Smith & Sons
London > Shopping > Specialists
53 New Oxford Street, Covent Garden, London WC1A | 1 minute from The Den and Centro
James Smith & Sons is an historic Victorian family business specialising in umbrellas, walking sticks and canes. Commonly known as "the Umbrella Shop", this immaculately presented ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Aveda
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
174-177 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V | 1 minute from The Den and Centro
Environmentally conscious hair and make-up brand with 'lifestyle' stores like this one in High Holborn - where there's even a herb garden on the roof terrace. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Arthur Beale
London > Shopping > Sporting Goods
194 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from The Den and Centro
Trading for over one hundred years, Arthur Beale is a long-standing specialist shop in London but it's also something of an anomaly: the last place you'd ... More
 
 
 
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Naru Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Korean restaurants
230 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Den and Centro
Korean Cuisine... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Savoir Faire
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
42 New Oxford Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 1 minute from The Den and Centro
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Konaki
London > Restaurants > Greek restaurants
5 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 1 minute from The Den and Centro
Greek cuisine ... More
 
 
 
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Education near The Den and Centro

Near The Den and Centro
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 1 minute from The Den and Centro
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 4 minutes from The Den and Centro
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
The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 7 minutes from The Den and Centro
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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The Den and Centro gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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The Hospital Club
London > Leisure > Arts Centres
24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from The Den and Centro
Before it was a hip private members' club designed specifically for the creative industries - complete with bar and dining rooms, cinema, TV and recording studios ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Phoenix Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from The Den and Centro
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
All Star Lanes, Holborn
London > Leisure > Activities
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from The Den and Centro
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
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London The Den and Centro.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Princess Louise
London > Nightlife > Pubs
208 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V | 3 minutes from The Den and Centro
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 | 4 minutes from The Den and Centro
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
Polpo at Ape and Bird
London > Nightlife > Pubs
142 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from The Den and Centro
When Russell Norman, famed for Polpo and as The Restaurant Man on BBC2, opened his first pub in November 2013 it seemed ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Den and Centro.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Congress Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 3 minutes from The Den and Centro
Based at Congress House, the headquarters of the Trades Union Congress, the Congress Centre offers several meeting and conference rooms for hire within an architecturally-renowned Grade ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
British Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 3 minutes from The Den and Centro
If you wanted to thoroughly explore the British Museum, it would take months, if not years. Over seven millions objects from all over the world are ... More
 
 
 
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Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 6 minutes from The Den and Centro
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
 
 
 
 

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Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience
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Theatre | Until 16th December 2018 

Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel 2 minutes walk from The Den And Centro

Combine a meal out, the bright lights of the West End and a bellyful of laughs with this globetrotting production ...More

 
Neighbourhood Cinema Frozen Island
Neighbourhood Cinema Frozen Island
Seasonal | Until 27th January 2019 

Tropicana Beach Club 3 minutes walk from The Den And Centro

This winter, the Neighbourhood Cinema gets into the festive spirit with screenings of Christmas classics on a Frozen Island. Visitors ...More

 
School of Rock
School of Rock
Theatre | Until 13th January 2019 

New London Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Den And Centro

Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock ...More

 
New Acquisitions: Gozzoli To Kara Walker
Exhibitions | Until 27th January 2019 

British Museum 3 minutes walk from The Den And Centro

Around 150 prints and drawings from the Museum's collections by Georg Baselitz, David Hockney, Jasper Johns, Pablo Picasso, Bridget Riley ...More

Witnesses: Emigre Medallists In Britain
Exhibitions | Until 7th April 2019 

British Museum 3 minutes walk from The Den And Centro

For hundreds of years, artists from other countries have come to Britain and designed important and beautiful medals, adding a ...More

Albukhary Foundation Gallery Of The Islamic World
Exhibitions | Until 18th October 2019 

British Museum 3 minutes walk from The Den And Centro

Works revealing the British Museum's outstanding collections in engaging new ways, underscoring the global connections of this vast region of ...More

I Am Ashurbanipal: King Of The World, King Of Assyria
I Am Ashurbanipal: King Of The World, King Of Assyria
Exhibitions | Until 24th February 2019 

British Museum 3 minutes walk from The Den And Centro

Be transported back to ancient Iraq in the 7th century BC, when Ashurbanipal became the most powerful person on earth. ...More

 
I Object: Ian Hislop's search for dissent
I Object: Ian Hislop's search for dissent
Exhibitions | Until 20th January 2019 

British Museum 3 minutes walk from The Den And Centro

Journalist, historian and Have I Got News For You regular Ian Hislop has been on a mission to find stories ...More

 
Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical
Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical
Theatre | Until 5th January 2019 

Dominion Theatre 4 minutes walk from The Den And Centro

It wowed audiences and won the Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards and ...More

 
Measure for Measure
Measure for Measure
Theatre | Until 24th November 2018 

The Donmar Warehouse 4 minutes walk from The Den And Centro

Bringing gender fluidity to the West End, Josie Rourke's adaptation of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure sees Hayley Atwell and Jack ...More

 

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The Royal Shakespeare Company presents Shakespeare's comedy of suburbia, wives and over-inflated egos at the Barbican. Fiona Laird directs the hilarious comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor, with ...More

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The O2 Arena

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