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£29 for three courses | cocktails from £7 | entrance fee £5-£15, or free if you are eating
 

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The Play RoomAs quickly as it began, the brief craze for Burlesque has died down again, just in time for London's first dedicated burlesque bar to open its glossy doors.

But the failure to hit the crest of the fashion wave may not effect this extraordinary bar, which really feels far more like an episode of Jeeves and Wooster than anything from the modern age. The zebraskin and leather of a current style bar mix with the grand pianos and elegant Art Deco light fittings of a 1920s nightclub, and it all comes across as the epitome of glamour.

The food was a little bland, but the cocktails were magnificent, and the service snappy, friendly, and beautifully turned-out. Some of our fellow-drinkers were dressed in 1920s suits, spats and trilbys, others were in more modern clothes, but all of them oozed style. Clever, open-plan design, and an entertaining Burlesque floor-show helped create a convivial atmosphere.

While most bars in this price range - and it is seriously expensive - aim to attract City-workers, tourists or celebrities, you feel that The Play Rooms is aiming for a slightly more discerning crowd. Whether there really are enough Bright Young Things with independent incomes in London to keep a fabulous place like this going remains to be seen, but for the moment, this is London's coolest bar, and if you want to see and be seen, this is the place to do it.

 

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Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Green Park Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
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Brewer Street NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
Burlington Car Park
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Cafe Royal Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £270  33% off
68 Regent Street, W1B | 1 minute from The Play Room
Café Royal is a 160-bedroom 5-star luxury hotel on Regent Street, in London's city centre overlooking Piccadilly Circus. The hotel has conference facilities, a cafe, bar ... More
 
 
 
Le Meridien Piccadilly
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £139  28% off
21 Piccadilly, W1J | 1 minute from The Play Room
A hotel that is distinctly in the old English style, with magnificent antique décor, staff who are attentive, discreet, and ever so polite and, most importantly, ... More
 
 
 
Cavendish London Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £137  28% off
81 Jermyn Street, SW1Y | 3 minutes from The Play Room
Situated on prestigious Jermyn Street, in the heart of Piccadilly, the 4 star deluxe Cavendish Hotel is perfectly located for London's theatres, shops and arts. It ... More
 
 
 
 
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Nearest to The Play Room
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Longitude 0°8
London > Nightlife > Bars
Le Meridien Piccadilly, 21 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J | 1 minute from The Play Room
The Le Meridien hotel's in-house bar, Longitude 0°8, is a stylish destination that uses music and lighting to offer a unique experience dependant on whether you ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Mark's Bar Soho
London > Nightlife > Bars
66-70 Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F | 2 minutes from The Play Room
Hidden away under Hix Soho is something altogether more seductive: Mark's Bar. The magic of this effortlessly cool cocktail bar is it doesn't try too hard, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Jack Solomons Club
London > Nightlife > Bars
41 Great Windmill Street, W1D | 2 minutes from The Play Room
Taking its name from teenage boxer 'Kid Mears' (real name Jack Solomons), who found fame and money in British boxing's golden years after ... More
 
 
 
 
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The Play Room clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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The Electric Carousel
London > Nightlife >
215-217 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 2 minutes from The Play Room
The team behind Madame Jojo's (RIP) return (hurrah!) with The Electric Carousel on the site where the legendary Pigalle Supper Club used to be, at 215-217 ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fortnum & Mason: 1707 Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
181 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1A | 2 minutes from The Play Room
The Fortnum's wine bar has had a makeover as part of the store's refurbishment in 2007, three hundred years after this grand old department store first ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bar Rumba
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
36 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from The Play Room
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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Near The Play Room
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The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 31st March 2016 to 1st April 2018
The Play Room, 218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, W1V | 2 minutes from The Play Room
Mischief Theatre, creators of The Play That Goes Wrong - winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy - and Peter Pan Goes Wrong, have ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Ferryman
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th June 2017 to 19th May 2018
The Play Room, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 4 minutes from The Play Room
Following a sold out run at the Royal Court, (the fastest selling show in the theatre's history) Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman is enjoying an equally popular ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The King & I
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 21st June to 5th August 2018
The Play Room, 8 Argyll Street, W1F | 6 minutes from The Play Room
Kelli O'Hara reprises her Tony Award-winning performance when Bartlett Sher's multi-award winning production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I transfers to the London Palladium ...More
 
 
 
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Criterion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1V | 2 minutes from The Play Room
The tiny entrance of the Criterion Theatre is almost invisible among the massive advertisements, traffic and crowds of Piccadilly Circus. To ignore it, however, is to ... More
 
 
 
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Picturehouse Central
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
7-14 Coventry Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from The Play Room
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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Comedy Store
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
1a Oxendon Street, Soho, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from The Play Room
The Comedy Store is the spiritual home of stand-up in the UK. Despite being the best large comedy venue in the country, the Store still succeeds ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Play Room
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Marian Goodman Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
5-8 Lower John Street, W1F | 1 minute from The Play Room
Described by The Guardian as the "gallerist with the golden touch" New Yorker Marian Goodman is the "most respected dealer" in that ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hauser & Wirth (Piccadilly)
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
196A Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 2 minutes from The Play Room
Art-dealer, gallery-owner and collector Iwan Wirth was recently voted one of the ten most powerful people in the art world. Hauser & Wirth London opened at ... More
 
 
 
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Piccadilly Circus
London > Attractions > Sights
Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1J | 2 minutes from The Play Room
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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The best shops and markets near The Play Room
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Lush
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
Quadrant Arcade, 80-82 Regent Street, Soho, London W1R | 1 minute from The Play Room
An overpowering mix of perfumes assaults the nose before you even enter these premises, which offer a huge mix of fizzing bath bombs to suit all ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Whole Foods Market
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
20 Glasshouse Street, Soho, London W1B | 1 minute from The Play Room
Just off the southern end of Regent Street, the Whole Foods Market store in Piccadilly Circus, opened on 22nd May 2012 as part of the Quadrant ... More
 
 
 
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Quaritch
London > Shopping > Books
5-8 Lower John Street, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from The Play Room
Quaritch has a long history of buying and selling rare books. German founder Bernard Quaritch established the shop in 1847. He soon made a name for ... More
 
 
 
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MASH
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
77 Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from The Play Room
American Cuisine... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cocoon
London > Restaurants > Pan-Asian restaurants
65 Regent Street, Soho, London W1B | 1 minute from The Play Room
Regent Street's Cocoon is just that - a protective cover from the hustle and bustle and bright lights of Piccadilly. With its award winning design (tables ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
SO Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
3 - 4 Warwick Street, Soho, London W1B | 1 minute from The Play Room
Japanese Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Near The Play Room
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 10 minutes from The Play Room
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 10 minutes from The Play Room
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
L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 12 minutes from The Play Room
Whether you're a Nigella or not in the kitchen, the L'atelier des Chefs cookery school can teach you something. Classes are given in the basement kitchens ... More
 
 
 
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Urban Golf Soho
London > Leisure > Golf
33 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, London W1F | 2 minutes from The Play Room
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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Triyoga
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Unit 2.4-2.6 Kingly Court, Soho, London W1B5PW | 4 minutes from The Play Room
On the second floor of the Kingly Court complex off Carnaby Street, Triyoga offers busy city people a refuge where they can centre themselves. One of ... More
 
 
 
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The Beauty Lounge
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
1 Kingly Court, Soho, London W1B | 4 minutes from The Play Room
All therapists at The Beauty Lounge in Kingly Court work in the media, fashion and beauty industry so when you go for a make-up leseson you'll ... More
 
 
 
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Waxy O'Connor's
London > Nightlife > Pubs
14-16 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from The Play Room
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Waxy's Little Sister
London > Nightlife > Pubs
20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from The Play Room
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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Endurance
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 Berwick Street,, Soho, London W1F | 4 minutes from The Play Room
... More
 
 
 
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195 Piccadilly (BAFTA)
London > Business > Venue Hire
195 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 2 minutes from The Play Room
The home of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is also available to hire for your own event. The iconic building at 195 ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Royal Academy of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J | 3 minutes from The Play Room
Lord Burlington's spectacular London palace is home to the Royal Academy of Arts, a set of galleries that houses the country's premier art school and a ... More
 
 
 
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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from The Play Room
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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Polly Apfelbaum: Dubuffet's Feet My Hands
Exhibitions | Until 2nd February 2018 

Frith Street Gallery 1 minute walk from The Play Room

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Elliott Erwitt
Exhibitions | Until 17th February 2018 

Chris Beetles Fine Photographs 1 minute walk from The Play Room

Exhibitions & Art, Photography....More

Annie
Annie
Theatre | Until 18th February 2018 

Piccadilly Theatre 1 minute walk from The Play Room

It's a hard-knock life in 1930s New York during the Great Depression in the feel good, Tony Award-winning musical. Based ...More

 
The Psychological Thriller: with A.J. Finn, Ruth Ware and Stephanie Merritt
Exhibitions | On 24th January 2018 

Waterstone's - Piccadilly 2 minutes walk from The Play Room

We'll be welcoming A.J. Finn, Ruth Ware and Stephanie Merritt in store, in a discussion of the new generation of ...More

Woman Before A Glass
Theatre | Until 3rd February 2018 

Jermyn Street Theatre 2 minutes walk from The Play Room

Lanie Robertson brings Peggy Guggenheim's story to life, revealing how her passionate loyalties changed the face of 20th Century art. ...More

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
Theatre | Until 1st April 2018 

Criterion Theatre 2 minutes walk from The Play Room

Mischief Theatre, creators of The Play That Goes Wrong - winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy - ...More

 
Thriller Live
Theatre | Until 1st April 2018 

Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue 3 minutes walk from The Play Room

A slickly choreographed, multimedia celebration of the music and career of Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 includes the hits ...More

From Life
From Life
Exhibitions | Until 11th March 2018 

Royal Academy of Arts 3 minutes walk from The Play Room

Looking to the past, present and future of one of the cornerstones of artistic process, the Royal Academy asks what ...More

 
Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Theatre | Until 21st April 2018 

Apollo Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Play Room

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

 
Comedy Store Players
Comedy | On 24th January 2018 

Comedy Store 4 minutes walk from The Play Room

Guest acts take to the stage for a night of improvisation....More

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This summer, Alexandra Palace presents brand new music and arts festival, Kaleidoscope. The details are still vague but it's billed as the first festival of its kinds at the venue, with live music from an ...More

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This Valentine's, enjoy 2for1 admission at the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising. The venue is offering the deal to anyone who brings date between February 10th to ...More

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