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10 Air Street, Soho, London W1B 5AB
 
 
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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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    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £229  33% off
    68 Regent Street, W1B | 1 minute from The Play Room
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    21 Piccadilly, W1J | 1 minute from The Play Room
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    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £113  34% off
    81 Jermyn Street, SW1Y | 3 minutes from The Play Room
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    215-217 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 2 minutes from The Play Room
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    181 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1A | 2 minutes from The Play Room
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    Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1A | 7 minutes from The Play Room
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    The Painkiller
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th March to 30th April 2016
    Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 7 minutes from The Play Room
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    New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 13 minutes from The Play Room
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    218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1V | 2 minutes from The Play Room
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    Great Windmill Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from The Play Room
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    1a Oxendon Street, Soho, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from The Play Room
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    6 Burlington Gardens, Mayfair, London W1S | 3 minutes from The Play Room
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    Quadrant Arcade, 80-82 Regent Street, Soho, London W1R | 1 minute from The Play Room
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    20 Glasshouse Street, Soho, London W1B | 1 minute from The Play Room
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    5-8 Lower John Street, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from The Play Room
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    77 Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from The Play Room
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    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
     
     
     
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    3 - 4 Warwick Street, Soho, London W1B | 1 minute from 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
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    L'Atelier des Chefs
    London > Education > Adult Education
    19 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 12 minutes from The Play Room
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    London > Education > English Language Courses
    10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 13 minutes from The Play Room
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    Unit 2.4-2.6 Kingly Court, Soho, London W1B5PW | 4 minutes from The Play Room
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    1 Kingly Court, Soho, London W1B | 4 minutes from The Play Room
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    Waxy O'Connor's
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    14-16 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from The Play Room
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    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from The Play Room
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    195 Piccadilly (BAFTA)
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    195 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 2 minutes from The Play Room
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    Royal Academy of Arts
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J | 3 minutes from The Play Room
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
    1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from The Play Room
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    Matilda The Musical
    Matilda The Musical
    Theatre | Until 29th May 2016 

    Cambridge Theatre 1 minute walk from The Play Room

    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

     
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    Jersey Boys
    Theatre | Until 14th February 2016 

    Piccadilly Theatre 1 minute walk from The Play Room

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    The Gruffalo: Tall Stories Theatre Company
    The Gruffalo: Tall Stories Theatre Company
    Theatre | Until 6th September 2015 

    Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue 3 minutes walk from The Play Room

    The Gruffalo is a classic that kiddies just love and this Tall Stories adaptation of the picture book by Julia ...More

     
    Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust
    Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust
    Exhibitions | Until 27th September 2015 

    Royal Academy of Arts 3 minutes walk from The Play Room

    Nearly 35 years since Joseph Cornell's last solo show in the UK, the Royal Academy of Arts presents his glass-fronted ...More

     
    Urban Sessions
    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 27th September 2015 

    Bar Rumba 3 minutes walk from The Play Room

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    Comedy Store Players
    Comedy | On 30th August 2015 

    Comedy Store 4 minutes walk from The Play Room

    improvised sketches, songs, games and stand-up from Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence, Neil Mullarkey, Richard Vranch, Lee Simpson and Andy Smart....More

    The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time
    The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time
    Theatre | Until 24th October 2015 

    Gielgud Theatre 4 minutes walk from The Play Room

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    The Book of Mormon
    The Book of Mormon
    Theatre | Until 14th November 2015 

    Prince of Wales Theatre 4 minutes walk from The Play Room

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    Sunday Blues Jam
    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 30th August 2015 

    Ain't Nothin But Blues Bar 4 minutes walk from The Play Room

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    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 30th August 2015 

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