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1a Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9HH
 
 
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Weekdays 12:00-15:00,17:30-22:00. Sat 11:00-16:00,17:00-22:00
 

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Bedford & StrandBedford and Strand, wine room and bistro, answers the ongoing demand in London for honest and straightforward bars and restaurants. Open weekdays and perfect to drop in and relax between visiting the sites of London or during a shopping spree, Bedford and Strand offers it casual deli menu throughout the day. Highlights include the all day deli menu and an impressive classic bistro dishes on the a la carte menu. The critically acclaimed wine list which offers excellent variety with a 90 strong list, 28 house wines by glass, all at outstanding value starting at ?3.75 per glass. Classic cocktails for summer include caipirinha, French 75 and Champagne julep.

 

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Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £450  24% off
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 4 minutes from Bedford & Strand
With 294 bedrooms, multi-level penthouse suites and terraces offering spectacular views of the River Thames, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall - the £300 million restoration of the ... More
 
 
 
The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £127  26% off
2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 4 minutes from Bedford & Strand
Almost in the shadow of Nelson's Column, and with the Palaces of Whitehall looming behind it, this hotel is at the heart of the Capital. ... More
 
 
 
Club Quarters Trafalgar Square
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £115  28% off
8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 4 minutes from Bedford & Strand
A fantastic nineteenth century exterior hides a thoroughly modern hotel, with clean, minimalist design in the rooms. The biggest draw is the location, in the very ... More
 
 
 
 
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Adam Street
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
9 Adam Street, The Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Bedford & Strand
Part members club... More
 
 
 
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Rules
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
35 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Bedford & Strand
Named after Thomas Rule who founded the place in 1798, Rules is the oldest restaurant in London yet manages to keep up with even the most ... More
 
 
 
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Frog by Adam Handling
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
34-38 Southampton Street, WC2E | 2 minutes from Bedford & Strand
The flagship restaurant for Adam Handling, one of the hottest young chefs in London, Frog by Adam Handling ... More
 
 
 
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
421 The Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 1 minute from Bedford & Strand
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
 
 
 
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TGI Friday's
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
6 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Bedford & Strand
The best and brightest of the family-oriented US chains, TGI Friday's has an authentically American enthusiasm for food and drink, and some of its homeland's commitment ... More
 
 
 
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Strand Tandoori
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
45 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Bedford & Strand
Indian/South Asian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Good
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th October to 19th December 2020
Bedford & Strand, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 4 minutes from Bedford & Strand
David Tennant, the well loved actor best known for playing Doctor Who, returns to the West End to star in Good, the first play from the ...More
 
 
 
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The Play That Goes Wrong
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 2nd May 2021
Bedford & Strand, Catherine Street, WC2B | 5 minutes from Bedford & Strand
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 Woman In Black
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st January 2020 to 27th March 2021
Bedford & Strand, Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 5 minutes from Bedford & Strand
One of the less well-known West End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses since 1989 through word of mouth ...More
 
 
 
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Bedford & Strand
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
 
 
 
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Savoy Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Bedford & Strand
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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Playhouse Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Bedford & Strand
A short step away from the main strip of West End theatres, the Playhouse's stylish curved facade is rather lost among the towering architecture of Charing ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Bedford & Strand
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The Strand Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
32 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Bedford & Strand
Part of the Proud Galleries family, Proud Central became The Strand Gallery in 2010 expanding from a photography gallery to an exhibition space for all disciplines ... More
 
 
 
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St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Bedford & Strand
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
 
 
 
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St Martin-in-the-Fields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Bedford & Strand
This historic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields overlooking Trafalgar Square was built in 1726 and is the best known work of Scottish architect James Gibbs whose ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near Bedford & Strand
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Davenports Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Bedford & Strand
From budding Harry Potters and bumbling Tommy Coopers to dynamic David Copperfields, Davenports is a haven for magicians of every level and ability. Non-magicians too are ... More
 
 
 
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Pan de Vie
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
5 New Row, WC2N | 3 minutes from Bedford & Strand
Combining classic European baking with exotic flavours of the Far East, Pan de Vie delivers a visual treat of brilliantly-coloured sweet patisseries and ... More
 
 
 
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Hardys Original Sweet Shop
London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
25 New Row, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Bedford & Strand
Retro sweet shops are all the rage at the moment. In the Covent Garden area alone you'll find half a dozen of them, one of which ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 5 minutes from Bedford & Strand
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from Bedford & Strand
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
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 9 minutes from Bedford & Strand
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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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Bedford & Strand
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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The Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Bedford & Strand
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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ESPA Life at Corinthia
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 5 minutes from Bedford & Strand
The people at Espa take grooming pretty seriously, and quite rightly, when it comes to appearances it's often best to leave it to the experts. You'll ... More
 
 
 
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The Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Bedford & Strand
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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Mr Fogg's Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
58 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 3 minutes from Bedford & Strand
Themed around explorer Phileas Fogg, this traditional Victorian tavern in the heart of Covent Garden's ... More
 
 
 
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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Bedford & Strand
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
 
 
 
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Bedford & Strand clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Mr Fogg's Society of Exploration
London > Nightlife > Bars
1A Bedford Street, WC2E | Same location as Bedford & Strand
Mr Fogg's adventures around the globe (well, London, more like) continue apace with the opening of ... More
 
 
 
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Blame Gloria
London > Nightlife > Bars
20 Bedford Street, WC2E | 2 minutes from Bedford & Strand
A subterranean den of delight, with cocktails, tunes and parties, Blame Gloria is a basement bar in Covent Garden where the wallpaper is based on ... More
 
 
 
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Eve Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
34 Southampton Street, WC2E | 2 minutes from Bedford & Strand
A short hop below Frog, Adam Handling's restaurant in Covent Garden, is Eve Bar, the chef's first stand-alone cocktail joint. He's brought in talented mixologist Sam ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Society Of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Bedford & Strand
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Bedford & Strand
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
 
 
 
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 5 minutes from Bedford & Strand
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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Hello, Dolly!
Hello, Dolly!
Theatre | Until 6th March 2021 

Adelphi Theatre 1 minute walk from Bedford & Strand

Multi Olivier and BAFTA Award winning Imelda Staunton plays meddlesome socialite turned matchmaker Dolly Levi, taking the title role in ...More

 
Good
Good
Theatre | Until 19th December 2020 

Playhouse Theatre 4 minutes walk from Bedford & Strand

David Tennant, the well loved actor best known for playing Doctor Who, returns to the West End to star in ...More

 
Hidden London: The Exhibition
Hidden London: The Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 1st January 2021 

London Transport Museum 4 minutes walk from Bedford & Strand

Experience an 'abandoned' Tube station and discover stories about Churchill in the Blitz at the London Transport Museum's exhibition, Hidden ...More

 
Future Engineers
Future Engineers
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2020 

London Transport Museum 4 minutes walk from Bedford & Strand

Explore the world of transport engineering in the Future Engineers gallery, a permanent display at the London Transport Museum since ...More

 
Fourth Plinth: Heather Phillipson THE END
Fourth Plinth: Heather Phillipson THE END
Exhibitions | Until 26th March 2022 

Trafalgar Square 4 minutes walk from Bedford & Strand

London born artist Heather Philipson puts an ice cream with a cherry on top on The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar ...More

 
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 2nd May 2021 

Duchess Theatre 5 minutes walk from Bedford & Strand

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
Frozen the Musical
Frozen the Musical
Theatre | Until 5th January 2021 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 5 minutes walk from Bedford & Strand

Disney's hit film Frozen goes from screen to stage when the magical world of Arendelle is recreated at the newly ...More

 
The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 27th March 2021 

Fortune Theatre 5 minutes walk from Bedford & Strand

One of the less well-known West End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses ...More

 
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Theatre | Until 24th January 2021 

Palace Theatre 7 minutes walk from Bedford & Strand

From the 36,000 retweets Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling got when she announced the ...More

 
Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella
Theatre | Until 12th December 2020 

Gillian Lynne Theatre 8 minutes walk from Bedford & Strand

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