Joe Allen  

 
 
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13 Exeter Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7DT
 
 
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Mon-Thurs 12pm-11.45pm, Fri 12pm-12.45pm, Sun 10am-11.45pm
 
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Joe AllenJoe Allen will move to its new home on Burleigh Street in August 2017, making way for The Wellington Hotel.
Like The Ivy, Joe Allen is a restaurant that defies criticism. It has been a theatreland favourite since the times when dishes like Chilli Con Carne, Vegetable Lasagne and Chopped Chicken Liver were fashionable. The cosy, buzzy atmosphere attracts West End stars on an almost daily basis, air-kissing across the room at old friends, flirting with the staff - mostly 'resting' actors - and getting charmingly sloshed as only the finest luvvies can. Stick to the simpler items on the menu, and you can eat very well. Aim for the more elaborate offerings and you may feel like you have been mugged. But you haven't really come here for the food. The main thing is to choose a seat where you can watch the comings and goings without having to crane your neck too far.

 

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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
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City Thameslink Station
 
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St Martins Lane NCP
 
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Strand Palace Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £81  37% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 1 minute from Joe Allen
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
 
 
 
The Waldorf Hilton Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £141  31% off
Aldwych, WC2B | 1 minute from Joe Allen
Positioned between the City's Square Mile and the thriving West End, this grand, Edwardian Hilton hotel welcomes guests with a patisserie and champagne bar in the ... More
 
 
 
ME London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £188  40% off
336-337 The Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from Joe Allen
A luxurious 5-star hotel situated right in the heart of the city, ME London offers guests a lavish accommodation experience. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide the impeccable guestrooms ... More
 
 
 
 
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Christopher's
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
18 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, , Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Joe Allen
The best of the Americas over two floors of this grade II listed building in the heart of Covent Garden and overlooking Waterloo Bridge. Lobsters (flown ... More
 
 
 
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PJ's Bar and Grill
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
30 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Joe Allen
American Cuisine. Booking advised. Occasional live entertainment. ... More
 
 
 
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Byron
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
33-35 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Joe Allen
Of all the many burger chains in London, Byron is the least gimmicky and could well be the best. Byron claims to source its beef from ... More
 
 
 
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PipsDish
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
15 Exeter Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | Same location as Joe Allen
What began as a pop-up, open for eighteen months at a Citroen Garage in Islington, now becomes a permanent restaurant as PipsDish opens in Covent Garden. ... More
 
 
 
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Orso Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
27 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Joe Allen
A former orchid warehouse in Covent Garden offering authentic Italian food since 1985. ... More
 
 
 
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Sophie's Steakhouse and Bar
London > Restaurants >
29-31 Wellington Street, Covent Garden , Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Joe Allen
Described as a true steakhouse by the Observer's food critic Jay Rayner, flagship restaurant Sophie's Steakhouse and Bar in Covent Garden offers the best of American ... More
 
 
 
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The Play That Goes Wrong
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 25th February 2018
Joe Allen, Catherine Street, WC2B | 1 minute from Joe Allen
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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Matilda The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 18th October - 15th October 2017
Joe Allen, Earlham Street, Seven Dials, Soho, London WC2H | 6 minutes from Joe Allen
The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at the Cambridge Theatre in London's West ...More
 
 
 
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Motown The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 11th February 2016 to 28th October 2017
Joe Allen, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H | 8 minutes from Joe Allen
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
 
 
 
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Aldwych Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B4LD | 1 minute from Joe Allen
With the Waldorf Hotel sandwiched inbetween them, the Aldwych and Strand theatres were originally built to work as a pair. The Aldwych is probably most noted for ... More
 
 
 
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Novello Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Joe Allen
Built in 1905 to form a pair with the near-identical Aldwych Theatre, the Novello Theatre (formerly known as the Strand Theatre) is one of London's more ... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Royal Drury Lane
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from Joe Allen
London's oldest theatre is also its most spectacular, with a palatial auditorium that is among the most impressive in the world. The first theatre on this ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Joe Allen
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London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Joe Allen
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 | 1 minute from Joe Allen
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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Somerset House: Embankment Galleries
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Joe Allen
Opened on 24th April 2008, the Embankment Galleries at Somerset House offer 750 square metres of exhibition space where the Hermitage Rooms used to be. Exhibitions ... More
 
 
 
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The Albion Emporium
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
38 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Joe Allen
As British as a bacon buttie, buying your groceries at The Albion Emporium is like getting first dibs on Mrs Beeton's pantry. A bastion of Britishness, ... More
 
 
 
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Primrose Bakery
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
42 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Joe Allen
If cupcakes are you cup of tea then head to the Covent Garden outlet of Primrose Bakery, a family owned enterprise which makes the most scrumptious ... More
 
 
 
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Penhaligon's
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
41 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Joe Allen
For a sweet-smelling, sensory overload, Penhaligon's has to be the place to go. From the original Hammam Bouquet to the Winston Churchill's favourite - the Blenheim ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Joe Allen
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 | 5 minutes from Joe Allen
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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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 5 minutes from Joe Allen
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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The Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Joe Allen
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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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from Joe Allen
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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Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from Joe Allen
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
 
 
 
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The Marquess of Anglesey
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Joe Allen
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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from Joe Allen
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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Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 5 minutes from Joe Allen
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
 
 
 
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The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Joe Allen
Named one of the top five hotel bars in the world by the Sunday Telegraph, the Lobby Bar at the chic One Aldwych hotel is renowned ... More
 
 
 
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Lowlander Beer Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
36 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes from Joe Allen
The reputation of the Benelux breweries precedes them and this themed bar captures the flair of Dutch cafe culture too. The impressive row of shiny silver ... More
 
 
 
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Adventure Bar, Covent Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
20 Bedford Street, WC2E | 4 minutes from Joe Allen
A former wine cellar, the Adventure Bar in Covent Garden is a subterranean den of delight, with cocktails, food, tunes and parties. ... More
 
 
 
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Silver Fleet - Woods River Cruises
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Joe Allen
Enjoy a luxury cruise on the Silver Fleet. Departing from the Savoy Pier and cruising along the Thames. A classy way to see the Thames.... More
 
 
 
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Somerset House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Joe Allen
Somerset House, once the site of a spectacular Tudor palace, now includes a magnificent 18th century art gallery housing celebrated collections belonging to the Courtauld Institute Gallery, ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Society Of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Joe Allen
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The Lion King
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Take a tour of the new stations, art and public space on London's newest railway in this interactive exhibition....More

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Broadway comes to the West End in 2017 with classic musical 42nd Street. Replacing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the ...More

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Glee star Amber Riley makes her West End debut playing the role of Effie in the Tony Award-winning musical of ...More

The Mentor
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F Murray Abraham stars in Christopher Hampton's translation of Daniel Kehlmann's pithy comedy about a cantankerous old writer, who is ...More

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To celebrate the launch of Peroni's new offering, Peroni Ambra, Somerset House presents The Terrace. The summer-long al fresco event ...More

 

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