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29 Romilly Street, Soho, London W1D 5HP
 
 
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Kettner'sThis elegant Baroque building houses a French restaurant, champagne bar and a Soho House owned townhouse hotel with 33 rooms. Originally a grand hotel built in the 1860s by Auguste Kettner, chef to Napoleon III, Kettner's was taken over by Soho House in 2018 and restored to its Edwardian beauty. Set in the heart of bohemian Soho, Kettner's is a renowned Theatreland haunt and often has a buzz about its grand, belle epoque interiors. Over the years a fair few personalities have passed over its impressive threshold, including writer Oscar Wilde, King Edward VII and his mistress Lillie Langtry, Agatha Christie and Bing Crosbie. Critics have expressed a certain nostalgia towards the previous set-up, where even hard-up students could have a slice pizza and quaff champagne in opulent surroundings at an acceptable price. Certainly, with a three-course meal for two with wine coming uncomfortably over £100, the food comes at considerable price. But a night at Kettner's really isn't about budgeting - start the evening in the adjoining Champagne Bar, one of the most celebrated places to drink fizz in the area, or stay the night and you'll be in for a treat.

 

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £131  42% off
Seven Dials, WC2H | 3 minutes from Kettner's
Boutique haven in Covent Garden's vibrant Seven Dials village. Guests can enjoy stylish, comfortable rooms, smart TV and free high-speed Wi-Fi on unlimited devices. Monmouth Kitchen ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £128  37% off
10 Carlisle Street, W1D | 4 minutes from Kettner's
Promising 'the bill you pay at check-out is what you thought you'd pay when you checked in', the Nadler Hotels specialise in stylish, affordable accommodation. The ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £137  34% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 4 minutes from Kettner's
The Hampshire Hotel is located in the heart of film and Theatreland. Guests can enjoy superb Mexican- Peruvian sharing plates at Leicester Square Kitchen with drinks ... More
 
 
 
 
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Bistro 1
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
27 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Kettner's
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21 Romilly Street, Soho, , Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Kettner's
French chef Alexis Gauthier, former chef patron of the Michelin-starred Pimlico restaurant Roussillon for ten years, has taken over Lindsay House, the Soho venue previously operated ... More
 
 
 
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L'Escargot
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48 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Kettner's
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Berenjak
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27 Romilly Street, W1D | 1 minute from Kettner's
Reinterpreting the classic hole-in-the-wall kabab houses lining the streets of Tehran, Berenjak evokes the style of a rustic Persian kabab house. This is ... More
 
 
 
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Cafe Boheme
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
13-17 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Kettner's
Owned by Nick 'Soho House' Jones and situated below the infamous private members club, Cafe Boheme has been something of a Soho institution since it opened ... More
 
 
 
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Yming
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
35 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Kettner's
This excellent, friendly restaurant in Soho offers examples of Chinese cooking from all the various regions, from Tibet to Szechuan. The expertise with which these very ... More
 
 
 
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Kettner's, 6 Panton Street, SW1Y | 5 minutes from Kettner's
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Kettner's, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 5 minutes from Kettner's
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Kettner's, 218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, W1V | 5 minutes from Kettner's
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Curzon Soho
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
93-107 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Kettner's
This cracking, refurbished Soho cinema shows a broad-range of art-house films. The three screens feature Dolby THX sound and ample leg-room. The regular Sunday double-bills ... More
 
 
 
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Prince Edward Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Kettner's
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47 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Kettner's
The legendary Ronnie Scott's has been a Mecca for the international jazz community since 1959. Created by music-lovers for music-lovers, it has played host to almost ... More
 
 
 
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Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Kettner's
Soho, the set of streets and alleyways between Oxford Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Charing Cross Road and Regent Street is one of the most cosmopolitan parts of ... More
 
 
 
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
19 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Kettner's
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Maison Bertaux Gallery
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
28 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Kettner's
A Soho landmark since 1871 - when Soho really was the only place in Britain where you could eat decent continental food - Maison Bertaux is ... More
 
 
 
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Sunspel
London > Shopping > Clothing
40 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Kettner's
British clothing company Sunspel have a proud history of innovation and were the first to introduce boxer shorts to the UK back in 1947 - their ... More
 
 
 
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Algerian Coffee Stores
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52 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Kettner's
Offering over 140 blends of coffee (including Arabic and Lebanese) and 200 types of tea sourced from around the world this Soho-based shop is a haven ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 4 minutes from Kettner's
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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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 7 minutes from Kettner's
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
 
 
 
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Le Cordon Bleu
London > Education > Adult Education
15 Bloomsbury Square, Marylebone, London WC1A | 10 minutes from Kettner's
The London HQ of famed culinary institution Le Cordon Bleu , the cookery school widely considered as the guardian of French culinary techniques, trains ... More
 
 
 
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Kettner's
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
 
 
 
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10 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Kettner's
On the 6th floor of the W London the AWAY Spa certainly takes you away from the manic pace of life in Leicester Square ... More
 
 
 
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Thai Square Spa
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25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Kettner's
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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Norman's Coach & Horses
London > Nightlife > Pubs
29 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Kettner's
Claiming to be 'the West End's Best Known Pub', Norman's Coach & Horses certainly has more than its fair share of unique features. Firstly there's the ... More
 
 
 
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Waxy's Little Sister
London > Nightlife > Pubs
20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Kettner's
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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The Blue Posts
London > Nightlife > Pubs
28 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Kettner's
Across the road from Chinatown, a pub had stood on the site of The Blue Posts at 28 Rupert Street since 1739. ... More
 
 
 
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Kettner's Champagne Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
29 Romilly Street, Soho, London W1D | Same location as Kettner's
Celebrate in style at this elegant yet wholly unpretentious Baroque champagne bar in the heart of Soho. Dimly-lit, effortlessly elegant and with gleaming Mahogany surfaces, Kettner's ... More
 
 
 
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Swift
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12 Old Compton Street, W1D | 1 minute from Kettner's
This little gem in the middle of Soho serves first class cocktails on two beautifully decorated floors. Book in for the dark and ... More
 
 
 
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Admiral Duncan
London > Nightlife > Bars
54 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Kettner's
This once staid gay pub has been the subject of much media attention in the wake of 1999’s tragic bomb attack. Today, it is a gathering ... More
 
 
 
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68 Dean Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Kettner's
This stylish private house in Soho is suitable for photo shoots, meetings, press events, filming and for a limited range of social events such as dinners ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Kettner's
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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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from Kettner's
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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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Theatre | Until 24th January 2021 

Palace Theatre 1 minute walk from Kettner's

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

 
Les Miserables
Les Miserables
Theatre | Until 17th October 2020 

Sondheim Theatre 2 minutes walk from Kettner's

Jean Valjean, released on parole after 19 years on the chain gang, finds that the yellow ticket-of-leave he must, by ...More

 
Magic Mike Live
Magic Mike Live
Dance | Until 13th September 2020 

The Hippodrome 3 minutes walk from Kettner's

Picking up from where Dirty Dancing left off, Channing Tatum presents an adults-only dance and acrobatic spectacular based on the ...More

 
Body Worlds
Body Worlds
Exhibitions | Until 11th September 2020 

London Pavilion 5 minutes walk from Kettner's

A fascinating exhibition which fuses science, art and health education, Body Worlds offers a unique insight into the human body. ...More

 
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
Theatre | Until 1st November 2020 

Criterion Theatre 5 minutes walk from Kettner's

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

 
Pretty Woman: The Musical
Pretty Woman: The Musical
Theatre | Until 2nd January 2021 

Piccadilly Theatre 5 minutes walk from Kettner's

Everyone's favourite Hollywood love story comes alive on the London stage this February when Pretty Woman: The Musical transfers from ...More

 
City Of Angels
City Of Angels
Theatre | Until 5th September 2020 

Garrick Theatre 5 minutes walk from Kettner's

A hit for the Donmar in 2014 when it ran as the theatre's Christmas production, Cy Coleman and David Zippel's ...More

 
The Watsons
The Watsons
Theatre | Until 26th September 2020 

Harold Pinter Theatre 5 minutes walk from Kettner's

Adapted from Jane Austen's unfinished novel and "joyously directed" (Evening Standard) by Samuel West, The Watsons comes to the West ...More

 
The Prince of Egypt
The Prince of Egypt
Theatre | Until 31st October 2020 

Dominion Theatre 5 minutes walk from Kettner's

With new musical numbers and lavish sets, The Prince of Egypt brings a glittering production based on the Dreamworks film ...More

 
Hairspray the Musical
Hairspray the Musical
Theatre | Until 29th August 2020 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO) 6 minutes walk from Kettner's

The London Coliseum is transformed into 1962 Baltimore this spring when the Tony Award-winning production of Hairspray the Musical returns ...More

 
 
 
 
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