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73-76 The Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R 0DE
 
 
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LeonIt's a problem. How to get a healthy, tasty lunch. We're swamped in McDonald's and Pret a Manger, but finally our search for something different, something good has ended. Our quest ends at the excellent - and expanding - group of Leon restaurants. Inside looks like a fast food joint and it is. The food is served in shoots, like McDonald's, so there's hardly any waiting, and it's neatly wrapped for consumption on the move. The difference comes when you open the box, rather than greasy burgers you get grilled chicken wraps, slathered in aioli; spicey, succulent kebabs spiked with chilli; Moroccan meatballs, scented faintly with cumin and served in a thick tomato ragu. Believe me readers, it tastes good. Of course, there's so much more than meat, including plenty of veggie options too, like the extra-healthy (and rather tasty) salads made with Super Foods (broccoli, rocket, sprouts etc). All the food at Leon's is seasonal, well-sourced and, where possible, local. It's not totally organic, but it's all free-range, which means you get well-flavoured food that tastes like it should. This is the kind of restaurant that London needs. Healthy, tasty food served quickly. Whether its a full meal you're after, or just a juice (ginger and carrot comes highly recommended) this place will put a smile on your face. And don't forget, it's open in the evening too with an excellent selection of wine. Enjoy this place Londoners, it's going to be huge. Very highly recommended.

 

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Strand Palace Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £108  32% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from Leon
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
 
 
 
Amba Hotel Charing Cross
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £116  24% off
The Strand, WC2N | 3 minutes from Leon
Located within walking distance from Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden, the Amba Hotel Charing Cross is ideal for guests looking to be near to all the ... More
 
 
 
St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £239  26% off
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 4 minutes from Leon
One of the first design hotels, it certainly hasn't lost any of its cool appeal and continues to impress with great service and high standards. The ... More
 
 
 
 
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Caffe Nero
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
65-72 The Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Leon
Nero is probably the best of the Capital’s coffee shop chains. Offers a wide range of authentic Italian coffee in a pleasant relaxed environment. Snacks include ... More
 
 
 
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
421 The Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 1 minute from Leon
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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Caffe Nero
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
10 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Leon
Nero is probably the best of the Capital’s coffee shop chains. Offers a wide range of authentic Italian coffee in a pleasant relaxed environment. Snacks include ... More
 
 
 
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Zizzi - Aldwych
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
73-75 The Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as Leon
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Adam Street
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
9 Adam Street, The Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Leon
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Frog by Adam Handling
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
34-38 Southampton Street, WC2E | 1 minute from Leon
The flagship restaurant for Adam Handling, one of the hottest young chefs in London, Frog by Adam Handling ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Leon

Near Leon
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Wilde Creatures
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 15th to 31st December 2017
Leon, 404 Strand, WC2R | 1 minute from Leon
A month after staging The Gruffalo's Child at the Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue, the Olivier-nominated Tall Stories present a new musical adventure for audiences of all ages ...More
 
 
 
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Young Frankenstein
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th September 2017 to 10th February 2018
Leon, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 5 minutes from Leon
Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser lead the cast of Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks' uproarious musical based on his Oscar-nominated 1974 film about a New ...More
 
 
 
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The Red Lion
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st November to 2nd December 2017
Leon, 14 Whitehall, SW1A | 6 minutes from Leon
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Savoy Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 1 minute from Leon
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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Aldwych Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B4LD | 3 minutes from Leon
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 | 3 minutes from Leon
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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Sights and Attractions near Leon

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Leon
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The Strand Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
32 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Leon
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 Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Leon
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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London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Leon
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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The best shops and markets near Leon
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Benjamin Pollock's Toyshop
London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
44 The Market, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Leon
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Lush
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
Unit 10 The Piazza Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Leon
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
 
 
 
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Godiva
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
17 The Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Leon
Belgium's finest export, the first Godiva was opened in Brussels approximately 75 years ago by master chocolatier Joseph Draps and named after the legendary Lady Godiva. ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Leon
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 6 minutes from Leon
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1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 7 minutes from Leon
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12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Leon
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ESPA Life at Corinthia
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Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes from Leon
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The Harp
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47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Leon
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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from Leon
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The Marquess of Anglesey
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39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from Leon
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Leon clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Adventure Bar, Covent Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
20 Bedford Street, WC2E | 3 minutes from Leon
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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Gordon's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Leon
Home to Samuel Pepys in the 1680s, the building housing Gordon’s is now home to a regular, thriving crowd of drinkers of all ages and all ... More
 
 
 
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B.Y.O.C
London > Nightlife > Bars
28 Bedfordbury Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Leon
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Royal Society Of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Leon
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Leon
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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Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Leon
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A Woman Of No Importance
Theatre | Until 30th December 2017 

Vaudeville Theatre 1 minute walk from Leon

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Theatre | Until 10th February 2018 

Savoy Theatre 1 minute walk from Leon

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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO) 3 minutes walk from Leon

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