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Charing Cross Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Embankment Underground Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
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Q-Park Trafalgar
 
3 minutes walk
 
St Martins Lane NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Trafalgar Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £165  30% off
2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 1 minute from The Old Shades
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 £88  40% off
8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 1 minute from The Old Shades
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
 
 
 
The Grand at Trafalgar Square
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  22% off
8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 1 minute from The Old Shades
A visually stunning building, The Grand at Trafalgar Square is a quintessential London hotel, located within the restored landmark Northumberland House - formerly the Victoria Hotel. ... More
 
 
 
 
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Boyds Grill & Wine Bar
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
8 Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from The Old Shades
Located only a short stroll from Trafalgar Square - towards the river and sharing a space with the Club Quarters Hotel - Boyds Grill & Wine ... More
 
 
 
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The Northall at Corinthia Hotel London
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Corinthia Hotel London, 10a Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from The Old Shades
Offering excellent seasonal British fare within the five star, classically designed Corinthia Hotel, The Northall is a celebration of British cuisine and, though it doesn't shout ... More
 
 
 
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The Strand Dining Rooms
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
1-3 Strand, Grand Buildings, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from The Old Shades
Looking for somewhere to enjoy all-day dining close to Trafalgar Square? The Strand Dining Rooms, a 180 cover British restaurant from Mark Harris, may just fit ... More
 
 
 
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The Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 1 minute from The Old Shades
Just a hundred yards from Trafalgar Square, the MOD and the Horse Guard's Parade, The Clarence has an undeniably impressive location that attracts both locals and ... More
 
 
 
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
1 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 1 minute from The Old Shades
Pret a Manger sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome ... More
 
 
 
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Watatsumi
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
7 Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from The Old Shades
Watatsumi is a high end Japanese restaurant at the prestigious Club Quarters Hotel, located just off Trafalgar Square right in the heart of London. Tradition Japanese ... More
 
 
 
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Young Frankenstein
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th September 2017 to 10th February 2018
The Old Shades, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 5 minutes from The Old Shades
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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Horrible Histories: More Best of Barmy Britain
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 4th August to 2nd September 2017
The Old Shades, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 5 minutes from The Old Shades
Following on from a series of successful productions, Horrible Histories is back with More Best of Barmy Britain. Being staged at the Garrick Theatre, the show ...More
 
 
 
Kinky Boots
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 21st August 2015 to 24th March 2018
The Old Shades, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 7 minutes from The Old Shades
Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein's feel good Tony Award-winning musical ...More
 
 
 
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Playhouse Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 3 minutes from The Old Shades
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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Boat Show Comedy Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Tattershall Castle, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes from The Old Shades
The Boat Show Comedy Club aboard the Tattershall Castle has consistently good line-ups and has played host to some of the finest comedy acts on the ... More
 
 
 
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from The Old Shades
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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Cenotaph
London > Attractions > Sights
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | Same location as The Old Shades
Standing solemnly in the middle of Whitehall, visitors could be forgiven for passing the Cenotaph by unnoticed. But every November it becomes the focus of Britain's ... More
 
 
 
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Horse Guards Parade
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from The Old Shades
Horse Guards Parade is the setting for various military ceremonies throughout the year including the Trooping the Colour which marks the Queen's official birthday. At the ... More
 
 
 
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Household Cavalry Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Horse Guards, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from The Old Shades
Visitors to the Household Cavalry Museum can watch troopers working with their horses in the original 18th century stables (via a glazed screen) and hear accounts ... More
 
 
 
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Davenports Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from The Old Shades
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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Dover Street Market
London > Shopping > Department Stores
18-22 Haymarket, Mayfair, London SW1Y | 6 minutes from The Old Shades
A department store but not as we know it, Dover Street Market is Harvey Nics for the hip. A haven for high end fashion brands like ... More
 
 
 
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Tenderproduct
London > Shopping > Art and Design
6 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from The Old Shades
Tenderproduct is the second tender venture by Etan Ilfeld, who previously founded the neighbouring Tenderpixel Gallery, an innovative space for emerging talent. Tenderproduct is a shop ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 10 minutes from The Old Shades
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 | 10 minutes from The Old Shades
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 | 14 minutes from The Old Shades
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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ESPA Life at Corinthia
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 1 minute from The Old Shades
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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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from The Old Shades
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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So SPA Sofitel St James
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
6 Waterloo Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from The Old Shades
Opened in July 2009, So SPA by Sofitel is a stunning relaxation space - all marble and modern design - housed within the Sofitel St James ... More
 
 
 
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The Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 1 minute from The Old Shades
Just a hundred yards from Trafalgar Square, the MOD and the Horse Guard's Parade, The Clarence has an undeniably impressive location that attracts both locals and ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from The Old Shades
Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
 
 
 
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The Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from The Old Shades
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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The Old Shades clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Walkers Of Whitehall
London > Nightlife > Bars
15 Craig's Court, St James's, London SW1A | 1 minute from The Old Shades
Built in 1694 on Craig's Court, just south of Trafalgar Square, Walkers of Whitehall was originally ... More
 
 
 
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Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from The Old Shades
The cocktails in the Bassoon Bar are very good, expensive, yes, but very, very good. Not only that but the bar has a piano which is ... More
 
 
 
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Institute of Contemporary Art Bar & Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from The Old Shades
The Institute of Contemporary Art on The Mall (just down the road from the Queen's pad) is a great place for a trendy drink after taking ... More
 
 
 
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Banqueting House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from The Old Shades
The only surviving section of Whitehall Palace. In its heyday the largest royal palace in Europe, this historic venue is the only surviving section of Whitehall Palace ... More
 
 
 
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Institute of Directors - IOD
London > Business > Venue Hire
116 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from The Old Shades
... More
 
 
 
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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from The Old Shades
A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
 
 
 
 

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Disco Pigs
Theatre | Until 19th August 2017 

Trafalgar Studios 1 minute walk from The Old Shades

Evanna Lynch, better known as Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter films, and Colin Campbell star in the 20th anniversary ...More

Rehearsals from the Korean Avant-Garde Performance Archive
Exhibitions | Until 19th August 2017 

Korean Cultural Centre 2 minutes walk from The Old Shades

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David Shrigley: Really Good
David Shrigley: Really Good
Exhibitions | Until 29th September 2017 

Trafalgar Square 2 minutes walk from The Old Shades

The seven-metre-high bronze sculpture of a hand giving a disproportionately long thumbs up, which has the same dark patina as ...More

 
The Lost Palace
Exhibitions | Until 5th September 2017 

Banqueting House 3 minutes walk from The Old Shades

Discover the former Palace of Whitehall, which stood in the area some 300 years ago before it was destroyed by ...More

The Kite Runner
The Kite Runner
Theatre | Until 26th August 2017 

Playhouse Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Old Shades

Adapted by Matthew Spangler from the best-selling novel by Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner charts the heartrending story of friends ...More

 
I Am
Exhibitions | Until 20th August 2017 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 3 minutes walk from The Old Shades

Visual art by over 30 women which celebrates the rich and diverse contribution that Middle Eastern women make to the ...More

Yank! A WWII Love Story
Theatre | Until 19th August 2017 

Charing Cross Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Old Shades

James Baker directs this Off-Broadway hit musical based on the true stories of hidden gay soldiers during the Second World ...More

Chiara Cipelli
Concerts | On 25th July 2017 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 3 minutes walk from The Old Shades

The Italian pianist gives a recital of Liszt's Isoldes Liebestod, Alberto Ginastera's Tres Piezas, Cuyana, Nortena, Criolla, Enrique Granados's Oriental ...More

Robin Bigwood: JS Bach: The Goldberg Variations
Concerts | On 25th July 2017 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 3 minutes walk from The Old Shades

The renowned harpsichord virtuoso introduces and performs the composer's well-known keyboard masterpiece, providing insight into what makes it popular....More

Take One Picture
Exhibitions | Until 24th September 2017 

National Gallery 4 minutes walk from The Old Shades

Explore the innovative ways in which schoolchildren have responded to Rubens's Roman Triumph....More

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An independent family run business The CoffeeWorks Project showcases seasonal Single Origin brewed coffee and espresso, often with six or more variations (including decaf) to sample....More

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Scala

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Miso grilled black cod taco on the new Scott Hallsworth menu at Freakscene....More

A Battle of the Bubbles: English Sparkling vs French Champagne
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Second restaurant from James Cochran, former chef at the two Michelin starred The Ledbury, this ...More

 
Sorrento Terrace at Sartoria
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Three Mills Island

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Renowned for their quirky and immersive events, sensory food experts Bompas & Parr have collaborated with the Portuguese Cork Association to present The Grand Cork Experiment. An immersive wine tasting like no other, it will ...More

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From the owner of Casse-Croûte across the road comes a French cafe style restaurant full of French bistro classics cooked on the rotisserie....More

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This week, Shakespeare's Globe hosts a weekend-long festival celebrating the joy of storytelling. Shakespeare's Telling Tales will include everything from talks with leading children's authors to practical workshops ...More

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