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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 St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £165  38% 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  32% 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  39% 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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The Red Lion
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st November to 2nd December 2017
The Old Shades, 14 Whitehall, SW1A | 1 minute from The Old Shades
Following a sell-out run at Live Theatre in Newcastle, Patrick Marber's drama The Red Lion transfers to Trafalgar Studios. The show is about the competitive nature ...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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Wilde Creatures
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 15th to 31st December 2017
The Old Shades, 404 Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from The Old Shades
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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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
 
 
 
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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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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
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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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Le Grand Mort
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Trafalgar Studios 1 minute walk from The Old Shades

Tony Award nominee Christopher Renshaw directs the world premiere staging of Stephen Clark's deathly black comedy, which was written specially ...More

The London Design Festival
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Exhibitions | Until 24th September 2017 

Various Venues London 2 minutes walk from The Old Shades

Celebrating London as the gateway to international design, the London Design Festival celebrates is 15th anniversary in 2017 with hundreds ...More

 
David Shrigley: Really Good
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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

 
Royal Society Of Miniature Painters, Sculptors And Gravers 2017 Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 1st October 2017 

Mall Galleries 3 minutes walk from The Old Shades

Paintings and sculptures featuring a host of popular subjects including portraits, still life, botanical, wildlife, landscape and more with no ...More

Graeme Of Thrones
Theatre | Until 11th November 2017 

Charing Cross Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Old Shades

A fan of the book and TV programme Game Of Thrones attempts to re-create the show on a non-existent budget ...More

Drawn In Colour: Degas From The Burrell
Exhibitions | Until 7th May 2018 

National Gallery 4 minutes walk from The Old Shades

A selection of paintings, pastels, and drawings by leading French Impressionist Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas on loan from The Burrell Collection....More

Drawn in Colour: Degas at the Burrell Collection
Drawn in Colour: Degas at the Burrell Collection
Exhibitions | Until 7th May 2018 

National Gallery 4 minutes walk from The Old Shades

Marking the centenary of the death of Degas, who died on 27 September 1917, Drawn in Colour: Degas from the ...More

 
Giovanni Da Rimini
Giovanni Da Rimini
Exhibitions | Until 8th October 2017 

National Gallery 4 minutes walk from The Old Shades

Giovanni da Rimini: An Early 14th-Century Masterpiece Reunited at the National Gallery invites visitors to learn about a key moment ...More

 
Stories Of Art: Module One: 1250-1400
Exhibitions | Until 25th October 2017 

National Gallery 4 minutes walk from The Old Shades

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Life, Death and Memory
Life, Death and Memory
Exhibitions | Until 16th April 2018 

National Portrait Gallery 4 minutes walk from The Old Shades

Tracey Emin's 'Death Mask' has been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery and can be seen as part of a ...More

 

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