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ME London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £188  35% off
336-337 The Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from Penfriend
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
 
 
 
The Waldorf Hilton Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £141  27% off
Aldwych, WC2B | 2 minutes from Penfriend
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
 
 
 
Strand Palace Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £81  24% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 4 minutes from Penfriend
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
 
 
 
 
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Almo Office
London > Shopping > Office Supply
168 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 6 minutes from Penfriend
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Ryman
London > Shopping > Office Supply
430 Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 7 minutes from Penfriend
A large high street stationery chain. From paper, pens and pencils to shredders, printers and personal organisers, Ryman should be able to satisfy your craving for ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ordning & Reda
London > Shopping > Office Supply
Selfridges, Ground Floor 400 Oxford Street, Marylebone, London W1A | 30 minutes from Penfriend
Simple and elegant, Ordning & Reda's range of self-designed Swedish paper products will put the feel-good factor back in your letter-writing life. And if you ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Penfriend

The best shops and markets near Penfriend
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Albion Emporium
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
38 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Penfriend
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Primrose Bakery
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
42 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Penfriend
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Old Curiosity Shop
London > Shopping > Shoes
13 Portsmouth Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from Penfriend
16th century shop and literary landmark. With its precarious overhanging upper storey, uneven floorboards, sloping roof and wooden beams, this 16th century building warrants its title as ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Penfriend

Near Penfriend
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Play That Goes Wrong
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 25th February 2018
Penfriend, Catherine Street, WC2B | 3 minutes from Penfriend
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
 
 
 
Mamma Mia!
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th September 2012 to 14th October 2017
Penfriend, Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Penfriend
Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the distant memories of carefree days and ...More
 
 
 
Footloose: The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 12th to 30th September 2017
Penfriend, Portugal Street, WC2A | 3 minutes from Penfriend
Rnner up of 2001's Pop Idol Gareth Gates stars as Willard in Footloose: the Musical, a "cheap but cheerful" (The Stage) adaptation of the 1984 film. ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Penfriend

Near Penfriend
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Somerset House
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Penfriend
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 ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Aldwych Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B4LD | 3 minutes from Penfriend
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Novello Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Penfriend
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 Penfriend

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Penfriend
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Somerset House: Embankment Galleries
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Penfriend
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Courtauld Institute Of Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Penfriend
Manet's 'Bar at the Folies-Bergeres', Van Gogh's 'Self-Portrait with a Bandaged Ear' and Renoir's 'La Loge' are just a few of the celebrated ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Inns of Court and Royal Courts of Justice
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Strand, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from Penfriend
A stunning example of Gothic architecture, London's Inns of Court date back to before the 14th century. It is here that barristers train and traditionally practice. ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Penfriend

What are the best dining options near Penfriend London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Delaunay
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
55 Aldwych, Holborn, London WC2B | 1 minute from Penfriend
Jeremy King and Chris Corbin, "the nation's most polished and enterprising restaurateurs" (The Independent), the pair responsible for The Wolseley, have taken inspiration from the grand ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Caffe Nero
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
181 Strand, Holborn, London WC2R | 1 minute from Penfriend
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Roka Aldwych
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
71 Aldwych, Holborn, London WC2B | 1 minute from Penfriend
One of two new Roka restaurants to open in 2014, Roka Aldwych occupies a huge space with over 150 covers both at the bar and in ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Penfriend

Near Penfriend
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Penfriend
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from Penfriend
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 8 minutes from Penfriend
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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Leisure near Penfriend

Penfriend gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lincoln's Inn Fields
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Holborn, Holborn, London WC2A | 6 minutes from Penfriend
The largest public square in London, Lincoln's Inn Fields has a rich and varied history. In 1683 it was the site of the public beheading of ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 6 minutes from Penfriend
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Sense Spa at Rosewood London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
252 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 7 minutes from Penfriend
Launched in November 2013, the Sense Spa at Rosewood London is a sanctuary within central London. With Rosewood being an award-winning signature spa brand, visitors can ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Penfriend

The best pubs near London Penfriend.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Edgar Wallace
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Essex Street, Holborn, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Penfriend
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Marquess of Anglesey
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from Penfriend
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 6 minutes from Penfriend
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Nightlife near Penfriend

Penfriend clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Penfriend
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lowlander Beer Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
36 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 6 minutes from Penfriend
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Adventure Bar, Covent Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
20 Bedford Street, WC2E | 8 minutes from Penfriend
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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Meeting venue hire near Penfriend

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Penfriend.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Silver Fleet - Woods River Cruises
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Penfriend
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Somerset House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Penfriend
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Two Temple Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
Two Temple Place, Holborn, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Penfriend
With its castle like façade and a striking interior, Two Temple Place is one of London's most prestigious settings for corporate and private events. As well ... More
 
 
 
 
 

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Bloomsbury Art And Design
Exhibitions | Until 24th September 2017 

The Courtauld Institute Of Art 3 minutes walk from Penfriend

A wide-ranging selection of objects including paintings, collages, drawings, watercolours and designs and decorative arts from the influential group....More

Peroni Ambra: The Terrace
Peroni Ambra: The Terrace
Foodie Events | Until 30th September 2017 

Somerset House 3 minutes walk from Penfriend

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

 
Perfume: A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary Scent
Perfume: A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary Scent
Exhibitions | Until 17th September 2017 

Somerset House 3 minutes walk from Penfriend

Somerset House's new exhibition, Perfume: A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary Scent, invites visitors into a vibrant new scent scene. A ...More

 
London Tomorrow
Exhibitions | Until 25th June 2017 

Somerset House 3 minutes walk from Penfriend

An exhibition of works and proposals by the first graduating students of the London School of Architecture....More

Corpus: The Body Unbound
Exhibitions | Until 16th July 2017 

The Courtauld Institute Of Art 3 minutes walk from Penfriend

Paintings selected by students of the MA Curating The Art Museum course, exploring how artists past and present have engaged ...More

William Henry Hunt: Country People
Exhibitions | Until 17th September 2017 

The Courtauld Institute Of Art 3 minutes walk from Penfriend

An investigation of the artist's depiction of rural figures in his work of the 1820s and 1830s....More

Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 14th October 2017 

Novello Theatre 3 minutes walk from Penfriend

Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the ...More

 
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 25th February 2018 

Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from Penfriend

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
Taj Express
Taj Express
Theatre | Until 2nd July 2017 

Peacock Theatre 3 minutes walk from Penfriend

After a sell-out tour of America, Taj Express makes its UK premiere at The Peacock, bringing dance, Bollywood stars and ...More

 
42nd Street
Theatre | Until 22nd July 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Penfriend

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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Nobu Shoreditch
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At the heart of Nobu Hotel Shoreditch, this stunning 240-seat restaurant is the place to ...More

 
VQ Aldgate
VQ Aldgate
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Famous for staying open 24 hours VQ is a great spot, day or night, for ...More

 
Shikumen Aldgate
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Shikumen at Dorsett City follows in the footsteps of its flagship restaurant at Dorsett Shepherds Bush, which has received Bib Gourmand from the Michelin guide inspectors....More

The Ivy Tower Bridge
The Ivy Tower Bridge
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Part of the Ivy's brasserie style restaurants, this one has a rather good riverside location ...More

 
Tom Simmons
Tom Simmons
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Tom Simmons, a former star of MasterChef: The Professionals, dishes up cockle popcorn, laverbread mayonnaise ...More

 
Rola Wala
Rola Wala
Dining 

After the success of Street Feast residencies Rola Wala serves up authentic, healthy, every day ...More

 
Tibits Bankside
Dining 

Displaying over vegetarian 40 dishes, tibits retains its showcase centrepiece at its second London restaurant....More

The Oystermen Seafood Bar and Kitchen
The Oystermen Seafood Bar and Kitchen
Dining 

The Oystermen, aka Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton, ...More

 
Duddell's
Duddell's
Dining 

A sibling to Duddell's in Hong Kong, akin to walking into the home of a ...More

 
Gabeto
Gabeto
Dining 

Modern brasserie in Camden Market with Lee Andrews, formerly of Chiltern Firehouse, as head chef ...More

 
Hampstead Beach
Hampstead Beach
Seasonal | From 2nd July 

JW3

Summer's coming to Hampstead with an urban beach at JW3 with golden sand, free entry, ...More

 
Waiting for Godot
Theatre | From 5th September 

Arts Theatre

Samuel Beckett's controversial Waiting for Godot comes to the Arts Theatre in September. The show sees Didi and Gogo and their aching feet pass the time playing games near a tree while they wait for ...More

Venus In Fur
Venus In Fur
Theatre | From 6th October 

Haymarket Theatre Royal

David Ives' hit Broadway show Venus in Fur opens in the West End this August, ...More

 
The Majority
The Majority
Theatre | From 11th August 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre

Writer and performer Rob Drummond follows on from his acclaimed production Bullet Catch with another ...More

 
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Best Beaches in London
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There's need to leave town when you're in search of sand, feel the grains ...More

 
The Revolution will be Photocopied
The Revolution will be Photocopied
Exhibitions | On 1st July 

Bishopsgate Institute

Create your own protest publication in a zine-making ...More

 
Plywood: Material Of The Modern World
Plywood: Material Of The Modern World
Exhibitions | From 15th July 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

From hatboxes to tea chests, surfboards to aeroplanes, ...More

 
The City Is Ours
The City Is Ours
Exhibitions | From 14th July 

Museum of London

More than half the world's population live in urban areas and that percentage is even ...More

 
Art Night London 2017
Art Night London 2017
Exhibitions | On 1st July 

Whitechapel Gallery

Stay up all night on Saturday 1st July for Art Night, a night of free ...More

 
Eid Festival 2017
Eid Festival 2017
Exhibitions | On 2nd July 

Trafalgar Square

Where Christians have Christmas, Muslims have Eid - which gives you an idea of how ...More

 
Barnes Film Festival
Film Events | From 29th September 

Various Venues London

The Barnes Film Festival returns for a second year in 2017, offering an alternative to the central London film festivals dominating the scene. The festival brings together the great and good of south west London's ...More

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London's street food scene has really taken ...More

 
September in London 2017
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The Wellcome Collection explores the relationship between graphic design and health, The London Design ...More

 
 
 
 
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