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ME London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £188  26% 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 £124  35% 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 £88  27% 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
 
 
 
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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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The best shops and markets near Penfriend
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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Mamma Mia!
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th September 2012 to 2nd March 2019
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
 
 
 
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The Importance Of Being Earnest
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th July to 20th October 2018
Penfriend, 404 Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from Penfriend
Concluding the Classic Spring Oscar Wilde Season, The Importance of Being Earnest is staged at the Vaudeville Theatre this summer. Olivier Award-winner Sophie Thompson takes ...More
 
 
 
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School of Rock
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th October 2016 to 13th January 2019
Penfriend, Drury Lane, WC2B | 6 minutes from Penfriend
Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock star Dewey Finn - in the ...More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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Peacock Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Portugal Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from Penfriend
This theatre is a major force on the national and international dance scene, with an innovative programme from Sadler's Wells that is keeping London's finger ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Penfriend
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The Store Studios
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
180 The Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from Penfriend
A creative space and broadcast studios housed in a Brutalist building, Store Studios, 180 The Strand launched in October 2016 with 'The ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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What are the best dining options near Penfriend London?
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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Near Penfriend
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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Penfriend gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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The best pubs near London Penfriend.
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Edgar Wallace
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Essex Street, Holborn, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Penfriend
... More
 
 
 
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The Marquess of Anglesey
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from Penfriend
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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Penfriend clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Proud Embankment
London > Nightlife >
8 Victoria Embankment, WC2R | 3 minutes from Penfriend
Baz Luhrmann meets Cirque du Soleil at Proud Embankment, an immersive cabaret-dining experience and the largest club of its kind in ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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Grays & Feather
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
26 Wellington Street, WC2E | 3 minutes from Penfriend
Specialising in sparkling wines Grays & Feather offers an exploration, education and, most importantly, enjoyment - without breaking the bank - of fizz. From the rolling ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Penfriend.
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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Tina
Tina
Theatre | Until 16th February 2019 

Aldwych Theatre 2 minutes walk from Penfriend

Phyllida Lloyd, director of Mamma Mia!, helms a life-affirming musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, written ...More

 
Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 2nd March 2019 

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

 
TriOperas
Theatre | Until 1st July 2018 

Peacock Theatre 3 minutes walk from Penfriend

Pamela Tan-Nicholson's opera musical fusing shortened versions of Carmen, Madam Butterfly and Turandot with hip hop, punk, rap and rock, ...More

42nd Street
42nd Street
Theatre | Until 20th October 2018 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Penfriend

Grammy Award winner Sheena Easton plays legendary diva Dorothy Brock in the hit Broadway musical 42nd Street at London's Theatre ...More

 
Year of Engineering: London Transport Museum
Exhibitions | Until 24th September 2018 

London Transport Museum 4 minutes walk from Penfriend

In 2018 the London Transport Museum hosts a Year of Engineering exploring engineering feats like Crossrail and the Brunel tunnel. ...More

Poster Girls
Exhibitions | Until 2nd January 2019 

London Transport Museum 4 minutes walk from Penfriend

Female focussed exhibition Poster Girls at the London Transport Museum puts the spotlight on 20th and 21st century women graphic ...More

Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls
Theatre | Until 25th September 2018 

Savoy Theatre 5 minutes walk from Penfriend

A multi-award winning hit on Broadway and a 2006 film starring Beyonce, Dreamgirls returns thirty-five years after the original 1981Tony ...More

 
An Ideal Husband
Theatre | Until 14th July 2018 

Vaudeville Theatre 6 minutes walk from Penfriend

The Oscar Wilde Season at the Vaudeville continues with the enduring popular comedy of class and political chicanery about an ...More

Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 29th September 2018 

Adelphi Theatre 6 minutes walk from Penfriend

Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Kinky Boots is really ...More

 
School of Rock
School of Rock
Theatre | Until 13th January 2019 

New London Theatre 6 minutes walk from Penfriend

Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock ...More

 

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Life in the Dark
Exhibitions | From 13th June 

Natural History Museum

A new exhibition at the Natural History Museum, Life in the Dark explores how different breeds of animals thrive without light. From the middle of the night to the darkest of caves and into the ...More

The Importance Of Being Earnest
Theatre | From 20th July 

Vaudeville Theatre

Concluding the Classic Spring Oscar Wilde Season, The Importance of Being Earnest is staged at the Vaudeville Theatre this summer. Olivier Award-winner Sophie Thompson takes the role ...More

The Star Seekers
The Star Seekers
Kids Events | From 8th August 

National Theatre: Dorfman

Children aged between three and eight are invited to join The Star Seekers, Alph, Betty ...More

 
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Wellbourne Brasserie
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All-day restaurant in White City with a lovely south facing terrace from former head chef ...More

 
Live Music Bottomless Brunch
Live Music Bottomless Brunch
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Tibits Bankside

This summer, Tibits celebrates ten years of serving ...More

 
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Crazy Coqs

This spring, Joe Stilgoe & Friends will perform a series of concerts at Crazy Coqs, ...More

 
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Butchies
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The Butchies journey started at Broadway Market in 2014, four years on it arrived in ...More

 
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Claude's Deli
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At the entrance to Market Halls Fulham Claude's Deli supplies locals with homemade bread and ...More

 
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The Bootlegger
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Celebrating the glamour of the Prohibition era, The Bootlegger brings alive America's roaring twenties in ...More

 
Maison St-Germain
Maison St-Germain
Exhibitions | From 15th June 

38 Grosvenor Square

This summer, St-Germain, the French elderflower liqueur, is in partnership with fashion label House of ...More

 
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Tailor Made
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Bespoke London menswear brand Tailor Made, headquartered in Shoreditch, opens its first retail store in ...More

 
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Secret Cinema: Romeo + Juliet
Film Events | From 9th August 

Secret Cinema

For the largest experience they've ever produced Secret ...More

 
Pop Up Screens: Greenwich
Pop Up Screens: Greenwich
Film Events | From 17th August 

Central Park Greenwich Peninsula

Pop Up Screens has been popping up around London for six years, bringing outdoor cinema ...More

 
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Dorsett City
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