Seven Dials  

 
 
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Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9DD
 
 
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Seven DialsThe 'Seven Dials' refers to the layout of the cobbled streets in this scenic part of Covent Garden which includes Monmouth Street, Earlham Street and Mercer Street. The seven streets radiate out from the central sundial - which can still be seen today but is a replica of the original. Looking closely you'll see the dial only has only six faces, this is due to an earlier urban planning drawn up by Thomas Neale in the 17th century who devised the characteristic 'seven dials' street layout to maximise the number of houses that could be built on the site - so maximising his profit. His aim was to create an affluent, upper class area similar to Covent Garden Piazza. He didn't exactly succeed. By the 1700s it was home to shops selling second and third hand goods, Charles Dickens Junior noted the shops selling "every rarity of pigeon, fowl and rabbit, together with rare Birds such as hawks, owls and parrots, love birds and other species native and foreign". Today, Neale would be proud of the fashionable shops, cafes, theatres and the fashionable crowd they attract.

 

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Underground Stations

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Covent Garden Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
19 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Upper St Martins Lane NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
Holborn NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £117  31% off
Seven Dials, WC2H | 1 minute from Seven Dials
In the middle of Covent Garden, the Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street (formally the Mountbatten) is perfect for those wanting to be in the heart of ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel
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9-13 Bloomsbury Street, WC1B | 4 minutes from Seven Dials
Near to the British Museum, this Edwardian hotel is something of a Bloomsbury landmark. Relaunched in January 2009 following a '25million makeover, each of the 174 ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Kenilworth Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £74  34% off
97 Great Russell Street, WC1B | 5 minutes from Seven Dials
Conforming to the Radisson Blu Edwardian brand of mixing designer décor with designer locations, the Kenilworth has everything you'd expect from this established chain. 50 metres ... More
 
 
 
 
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St Martin's Courtyard
London > Shopping > Street or Area
Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Seven Dials
Unveiled in autumn 2010, the plush St Martin's Courtyard shopping enclave has given retail in the Covent Garden area a huge boost. Independent labels, flagship stores, ... More
 
 
 
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London > Shopping > Street or Area
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Stuart Phillips
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
25 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | Same location as Seven Dials
Less a hairdresser’s, more a mood enhancing experience, Phillips aims to offer his clients a positive haven from outside pressures. The cutting and colouring here is ... More
 
 
 
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Orla Kiely
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
31 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | Same location as Seven Dials
Irish designer Orla Kiely burst onto the fashion scene in a splash of signature prints and bold colours that have become her calling card. It was ... More
 
 
 
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Coco de Mer
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
23 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | Same location as Seven Dials
Is there really anyone out there who cares if their dildo is made from hand-carved jade, or their spanking paddle comes from naturally-felled environment friendly wood? ... More
 
 
 
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Seven Dials, 404 Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from Seven Dials
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St. Martin's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
West Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Seven Dials
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
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Monmouth Coffee House Company
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
27 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2H | Same location as Seven Dials
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Mon Plaisir
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19 - 21 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | Same location as Seven Dials
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50 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Seven Dials
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24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Seven Dials
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Polpo at Ape and Bird
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142 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Seven Dials
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29 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Seven Dials
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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Seven Dials
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Detroit Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
35 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Seven Dials
Covent Garden "style" bar serving cocktails and a chilled out, trendy vibe. Considered to be one of London’s original “style” or “concept” bars, despite being on the ... More
 
 
 
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1 Phoenix Street, Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Seven Dials
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224a Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Seven Dials
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The Congress Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from Seven Dials
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London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from Seven Dials
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68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 5 minutes from Seven Dials
This stylish private house in Soho is suitable for photo shoots, meetings, press events, filming and for a limited range of social events such as dinners ... More
 
 
 
 

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Arts Theatre 3 minutes walk from Seven Dials

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Concerts | Until 10th December 2018 

Royal Opera House 3 minutes walk from Seven Dials

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