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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London Cocktail WeekLondon Cocktail WeekLondon Cocktail WeekIf you've ever seen the 1988 film Cocktail and wished you had the ability to mix and pour drinks with the style and rhythm that Tom Cruise does, then you're in for a treat at London Cocktail Week. Taking place at 250 cocktail bars across London, Cocktail Week offers cocktail lovers tasting sessions, tours, pop-up events, parties and masterclasses i2015-10-05T00:00:00+01002015-10-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Seven Dials,   Monmouth Street      WC2H 9DD
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event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Food & Drink
DATES  5th to 11th Oct 2015
If you've ever seen the 1988 film Cocktail and wished you had the ability to mix and pour drinks with the style and rhythm that Tom Cruise does, then you're in for a treat at London Cocktail Week. Taking place at 250 cocktail bars across London, Cocktail Week offers cocktail lovers tasting sessions, tours, pop-up events, parties and masterclasses i... More about this event
 
 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
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 £97  28% 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
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £88  30% off
    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
     
     
     
    The Bloomsbury Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £116  21% off
    16-22 Great Russell Street, WC1B | 4 minutes from Seven Dials
    A smart, fashionably furnished yet traditional hotel in the centre of town with first-class service, The Bloomsbury Hotel is great value for money among the capital's ... 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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    Carnaby Street
    London > Shopping > Street or Area
    Carnaby Street, Soho, London W1F | 10 minutes from Seven Dials
    The name Carnaby Street is synonymous with 1960s "Swinging London" - a phrase coined by Time magazine. Nowadays the area has gone through something of a ... More
     
     
     
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    Regent Street
    London > Shopping > Street or Area
    Regent Street, Soho, London W1B | 11 minutes from Seven Dials
    Don't be put off by the fact that Nash's sweeping design for Regent Street was inspired as a means of separating the riff-raff (Soho) from the ... More
     
     
     
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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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    The 3 Little Pigs
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th August to 6th September 2015
    Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1A | 3 minutes from Seven Dials
    The Big Bad Wolf attempts to huff and puff the three little superstar piglets into submission in Stiles and Drewe's musical retelling of the children's story. ...More
     
     
     
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    War Horse
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 13th February 2016
    New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes from Seven Dials
    This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More
     
     
     
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    The Play That Goes Wrong
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 5th September 2015
    Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, WC2B | 7 minutes from Seven Dials
    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
     
     
     
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    St. Martin's Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    West Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Seven Dials
    Designed as a companion theatre to the New Ambassador’s, which stands next to it, separated only by the narrow Tower Court, St Martin’s was completed in ... More
     
     
     
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    Phoenix Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Seven Dials
    Built in 1930, the Phoenix Theatre is a curious mix of classical theatre architecture and the Art Deco style. The columns and arches of the Phoenix ... More
     
     
     
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    Shaftesbury Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    210 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Seven Dials
    A large and appealingly shabby Edwardian theatre which has produced almost a century of successful popular theatre and musicals. The most notorious of these was probably ... More
     
     
     
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    Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    135 Flitcroft Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Seven Dials
    Elms Lesters Painting Rooms are housed in an extraordinary space, purpose built as a painting studio in 1904. Since 1984 the gallery has been specialising in ... More
     
     
     
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    19 Greek Street
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    19 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Seven Dials
    19 Greek Street is a gallery and interior design practice promoting sustainable and socially responsible design. "Eloquently demonstrating that eclectic design and functionality can indeed go ... More
     
     
     
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    St Paul's Covent Garden
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from Seven Dials
    Affectionately known as "The Actors' Church", St Paul's in Covent Garden is in the heart of theatreland and has long been associated with the theatre community. ... More
     
     
     
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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
    Long before Starbucks, Costa, et al were peddling their wares on every street corner in London, Anita Le Roy had her foot on the English coffee ... More
     
     
     
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    Mon Plaisir
    London > Restaurants > French restaurants
    19 - 21 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | Same location as Seven Dials
    The red, white and blue Tricolore hanging over the awning of this traditional French restaurant tells you the patriotic nostalgic dining experience you can expect at ... More
     
     
     
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    Brasserie Max
    London > Restaurants > Brasseries
    Covent Garden Hotel, 10 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Seven Dials
    The restaurant at the Firmdale's Covent Garden Hotel on Monmouth Street, Brasserie Max is a buzzy bar and restaurant popular for pre and post theatre dining. ... More
     
     
     
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    English [Out There!]
    London > Education > English Language Courses
    10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 4 minutes from Seven Dials
    English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
     
     
     
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    Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 8 minutes from Seven Dials
    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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    Courtauld Institute of Art
    London > Education > Arts and Drama
    Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 9 minutes from Seven Dials
    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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    Thai Square Spa
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Seven Dials
    Let the Thai Square Spa transport you to the shores of Asia with their traditional Thai spa treatment rooms, smack bang in the centre of Covent ... More
     
     
     
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    Phoenix Garden
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Seven Dials
    In the shadow of both Centrepoint and St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, hidden from most tourists and residents alike, lies this beautiful West End garden. Originally a car ... More
     
     
     
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    The Hospital Club
    London > Leisure > Arts Centres
    24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Seven Dials
    Before it was a hip private members' club designed specifically for the creative industries - complete with bar and dining rooms, cinema, TV and recording studios ... More
     
     
     
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    Polpo at Ape and Bird
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    142 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Seven Dials
    When Russell Norman, famed for Polpo, Spuntino and Mishkin's, and as The Restaurant Man on BBC2, opened his first pub in November 2013 it seemed ... More
     
     
     
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    Norman's Coach & Horses
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    29 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Seven Dials
    Claiming to be 'the West End's Best Known Pub', Norman's Coach & Horses certainly has more than its fair share of unique features. Firstly there's the ... More
     
     
     
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    Lamb & Flag
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Seven Dials
    One of the oldest pubs in London, the Lamb & Flag was once known as the Bucket of Blood, thanks to the bare-knuckle fights held here. ... More
     
     
     
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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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    The Phoenix Artist Club
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    1 Phoenix Street, Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Seven Dials
    Beneath the Phoenix Theatre lies this charming escape from the norm. Something of a 'hidden gem' the Phoenix Artist Club is secreted away down a little ... More
     
     
     
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    The London Cocktail Club - Shaftesbury Avenue
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    224a Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Seven Dials
    The London Cocktail Club is a members bar but - luckily for us - it's not a very exclusive one; it's free ... More
     
     
     
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    The Congress Centre
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from Seven Dials
    Based at Congress House, the headquarters of the Trades Union Congress, the Congress Centre offers several meeting and conference rooms for hire within an architecturally-renowned Grade ... More
     
     
     
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    St Martins Lane Hotel
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from Seven Dials
    To enter the stunning St Martins Lane Hotel in the heart of London's Theatreland you pass through the tallest revolving door in London, a luminescent yellow-glass ... More
     
     
     
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    68 Dean Street
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    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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    Theatre | Until 26th September 2015 

    The Donmar Warehouse 1 minute walk from Seven Dials

    Artistic director of the Donmar is celebrating strong and interesting women with her 2015 theatre programme. The second half of ...More

     
    Tamburlaine The Great
    Theatre | Until 12th September 2015 

    Tristan Bates Theatre 2 minutes walk from Seven Dials

    Lazarus Theatre Company presents Christopher Marlowe's fierce and ferocious play which follows Tamburlaine and his thirst for power. The crown ...More

    Bend It Like Beckham
    Bend It Like Beckham
    Theatre | Until 20th February 2016 

    Phoenix Theatre 2 minutes walk from Seven Dials

    Twelve years after the box office success of Gurinder Chadha's hit film, Bend It Like Beckham comes to the London ...More

     
    Memphis The Musical
    Memphis The Musical
    Theatre | Until 31st October 2015 

    Shaftesbury Theatre 3 minutes walk from Seven Dials

    Beverley Knight and Killian Donnelly star in Joe DiPietro and David Bryan's Memphis the Musical set in the underground nightclubs ...More

     
    The Commitments
    The Commitments
    Theatre | Until 1st November 2015 

    Palace Theatre 3 minutes walk from Seven Dials

    Roddy Doyle's bestselling novel 'The Commitments', best known as a hit film in the 1990s, comes to the London stage ...More

     
    In Love/Out Of Love
    Theatre | Until 13th September 2015 

    Arts Theatre 3 minutes walk from Seven Dials

    Alexandra Spencer-Jones directs and creates this fusion of Shakespeare's text and live music, which charts the tempests and turmoil of ...More

    American Idiot
    Theatre | Until 22nd November 2015 

    Arts Theatre 3 minutes walk from Seven Dials

    2011 X Factor finalist Amelia Lily stars in American Idiot, the Green Day musical at the Arts Theatre from 17th ...More

    Green Day's American Idiot
    Theatre | Until 27th September 2015 

    Arts Theatre 3 minutes walk from Seven Dials

    X Factor finalist Amelia Lily makes her West End debut as Whatshername in the Tony Award-winning musical about three boyhood ...More

    Breakout
    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 30th September 2015 

    The Borderline 3 minutes walk from Seven Dials

    Residents and guests supply pop, punk, rock, indie and party tunes....More

    Cheapskates
    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 30th September 2015 

    The Borderline 3 minutes walk from Seven Dials

    Residents and guests supply indie, electro and old skool....More

     
     
     
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