WC1  

 
 
ADDRESS
439-441 Oxford Street, Fitzrovia, London W1A 1AB
 
 
OPENING TIMES
Mon to Sat 8:00 - 21:00, Sun 12:00 - 18:00
 
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£5
 

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WC1Spending a penny is already an old fashioned expression with most bog standard public conveniences costing 20p or more per pee. While most public loos we know are a health hazard where you have to watch what you touch, the WC1 is far more superior way to go – as long as you're prepared to pay £5 for the privilege. The steep entry fee means there's no need to take a deep breath before you enter and hope it will last until you get out. Instead, the air is scented with fresh flowers and spacious cubicles are sterilised then hygenically sealed making for a much more enjoyable experience. These luxury loos - described as an 'urban sanctuary' - will actually make you want to stay awhile. As we all know, the real reason that girls like to go to the loo in groups is for a good gossip. The Powder Room is designed with this in mind, offering comfy seats and large mirrors where girls can catch up in comfort. It's also the ideal place to stop off when you want to go out and need a change of clothes and make-up fix but you haven't got time to go home first. Or, you could try the loos in Selfridges opposite - for free.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
 
Goodge Street Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
Euston Railway Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Soho Masterpark
 
4 minutes walk
 
Broadwick Masterpark
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Nadler Soho Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £110  40% off
10 Carlisle Street, W1D | 2 minutes from WC1
Promising 'the bill you pay at check-out is what you thought you'd pay when you checked in', the Nadler Hotels specialise in stylish, affordable accommodation. The ... More
 
 
 
Sanderson, A Morgans Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
50 Berners Street, W1T | 3 minutes from WC1
Slick design, statement furniture and modern fittings, this is what you get from the Schrager-Starck design partnership. From the funky lobby and the bar (very busy ... More
 
 
 
My Bloomsbury London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  37% off
11-13 Bayley Street, WC1B | 4 minutes from WC1
The idea behind the first class service at this hotel is to offer guests a personal touch and inspiration for creative minds. With cutting edge design ... More
 
 
 
 
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Fish
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
30 D Arblay Street, Soho, London W1F | 3 minutes from WC1
One-time fishmonger’s transformed to urban hairdresser’s. It’s cool and innovative and the bright young things love it.... More
 
 
 
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We Are Cuts
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
7 Royalty Mews, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from WC1
We Are Cuts is the latest incarnation of the iconic Cuts salons which began in 1981 when James 'Cuts' Lebon opened his first shop in Kensington ... More
 
 
 
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The Lounge Soho
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
26 Peter Street, Soho, London W1F | 5 minutes from WC1
The well-established Lounge Soho can boast about their session-work for style, trend-setting glossies such as Dazed, Arena and British Vogue but it’s their friendly, welcoming and ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near WC1
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Hobgoblin
London > Shopping > Musician Supplies
24 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 2 minutes from WC1
This busy musical curios shop has London's best choice of folk instruments and a large range of guitars, accordions, recorders, bongo drums and other percussion instruments. ... More
 
 
 
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Almost Famous
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
5 Percy Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 2 minutes from WC1
Almost Famous started out selling limited runs of classy denim, but this flagship store marks their expansion into a whole range of elegant ladies clothes. Born ... More
 
 
 
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Waterstone's - Tottenham Court Road
London > Shopping > Books
19-20 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 2 minutes from WC1
Located just two minutes from the busy Tottenham Court Road station this three storey new build Waterstone's bookshop is more than just ... More
 
 
 
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Mary Poppins
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 23rd October 2019 to 29th March 2020
WC1, 28 Old Compton Street, W1D | 4 minutes from WC1
Zizi Strallen stars as the practically perfect Mary Poppins in Cameron Mackintosh's musical production which returns to its original West End home at the Prince Edward ...More
 
 
 
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The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4: The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 15th June to 12th October 2019
WC1, West Street, WC2H | 6 minutes from WC1
The late Sue Townsend's best-selling comedy novel about a misunderstood, hapless teenager experiencing teen angst becomes a musical. Set in 1980s Leicester, this critically acclaimed stage ...More
 
 
 
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Les Miserables
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st January - 13th July 2019
WC1, Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 6 minutes from WC1
Jean Valjean, released on parole after 19 years on the chain gang, finds that the yellow ticket-of-leave he must, by law, display condemns him to be ...More
 
 
 
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Soho Square
London > Entertainment >
1 Soho Square, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from WC1
Popular lunchtime spot in the heart of London's media industry, Soho Square is located at the centre of Soho and provides a ... More
 
 
 
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The Wheatsheaf
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
25 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 2 minutes from WC1
Stop at The Wheatsheaf on Rathbone Place and you'll be having a pint where people like George Orwell, Anthony Burgess and Dylan Thomas have stopped and ... More
 
 
 
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Soho Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from WC1
The Soho Theatre Company was formed in 1969 by Verity Bargate and Fred Proud, but it didn't have a permanent home until 2000, when its current ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near WC1
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Isis Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
20 Hanway Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 2 minutes from WC1
This Soho gallery is owned by John Marchant, friend and supporter of Antony Hegarty - of Antony and the Johnsons fame. It was here that the ... More
 
 
 
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The House Of St Barnabas
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
1 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from WC1
Grand Georgian house built in 1746 and used as 'House of Charity' since 1846. The House of St Barnabas at No 1 Greek Street, available for ... More
 
 
 
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Unit London
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
147 Wardour Street, W1F | 3 minutes from WC1
Founded in 2013 by two young artists, Unit London was born from a desire to break down the barriers of elitism and ... More
 
 
 
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
54 Oxford Street, Fitzrovia, London W1D | 1 minute from WC1
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
 
 
 
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Starbucks
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
55 Oxford Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from WC1
The ubiquitous Seattle based coffee shop can unsurprisingly be found all over London. Thanks to its market saturation policy, branches resemble the Capital’s buses by always ... More
 
 
 
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Caffe Nero
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
48 Oxford Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from WC1
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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RADA Chenies Street
London > Education > Adult Education
18-22 Chenies Street, WC1E | 6 minutes from WC1
One of three RADA sites across London, this Chenies Street building contains rehearsal rooms, the finance department, RADA Enterprises, the RADA Marketing department, ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 6 minutes from WC1
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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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 7 minutes from WC1
Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
 
 
 
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Agua at Sanderson
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
The Sanderson, 50 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 3 minutes from WC1
Walking into the clean white space that is the Agua Spa at The Sanderson is instantly calming, relaxing and heavenly. There are 14 private treatment rooms, ... More
 
 
 
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Frame Fitzrovia
London > Leisure >
25-33 Berners Street, W1T | 3 minutes from WC1
Drop in and pay-as-you-go, Frame offers flexibility and fun workouts, from sweat drenched cardio to mindful meditation. Doing the gym differently, Frame puts you through ... More
 
 
 
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Phoenix Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from WC1
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 best pubs near London WC1.
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The Toucan
London > Nightlife > Pubs
19 Carlisle Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from WC1
This is not so much a restaurant as a tiny atmospheric Irish bar. Having grown out of its minuscule basement into the bar upstairs it's always ... More
 
 
 
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The Adam and Eve
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
77a Wells Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 3 minutes from WC1
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The Adam & Eve
London > Nightlife > Pubs
77a Wells Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 3 minutes from WC1
Situated on Wells Street by Oxford Circus, The Adam & Eve is one of the most central pubs within the Geronimo Inns group offering a welcome ... More
 
 
 
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WC1 clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Murder Inc.
London > Nightlife > Bars
36 Hanway Street, W1T | 1 minute from WC1
From the trio of owner-bartenders behind The Cocktail Trading Company comes Murder Inc., a neon lit ... More
 
 
 
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The 100 Club
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
100 Oxford Street, Fitzrovia, London W1D | 1 minute from WC1
Founded in 1942, The 100 Club has made a name for itself by hosting innovative bands and has always been the vanguard of cutting edge music. ... More
 
 
 
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Jerusalem Bar and Kitchen
London > Nightlife > Bars
33-34 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 2 minutes from WC1
Most Londoners must have been to Jerusalem's basement bar over the years. It's been ... More
 
 
 
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The Sanderson Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
50 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 3 minutes from WC1
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The Rathbone Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
30 Rathbone Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 3 minutes from WC1
Centrally located in Fitzrovia, it's a short walk from The Rathbone to Oxford Street, Soho and London's theatre district. With high speed wireless broadband available in ... More
 
 
 
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68 Dean Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from WC1
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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Doug Kershaw
Concerts | On 16th June 2019 

The 100 Club 1 minute walk from Wc1

The fiddle player from Louisiana, aka The Ragin' Cajun, performs a mixture of Cajun, folk and rock'n'roll tunes. The support ...More

Mitch Winehouse
Concerts | On 16th June 2019 

Pizza Express Dean Street 2 minutes walk from Wc1

The jazz vocalist performs in a style reminiscent of Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett....More

Down For The Count Swing Orchestra
Concerts | On 16th June 2019 

Pizza Express Dean Street 2 minutes walk from Wc1

The band performs adaptations and renditions of tracks by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman and Harry James....More

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Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2019 

The Long Bar 3 minutes walk from Wc1

Parrots and butterflies rest in the foliage that has blossomed in the Courtyard Garden, a hidden gem next to the ...More

 
The Big Smoke Family
Music | On 16th June 2019 

Ronnie Scott's 4 minutes walk from Wc1

The London band plays New Orleans funk, purveying a unique mix of punchy horns, heavy street beats, chants, samples and ...More

The Music Of Etta James With Gill Manly
Music | On 16th June 2019 

Ronnie Scott's 4 minutes walk from Wc1

The London-based vocalist performs a programme of music associated with the North American singer....More

Aladdin
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Theatre | Until 27th July 2019 

Prince Edward Theatre 4 minutes walk from Wc1

The Broadway hit from the producer of The Lion King, Aladdin arrived in London in summer 2016. The story of ...More

 
Chris Steele-Perkins: Some Kind Of Truth
Exhibitions | Until 30th June 2019 

Photographers' Gallery 5 minutes walk from Wc1

A retrospective collection that examines a compilation of 40 years' worth of photographs by the Magnum member....More

TPG New Talent
Exhibitions | Until 6th October 2019 

Photographers' Gallery 5 minutes walk from Wc1

A group showcase of the eight artists selected for the inaugural TPG New Talent (TNT) mentoring programme....More

Urban Impulses: Latin American Photography From 1959 To 2016
Exhibitions | Until 6th October 2019 

Photographers' Gallery 5 minutes walk from Wc1

The work of over seventy photographers and artists is featured in this display, through more than two hundred images selected ...More

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The home of the Royal Institute of British Architects in London, 66 Portland Place houses free exhibitions, a library, bookshop, cafe and bar....More

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