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439-441 Oxford Street, Fitzrovia, London W1A 1AB
 
 
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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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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 £24  25% 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   from £219  30% off
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
 
 
 
The Rathbone Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £68  24% off
30 Rathbone Street, 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. The hotel restaurant opens for breakfast and ... More
 
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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An American In Paris
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 4th March to 30th September 2017
WC1, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 3 minutes from WC1
The award-winning An American In Paris transfers from Broadway to London, arriving at the Dominion Theatre in March 2017. Described by The New York Times as ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Girls
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th January to 22nd April 2017
WC1, Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 4 minutes from WC1
Based on the true story, film and award-winning play Calendar Girls, Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's new British musical, The Girls, opens at the Phoenix Theatre ...More
 
 
 
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Les Miserables
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st January - 14th October 2017
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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Lazarides Rathbone
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
11 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 1 minute from WC1
Steve Lazarides' Rathbone Place gallery spans just under 4,000 square feet of space for exhibitions, studios, and offices in a five-storey Georgian building. Home to ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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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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Near WC1
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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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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 8 minutes from WC1
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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WC1 gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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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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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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Urban Golf Soho
London > Leisure > Golf
33 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, London W1F | 6 minutes from WC1
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it's a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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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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Paper Soho | Dirty Harry's | A.A.
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
201-203 Wardour Street, W1F | 2 minutes from WC1
Paper, the notorious nineties nightclub and scene of celebrity sightings - Keira Knightley, Lindsay Lohan, Helena Christensen and Beyonce were among its A-list fans - is ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bourne & Hollingsworth
London > Nightlife > Bars
28 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 2 minutes from WC1
Prohibition-era themed basement bar in Fitzrovia, with a good line in retro comedy. The joke is that it's a bar dodging the law by masquerading as ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near WC1.
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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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Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
Dance | Until 14th March 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Wc1

Valeriy Ovsyanikov conducts Marius Petipa's version of Tchaikovsky's classic ballet about the Princess Aurora, who is cursed at birth to ...More

Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 15th October 2017 

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from Wc1

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 4th June 2017 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Wc1

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

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

Novello Theatre 3 minutes walk from Wc1

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

 
Dirty Great Love Story
Theatre | Until 18th March 2017 

Arts Theatre 4 minutes walk from Wc1

Richard Marsh and Katie Bonna's Fringe First Award-winning romantic comedy of good intentions and bad timing makes its West End ...More

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Theatre | Until 18th February 2017 

Aldwych Theatre 4 minutes walk from Wc1

Marc Bruni directs the London transfer of the two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, which ...More

 
Half A Sixpence
Theatre | Until 6th May 2017 

Noel Coward Theatre 4 minutes walk from Wc1

Half A Sixpence, the musical adaptation of H.G. Wells's semi-autobiographical novel Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul, is staged ...More

The Kite Runner
The Kite Runner
Theatre | Until 11th March 2017 

Wyndham's Theatre 5 minutes walk from Wc1

Adapted by Matthew Spangler from the best-selling novel by Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner charts the heartrending story of friends ...More

 
The Glass Menagerie
The Glass Menagerie
Theatre | Until 29th April 2017 

Duke of York's Theatre 5 minutes walk from Wc1

Director John Tiffany returns to the West End for the first time since the international critical hit Harry Potter and ...More

 
The Mousetrap
The Mousetrap
Theatre | Until 6th January 2018 

St Martin's Theatre 5 minutes walk from Wc1

The longest running show in theatre history, Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap has been delighting and perplexing audiences for over 46 ...More

 

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