Nightlife near Forbidden Planet  

 
 
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, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H 8JR
 
 
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Mon to Wed & Fri to Sat 10:00 - 19:00, Thu 10:00 - 20:00, Sun 12:00 - 18:00
 
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The London Cocktail Club - Shaftesbury Avenue
London > Nightlife > Bars
224a Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
The London Cocktail Club is a members bar but - luckily for us - it's not a very exclusive one; it's... More
 
 
 
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Flight Club Bloomsbury
London > Nightlife > Bars
55 New Oxford Street, WC1A | 2 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
Flight Club set its sights on bringing darts out of dark, dingy pubs and into the 21st century and they've... More
 
 
 
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Detroit Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
35 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
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... More
 
 
 
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The Phoenix Artist Club
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Phoenix Street, Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
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... More
 
 
 
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Polpo at Ape and Bird
London > Nightlife > Pubs
142 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
When Russell Norman, famed for Polpo and as The Restaurant Man on BBC2, opened his first pub in November 2013 it... More
 
 
 
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The Coral Room
London > Nightlife > Bars
16-22 Great Russell Street, WC1B | 3 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
Acclaimed designer Martin Brudnizki - responsible for the interiors at Dean Street Townhouse, Hix and Scarfes Bar - has breathed new life into... More
 
 
 
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The Bloomsbury Club Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
16-22 Great Russell Street, WC1B | 3 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
Taking inspiration from the 1920s and '30s - the golden era of cocktails - The Bloomsbury Club Bar is an inviting Art Deco retreat... More
 
 
 
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The American Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
During The Savoy's �220million refit the American Bar was barely touched, ensuring it stayed true to its traditional, sleek design that is synonymous with the... More
 
 
 
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Beaufort Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
The second of two bars in The Savoy, the Beaufort Bar is a glamorous affair. The bar continues the hotel's Art Deco theme with plush... More
 
 
 
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Tea Room
London > Nightlife > Bars
23-24 Greek Street, W1D | 3 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
Nestled below Bun House - a steamed bun cafe on the corner of Greek Street and Old Compton Street - Tea Room... More
 
 
 
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Norman's Coach & Horses
London > Nightlife > Pubs
29 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
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... More
 
 
 
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Simmons Soho
London > Nightlife > Bars
2 Bateman Street, W1D | 4 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
Well known for its cocktails which come in quaint tea cups, Simmons is a quirky bar offering a tea party with a difference -... More
 
 
 
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Lowlander Beer Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
36 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
The reputation of the Benelux breweries precedes them and this themed bar captures the flair of Dutch cafe culture too. The impressive row of shiny... More
 
 
 
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Kettner's Champagne Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
29 Romilly Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
Celebrate in style at this elegant yet wholly unpretentious Baroque champagne bar in the heart of Soho. Dimly-lit, effortlessly elegant and with gleaming Mahogany surfaces,... More
 
 
 
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The London Cocktail Club
London > Nightlife > Bars
6-7 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
The London Cocktail Club is a members bar but - luckily for us - it's not a very exclusive one; it's... More
 
 
 
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Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
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... More
 
 
 
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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 5 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
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... More
 
 
 
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Admiral Duncan
London > Nightlife > Bars
54 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 5 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
This once staid gay pub has been the subject of much media attention in the wake of 1999’s tragic bomb attack. Today, it is a... More
 
 
 
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The Toucan
London > Nightlife > Pubs
19 Carlisle Street, Soho, London W1D | 5 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
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... More
 
 
 
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Akbar
London > Nightlife > Bars
77 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 5 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
It sounds magnificent - décor based on the Indian Architecture of the Moghul period – but despite creating a fantastic, discreet atmosphere Akbar isn’t breaking... More
 
 
 
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The Princess Louise
London > Nightlife > Pubs
208 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V | 5 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
The flagship London pub of Yorkshire's oldest brewery, Samuel Smith, the Princess Louise has been carefully restored to her original Victorian layout complete with snugs,... More
 
 
 
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Cork & Bottle
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
44 Cranbourn Street, Soho, London WC2H | 6 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
Located in the heart of the West End you’d expect it to be packed with the usual crowds but hidden in a basement below a... More
 
 
 
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Opium Cocktail & Dim Sum Parlour
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Jade Door, 15-16 Gerrard Street, Soho, London W1D | 6 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
Hidden behind an unassuming jade door in Chinatown an intoxicating world of hedonism awaits. The Opium Cocktail & Dim Sum Parlour is a maze of... More
 
 
 
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B.Y.O.C
London > Nightlife > Bars
28 Bedfordbury Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
A speakeasy bar with a twist, B.Y.O.C is a cocktail bar that doesn't stock any alcohol. But, before snubbing it in disgust, you can relax... More
 
 
 
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Meza
London > Nightlife > Mediterranean restaurants
100 Wardour Street, Soho, Soho, London W1F | 6 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
If you come to sample the delights of the West End and get a craving for some Mediterranean food you can’t do better than this... More
 
 
 
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La Casa del Habano
London > Nightlife > Bars
100 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1F | 6 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
As soon as you step into the La Casa del Habanos bar you feel like you're in Cuba. Warm oranges and yellows stand out from... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Adventure Bar, Covent Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
20 Bedford Street, WC2E | 6 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
A former wine cellar, the Adventure Bar in Covent Garden is a subterranean den of delight, with cocktails, food, tunes and... More
 
 
 
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Blind Spot
London > Nightlife > Bars
45 St Martins Lane, WC2N | 6 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
Set behind the facade of a boutique tea counter and a secret golden hand-shaped handle is Blind Spot ... More
 
 
 
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The Den St Martins Lane
London > Nightlife > Bars
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 6 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
An oak-panelled snug at St Martins Lane , The Den is the perfect place to enjoy afternoon tea, curl up... More
 
 
 
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Tesco Finest Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
147 Wardour Street, W1F | 6 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
Tesco's top end finest* wine range, which has been awarded the accolade of 'Own Label Range of the Year' for three years on the... More
 
 
 
 
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Motown The Musical
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The Donmar Warehouse 2 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet

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Dominion Theatre 3 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet

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Palace Theatre 3 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet

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Palace Theatre 3 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet

John Tiffany directs Jack Thorne's fantasy adventure based on an original story by JK Rowling, Thorne and Tiffany, which is ...More

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Palace Theatre 3 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet

Harry contends with the ghosts of the past while his youngest son Albus struggles with the weight of a family ...More

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

 

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