Nightlife near Forbidden Planet  

 
 
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, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H 8JR
 
 
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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 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
 
 
 
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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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Waxy's Little Sister
London > Nightlife > Pubs
20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 7 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
If you're not up for the hectic atmosphere of Waxy O'Connors it might be worth slipping across the street to her infinitely more tranquil Little... More
 
 
 
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Basement Sate
London > Nightlife > Bars
8 Broadwick Street, Soho, London W1F | 7 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
What a sweet idea. London's first bar serving only cocktails and desserts, Basement Sate combines inventive cocktails made with unusual ingredients like seaweed and salted... More
 
 
 
 
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Motown The Musical
Motown The Musical
Theatre | Until 28th October 2017 

Shaftesbury Theatre 2 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet

Telling the story of Berry Gordy, who went from being a featherweight boxer to Motown music mogul, Motown The Musical ...More

 
Knives in Hens
Knives in Hens
Theatre | Until 7th October 2017 

The Donmar Warehouse 2 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet

Yael Farber directs a revival of David Harrower's modern classic, Knives in Hens, a haunting and poetic thriller about "lust, ...More

 
Evita
Theatre | Until 14th October 2017 

Phoenix Theatre 2 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet

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The Hospital Club 2 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet

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Matilda The Musical
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Theatre | Until 15th October 2017 

Cambridge Theatre 2 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet

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

 
Cartographic Colour
Exhibitions | Until 5th September 2017 

Foyles - Charing Cross Road 3 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet

Giles Revell's work explores the role that colour plays in our visual perception of the world around us....More

Against The Current
Concerts | On 24th August 2017 

The Borderline 3 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet

The trio from Poughkeepsie, New York performs its original brand of intelligent punk-rock with a pop edge....More

Edward II By Christopher Marlowe
Theatre | Until 26th August 2017 

Tristan Bates Theatre 3 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet

Lazarus Theatre's adaptation of the Renaissance play by Marlowe tells the story of the king and his lover, in an ...More

Big Bad Funk Club
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The Borderline 3 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet

A midweek spectacular with DJs spinning funk, soul, disco and Motown....More

The Mousetrap
The Mousetrap
Theatre | Until 6th January 2018 

St Martin's Theatre 3 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet

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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