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12 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D 4TQ
 
 
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Mon to Sat 3pm-12midnight (last entry 11.45pm), Sun 3pm-10.30pm (last entry 10.15pm)
 

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Swift This little gem in the middle of Soho serves first class cocktails on two beautifully decorated floors. Book in for the dark and atmospheric speakeasy bar downstairs where there is a piano and live music sessions on Sundays. The barman are friendly and attentive so you can sit at the bar enjoying your drinks, watching them expertly mix cocktails. Top tip: make a reservation in advance for the downstairs bar as space is limited. It fills up - even in a Monday night - and on a Saturday night is loud, crowded and buzzing. Recommended.

 

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3 minutes walk
 
 
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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Euston Railway Station
 
20 minutes walk
 
 
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China Town Masterpark
 
2 minutes walk
 
Upper St Martins Lane NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £126  35% off
Seven Dials, WC2H | 3 minutes from Swift
Boutique haven in Covent Garden's vibrant Seven Dials village. Guests can enjoy stylish, comfortable rooms, smart TV and free high-speed Wi-Fi on unlimited devices. Monmouth Kitchen ... More
 
 
 
The Nadler Soho Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £113  42% off
10 Carlisle Street, W1D | 4 minutes from Swift
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
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £143  40% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 5 minutes from Swift
The Hampshire Hotel is located in the heart of film and Theatreland. Guests can enjoy superb Mexican- Peruvian sharing plates at Leicester Square Kitchen with drinks ... More
 
 
 
 
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The Phoenix Artist Club
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Phoenix Street, Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Swift
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Kettner's Champagne Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
29 Romilly Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Swift
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Simmons Soho
London > Nightlife > Bars
2 Bateman Street, W1D | 1 minute from Swift
Well known for its cocktails which come in quaint tea cups, Simmons is a quirky bar offering a tea party with a difference - where ... More
 
 
 
 
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
29 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Swift
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Century Club
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 3 minutes from Swift
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Meza
London > Nightlife > Mediterranean restaurants
100 Wardour Street, Soho, Soho, London W1F | 3 minutes from Swift
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 9th November 2019 to 29th February 2020
Swift, St Martins Lane, WC2N | 5 minutes from Swift
The true story of two young climbers who get into trouble has already been told in a BAFTA-winning film and now it comes to the stage ...More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st January 2015 to 5th April 2020
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 14th January to 2nd May 2020
Swift, 6 Panton Street, SW1Y | 6 minutes from Swift
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
111 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 1 minute from Swift
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Prince Edward Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Swift
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Palace Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1A | 1 minute from Swift
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
19 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Swift
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London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Swift
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
1 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Swift
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London > Shopping > Books
107 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Swift
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Maison Bertaux Gallery
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
28 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Swift
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London > Shopping > House and Garden
100 Charing Cross Road, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Swift
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London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
10 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Swift
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London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
14a Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Swift
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The Stockpot
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
18 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Swift
Hearty, traditional British home cooking in central location. ... More
 
 
 
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London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 4 minutes from Swift
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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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 6 minutes from Swift
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London > Education > Adult Education
18-22 Chenies Street, WC1E | 10 minutes from Swift
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Swift
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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Swift
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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
10 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from Swift
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Waxy's Little Sister
London > Nightlife > Pubs
20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from Swift
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68 Dean Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Swift
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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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Swift
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London > Business > Venue Hire
23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 5 minutes from Swift
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