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Things to do in London

Explore The Square Mile

Some of London's best dining, coffee, and culture can be found within - and just beyond - the boundaries of the Square Mile. Set out by foot, by taxi, or by tube and explore some of the best things to do in London.

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Chambers Restaurant & Bar 1-2 Serjeants' Inn, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1LL 020 3617 0060

Drop in to the restaurant at Apex Temple Court Hotel for delicious dining all day long.

Gaucho Chancery 125 Chancery Ln, London WC2A 1PU, UK 020 7242 7727

Escape the busy streets for a sophisticated meal in Gaucho's. The perfect combination of city buzz and West End glamour.

Brasserie Blanc 119 Chancery Ln, London WC2A 1PP, UK 020 7405 0290

Friendly, warm and simple. A great brasserie with the freshest ingredients and to make you feel at home.

Lutyens 85 Fleet St, London EC4Y 1AE, UK 020 7583 8385

Offering a restaurant, wine bar & bistro, cocktail bar and members club, Lutyens has something for everyone.

Bleeding Heart Restaurant 3-5 Bleeding Heart Yard, London EC1N 8SJ, UK 020 7242 8238

Modern interiors and warm, impeccable service make this French restaurant a dining experience not to forget.

Barbecoa London EC4M 9AF, UK 020 3005 8555

At the UK's first ever barbecue steakhouse, the four elements are brought together to deliver a sensory experience through food that's one of a kind.

Bread Street Kitchen London EC4M 9AF, UK 020 3030 4050

This busy restaurant owned by famous Chef, Gordon Ramsey, offers two bars and a sophisticated all day dining menu.

The Fat Bear 61 Carter Ln, London EC4V 5DY, UK 020 7236 2498

The Fat Bear take diners deep in the heart of America's regional cuisines with good food, good drinks and superb service.

The Chancery 9 Cursitor St, London EC4A 1LL, United Kingdom 020 7831 4000

The Chancery occupies a small city-centric corner of EC4 packed full of seasonal menus and talented chefs.

Hix Oyster & Chop House 90-93 Cowcross St, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 6BF, UK 020 7017 1930

A trendy restaurant with a signature menu featuring Oysters from around the British Isles.

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Westfield Stratford City 54 Broadway, London E15 1XE, UK 020 8221 7300

Westfield Stratford City is one of the UK's most prominent shopping destinations packed full of shops, dining options and a cinema

One New Change One New Change London EC4M 9AF 020 7002 8900

Explore London’s premium shopping destination in the heart of the City. Discover restaurants, cafés and flagship menswear and womenswear fashion brands, all set overlooking St Paul’s Cathedral.

Old Spitalfields Market Old Spitalfields Market, Brushfield St, London E1 6AA, UK 020 7375 2963

Open 7 days a week, packed full of stalls, events and dining options Old Spitalfields Market is renowned for it's cutting edge style and you'll be spoilt for choice.

The Old Truman Brewery 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QR, United Kingdom 020 7770 6028

The Old Truman Brewery, East London's revolutionary arts and media quarter, is home to a hive of creative businesses as well as exclusively independent shops, galleries, markets, bars and restaurants

Rough Trade East 130 Talbot Rd, London W11 1JA, UK 020 7229 8541

Traders of great music, Rough Trade bring artists and audiences together through a love of creativity.

OXO Tower Wharf 22 Barge House St, London SE1 9QS, UK 020 7021 1686

OXO Tower is a hub of design, food, crafts and art. Visit to be impressed with the fashion choices, art, interiors and jewellery.

Leadenhall Market London EC3V 1LT United Kingdom 020 7332 1523

A beautifully covered, Victorian market in the city centre, Leadenhall Market offers stalls of cheese, flowers, meat and other fresh food.

The Royal Exchange 31 Threadneedle St, London EC2R 8AH, UK 020 7283 7284

A luxury shopping and dining experience, The Royal Exchange hosts an unrivalled collection of luxury boutiques.

Covent Garden 41 The Market Building Covent Garden London WC2E 8RF 020 7420 5856

Being in a shopping mood in Covent Garden is a tangible buzz. It's common knowledge that there is a vibrance in the air. Many things to buy you can only get here.

Westfield London Ariel Way, Shepherd's Bush, London W12 7SL, UK 020 3371 2300

Westfield London is one of the UK's most prominent shopping destinations packed full of shops, dining options and a cinema

Borough Market Borough Market 8 Southwark St, London SE1 1TL 020 7407 1002

One of London's best wholesale fruit and vegetable markets bring exceptional British and international produce.

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Southbank Centre Hayward Gallery, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XZ, UK 020 7960 4200

Southbank Centre believes the arts have the power to transform lives. The Centre has a loaded schedule of cabaret shows, dance performances, festivals and musical performances.

Shakespeare's Globe 21 New Globe Walk Bankside London SE1 9DT 020 7902 1400

Furthering the experience and understanding of Shakespeare's work in performance, Shakespeare's Globe offers plays and educational events year round.

Barbican Centre Barbican Centre, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS 020 7638 4141

Located in the heart of the City of London and highly accessible, The Barbican offers an array of shops, restaurants and bars.

Turbine Hall at Tate Modern Tate Modern, London SE1, UK 020 7887 8888

The Turbine Hall lies in the heart of the original building that Tate Modern has become and retains character and history dating back to it's time as Bankside Power Station.

Royal Opera House 13 The Piazza, London WC2E 8HD, UK 020 7304 4000

The Royal Opera House is one of the world's leading opera companies and based in the iconic Covent Garden.

National Theatre Lambeth, London SE1 9PX, UK 020 7452 3000

The National Theatre is an internationally-renowned arts centre. Where you can enjoy backstage tours, free exhibitions and a variety of restaurants, cafes and bars.

Lyceum Theatre 21 Wellington St, London WC2E 7RQ, UK 084 4871 7627

A 2,000 seat West End theatre in the centre of Westminster, The Lyceum Theatre offers a grand venue for theatrical performances.

Novello Theatre 5 Catherine St, London WC2B 5JZ, UK 084 4482 5170

Another West End theatre in the city of Westminster

Aldwych Theatre The Aldwych, 49 Aldwych, London WC2B 4DF, UK 084 5200 7981

Hosting many memorable productions in it's past, The Aldwych Theatre, London has helped to bring London the best of world theatre performances.

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 6 Catherine St, London WC2B, UK 084 4412 4660

Since 1663, Theatre Royal Drury Lane has brought performances to the masses including every monarch since the Restoration.

Savoy Theatre 2 Savoy Ct, London WC2R 0EZ, UK 084 4871 3046

The Savoy Theatre has hosted memorable theatre productions since opening in 1881.

Adelphi Theatre 410 Strand, London WC2R 0NS, UK 020 3725 7060

Art Deco interiors and a history of long running shows, Adelphi Theatre is located near Covent Garden.

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Tower of London 35 Tower Hill, St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4DR, UK 084 4482 7777

Discover 1000 years of history at Tower of London on the doorstep of our hotels.

St Paul's Cathedral St. Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD, UK 020 7246 8350

St Paul's is a house of prayer for the world to access including worships, musical performances, historical collections and tours.

The Monument of the Great Fire of London Liquid Business Services UK Ltd, London EC3R, UK

This monument commemorates the Great Fire of London. Standing at 202ft tall and 202ft from the spot in Pudding Lane where the Great Fire started in 1666, a visit to the monument is a must for a history filled trip to London.

Barbican Centre Barbican Centre, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS 020 7382 7211

The Barbican is Europe's largest multi-arts and conference venue presenting a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and creative learning events. It is also home to the London Symphony Orchestra

Temple Church 1 Pump Ct, London EC4Y 7AA, UK 020 7353 8559

Temple Church is the church of Inner and Middle Temple, two of England's four ancient societies of lawyers.

Museum of London 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN, UK 020 7001 9844

The Museum of London documents the history of London from prehistoric times to modern. Located on London Wall it's the perfect day out from our hotel.

Tate Modern Tate Modern, London SE1, UK 020 7887 8888

Tate Modern is an art gallery bringing art to the people of London and visitors as Britain's National Gallery.

Somerset House Somerset House, London WC2R, UK 020 7845 4600

Somerset House is a major arts and cultural centre in the City of London with events and seasonal occasions.

Two Temple Place 20 Milford Ln, London WC2R, UK 020 7836 3715

The Two Temple Place is home to The Bulldog Trust, a charity hosting annual exhibitions and showcasing art collections from outside London.

Courtauld Gallery Strand, London WC2R 0RN, United Kingdom 020 7872 0220

The Courtauld Institute of Art is the world's leading centre for the study of art and architecture.

The British Museum British Museum Reading Room, Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B, UK 020 7323 8299

The British Museum is home to a vast collection of art, artefacts and human history and is free to visitors to explore.

London Film Museum 45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7BN, England 020 7836 4913

The London Film Museum holds the largest collection of original James Bond vehicles.

London Transport Museum 7-30 Tavistock Ct, London WC2E, UK 020 7379 6344

Iconic collections, a wonderful photography collection and depot discovery guided tours make this the perfect day out for families.

HMS Belfast Morgan's Ln, London SE1, UK 020 7940 6300

HMS is a museum ship, originally a Royal Navy light cruiser, permanently moored on the River Thames. Step on board to explore what life was like at sea during WWII.

London Eye 30 The Queen's Walk, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX, UK 087 1781 3000

The London Eye has become one of London's most recognised landmarks offering trips on the wheel throughout the day and night.

Madame Tussauds 6 Marylebone Rd, Marylebone, London NW1, UK 087 1894 3000

Museum and tourist attraction in Central London famously known for creating life size wax works of celebrities and well known public figures. A great day out for families.

Buckingham Palace Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA 030 3123 7300

The official London residence for the monarchy of the United Kingdom. Currently occupied by Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace is a must see for visitors to London.

The View from the Shard Railway Approach, London SE1 9SG 034 4499 7222

The view from the Shard is London's highest viewing platform at the top of Western Europe's tallest building. Book tickets to experience the view or dine in one of the restaurants.

Winchester Palace English Heritage, Winchester Palace, Southwark, Greater London SE1 9DN, United Kingdom 037 0333 1181

Based in Southwark, the remains of Winchester Palace after a fire in 1814, is open to explore by visitors

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South Bank South Bank, London 084 3289 7668

A walk along the South Bank is not to be missed on a London trip. Take in many sights including Tower Bridge, Big Ben, London Eye and River Thames.

St. James's Park St. James's Park, London UK 030 0061 2350

London's parks have a lot to offer. Visit St James's Park, the cities oldest Royal Park.

Green Park Green Park, London UK 030 0061 2350

The smallest of the cities eight Royal Parks, The Green Park spreads 40 acres of mature trees and grassland next to Buckingham Palace.

Hyde Park Hyde Park, London UK 030 0061 2000

Another of the capital's eight Royal Parks, Hyde Park is home to famous landmarks such as Serpentine Lake, Speakers' Corner and the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain.

Millennium Bridge Millennium Bridge, London UK 020 7606 3030

Officially known as London Millennium Footbridge, The Millennium Bridge is a steel bridge suspension for pedestrians across the River Thames.

St Katharine Docks St Katharine Marina, 50 St Katharine's Way, St Katharine's & Wapping, London E1W 1LA, UK 020 7264 5312

One of London's best kept secrets, St Kathrines Docks is a beautiful marina next to The Tower of London full of shops, bars and restaurants.

Tower Bridge Tower Bridge, A100, United Kingdom 020 7403 3761

One of London's famous bridges, Tower Bridge crosses the River Thames close to The Tower of London.

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Prufrock Coffee Baldwins Gardens, London EC1N 7RJ, UK 020 7242 0467

Prufrock Coffee is more than just coffee. It's nestled in the heart of it's community offering a barista training centre and passionate staff.

Department of Coffee and Social Affairs 16 Leather Ln, London EC1N 7SU, UK 020 7232 3010

With a commitment to charitable work, this cafe if known as one of London's best coffee destinations.

Costa 12 Bridewell Pl, London EC4V 6AP, UK 020 7356 0891

If you prefer a more traditional coffee shop, Costa has it all from traditional to seasonal and everything in between.

Caffè Nero 73 Shoe Ln, London EC4A 3BQ, UK 020 7353 1961

Bringing Italian coffee to the masses, Caffè Nero is always on hand with a pick me up.

Manon Cafe 110 Fleet St, London EC4A 2AF, United Kingdom 020 7353 3590

At the Espresso Bar, Illy Coffee is served with complimentary Belgian chocolates!

Workshop Coffee Co. 60B Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2FD, UK 020 7253 5754

Relax with a coffee, explore the shop, take masterclass or learn about brewing, Workshop Coffee has it all.

Starbucks 30-32 Fleet Street Eldon Chambers London EC4Y 1AA 020 7583 4163

Starbucks offers coffees, teas, cold drinks, frozen drinks and snacks all day long.

Apex Temple Court Hotel
1-2 Serjeants’ Inn, London EC4Y 1AG, United Kingdom
Phone: 0131 441 0440

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