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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 0

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

Gaucho 125 Chancery Ln, London WC2A 1PU, United Kingdom 020 7242 7727 0.15

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 020 7405 0290 0.17

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 020 7583 8385 0.16

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

Bleeding Heart Restaurant 14 Ely Pl, London EC1N 8SJ 020 7242 2056 0.42

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

Barbecoa One New Change, 20 New Change, London EC4M 9AG, United Kingdom 020 3005 8555 0.6

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 One New Change, 10 Bread St, London EC4M 9AJ, United Kingdom 020 3030 4050 0.65

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

The Chancery 9 Cursitor St, London EC4A 1LL, United Kingdom 020 7831 4000 0.3

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

De Palo's Cucina Italiana 8 Bride Court, London, EC4Y 8DU 020 7583 8440 0.23

A small and cosy, family run restaurant in the city. The perfect taste of Italian cuisine on our doorstep.

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Old Spitalfields Market Spitalfields Traders Market, 16 Horner Square, Spitalfields, London E1 6EW, United Kingdom 020 7375 2963 1.77

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.

Brick Lane Market 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QR, United Kingdom 020 7770 6028 2.01

The up and coming Brick Lane has come along way since the scene of the Jack the Ripper murders. markets now offer vibrant, up and coming designers every Sunday.

Rough Trade East Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL 0115 8964012 2.09

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

OXO Tower Wharf Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street South Bank, London SE1 9PH 020 7021 1686 0.77

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

One New Change 1 New Change London EC4M 9AF United Kingdom 020 7002 8900 0.6

A shopping centre with a difference, One New Change offers an array of shops and a spectacular roof terrace open to the public 7 days a week.

Leadenhall Market London EC3V 1LT United Kingdom 020 7332 1523 1.22

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

The Royal Exchange 2-3 Royal Exchange Buildings London EC3V 3LQ, United Kingdom 020 7283 7284 1.01

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

Covent Garden London WC2E 8RF, United Kingdom 020 7240 5781 0.76

One of London's most famous districts known for it's quirky nature, Covent Garden is packed full of destinations of

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Royal Opera House Bow St, London WC2E 9DD, United Kingdom 020 7304 4000 0.67

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

National Theatre National Theatre, South Bank, London SE1 9PX 020 7452 3000 1.04

One of the UK's most prominent performing arts venues with pays and performances year round.

Lyceum Theatre 21 Wellington Street London, WC2E 7RQ 0.55

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

Novello Theatre Aldwych, London WC2B 4LD, United Kingdom 0844 482 5170 0.53

Another West End theatre in the city of Westminster, Novello Theatre hosts hit musical Mamma Mia in 2016.

Aldwych Theatre 49 Aldwych, London WC2B 4DF, United Kingdom 0845 200 7981 0.46

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 Catherine St, London WC2B 5JF, United Kingdom 0844 412 4660 0.6

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

Southbank Centre Southbank Centre Belvedere Road London SE1 8XX 020 7960 4200 1.08

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 0.9

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

Savoy Theatre Savoy Court, London WC2R 0ET, United Kingdom 0844 871 3046 0.66

The Savoy Theatre has hosted memorable theatre productions since opening in 1881. Funny Girl is showing from April 2016.

Adelphi Theatre 409-412 Strand, London WC2R 0NS, United Kingdom 020 3725 7060 0.71

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

Barbican Theatre Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS, United Kingdom 020 7638 4141 1.11

Located in the heart of the City of London and highly accessible, The Barbican Theatre shows performing arts shows throughout the year.

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Museum of London 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN 020 7001 9844 0.82

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 Bankside, London SE1 9TG, United Kingdom 020 7887 8888 0.84

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

Somerset House Strand, London WC2R 1LA, United Kingdom 020 7845 4600 0.51

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

Two Temple Place 2 Temple Pl, London WC2R 3BD, United Kingdom 020 7836 3715 0.28

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 0.45

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

The British Museum Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG, United Kingdom 020 7323 8299 1.01

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

St. Paul's Cathedral St. Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD, United Kingdom 020 7246 8350 0.5

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

Tower of London London EC3N 4AB, United Kingdom 0844 482 7777 1.63

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

London Film Museum 45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7BN, England 020 7836 4913 0.64

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

London Transport Museum Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB, United Kingdom 020 7379 6344 0.69

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

HMS Belfast HMS Belfast, The Queen's Walk, London SE1 2JH 020 7940 6300 1.67

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.

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South Bank South Bank, London UK 0843 289 7668 0.64

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 0300 061 2350 1.46

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

Green Park Green Park, London UK 0300 061 2350 1.83

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 0300 061 2000 2.86

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 0.75

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

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Prufrock Coffee 23-25 Leather Ln, Greater London EC1N 7TE, United Kingdom 020 7242 0467 0.47

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 14-16 Leather Lane, London EC1N 7SU, United Kingdom 020 7232 3010 0.44

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

Costa 13 New Bridge St, London EC4V 6AF, United Kingdom 020 7356 0891 0.31

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

Caffè Nero Shoe Lane, London EC4A 3JB, United Kingdom 020 7353 1961 0.32

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 0.2

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

Workshop Coffee Co. 60 Holborn Viaduct, EC1A 2FD 0.49

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

FreeState Coffee 23 Southampton Row, London WC1B 5HA, United Kingdom 020 7998 1017 0.8

Free State Coffee bring's the world's most innovative and skilled roasters in London.

Fernandez & Wells Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA, United Kingdom 020 7420 9408 0.43

Fernandez & Wells offers seasonal menus, coffees and wines in a variety of shops around London.

Starbucks Unit 2, Eldon Chambers, 30-32 Fleet St, London EC4Y 1AA, United Kingdom 020 7583 4163 0.09

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

Chambers Restaurant London EC4Y 1LL, United Kingdom 020 3617 0060 0

Nestled in the heart of London, Chambers Restaurant & Bar offers a choice of European dishes in a relaxing atmosphere.

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Temple Church Temple, London EC4Y 7BB, United Kingdom 020 7353 8559 0.1

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

Somerset House Strand, London WC2R 1LA, United Kingdom 020 7845 4600 0.5

Somerset House is a cultural centre in the heart of London offering dancing fountains in the courtyard during the summer months.

London Eye London SE1 7PB, United Kingdom 0871 781 3000 1.22

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

St. Paul's Cathedral St. Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD, United Kingdom 020 7246 8350 0.51

The Cathedral Church of St Paul in London enables people to encounter a community of worshippers. Visit to encounter worship, music, history and collections.

Tate Modern Bankside, London SE1 9TG, United Kingdom 020 7887 8888 0.84

Tate modern's mission is to make art accessible to all through exhibitions, events and tours.

Covent Garden King Street and Garrick Street, London 0.78

Skate at Somerset House in Winter, Shop til you drop at weekends or Dine in one of the many restaurants and bars after work, Covent Garden has something for everyone.

British Museum Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG, United Kingdom 020 7323 8299 1.01

Discover special exhibitions, events and displays at The British Museum.

Shakespeare's Globe 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 9DT, United Kingdom 020 7902 1400 0.89

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

Museum of London 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN, United Kingdom 020 7001 9844 0.8

Major exhibitions come to The Museum of London including The Crime Museum, Victorian Santa's Grotto and Tour the Thames.

Madame Tussauds Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LR, 0871 894 3000 2.47

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 1.77

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.

City Cruises City Cruises, Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, United Kingdom 020 7740 0400 1.25

City Cruises is one of the best sightseeing tours on the Thames! Departing every 30 minutes, every day of the week you'll experience exceptional views of Westminster, The London Eye and Tower of London from the comfort of a relaxing cruise.

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