Guide to... Leicester Square

Leicester Square is most well know as the focal point of London's theatreland. Anyone who loves blockbuster films would have seen one of the high profile premieres at a Leicester Square cinema. Leicester Square is known as a busy tourist area with street performers; a Christmas market; the cinemas; and theatres; all drawing people to the square.


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Haymarket Hotel
Haymarket Hotel

1 Suffolk Place, London, SW1Y 4HX

The Hotel is situated on the corner of Haymarket and Suffolk Place in the heart of London's theatre district. It is...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Haymarket Hotel
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Haymarket Hotel
Inspected: on 11/07/2018

Home to: Brumus Bar (at Haymarket Hotel)

Busaba Eathai (Panton Street)
Busaba Eathai (Panton Street)

35 Panton Street, Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4EA

Situated in the heart of London’s film and theatre land, a slight walk from Leicester Square, Busaba Panton...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Busaba Eathai (Panton Street)
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Busaba Eathai (Panton Street)
Inspected: on 13/03/2019

Cafe de Paris
Cafe de Paris

3 Coventry Street, St James's, London, W1D 6BL

Set in the heart of London's Piccadilly, Café de Paris has been a dazzling and opulent venue since it opened...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Cafe de Paris
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Cafe de Paris
Inspected: on 09/03/2017

Leicester Square Kitchen
Leicester Square Kitchen

31-36 Leicester Square, Soho, London, WC2H 7LH

Embracing the art of shared dining in the heart of London’s most iconic square, Leicester Square Kitchen offers...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Leicester Square Kitchen
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Leicester Square Kitchen
Inspected: on 19/03/2019

T.G.I. Fridays (Leicester Square)
T.G.I. Fridays (Leicester Square)

30 Leicester Square, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 7LA

What did New York need in the swinging 60s? A cocktail bar that delivered. And that’s exactly what we gave her when...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for T.G.I. Fridays (Leicester Square)
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for T.G.I. Fridays (Leicester Square)
Inspected: on 04/06/2018

Thistle Piccadilly Hotel
Thistle Piccadilly Hotel

Coventry Street, London, W1D 6BZ

Thistle Piccadilly offers an authentic Victorian exterior, nestled among key cultural locations. Whether you want to...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Thistle Piccadilly Hotel
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Thistle Piccadilly Hotel
Inspected: on 08/09/2010

Zoo Bar & Club
Zoo Bar & Club

Leicester Square, 13-17 Bear Street, London, WC2H 7AQ

Zoo Bar & Club is London’s world famous party bar. Skewed towards darker side of retro, Zoo Bar has an eclectic...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Zoo Bar & Club
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Zoo Bar & Club
Inspected: on 17/03/2017

Salt n Pepper
Salt n Pepper

Orange Street, Leicester Square, Soho, London, WC2H 7HQ

Salt’n Pepper restaurant is situated in the heart of Central London in Leicester Square and specialises in serving...Read more

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The Duke Of Wellington
The Duke Of Wellington

77 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1D 6QA

0.01km

A friendly bar in the heart of soho catering for men and women of all ages. Our bouncy barmen are more than willing...Read more

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Ann Summers (Wardour Street)
Ann Summers (Wardour Street)

79 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1D 6QB

0.01km

Ann Summers is a UK-based adult retailer, specialising in sex toys and lingerie, with over 140 high street stores in...Read more

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The Friendly Society
The Friendly Society

79 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1D 6QB

0.01km

Friendly Society Bar is a hidden gem in the heart of Soho, serving cocktails and fine drinks.Read more

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Village
Village

81 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1D 6QD

0.01km

The Village really does offer something for everyone 'all under one roof'. The upstairs 'Soho Bar' dance floor is...Read more

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I Camisa & Son
I Camisa & Son

61 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 6HS

0.01km

“If you’re after authentic Italian ingredients, served to you by real Italians in a properly Italian setting in the...Read more

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The O Bar
The O Bar

83-85 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1D 6QE

0.02km

The O Bar has been a Soho landmark for many years. Its central location makes it the perfect venue for after-work...Read more

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Jackson + Rye
Jackson + Rye

56 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1D 4JF

0.02km

Good home cooked American style food all day long with a great bar and relaxed environmentRead more

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Poppie's Fish & Chip Shop
Poppie's Fish & Chip Shop

55 Old Compton Street, Greater London, W1D 6HW

0.02km

Poppie’s is renowned for their authentic fish and chips – and it’s little wonder, with born and bred East-end...Read more

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SophistiCats (Soho)
SophistiCats (Soho)

5 Brewer Street, London, W1F 0RF

0.02km

SophistiCats is a Premier Lap Dancing Club with a sumptuous lounge bar, 3 Stage Poles and Table Dancing. Located...Read more

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Rupert Street Bar
Rupert Street Bar

50 Rupert Street, Soho, London, W1D 6DR

0.03km

Gay Bar in the heart of Soho,Bookings can be taken to hire out our snug. Or if you wish, you may book/reserve tables...Read more

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Comptons of Soho
Comptons of Soho

51-53 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 6HN

0.03km

Soho’s favourite gay bar. Beautifully intricate interiors and top DJ’s every weekend. Read more

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MisterLasagna
MisterLasagna

53 Rupert Street, Soho, London, W1D 7PG

0.03km

Mister Lasagna serves authentic Italian ‘fast food’ and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Monday – Sunday. We...Read more

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The Yard Bar
The Yard Bar

57 Rupert Street, Soho, London, W1D 7PL

0.03km

Nestled in an intimate courtyard tucked away off Rupert St. The Yard is a welcoming retreat for the hustle and bustle...Read more

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Street Food Union
Street Food Union

51-53 Rupert Street, Soho, London, W1D 7PQ

0.03km

On Rupert Street, Soho every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, rain or shine, Street Food Union will be serving up the...Read more

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Freedom Bar Soho
Freedom Bar Soho

60-66 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 0TA

0.03km

Freedom is a stylish and sophisticated Bar and Club, located on Wardour Street, in the heart of London’s...Read more

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Leggero
Leggero

64 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 4UQ

0.03km

LEGGERO in Italian means light. A destination for all; a casual dining room located in the very heart of vibrant...Read more

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Snog Frozen Yogurt (Soho)
Snog Frozen Yogurt (Soho)

9 Brewer Street, Soho, London, W1F 0RG

0.03km

Whatever you're in the mood for, we've got you covered. Whether it's mouth-watering strawberries, poppy passion fruit...Read more

Garrick Street Brewer Street Soho

Radical Roots
Radical Roots

44-46 Rupert Street, Soho, London, W1D 7EH

0.04km

Serving The London Street Food Scene With Our Passionately Crafted Salads.Read more

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Queens Theatre
Queens Theatre

51 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6BA

0.04km

Committed to providing the best facilities for patrons owner Cameron Mackintosh, one of the world’s most successful...Read more

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Balans Soho Society (Soho)
Balans Soho Society (Soho)

60-62 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 4UG

0.04km

We are Balans Soho Society and we live by the philosophy that too much of a good thing is a good thing, the best...Read more

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The White Horse Pub
The White Horse Pub

45 Rupert Street, Soho, London, W1D 7PB

0.04km

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Cafe Monico
Cafe Monico

39-45 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London, W1D 6LA

0.04km

On London’s Shaftesbury Avenue, Cafe Monico serves French-Italian dishes from breakfast through to dinner, seven days...Read more

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Mas Q Menos (Soho)
Mas Q Menos (Soho)

68-70 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 0TB

0.04km

Located in the heart of Soho, you’ll find fantastic Spanish food and wine at our Wardour Street restaurant. We offer...Read more

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Century Club
Century Club

61-63 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6LD

0.04km

(Approved Wedding Venue)Read more

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Byron (Wardour Street)
Byron (Wardour Street)

97-99 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 0UF

0.05km

Our restaurant on Wardour Street, in the centre of Soho, led an infamous past life as the old Intrepid Fox pub. Now...Read more

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Blue Plaques in London

Francis Turner Palgrave Blue Plaque - Francis Turner Palgrave 1824-1897 compiler of 'The Golden Treasury' lived here 1862-1875
Richard Greene Blue Plaque - Richard Greene Actor and star of 'The Adventures of Robin Hood' lived here 1938
Oskar Kokoschka Blue Plaque - Oskar Kokoschka 1886-1980 painter lived here
Grey Plaque № 11585 - In Memory of Auxiliary Firewomen Joan Fanny Bartlett and Violet Irene Pengelly who died on this site as a result of enemy action on the night of 18th/19th September 1940 when the school then in use as sub fire station 35U (Millwall) received a direct hit from a high explosive bomb. In Memory also of 24 members of the ARP Civil Defence Services who died with them
Joseph Hertz Green Plaque - Dr J. H. Hertz CH  1872-1946  Chief Rabbi of the  British Empire  lived here  1913-1946
Robert Bevan Blue Plaque - Robert Polhill Bevan 1865-1925 Camden Town Group painter lived here 1900-1925

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