Historic Aldwych and Holborn are both cultural hubs for museums and theatres, along with the next generation of art-world superstars at Central St Martin’s College of Art. The area is a magnet for shoppers, featuring old-fashioned independent shops with curious specialities and hand-crafted, bespoke gifts. You won’t be stuck for restaurants in Holborn; it’s an easy place to get something great to eat. High-end eateries serve hungry theatregoers, and themes are truly global, ranging from British steakhouses, to Korean and North American cuisine.
If you’re looking for Aldwych restaurants, how about afternoon tea at the Waldorf? This is a grand venue boasting a timeless elegance, where you can enjoy finger sandwiches, homemade pastries, scones with jam & cream, and tea-party-style cakes. Easy to reach, the Waldorf is just a 6-minute walk from Covent Garden Tube Station.
When dinner time comes, head to another of the area’s grand venues. Cigalon is a classy French restaurant occupying a former auction house, and features high ceilings with opulent décor. On the menu, expect fresh market fish of the day served straight from the grill, while the bar’s mixologists whip up bespoke cocktails.