Seven Dials
Seven Dials
4.5
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Welcome to Seven Dials, the intriguing network of seven atmospheric streets that link Covent Garden to Soho. Always buzzy, packed with independent boutiques, international fashion labels, heritage brands, beauty salons, men’s grooming specialists, traditional pubs, cool cocktail bars, cafes, restaurants, theatres and smart hotels; historic Seven Dials is modern London’s most original shopping and lifestyle destination.
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Neighborhood: Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 


How to get there
  • Covent Garden • 3 min walk
  • Leicester Square • 4 min walk
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Jason T
Adelaide, Australia567 contributions
Dec 2019
The one thing I love about London is you just don't know what gems you may find as you wander about without an agenda, Seven Dials is one of those gems. Located close to Covent Garden Tube / Market area access is easy, the variety of shops should satisfy most and there are also places to stop for drinks / eats also.

There is so much to do at the Seven Dials and also the surrounding attractions that it is worth allowing for at least a full day to just wander at your own pace and take it all in.

Tip, if you use the Tube to Covent station do not use the stairs to get to the street level unless you are fit and have no bags, the seemingly large amount of people waiting for the lifts will clear pretty quickly so just be patient.
Written July 4, 2020
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Vanessa P
Calgary, Canada1,364 contributions
Mar 2022
Trendy and cute area in London. Often decorated with union flags. The story is that all buildings around the dials were pubs with underground tunnels connecting each pub. Nowadays, not all of it are Pubs and I am not sure if the tunnel is open.
Written May 3, 2022
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Orator11
Singapore, Singapore5,170 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
We were watching Harry Potter at the Palace across and popped over to see the lights. It is a lovely walk with some good shops and eateries, such as sushi and hotdogs. There is a also a nice gallery where you can get some decent prints.

There is a beautiful fountain with lights, as well as some great shopping such as Neil’s cheeses.

It is called seven dials as it used to have seven lanes intersecting at this point. There is a good foodcourt here though we did not dine there this time.
Written November 25, 2022
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Pimlican
London, UK700 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Interesting and easily-overlooked part of London, squashed between Covent Garden, Soho and Bloomsbury, with the British Museum.

Go there on a warm, sunny day and enjoy the eclectic range of shops - most of them independently operated - the cafés and restaurants.

A pleasant place to be. Recommended.
Written July 31, 2021
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Inkomo
Hannover, Germany246 contributions
Mar 2022
More interesting and less touristy than Covent Garden. A decent variety of shops, restaurants and cafés to choose from. Small alleys with secluded outdoor seating and good people-watching opportunities.
Written May 27, 2022
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Michelle B
Noosa, Australia2,712 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
Opened in September 2019. Large food market over two levels. Basement level has about 10 great food stalls with seating. From seafood to burgers to Asian. We opted for pork bao rolls from one vendor and chicken wings from the vendor next door. Really great taste for both. Reasonable serving sizes and reasonable prices. A plate of chicken wings cost GBP 6 and the pork bao rolls cost GBP 8.50 for two. It was busy at lunch time (as you ‘d expect) but service was reasonably fast. Toilets in the basement. A new place for lunch after a morning shopping at Convent Garden. Really enjoyed it!
Written October 5, 2019
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alkuino
Madrid, Spain161 contributions
Feb 2013 • Solo
Seven Dials is a small square close to Soho, Leicerter Square and West End, where seven streets converge and around them a great area packed with small design stores, from fashion, jewelry hand made, stylish footwear, eyewear and accessories; an enchanting and irresistible temptation for shoppers. Within the zone they are pedestrian zones like Neal St., Mercel St. and Langrey St. and an encircle between buildings shopper yard, St. Martin’s Court Yard.

Also, the area encloses many restaurants and bars to have a drink and many theaters to attend a great play performance. A vibrant and lively area, which is limited between Shaftesbury and Long Acre St., just up Covent Garden area.

It is one of my favorite places and I visit it on every occasion I have to see plays at the Donmar Warehouse or, as in this last occasion, in the Noel Coward Theater (Peter and Alice play) and in the Gielgud Theater (the Audience play).

Of the many shops in its streets, I love Neal's Yard Dairy famous for its wonderful selection of cheeses like delectable Crozier Blue, a creamy blue cheese that goes great with the Fig Relish that is available in the store or the gorgeous goat cheeses as Tymsboro or Inneslog, silky and smooth the first, dense and intense the second, which one can combine with chutney Plum Spice. On the other hand, if you prefer something sweet, chocolate lovers will enjoy Hotel Chocolat at 4 Monmouth St., a small sin that all any one can afford.

Another very special store is Neal's Yard Remedies with natural beauty products hard to resist. I love its Lavander soaps, the French olive and other essential oils and its wonderful Geranium & Orange Body Scrubs.

Maybe you may need a flowers bouquet, so strikingly in the corner of the square and Earlham St. there is always a seller in a caravan with blossom fresh flowers that lets you out of trouble.

If you like travel books at Long Acre St. 12-14 there is Stanfords a three floors store with all kinds of maps, guides and travel books. My last purchase was a detailed map of cycling routes in the Austrian Tyrol and a fascinating book about the quiet corners of Paris. Other macro bookshop is Foyles in Charing Cross St., with four floors filled with all kinds of books and a special section for theater lovers, a place where you can find the texts which are playing on theaters.

To relax and enjoy a good beer at no tourist sites, I love the quiet, the traditional pub The Two Brewers with a fireplace, lovely during cold days and a few streets below there is The Lamb and Flag, another great pub that has retained over the years its old charm.

If you like Belgian-style mussels, Belgo Central is the restaurant to go. It was opened in the mid-90 and was the first of its kind. Their juicy mussels are amazing. My favorite one is the Thai mussel pot with a side plate of frites and one of its more than 60 beers. It is important to make a reservation in advance, as it is often packed.

Besides the mussels, it also has a wide varity of dishes that will delate any paladar. The restaurant is a spacious dining room with a especial industrial furniture design. And the best part for lover theathers is its location, just opposite to the Donmar
Written April 27, 2013
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK5,166 contributions
Sep 2020
Hidden away in Covent garden you can discover the Seven Dials based on an original construction over 3 hundred years ago, the blue shines nicely on a sunny day and the area around it is worth a wander.
Written October 1, 2020
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Wayne J
111 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
Doesn't exist on trip advisor yet as just opened but looks amazing! Lots of food stalls and restaurants in a converted Banana Warehouse off Neals Yard and Seven Dials. Will become a bucket list destination I'm sure.
Written September 20, 2019
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Tim O
Nashville, TN691 contributions
Oct 2014 • Couples
With people, cars and taxi cabs all merging here at the Seven Dials, one gets an amazing glance of life. With a nice mix of theater-goers, young couples at cafes, locals, and out of town visitors, this place is a fun amalgam of humanity, for sure. We stayed at the Radisson Blu Hotel, right across from the monument and it was the perfect location to stay while in the area, plus the benefit of watching the excitement going by was an extra bonus. The monument isn't much to speak of when compared with all the others in London, but it has served as a legendary landmark. Fun place to visit.
Written October 9, 2014
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