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55 New Oxford Street West End
London
WC1A 1BS

Why move to West End?

London's West End is quite rightly world-famous. Crammed with iconic sights and buildings, an abundance of theatres, shops, restaurants bars and hidden gems, there is no other place like it in the world.

Some things to love about living in West End

Berwick Street is a vibrant and diverse area, featuring Berwick Street Market open daily, featuring a wide variety of food and fashion in the heart of Soho. Berwick Street itself is rich in independent vinyl shops and pubs that evoke the spirit of London.

Join in with the celebrations and festivities regularly held at Trafalgar Square. The square regularly hosts themed celebrations, there are often free music events and international festivals including Canada Day and the St Patrick's Day Parade.

For a fantastically authentic Vietnamese dining experience visit Cay Tre on Dean Street, serving everything from light street food to a la carte delicacies. Definitely worth a look!

Why not head to the South Bank to see what's happening? It's a short walk away from Covent Garden and has great offerings of culture and entertainment including the National Theatre, the Tate Modern, Borough Market which offers a wide range of organic and specialist foods and a wide range of pubs, bars and eateries with a view of the Thames, a great place to go for an evening with a friend.

The National Gallery on Trafalgar Square is open till 9pm on a Friday and hosts guided talks, events and even have live music, not to mention a host of beautiful paintings and sculpture. If you're looking for a cultural and fun way to start your weekend, this is it!

A little bit of history

It was English author Samuel Johnson who said 'When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford. We couldn't agree more, although think it could easily apply to the West End alone.

Need to know

The West End offers something for everyone; exclusive Mayfair, eclectic Soho, village life in Marylebone, leafy squares and academia in Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia, market shopping in Covent Garden and the museums of Holborn.

Shopping

As you would expect in the nation's capital, there's a plethora of shops to discover. Oxford Street is home to several 'flagship' stores. At 1.5 miles long it is Europe's longest and busiest shopping street. Soho has a number of great record shops including Sister-Ray and Soul Jazz Records. For clothes and jewellery, the famous Carnaby Street and Newburgh Quarter have a number of independent stores and boutiques.

There are plenty of supermarkets in the area, but for fresh organic produce head to Piccadilly Whole Foods. Covent Garden Market (Thurs-Sun) is a great place to pick up lunch, while the rest of the Covent Garden Piazza (open all week) is ideal for gifts and niche items. Berwick Street market has a variety of goods available, from fish to handbags, depending on where you look.

Thankfully, traditional butchers can also still be found among the big name supermarkets, and Mckanna Meats in Theobalds Road offers high quality meats and friendly advice. Smithfields Market, in nearby Clerkenwell, also boasts a number of impressive butchers.

There are plenty of off-licenses in the area but for something special, head to Gerry's, Royal Mile Whiskies or for wine connoisseurs, Planet of the Grapes, where you can also organise private tastings for you and your friends.

Come Christmas time, Oxford Circus comes alive with lights and decorations; the display at Selfridges and the Liberty Christmas shop are not to be missed.

LONDON IS OFTEN DESCRIBED AS THE 'WORLD'S MELTING POT AND THIS CERTAINLY SHOWS IN THE QUALITY AND VARIETY OF CUISINES AVAILABLE IN THE WEST END.

Transport

By Road:

The West End is at the very centre of London and well served by the Euston Road (A40) heading West, Edgeware Road (A5) heading North, The Embankment (A3211) linking to the A11 and A13 heading East and the A301 Waterloo Bridge which links to the A3 for the South and South West.

River Bus:

You can catch the River bus from Embankment Pier to Chelsea, Putney and beyond to the West or Canary Wharf, Greenwich and Woolwich to the East.

By Tube:

A tube station is never more than 5 minutes away. The area is served by every single Underground line. Crossrail is due to make its debut in 2018 at Farringdon, Tottenham Court Road and Bond Street, bringing a much improved East-West service.

By Air:

City Airport, Gatwick and Heathrow are all easily accessible either by road or rail.

Mainline Termini:

Take your pick. Euston, Kings Cross, Marylebone, Paddington, St Pancras Eurostar, Farringdon, Waterloo, Charing Cross, London Bridge, Victoria, Liverpool Street and Canon Street are all on your doorstep.

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