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There are many food and drink options in the Bloomsbury district and neighbouring areas of Fitzrovia and Soho. Clusters of restaurants can be found on Charlotte St., Store St. and in the Brunswick Centre both of which are within walking distance of Senate House.

A Café exist within the Senate House building itself and serves both cold and warm food options. Their opening times are Mon – Fri 8:00 – 18:00

The following list is of food and drink options are under 20 minutes’ walk from Senate House. The list is a sample of the types of cafés, pubs and restaurants you can find in the area.


When walking to Senate House from any of the three closest stations (Russel Square, Goodge Street, Tottenham Court Road), you will pass at least one of the classic UK coffee chains (Costa, Starbucks, Pret A Manger, etc).

Crêpes, Coffee & Chai
(Cute Café, serving sweet treats and specialty coffee and tea)
260 Tottenham Ct Rd, London W1T 7RF
Tel: +44 (0)20 76366060

Fortitude Bakehouse
(Considered one of the best bakeries in London; coffee, renowned pastries and artisanal baked goods; so popular it often has a queue – but it moves fast)
35 Colonnade, London WC1N 1JD

GAIL’s Bakery Bloomsbury
11-13 Bayley St, London WC1B 3HD
Tel: +44 (0)20 7323 2356

Store Street Espresso
40 Store St, London WC1E 7DB

Tea and Tattle
(Traditional Tea Room)
41, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3PE
Tel: +44 (0)7722 192 703

If you want to sit outside in Russel Square Park, right behind Senate House:

Russell Square Cabmen’s Shelter
(Unique and charming, Victorian-era street hut serving sandwiches, coffee)
23 Russell Sq, London WC1H 0XG

Caffè Tropea
(Classic Italian Café, serving also English breakfast/brunch)
Russell Sq, London WC1B 5EH
Tel: +44 (0)20 76375093


Fish Plaice
(Traditional Fish and Chips)
32 Museum St, London WC1A 1LH
Tel: +44 (0)20 7580 2146


Café Deco
43 Store St, London WC1E 7DB
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8091 2108

Honey & Co Daily
19-21 Store St, London WC1E 7BL
Tel: +44 (0)20 7388 6175

Mine Mane
(A menu of Mediterranean dishes, cocktails & wine)
59 Marchmont St, London WC1N 1AP
Tel: +44 (0)20 78375054

Moreish Café Deli
(Spanish influenced dishes, coffee and cakes)
76 Marchmont St, London WC1N 1AG
Tel: +44 (0)20 73880084

Salt Yard
54 Goodge Street, London, W1T 4NA
Tel: +44 (0)20 7637 0657

The Life Goddess
(Trendy, rustic-edged space for counter-service Greek deli items, gourmet produce and a dining area)
29 Store St, London WC1E 7QB
Tel: +44 (0)20 7693 6281

(Anatolian food from eastern Turkey in a modern restaurant. Also has outside seating)
22 Bloomsbury Street, London, WC1B 3QJ
Tel: +44 (0)20 7637 4555


Banh Mi Bay
(Pho, bahn mi & other Vietnamese specials in a laid-back restaurant )
21 Rathbone St, London W1T 1LA
Tel: +44 (0)20 3609 4830

Chettinad Restaurant
(Tamil food with vegetarian options)
16 Percy St, London W1T 1DT
Tel: +44 (0)20 3556 1229

Hare and Tortoise
11-13 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AF
Tel: +44 (0)20 7278 9799

Taste of Chongqing
40-42 Woburn Pl, London WC1H 0JR
Tel: +44 (0)20 7631 0888

Thai Metro
36 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 2NJ
Tel: +44 (0)20 7436 4201

Uzumaki London
(Manga- & anime-themed venue serving noodles, plus sushi & bubble tea)
107 Great Russell St, London WC1B 3NB
Tel: +44 (0)7746 998 623


Marlborough Arms
36 Torrington Pl, London WC1E 7LY

Museum Tavern
49 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3BA

Rising Sun
46 Tottenham Ct Rd, London W1T 2EL

The College Arms
18 Store St, London WC1E 7DH

The Marquis Cornwallis
31 Marchmont St, Greater, London WC1N 1AP

The Swan
7 Cosmo Place, London WC1N 3AP


23-39 The Brunswick Centre, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1AF

Tesco Express
40 Bernard St, Russell Sq, London WC1N 1QJ

Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Marks & Spencer and Tesco stores are all on Tottenham Court Road.


Lists of restaurants and reviews can be found on London’s Time Out website.

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