Life around Grosvenor House

Please note that these listings do not constitute a recommendation or endorsement by the School.

Supermarkets, shops and markets

Marks and Spencer’s Covent Garden - supermarket
107 - 115 Long Acre,
London, WC2E 9N

Sainsbury’s Local - supermarket
129-133 Kingsway,
London, WC2B 6NH

Tesco Express - supermarket
125 The Strand,
London, WC2R 0AP

Other shopping
Covent Garden
also hosts many high street names and the markets are great for vintage shopping or just for finding something a little different. Visit: Covent Garden

Oxford Street is the main shopping area in London and home to all of the main high street names. Selfridges is located at the very end of Oxford Street and houses both designer and high street brands. For more information, visit: Oxford Street


Essentials Pharmacy
169 Drury Lane,
London, WC2B 5QA
Visit: Essentials Pharmacy

Post Office

The closest Post Office is on High Holborn, at the top of Drury Lane to your right. For alternatives, use postcode WC2B 5TB in the Post Office branch finder

High Holborn Branch Post Office
181 High Holborn,
London, WC1V 7RL

Police station

Charing Cross Police Station
Agar Street,
London, WC2N 4JP
Visit: Charing Cross police station - Metropolitan Police

Cash machines

The closest free cash machines are listed below. Alternatively, enter our postcode WC2B 5TB into the Link ATM locator.

Co-operative Bank
Brittania Building Society,
60 Kingsway,
London, WC2B 6DS

Sainsbury’s Bank
129 Kingsway,
London, WC2B 6NH‎

Parks and green spaces

The Royal Parks: St James Park, Green Park and Hyde Park near Buckingham Palace and Kensington. Visit: Royal Parks

Russell Square, outside Senate House Library. Found a 20 minute walk into Bloomsbury. Visit: Camden Council - Parks and Open Spaces

Lincoln’s Inn Fields, located at the centre of campus and providing students with cafes, green space and tennis courts among other things. Visit: Camden Council - Parks and Open Spaces


No storage facilities on site. Local companies include:

Access Self Storage
Belgrove House
Belgrove Street
London WC1H 8AA
Tel: 0800 122522


Places to eat

There are several restaurants around the area within walking distance; here is a small selection of favourites. For more ideas visit: Time Out London  

American/Burgers - Byron
33-35 Wellington Street,
London, WC2E 7BN
Visit: Byron hamburgers

British - Great Queen Street
32 Great Queen Street,
London, WC2B 5AA
Visit: Great Queen Street - Observer review

French - Savoir Faire
42 New Oxford Street,
London, WC1A 1EP 
Visit: Savoir Faire


Grosvenor House is on the edge of London’s 'theatreland'. Aldwych Theatre, Lyceum Theatre, the Royal Opera House and many more are just around the corner.

Museums and galleries

The Hunterian Museum and the Sir John Soane Museum are within walking distance. You are also a short journey from The British Museum. For more attractions, visit: Time Out London


Travel east for Fabric nightclub in Farringdon or west for Soho and Leicester Square, where you can find a range of pubs and clubs. For more nightlife ideas, visit: Nightlife - Time Out London

Gyms and leisure activities

Get Active London lists sport activities and clubs in your local area: Get Active London

Westminster council offers various sports facilities in the area.
Visit: Sports and leisure - Westminster Council

The closest commercial gyms are:

Nuffield Health - Covent Garden
9 Endell Street,
London, WC2H 9SA
Visit: Nuffield Heath - Covent Garden

Fitness First - High Holborn
246 High Holborn,
London, WC1V 7EX
Visit: Fitness First - High Holborn