Life around Northumberland House

Northumberland House is located on Northumberland Avenue, close to the National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery and Trafalgar Square. The River Thames is a two minute walk south. London’s ‘Theatreland’ and the shops of Covent Garden, Regent Street and Oxford Street are close by. Local tube and railway stations include Charing Cross and Embankment.

Supermarkets, shops and markets

Tesco Express - supermarket
1-4 Charing Cross Rd,
London, SW1A 2DR

Marks and Spencer Simply Food - supermarket
Charing Cross Station
London, WC2N 5H

Spar - supermarket
Viller House 33 The Strand
London, W2 5HX

Other shopping
Covent Garden 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 one of the main shopping areas in London and home to most 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


Boots Pharmacy
105 Strand,
London, WC2N 5HR
Visit: Boots Pharmacy - Strand branch

Post Office

The closest Post Office is on Trafalgar Square. To find alternatives, us our postcode WC2N 5BY in the Post Office branch finder

Trafalgar Square Post Office
24/28 William IV Street,
London, WC2N 4DL

Police station

Charing Cross Police Station
Agar Street,
London, WC2N 4JP
Visit: Charing Cross Police Station – Metropolitan Police Service

Cash machines

The closest free cash machines are listed below. Alternatively, use our postcode WC2N 5BY in the Link ATM locator.

Royal Bank of Scotland
49 Charing Cross,
London, SW1A 2DX

Changegroup, Whitehall
51 Whitehall,
London, SW1A 2BX

Charing Cross Station
The Strand,
London, WC2N 5HS

Parks and green spaces

• St James Park, The oldest of the eight Royal Parks and located next to Buckingham Palace.

• Green Park, next to St James Park. The smallest Royal Park and a popular spot for sunbathing and picnics.

• Hyde Park, one of London’s largest and most popular Royal Parks. It is home to many famous landmarks and is found next to Green Park, a short distance away. 

Places to eat

Many restaurants are within walking distance. Here is a small selection of favourites. For more ideas, visit: Time Out London  

Seafood - J.Sheekey
28-34 St Martin's Court,
London, WC2N 4AL
Visit: J. Sheekey

British - Rules Restaurant
35 Maiden Lane,
London, WC2E 7LB
Visit: Rules Restaurant


Walk northwards towards Covent Garden and you reach London’s ‘Theatreland’ in the West End. For listings, visit: Time Out London

Museums and galleries

The National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery are all within walking distance. The Southbank Centre with Hayward Gallery and Royal Festival Hall can be reached on foot via Hungerford Bridge. Visit: Southbank Centre

For more attractions, visit: Time Out London


Travel north to reach Soho. The area offers lots of options for late night entertainment. You’re also close to Leicester Square, where you can find a range of pubs and clubs.For more nightlife ideas, visit: Time Out London - Nightlife

Gyms and leisure activities

Get Active London lists sport activities and clubs in the local area. Visit: Get Active London

Westminster City Council offers various sports facilities in the area.  Visit: Sport and leisure - Westminster City Council

The two closest commercial gyms are:

Fitness First
The Strand,Covent Garden
6 Bedford Street
London, WC2E 9HD
Visit: Fitness First - The Strand

LA Fitness
Rex House
4-12 Regent Street,
London, SW1Y 4PE
Visit: LA Fitness - Piccadilly