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Blame Gloria  

 
 
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20 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9HP
 
 
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Sun to Fri from 4pm, Sat from 12noon | Happy Hour 4pm-7pm
 

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A subterranean den of delight, with cocktails, tunes and parties, Blame Gloria is a basement bar in Covent Garden where the wallpaper is based on a floral jacket worn by Jimi Hendrix. Perfect for any day of the week, you can choose whether to dance the night away at the weekend or simply pop by for a post-work drink. Be warned though, such occasions have been known to descend into a night of dancing on the tables.

 

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Covent Garden Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
18 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
St Martins Lane NCP
 
1 minutes walk
 
Upper St Martins Lane NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from Blame Gloria
One of the first design hotels, it certainly hasn't lost any of its cool appeal and continues to impress with great service and high standards. The ... More
 
 
 
Amba Hotel Charing Cross
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £136  38% off
The Strand, WC2N | 3 minutes from Blame Gloria
Located within walking distance from Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden, the Amba Hotel Charing Cross is ideal for guests looking to be near to all the ... More
 
 
 
Strand Palace Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £69  39% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 4 minutes from Blame Gloria
This West End Art Deco hotel right on the Strand and next to Covent Garden is in a fantastic location for accessing central London and theatreland. ... More
 
 
 
 
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B.Y.O.C
London > Nightlife > Bars
28 Bedfordbury Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Blame Gloria
A speakeasy bar with a twist, B.Y.O.C is a cocktail bar that doesn't stock any alcohol. But, before snubbing it in disgust, you can relax in ... More
 
 
 
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Blind Spot
London > Nightlife > Bars
45 St Martins Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from Blame Gloria
A late-night speakeasy within St Martins Lane Hotel, Blind Spot is hidden behind the faƧade of a boutique tea counter and a secret golden ... More
 
 
 
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The Den St Martins Lane
London > Nightlife > Bars
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from Blame Gloria
An oak-panelled snug at St Martins Lane , The Den is the perfect place to enjoy afternoon tea, curl up with ... More
 
 
 
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Blame Gloria clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Blame Gloria
One of the oldest pubs in London, the Lamb & Flag was once known as the Bucket of Blood, thanks to the bare-knuckle fights held here. ... More
 
 
 
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The Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Blame Gloria
The Harp, a welcoming bar in Covent Garden, is a traditional pub where the emphasis is firmly on real ale - earning it CAMRA's National Pub ... More
 
 
 
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Cork & Bottle
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
44 Cranbourn Street, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Blame Gloria
Located in the heart of the West End you’d expect it to be packed with the usual crowds but hidden in a basement below a sex ... More
 
 
 
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Waitress
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 8th February 2019 to 28th March 2020
Blame Gloria, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from Blame Gloria
Transferring from Broadway, the Waitress musical comes to the Adelphi Theatre for its UK premiere in February. The first musical to have an all-female creative team, ...More
 
 
 
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Touching The Void
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 9th November 2019 to 29th February 2020
Blame Gloria, St Martins Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes from Blame Gloria
The true story of two young climbers who get into trouble has already been told in a BAFTA-winning film and now it comes to the stage ...More
 
 
 
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Uncle Vanya
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 14th January to 2nd May 2020
Blame Gloria, 6 Panton Street, SW1Y | 6 minutes from Blame Gloria
Toby Jones plays the disaffected Uncle Vanya while Richard Armitage is the local doctor Astrov as Olivier Award-winner Conor McPherson - who directed a landmark production ...More
 
 
 
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Blame Gloria
London Coliseum is a magnificent historic building and an excellent venue in which to enjoy the soaring sounds and high drama of some truly thrilling operas. ... More
 
 
 
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Wyndham's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Blame Gloria
Wyndham's Theatre opened in Charing Cross Road on 16th November 1899 and was owned by Charles Wyndham. One of its biggest hits was Sandy Wilson's The ... More
 
 
 
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Arts Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
6-7 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Blame Gloria
The Arts Theatre was built in 1927 as a members club, which allowed it to circumvent the censorship laws and perform unusual and avant garde fare. ... More
 
 
 
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St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Blame Gloria
Affectionately known as "The Actors' Church", St Paul's in Covent Garden is in the heart of theatreland and has long been associated with the theatre community. ... More
 
 
 
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Covent Garden East Piazza
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Blame Gloria
A visit to Covent Garden is a must, whether you intend to shop, sightsee or soak in the carnival atmosphere. The focal ... More
 
 
 
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St Martin-in-the-Fields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Blame Gloria
This historic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields overlooking Trafalgar Square was built in 1726 and is the best known work of Scottish architect James Gibbs whose ... More
 
 
 
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Hardys Original Sweet Shop
London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
25 New Row, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Blame Gloria
Retro sweet shops are all the rage at the moment. In the Covent Garden area alone you'll find half a dozen of them, one of which ... More
 
 
 
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Pan de Vie
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
5 New Row, WC2N | 1 minute from Blame Gloria
Combining classic European baking with exotic flavours of the Far East, Pan de Vie delivers a visual treat of brilliantly-coloured sweet patisseries and ... More
 
 
 
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The Shop at Bluebird
London > Shopping > House and Garden
29 Floral Street, Carriage Hall, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Blame Gloria
In summer 2018 The Shop at Bluebird moved to Covent Garden and it's even more spectacular than the original on Kings ... More
 
 
 
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Patisserie Valerie
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
15 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E9HE | 1 minute from Blame Gloria
There are Valeries all over London these days and quite right too because they serve some of the best pastries in the capital alongside a tempting ... More
 
 
 
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Le Restaurant de Paul
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
29 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Blame Gloria
Popular French bakery chain Paul has branched out with its very first all-day dining brasserie and they've made the leap on the site of their flagship ... More
 
 
 
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Paul
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
29 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Blame Gloria
Branches of this cool French cafe abound across the Channel, but this was the first one to open in London. Paul serves epic eclairs, excellent coffee ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 4 minutes from Blame Gloria
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 7 minutes from Blame Gloria
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 8 minutes from Blame Gloria
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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The Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Blame Gloria
This day spa exclusively for women is a total pampering experience from the minute you step through the door. Located in bustling Covent Garden you'll soon ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Blame Gloria
Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
 
 
 
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Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Blame Gloria
Let the Thai Square Spa transport you to the shores of Asia with their traditional Thai spa treatment rooms, smack bang in the centre of Covent ... More
 
 
 
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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Blame Gloria
One of the oldest pubs in London, the Lamb & Flag was once known as the Bucket of Blood, thanks to the bare-knuckle fights held here. ... More
 
 
 
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The Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Blame Gloria
The Harp, a welcoming bar in Covent Garden, is a traditional pub where the emphasis is firmly on real ale - earning it CAMRA's National Pub ... More
 
 
 
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The Salisbury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Blame Gloria
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Blame Gloria
To enter the stunning St Martins Lane Hotel in the heart of London's Theatreland you pass through the tallest revolving door in London, a luminescent yellow-glass ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Society Of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Blame Gloria
... More
 
 
 
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Blame Gloria
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
 
 
 
 

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English National Opera: Orphee
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO) 2 minutes walk from Blame Gloria

It staged the Olivier Award-winning Akhnaten this year and Satyagraha the year before and with this new production of Orphee, ...More

 
English National Opera: Orpheus and Eurydice
English National Opera: Orpheus and Eurydice
Concerts | Until 19th November 2019 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO) 2 minutes walk from Blame Gloria

Internationally renowned choreographer and director Wayne McGregor makes his ENO directorial debut with a new production of Gluck's Orpheus and ...More

 
English National Opera: Orpheus in the Underworld
English National Opera: Orpheus in the Underworld
Concerts | Until 28th November 2019 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO) 2 minutes walk from Blame Gloria

Much-loved director Emma Rice, previously at Kneehigh and Shakespeare's Globe, makes her ENO debut with Offenbach's comic operetta Orpheus in ...More

 
English National Opera: The Mikado
English National Opera: The Mikado
Concerts | Until 30th November 2019 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO) 2 minutes walk from Blame Gloria

Gilbert & Sullivan's comic opera The Mikado returns to the London Coliseum having first graced the famed West End theatre's ...More

 
Waitress
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Theatre | Until 28th March 2020 

Adelphi Theatre 2 minutes walk from Blame Gloria

Transferring from Broadway, the Waitress musical comes to the Adelphi Theatre for its UK premiere in February. The first musical ...More

 
Groan Ups
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Theatre | Until 1st December 2019 

Vaudeville Theatre 2 minutes walk from Blame Gloria

A new play from Mischief Theatre, the creators of The Play That Goes Wrong, Groan Ups is a show all ...More

 
Touching The Void
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Duke of York's Theatre 2 minutes walk from Blame Gloria

The true story of two young climbers who get into trouble has already been told in a BAFTA-winning film and ...More

 
Christmas in Covent Garden
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Last Christmas actress Emilia Clarke, Emma Thompson and Director Paul Feig officially switch on the Covent Garden Christmas lights on ...More

 
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Wyndham's Theatre 3 minutes walk from Blame Gloria

Stephen Mangan, Kara Tointon and Sue Johnston star in Sean Foley's hotly anticipated stage adaptation of the "highly sophisticated farce" ...More

 
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National Gallery 3 minutes walk from Blame Gloria

Get an insight into the mind of Leonardo da Vinci and explore his masterpiece, The Virgin of the Rocks, through ...More

 

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