Seven Dials is a charm-packed lifestyle & gastronomy hub connecting Covent Garden with Soho, defined by seven characterful cobbled streets radiating from the unmistakable sundial dating from the 1690’s.
Cobbled Streets & Indie Boutiques
With cobbled streets, an eclectic mix of historic warehouses and Dutch style red brick houses, plus a flourishing food scene with Seven Dials Market’s independent street food vendors and Neal’s Yard’s fantastic Barbary and new arrival Story Cellar, this buzzing neighbourhood is celebrated as much for its heritage brands, independent boutiques and upcoming labels as it’s gastronomia, making it a much-loved destination for trend-conscious shoppers and foodies alike.
Why Seven Dials?
Seven Dials and the surrounding area was developed in the early 1690’s by MP Thomas Neale. His original vision was to compete with the already established Covent Garden to attract affluent residents. However, by the early 1900’s much of the area was repurposed as warehousing for fruit and vegetables supplied to nearby Covent Garden Market, with many of the buildings designed in the attractive Dutch style and remaining to this day.
A Genuine Urban Village
Nowadays, Seven Dials has much more of a village feel closer to Neale’s original vision. An eclectic mix of cobbled streets, historic architecture, the buzzy enclave of Neal’s Yard, theatres such as the Donmar Warehouse, Seven Dial’s Market with its independent street food vendors, numerous coffee shops and the iconic sundial give the area a unique atmosphere making it a destination for food lovers and fashionistas from across the Capital.
Seven Dials has attracted some famous names over the years, from ‘fifth Beatle’ Brian Epstein and Pink Floyd’s Syd Barrett to Eurythmic Dave Stewart and Blur’s Alex James
Seven Dials was a very successful experiment in early urban planning, so successful in fact that much of the layout remains unchanged to this day
Such is Seven Dials historic importance, it was designated a conservation area in the mid-1970’s after Covent Garden Market relocated south to Nine Elms
For many years, Seven Dials was regarded as a slum full of drunks & n’er-do-wells, both influencing and referenced in the writing of literary great Charles Dickens
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