If you hadn’t noticed, things are happening around Tottenham Court Road, with the £35 million West End Project set to transform the area, including an Oxford Circus style diagonal crossing, lots more green areas and a redeveloped station in time for the hotly awaited Crossrail which will connect us directly to Heathrow and beyond.
In the midst of all this is the iconic grade 2 listed Centre Point Tower, once a bus terminal – but now something rather special is happening on the ground floor. In July, the 12,500 square foot space became home to The Arcade Food Theatre, the latest and most talked about of London’s growing trend of food halls (cavernous spaces open-plan shared by a variety of restauranteurs.) What makes the Arcade just a little bit special is the quality of the brands – including Lina Stores, Oklava, TATA Eatery and Chotto. Sample some of the best and most innovative British and international food available in London, or just enjoy a drink at one of the three bars or a posh coffee and pastry at the legendary Pophams Bakery. If you fancy al fresco, St Giles Square with big screen and comfortable seating, is directly outside.
All this just 5 minutes’ walk from UK College of English, and you don’t even need a reservation.