Things to do

Welcome to The Research House, London, the place where the historic past and the vibrant present come alive. A blend of history, ground-breaking architecture and culture has created an amazing and constantly evolving city.

The following is a listing for food, sights, and shopping in and around The Research House. It is not by any means all-inclusive. If you are looking for something that you do not see here or a little further afield, please feel free to call us and we will help you.


Quick Lunch


Sourced Market

Sourced Market are proud to carefully source produce from the best of British small, artisan produces and bring it to you at Wigmore Street.
Marylebone 68-72 Wigmore street London WIU 2SD


Asian and healthy – fast even with a queue
101A Wigmore St, London W1U 1QR
020 7409 0111

Comptoir Libanais

Tony Kitous is the man credited with putting the glamour into Middle East cuisine and providing the people of the Western World the opportunity to experience real, wholesome and healthy Lebanese food in a souk-like setting.
65 Wigmore St, London W1U 1JT
020 7935 1110

Restaurants- Modern Casual


Pizza Pligrams

Incredible pizzas and authentic Italian recipes from street-foodie brothers who have taken London by storm. Pizza Pilgrims is the brainchild of James and Thom Elliot who decided to give up their 'proper' jobs to follow a dream. Excited by the burgeoning street food movement in London, they decided to travel 4,000km around Italy in their Ape three-wheeler van, meeting food producers, top chefs and passionate local cooks, to uncover the best-kept secrets of pizza making and bring them home
11 Kingly St, London W1B 5PW, United Kingdom
+44 20 7287 2200

Patty and Bun

Patty and Bum have carved out a reputation for serving some of London’s finest burgers. They don’t mess around with ingredients (British wherever possible), the menu is witty yet not contrived, and they’ve even had the nous to offer takeaways. From the restaurant’s start as a pop-up, the kitchen has worked hard to hone its dishes; sides such as skin-on rosemary salt chips show the care that’s gone into perfecting each recipe.
54 James St, London W1U 1HE, United Kingdom
+44 20 7487 3188


A swish Bombay brasserie in the style of the old post-colonial 'Irani cafés' of Bombay, Dishoom is filled with retro design features: whirring ceiling fans, low-level lighting and walls adorned with vintage Indian magazine advertising. Perfect for breakfast (for sausage nan rolls with chilli jam) to dinner (for the stir-fries and tandoori grills). 
22 Kingly Street, London W1B 5QP
0207 420 9322

Busaba Eathai

Conceived by Alan Yau with the first branch opening on Soho's Wardour Street in 1999, Busaba Eathai is a modern Thai eatery.

Busaba is a Thai flower. Eathai is a fusion of the words eat and Thai. Differing from formal dining establishments, Eathai represents a Thai casual dining venue, offering a one-course dining experience devised to feed you with minimal fuss.
8 - 13 Bird Street Marylebone London, W1U 1BU 020 7518 8080


The glitzy decor may look towards modern Tel Aviv, but the salt beef steamers & buffet-style mains hark back to the East End of old at this traditional restaurant. All the kosher favorites are here, served in an extensive ground-floor deli diner.
79 Baker Street
020 7486 0035

Restaurants- mid range


Burger and Lobster

"Why Burger & Lobster?" Well, we already have too many decisions to make in life so lets keep it simple. We had a whole heap of knowledge about beef from setting up our Goodman steakhouses and the Lobster part? Who wouldn’t want to dine on some of the best lobster around for just £20.
26 Binney Street

Hawksmoor Air Street

Often heralded as offering the best steaks in London, Hawksmoor Air Street introduces sublime seafood & fish to its revered meaty menu. Filled with teal leather banquettes, polished brass and glittering mirrors, the plush, Art Deco dining room is lined with arched windows, which frame the bustle of Regent Street. Alongside fresh, simple fish dishes and juicy door-wedge-thick steaks, heady nostalgic cocktail mixes are shaken at the bar.
5 Air St, Piccadilly, Mayfair
020 7406 3980


Mark Hix’s chicken-and-steak restaurant within a former East End tram-generator building features an installation by Damien Hirst and a menu designed around chicken and steak to share, alongside seasonal starters and puddings.
32 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3LX
020 7749 0478

Restaurants - Higher End


Duck and Waffle

This in The City – the finance district
New – the place to be.  May feel snotty when you are trying to book but very friendly and relaxed when you arrive. Great views
Go early and check in then have a drink in the bar which is fun in itself. – Tables are pre-booked but allocated on a first arrive,  first allocated basis.
Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY, United Kingdom

Fenchurch Restaurant

Fenchurch is a food experience not to be missed - the menu is best described as British contemporary and includes a wide choice of meat and fish dishes as well as excellent vegetarian options that are beautifully presented, to go along with beautiful views of London.
20 Fenchurch St, Sky Garden, London EC3M

Traditional British

The Golden Hind

If fish and chips is what you want, then fish and chips is what you get. Very good, with just the right amount of batter. One of the best fish and chips places in London. Friendly service, authentic atmosphere and all very reasonably priced too.
73 Marylebone Lane
020 7486 3644

The Grazing Goat

Enjoy a local ale, a creative cocktail or our daily market fish special in the comfort of the Ground Floor Bar, surrounded by open fireplaces, wooden paneling and large French doors.
6 New Quebec St. W1H 7RQ
020 7724 7243

Unique dining and drinks in London

Circus London

Circus is a beautiful collision of cabaret restaurant and cocktail bar nestling in the heart of London’s vibrant Covent Garden. Our highly popular Pan-Asian menu, created and overseen by Executive Chef Andrew Lassetter, is constantly transforming with new and exciting dishes.
27-29 Endell St, London WC2H 9BA, United Kingdom
020 7420 9300

Victorian Bath House Bishopsgate

Victorian Bath House  have opened the doors to one of London’s most exclusive hideouts to share with you evenings of exquisite variety and unparalleled decadence. For yourself and your select friends we have the pleasure of showcasing our appetite for aperitifs. By appointment only.
Bishopsgate Courtyard London EC2M 3TJ


Must See Attractions in London

The Big Bus Company

The big bus is the best way to see and enjoy London.  The fabulous tours have live commentary and you can stay on the bus for the full circuit, or hop on and off at dozens of world famous attractions.
020 7233 9533

Buckingham Palace

Besides being the official residence of the Queen, Buckingham Palace is also the busy administrative headquarters of the monarchy and has probably the most famous and easily recognizable façade of any building in the world.  Visitors are allowed access by an organized tour to some areas of the palace. The interior of the palace is open throughout August for tours unless, of, course, you have a personal invitation from Her Majesty.
020 7766 7300

British Museum

The imposing British museum exhibits the works of man from prehistoric to modern times with collections drawn from all around the world.  Famous objects include the Rosetta Stone, sculptures from the Partheon and the Portland Vase.
020 7323 8299, Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DG

Tate Modern

The impressive Tate Modern is Britain’s national museum of modern art.  Housed in the former Bankside Power Station on the banks of the River Thames, the gallery displays major works by Matisse and Picasso as well as contemporary work and exhibitions.
020 7887 8888, Bankside London, SE1 9TG

The London Eye

The British Airways London Eye forms a major feature of London’s skyline.  It is the world’s highest observation wheel and offers passengers spectacular views of over 55 of London’s most famous landmarks in just 30 minutes.
0870 220 223, Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7PB

The National History Museum

As well as the permanent dinosaur exhibition, the gallery boasts a collection of the biggest, tallest and rarest animals in the world.  Don’t miss the life size model of the blue whale, the 40 million year old spider, the earthquake simulator and an elephant bird egg.
020 7942 5000, Cromwell Road, SW7 2DD

The Tower of London

Take a free-guided tour with one of the Yeoman Warders around one of the most famous fortified buildings in the world.  Discover its 900-year history as a royal palace and fortress, prison and place of execution.
 0870 756 6060, Tower Hill, EC3N 4AB


The Research House is lucky enough to be situated in an ideal area for shopping!  Whatever you are looking for, we can point you in the right direction. 

Oxford Street

Oxford Street has long been a prime shopping location.  The main attraction is its 300 shops and landmarks stores such as John Lewis, Marks and Spencer, House of Fraser, HMV, Gap, Top Shop etc.


We are just behind Selfridges, which is one of Oxford Street’s most famous stores and is definitely worth a visit.  It has a well-deserved reputation for contemporary designer clothes.  The store also has an extensive men’s section, a great food hall, 19 eateries and a giant cosmetic hall!  You are guaranteed to find everything that you need under this one roof.

Marylebone High Street

Marylebone High Street is where The Research House began.  It is a lovely street to wander up and down with lots of different shops such as The Conran Shop, The White Company, Brora, Aveda, Agnes B, Whistles.  It also has lots of lovely cafés to stop at along the way.

Regent Street

Regent Street is an impressive street that was elegantly constructed in the 1820’s.  Today it has a good range of mid priced stores to choose from including some of the cities oldest and most famous shops.  Some of the shops you will find are; Molton Brown, French Connection, Levi’s, Zara.


On Regent’s Street Liberty has been a fixture of London’s retail scene since 1875 and it has evolved into an impressive modern department store stocking the largest names in fashion design.


Hamleys is one of the other famous stores on Regent Street with seven floors and over 30,000 toys it is every child’s dream shop!

Covent Garden

Covent Garden is one of London’s main theatre and entertainment districts.  It is also a great place to shop with dozens of cobbled streets packed with specialty and quirky shops.

Other Shopping

Kings Road

The Kings Road is legendary.  It was the hippest place to be in the 60’s and these days the road is bursting with new shops and cafes and has a good blend of high street and designer shops.


Visitors from around the world flock to Brompton road to see the illustrious shops and department stores that inhabit the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.


One of the worlds most famous stores, Harrods started life as a modest grocer’s in 1849, it has since grown into a store stocking every possible item and has a vast range of departments!

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