Neal's Yard Updated: 4 months ago

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Neal's Yard is a courtyard in Seven Dials that looks very different from anything else in London. Colourful buildings, windows, doors and plants make this a popular location for photographers.

Neal’s Yard is named after Thomas Neale; a 17th-century developer who created the Seven dials area. In 1976 Nicholas Saunders bought one of the buildings and created the Whole Food Warehouse, which became a success. The success attracted other businesses to Neal’s Yard transforming the courtyard into what it is today.

Neal’s Yard has a range of cafes, restaurants and shops as well as health and beauty products. The cafes and the wine bars are great for relaxing during or after a busy day. Some of the places we recommend visiting include Neal’s Yard Remedies for organic beauty products, Redemption Bar and Wild Food Cafe for vegetarian food and 26 Grains and Jacob the Angel for coffee.

Getting there

Neal's Yard is about 10 minutes walk from Covent Garden. The main entrance is on Short's Gardens, one of the streets starting from the Seven Dials Monument. The other way to access it is via Monmouth Street, a street also starting from the Seven Dials Monument.


Covent Garden is less than 10 minutes and Leicester Square is about 10 minutes away. Neal's Yard is located in Seven Dials in Soho so it's easy to walk around and see these areas too.

Nearest Stations

Tottenham Court Road - 4 min

Central Northern Elizabeth Line London Underground Zone: 1

Covent Garden - 5 min

Piccadilly London Underground Zone: 1

Leicester Square - 6 min

Piccadilly Northern London Underground Zone: 1

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