Party Earth Review Located behind the shimmering streets of Soho’s theatrical playground, Market Place is a down-to-earth drinking and dining den with the rustic allure of a retro wood tavern. The front terrace lunging onto the boulevards... ... read full review
11-13 Market Place
London, W1W 8AH
Central, Bakerloo, Victoria Lines: Oxford Circus
020 7079 2020
M–W 11am–midnight, Th–F 11am–2am, Sa noon–2am, Su 1–11pm
Covent Garden / Soho, London –
Located behind the shimmering streets of Soho’s theatrical playground, Market Place is a down-to-earth drinking and dining den with the rustic allure of a retro wood tavern.
The front terrace lunging onto the boulevards of Market Place quadrant provides space for groups of wide-eyed backpackers to bask in the old-world charms of Soho, while inside, carefree students, tourists, and young professionals put on the charm in a tipsy haze of relaxed flirting and animated chatter.
Those looking to really kick back and do nothing can head downstairs, where generous enclaves chiseled out of the concrete walls allow for a more private night of lounging and reading the catchphrases – like “Stress relieved here” – that are etched into the wooden accents throughout the venue.
Patrons shouldn’t expect conversation to flow freely, however, because the club’s combination of tight quarters, low ceilings, and a merciless DJ pumping out soul, R&B, and reggae at high volumes means there’s not much to do but dance – and that’s just what the diverse and energetic swarms of rappers, girly-girls, and metrosexuals do.
Considering the impressive array of people and cultures that come together at Market Place, it’s clear the venue is an all-around crowd pleaser for those looking to share a night of dancing, food, and drinks.
Mix of tourists, travelers, students, and young professionals, 20s to 30s.
Playlist of modern rock, boogie, and upbeat soul during the day. DJs spin hip-hop, reggae, R&B, and funk. Free Wi-Fi.
Menu includes pâtes, biscuits, burgers, sea bass, and classic British desserts.
Sides £3, appetizers £4+, sandwiches £6–£7.50, burgers £9–£10, late night menu £4–£17. Beer £3–£6, wine £5–£6.50/glass or £14–£49/bottle, cocktails £6–£7, shots £3.50, coffee £2.60.
Casual: urban street wear, festive dresses, flower accessories.
Fridays and Saturdays for the DJ sets and the biggest crowds of enthusiastic clubbers.
Tortilla (6 Market Place) serves hearty Mexican food in a relaxed, finger-lickin’ atmosphere.