Local information

Our bar opens at least an hour before each show (and is sometimes open throughout the daytime too), serving a selection of hot & cold drinks. The local area also has a good number of nice places to eat and drink during the daytimes and into the night.

Cash points
The nearest cashpoints are at the 2 local branches of Tesco (Lisson Grove & Church Street).  Both branches are on the route between The Cockpit and the Tube stations.  There is also a Santander on the corner of Church Street & Edgware Road.

Please note: We are now a cashless venue. 


Food & Drink

"Fancy a pint?" - Local boozers

The Globe
47 Lisson Grove, NW1 6UB
Coming from Marylebone Station? Fancy a Arepas (Peruvian food)? 10% off food with a print-out of your ticket confirmation on the day of the performance. View the menu here; http://www.theglobemarylebone.co.uk  
Monday - Thursday, 12.00-23.00; Friday & Saturday, 12.00-00.00; Sunday, 12.00-23.00


The Traders Inn
52 Church St, London, NW8 8EP
If you fancy a swift game of darts whilst catching up with your mates then The Traders Inn is your ideal pub. They serve a variety of pub snacks, whilst also offering traditional pub meals including pie & mash and the not so traditional pizzas. They screen big sports matches and boast a dart board and their own ladies darts team. Outside seating available, weather permitting.
Open Monday-Saturday, 11.00-23.00 and Sunday, 12.00-22.30



”No taste like home“ - Good, wholesome, freshly made grub

The Cali Café (aka "Café Open")

39 Church Street, London, NW8 8ES
Great coffee and light snacks throughout the day, the Cali Cafe also serves cooked breakfasts as well as wide selection of fresh and well balanced sandwiches and salads. Eat in or take out.  A favourite of The Cockpit staff.  Closes at about 4pm.


Alfie’s Rooftop Restaurant
13-25 Church Street, London, NW8 8DT
Antiques market turned rooftop restaurant. Alfie’s Rooftop Restaurant is an oasis of calm tucked away on the top floor of Alfie’s Antique Market. It has a cosy indoor area and a large sunny terrace, so come rain or shine Alfie’s Rooftop Restaurant is the perfect venue for a hearty meal, a light snack, or just a coffee and a slice of cake. Breakfast served until midday and on Saturdays throughout the day.
Open Tuesday to Saturday 10.00-18.00


"Food on the fly" - Fast food

Church Street has a load of places offering the usual fare of chips, chicken stuff, kebabs, greasy spoons.  Stroll down and you'll find any number of places to grab a quick bite.  But we also recommend:

Sea Shell of Lisson Grove
49 Lisson Grove, London, NW1 1UH
The Sea Shell is the perfect place to go for a quick bite on the go or a sit down dinner with friends and family. Enjoy a fast cod and chips in their traditional takeaway or relax over a glass of wine and one of their daily specials. Whatever you decide, the Sea Shell provides fresh, tasty, high quality fish & chips, not to mention they're environmentally friendly too.
Open Monday to Friday 12.00-14.30 then 17.00-22:30, Saturday 12.00-22:30.
http://www.seashellrestaurant.co.uk - 020 7224 9000


”Take the load off“ - Places for a sit-down meal

Sea Shell
As above.  As well as good old fish 'n' chips, they also have a very smart seafood restaurant just round the side.


Lahore Restaurant
2-4 Gateforth Street, NE8 8EH
Just across the road from us, Lahore do a  fusion of Indian, African & Oriental cuisine.  Great food and atmosphere - but they don't have a booze license, so BYOB.
Open 11.00-14:30 then 18.00-23:50
020 7723 0808


Don Pepe
99 Frampton Street, NW8 8NA - 020 7262 3834
One of the best tapas and Spanish cuisine restaurants in London.  Very popular, so booking is recommended.
Open Mon-Sat, 12.00-15.00 then 19.00-00.00


Sports Bar & Grill
Marylebone Station, NW1 6JJ
Large restaurant & area with a wide range of drinks. Also provide sports coverage.


As well as the £ shops at the south end of Church selling a variety of useful gubbins, we recommend:

A particularly useful a friendly hardware store about halfway down church street on the left.

For paint, tools and specialist hardware needs.  Go down Church Street to Edgware Road, turn right and cross over.  It's just before the garage.

Arrow Electrical
For electrical components, especially lighting.  Go down Church Street to Edgware Road, turn right and cross over.  It's the first shop on the parade.


There are 3 pharmacies along Church Street, the nearest being on the corner just opposite Gateforth Street.  There is a late-night pharmacy on Lisson Grove on the parade of shops beyond Tesco on your way to Marylebone Station.



There is a Travelodge just 7 minutes walk from the Cockpit. You can book directly here