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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Market
“Market on Saturdays, lovely to visit the market and go for a nice stroll in the park afterwards.”
  • 897 locals recommend
Market
“It is a really North London tradition on a Sunday. One of the last places you can see a real east ender (person from the East side of London) manning a stall with all the cockney rhyming slang to go along with it. Beware if you get there late, it can get very busy at the Flower Market but just relax and enjoy a bit of pushing...it is all part of the experience. If you don't want to brave the crowds to buy a plant, they have mix of buskers, cafes, pubs and market stalls to browse as well. Open on Sunday mornings. ”
  • 1017 locals recommend
Park
“Huge, beautiful park next to the canal. Great for running, cycling, walking, picnics, BBQs and pedal boating. ”
  • 695 locals recommend
Rock Climbing Spot
“The site of the 2012 London Olympics. Good places to eat and picnic in summer. Also look out for events. Great for cycling. ”
  • 347 locals recommend
Market
“Now far more than just a string of stalls selling bric-à-brac and fruit and veg, Brick Lane Market, in the heart of Shoreditch, has grown and mutated over the years to incorporate five different markets known as The Truman Markets. Operating at its fullest on Sundays, Brick Lane and its surrounding streets come alive, teeming with sellers shifting their wares. Outside the bagel bars, curry houses and vintage shops, people without proper stalls set up shop on carpets and tables, selling old electrical equipment, toys, records, broken musical instruments, furniture and everything else under the sun. Down one side street you’ll come across Backyard Market, a covered, warehouse-sized space with stalls focused on arts and crafts. Pop in for clothes, cards and wrapping paper, one-of-a-kind jewellery and tote bags, all from up-and-coming designers and creatives. The Sunday Upmarket is a food hall brimming with street food vendors selling a global smorgasbord of cuisine. There are also more than 200 market stalls here selling vintage clothing, fashion by new and established designers, jewellery and homewares. The Vintage Market does what it says on the tin, with stalls selling clothing, accessories and retro memorabilia from the 1920s to the 1990s. If you’re into chintz,, The Tea Rooms host charming stalls selling things like typewriters, taxidermy and vintage maps. If you need to fuel up, there’s the Boiler House Food Hall, which has around 30 stalls selling culinary delights from all around the world. You can also explore Ely’s Yard Street Food where you’ll find favourites such as Orange Buffalo, Mother Clucker and Caboose.”
  • 416 locals recommend
Route
“Lane full of curry houses, banter and bargin with the vendors outside to get a deal. ”
  • 354 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Shoreditch is an arty area with lots of creative people in it. Lots of trendy restaurants, bars, artisan coffee shops and vintage clothing shops. ”
  • 250 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“10 minute walk from the flat, Dishoom is an amazing Indian restaurant both in terms of food and atmosphere. It is very popular so you might have to queue to get a table.”
  • 253 locals recommend
Pool
“London Fields Lido is one of London's central outdoor swimming pools. It's a great place to go and really peaceful early in the morning.”
  • 348 locals recommend
Park
“A classic London park. Good for jogging but lovely for a stroll. A good cafe, deer, goats and an aviary. A local gem.”
  • 271 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Great concerts and also a cinema. The local library has books about London as well as any other topic.”
  • 272 locals recommend
Museum
“The Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood is London’s most nostalgic museum, showcasing dollhouses, action figures, teddy bears and various other childhood objects dating as far back as the 1700s. Alongside its permanent collections, Bethnal Green’s toy museum hosts film screenings, workshops for kids and inspiring exhibitions. Admission is free. Sun: 10:00 am - 5:45 pm Mon: 10:00 am - 5:45 pm Tue: 10:00 am - 5:45 pm Wed: 10:00 am - 5:45 pm Thu: 10:00 am - 5:45 pm Fri: 10:00 am - 5:45 pm Sat: 10:00 am - 5:45 pm”
  • 207 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Boxpark has several locations in London, and the concept is a fascinating one each time, taking old boxcars and turning them into a bevy of interesting shops and restaurants. You’d be surprised at how much can fit in the small spaces of the boxcars from eyeglasses to toys and a half-dozen clothing stores. There’s also a great selection of food to be had here from The Athenian to Voodoo Ray’s pizza, as well as concert venues and clubs.”
  • 180 locals recommend
Bus Stop
“Loads of day and night life in Shoreditch. Get on the art tours. Banksy works all over this area. Colour and art breathes life into the people and architecture. Iconic”
  • 173 locals recommend
Cinema
“Wonderful place to catch a movie. Has a restaurant with decent snacks. People just hang out. Their little 'Lounge' cinema has some pretty unique features and documentaries on. Half price tickets o Mondays!”
  • 226 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Get there early to queue for Ottolenghi's famous pastries. You won't regret it!”
  • 218 locals recommend