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Best things to do in London

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“A lovely walk from the flat through Holland Park to Kensington Gardens you'll discover Kensington Palace on the way and you can pop in for a look around if you want to.”
172 locals recommend
Park
“Looking for a more relaxed atmosphere instead? Kyoto Gardens in Holland Park might be just what you need!”
288 locals recommend
Music Venue
“The O2 is home to the world’s most popular music, sport, comedy, entertainment and so much more. With premium outlet shopping at ICON Outlet, bars and restaurants, a multi-screen Cineworld, Oxygen Freejumping trampoline park and 12-lane Hollywood Bowl, it’s the ultimate destination. See a different side of the city by climbing the famous roof at Up at The O2 and experience incredible 360-degree views of London.”
308 locals recommend
Plaza
“Take train from Ladywell station direct to London Charing Cross station, turn left on Strand and walk for 1 min”
187 locals recommend
Zoo
“Find real animals, real characters, real adventures and really important stories to be told at ZSL London Zoo. A real working zoo that’s striving every single day to help make a real difference to the animals we look after and the wildlife of the world. Zoo life is packed full of wonder and amazement, with more than 750 species of animals to meet and thousands more surprising and fascinating facts just waiting to be discovered. Find yourself face to face with our Asiatic lions in Land of the Lions, get up close in our walkthrough exhibits including In with the Lemurs, Meet the Monkeys and, if you’re feeling brave, Europe’s only walkthrough spider experience! Plus of course the iconic Penguin Beach, Tiger Territory and Gorilla Kingdom. Your visit helps support our conservation work in more than 50 countries around the world. What are you waiting for? Experience it for yourself. This content has been supplied by ZSL London Zoo”
196 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.”
415 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“It's a must see for art Lovers or anyone that enjoys galleries and museums. ”
253 locals recommend
Church
“Another location with a long association with British royalty, Westminster Abbey stands on a site that's been associated with Christianity since the early 7th century. Officially known as the Collegiate Church of St. Peter in Westminster, Westminster Abbey was founded by Edward the Confessor in 1065 as his place of interment. From his burial in 1066 until that of George II almost 700 years later, most sovereigns were not only crowned here but they were buried here, too. More recently, it's become famous as the preferred location for Royal Weddings.”
177 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“You're a 5-10 minute walk from Primrose Hill. Take a walk to the top to enjoy the panoramic view of London's skyline. Beautiful and incredibly different by day and night and a view that you simply can't capture in a photograph”
364 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Stunning Victorian building with the world famous round scene and amazing programme of concerts and entertainment throughout the year. ”
162 locals recommend
Café
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“Walkable from the flat, home for 100's of years for the young royals open and open to the public.”
175 locals recommend
Palace
“Experience the public dramas and private lives of Henry VIII, his wives and children in the world of the Tudor court. Admire Henry’s Great Hall, the infamous Haunted Gallery and the Tudor kitchens. Discover the spectacular baroque palace built for William III and Mary II and explore the magnificent gardens.”
237 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“lots of nice restaurants and shops - a huge waitrose and John Lewis, robert dyas”
288 locals recommend
Observatory
“Home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), the Prime Meridian of the world and London’s Planetarium.”
251 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Great fun, good food, good cocktails & an experience different to any other in london - especially around Chinese New Year:) ”
233 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Discover the world of science behind our botanical collections, with over 50,000 living plants to be found across this UNESCO World Heritage site.”
271 locals recommend