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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.

Castle
“The Tower of London, officially Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London. You can walk here from the property in c 20 minutes”
  • 471 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Travel on the Central Line (Red) to St Paul's Cathedral. The cross the nearby Millennium footbridge and get a fantastic view of the Thames and Tower Bridge. Cross to the Tate Modern Gallery (which is free). then head East along the river to Shakespeare's Globe - a reconstruction on the site of the original theatre, Fisherman's Wharf for some arty shops and if you are feeling like a walk, head for Borough Market for lunch, and take in Southwark Cathedral and the Golden Hinde sailing ship. From here you could continue to Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. If you get that far, you can travel all the way back by tube on the District Line from Tower Hill. Total mileage = 2 miles 3 Km”
  • 352 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Tate is an institution that houses, in a network of four art museums, the United Kingdom's national collection of British art, and international modern and contemporary art. It is not a government institution, but its main sponsor is the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. (Wikipedia)”
  • 477 locals recommend
Market
“A great traidtional food market in central London. Very popular so it is always busy!”
  • 369 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“At the top of London's tallest building, set beside the River Thames, The View from The Shard is a multi-sensory experience; combining awe-inspiring 360 degree views of the city in a unique setting - an escape from the hustle and bustle of the streets below. Whats great is that you can reach this destination within 30 mins by foot! Why not try booking a table during sunset, so you can watch London transform from day to night. ”
  • 292 locals recommend
Market
“Easily accessible by London Bridge underground station or a direct Bus from Liverpool Street Station, Borough Market is one of London's an iconic food halls. Open between 10am and 5pm, it's the perfect place to refuel for lunch, and stock up on locally produced food and souvenirs to take away with you. ”
  • 414 locals recommend
Bridge
“Tower Bridge was built over 120 years ago to ease road traffic while maintaining river access to the busy Pool of London docks. Built with giant moveable roadways that lift up for passing ships, it is to this day considered an engineering marvel and beyond being one of London’s favourite icons, it is arguably one of the most famous and instantly recognisable structures in the entire world. Walking along the Thames to Tower Bridge should be one of the highlights of your stay.”
  • 176 locals recommend
Theatre
“Lovely historical venue that every Shakespeare fan should get to experience. The location is excellent but it might be a bit hard to find your way there. The gift shop was well stocked and the salesperson was very helpful. ”
  • 190 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Tower Bridge has a spectacular view and if you manage to see the bridge opening its even more incredible. ”
  • 134 locals recommend
Bridge
“News Years Eve Join in the celebrations. The most amazing fireworks display every year on the River Thames. It's possible to enjoy the show for free but you can book tickets in advance event. closer to the event. ”
  • 109 locals recommend
Bridge
“ Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London built between 1886 and 1894. The bridge crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London and has become an iconic symbol of London. Because of this, Tower Bridge is sometimes confused with London Bridge, situated some 0.5 mi (0.80 km) upstream. Tower Bridge is one of five London bridges now owned and maintained by the Bridge House Estates, a charitable trust overseen by the City of London Corporation. It is the only one of the Trust's bridges not to connect the City of London directly to the Southwark bank, as its northern landfall is in Tower Hamlets.”
  • 140 locals recommend
Bakery
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“awesome and artsy by day - brimming and bustling by night. With its cafes, shops, galleries, bars and entertainment, this is the place to be. ”
  • 118 locals recommend
Street Food Gathering
“Another lesser-known food market. Open on weekends, serving excellent nibbles and drinks.”
  • 117 locals recommend
History Museum
“HMS Belfast is one of only three remaining vessels from the bombardment fleet which supported the Normandy landings on 6 June 1944. The other vessels are the destroyer USS Laffey, part of the historic ships grouped at Patriots Point, South Carolina, and the dreadnought battleship USS Texas at San Jacinto, Texas. In total, HMS Belfast spent 33 days in support of the landings and fired over 5,000 shells ”
  • 57 locals recommend
Bridge
“Just 3 x stops away on the tube - Tower Bridge Exhibition - Step inside the most famous bridge in the world and explore its iconic structure, spectacular views and Glass Floor, fascinating exhibitions and atmospheric Victorian Engine Rooms.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Street Food Gathering
“Bustling but relaxed food market further out in Central London. There are seating placements, unlike most other food markets.”
  • 102 locals recommend