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Top store recommendations from locals

Art Museum
“Iconic. Look out for Tate lates on Friday nights for vibes cocktails and DJs here. V fun ”
  • 493 locals recommend
Theatre
“tourist attraction , life play on open stage. with booked tikets in advance”
  • 193 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Established in 1991, this flagship London club has spawned a record label and countless multimedia outlets since then, but still remains a key destination for dedicated clubbers in the capital. Some of the world's biggest DJs regularly play here alongside up-and-coming acts in various rooms, so if you're seeking a big night out in Elephant and Castle, there's nowhere better.”
  • 85 locals recommend
Street Food Gathering
“Borough Market may be where you visit to buy food, but the Mercato is one of the trendiest places you can go to eat! It's a series of local warehouses converted into one of the hippest areas south of the river: dozens of food stalls serving international cuisines, bars, a niche cinema and an incredibly lively atmosphere. That said, there's no reserve seating and it can be much harder to seat larger groups together, especially on Friday and Saturday nights..!”
  • 109 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“A hidden spot under the railway arches that serves small producer wine with a daily changing, seasonal menu of absolutely outstanding food. Open Wednesday to Saturday and well worth squeezing into whatever spot is available.”
  • 84 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Fashion and Textile Museum is a contemporary fashion museum, 2 min walk from the flat. Founded by British designer Zandra Rhodes in 2003, the museum is part of the Newham College of Further Education – one of Europe's largest further education colleges.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Café
“Great coffee and quirky interior. Can spend all day here working or hanging out.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Grab some of the finest coffee at this Borough Market institution. Excellent pastries and you can also get beans to go for brewing at home”
  • 38 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“££ - Elegant French Brasserie with an amazing view on Tower Bridge from terrace. For fine dining experience book a restaurant, otherwise it has a bar with good quality French food. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Great for coffee and pastries, has a cosy feel in the winter with the wood fire”
  • 26 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“On the southern end of Bermondsey Street, Hej is a favourite of freelance writers and the start-up crowd who are drawn by its excellent coffee, cinnamon buns and sleek shared workspaces. Scandi cool permeates the barn-like interior with comfy couches and a wooden moose head mounted on a stripped-back wall. The details mischievously toe the line between charming and cutesy: mini jars of Jelly Babies on the tables, copies of Kinfolk on the window ledge and a collaboration with florist Dante Carmassi that leaves the doorstep lined with buckets of hydrangeas and peonies (you'll even get a free drink when you buy a bouquet).”
  • 26 locals recommend
Food
“Casual and cosy wine bar, for simple cheese plates, snacks and a glass of wine”
  • 21 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“One of the first genuinely good tapas restaurants in London. If you’re after a steady interpretation of the classics (padron peppers, quality jamon, tortillas and garlic gambas) and authentic Spanish bustle to boot, head here.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Pie Shop
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“Not everyone's favourite, but if you would like to try Pie and mash it is a traditional London working-class food, originating in London. Pie, mash and eel shops have been in London since the 19th century M.Manze was established in 1902 by Michele Manze - the present owners' Grandfather. They serve traditional Pie and Mash and Eels (jellied or stewed), in authentic surroundings. At Manzes, we still use the same recipes today for the pies and liquor as were used in 1902, the only changes made have been to improve quality and to meet the higher food standards of today. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Diner
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“It's a local institution and pops up in films quite often! Super, local café for a quick coffee or a full English breakfast. You can sit outside when it's nice. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Corner Shop
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  • 2 locals recommend