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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.
Park
“An island of beautiful countryside, the magic of Hampstead Heath lies not only in its rich wildlife and extensive sports and recreational opportunities, but also in its proximity and accessibility to millions of people. There is a zoo, an athletics track, an education centre, extensive children's facilities, three swimming ponds and a Lido.”
  • 643 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Massive MALL with every shop you can think of. IUts very busy on the wekeends so maybe go during the week. You can spend house here.”
  • 501 locals recommend
Art Museum
“London’s best contemporary art gallery has plenty of interactive activities for kids. It’s inside the former Bankside Power Station and younger kids can run around the vast Turbine Hall. Kids aged 3 and older can sketch their own masterpieces at the Bloomberg digital drawing bar and then have their art projected onto the gallery’s walls. The Sonic Trails app is especially designed to take kids on sound journey through the gallery, while the Tate Kids Collection Case is a scavenger-hunt-like exploration of the Materials and Objects display. (1 restaurant) ages: 3+ tube: Blackfriars of Southwark open: Daily 10:00 to 18:00 costs: Kids under 12 get free access to all exhibitions; adults pay for special exhibitions only”
  • 484 locals recommend
  • 10 Experiences
Museum
“Madame Tussauds in London has been visited by around 500 million people since it first opened and attracts over 2.5 million visitors every year. The museum was founded and named after the framed wax sculptor Marie Tussaud, who was born in Strasbourg, France in 1761. The first exhibition of Madame Tussauds in London opened in 1835 on Baker Street but was later moved to its present location on Marleybone Road in 1894. ”
  • 244 locals recommend
Market
“A great area for live bands, from jazz to punk, from indie rock to busking. ”
  • 394 locals recommend
Lake
“Clearly running along the river is great for both combining tourism and fitness. Head North on the Southbank and you can run all the way to St Pauls the Tate Modern and back for a nice 10km. Warning as you pass the London Eye and the carnival of street entertainers outside Royal Festival Hall its best done in early morning. For less hectic runs the nearby Battersea Park is beautiful and it’s nice to run along the river front and past the Buddhist Pagoda. There is a little piece of road running to get to the Park. Finally nearby there is FloatWorks and Embody Wellness for flotation tanks, massages, yoga and pilates. Plus the VauxWall Climbing Centre. ”
  • 345 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Market
“A great traidtional food market in central London. Very popular so it is always busy!”
  • 368 locals recommend
Art Museum
“A stunning collection of 2300 paintings. Free tours everyday at 11:30 and 2:30. Kid-friendly audio tours are available for £1 or can be downloaded in advance. Family audio tours and special weekend events such as story-telling. (2 restaurants) ages: 4+ tube: Charing Cross or Leicester Square. open: Saturday to Thursday 10:00 to 18:00, Friday 10:00 to 21:00 costs: Free”
  • 223 locals recommend
  • 7 Experiences
Park
“Fantastic park for a mindful walk , beautiful nature and birds to be observed there ”
  • 292 locals recommend
Flea Market
“The original East London marketplace with loads of retailers, restaurants, market stalls and food traders. Open 7 days a week, a great day out for all ages!”
  • 373 locals recommend
Church
“I would recommend you visit this beautiful Cathedral, where Princess Diana and Charles were married. Fact - The cathedral is one of the most famous and most recognisable sights of London. Its dome, framed by the spires of Wren's City churches, has dominated the skyline for over 300 years. At 365 feet (111 m) high, it was the tallest building in London from 1710 to 1967. The dome is among the highest in the world. St Paul's is the second largest church building in the United Kingdom after Liverpool Cathedral. ”
  • 328 locals recommend
  • 38 Experiences
Park
“With Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens on your door step, and with Green and St James park in close proximity, my flat is the perfect location for those wanting to get a morning run (or walk!) in the beautiful parks that London has to offer, along with a bit of site seeing. Hyde park is generally safe and I have never felt threatened, but the entrances are gated and are closed from sunset and reopen around 5.30am. I have often run throughout the park during the dark winter mornings, but saying that please remember London is a city and always be vigilant. If like me you are a very early bird, I would suggest foregoing the earphones if you are pounding the pavements on your own so that you can hear whats going on around you! The easiest way to get to Kensington gardens is to turn Right out of Monmouth road, and then take the first right onto Garway road - keep straight until you cross Moscow road continuing straight until you hit Bayswater road, where you then turn left and cross Bayswater road at the pedestrian crossing. 4.5 Mile loop, also known as Two Parks- runs the circumference of Hyde park and Kensington Gardens. Just stick to the large path which will eventually take you back to your starting point. You will enjoy running through Speakers corner, view Wellingtons arch, past Hyde Park Barracks, The Royal Albert Hall, The Albert Memorial, Kensington Palace and the Diana memorial playground! 7.2 Mile loop (Also known as Three parks) - includes all that of the two park loop, but at hyde park corner you come out of the park, cross over the large round about (running through Wellington Arch!) - and run the circumference of St James park and Green Park - where the London Marathon finishes. On this loop you will get to see the majestic Buckingham palace ”
  • 177 locals recommend
  • 4 Experiences
Park
“One of the largest green spaces in southeast London on 74 hectares (183 Acres)”
  • 325 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Church
“Where Royals are married and buried and one of the most famous churches in London. Recommend the Queens Diamond Jubilee galleries - great collection and view of the abbey. ”
  • 178 locals recommend
  • 47 Experiences
Market
“Brick Lane Market is a London market centred on Brick Lane, Tower Hamlets in east London. Every Sunday from 9 to 5. ”
  • 426 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Scenic Viewpoint
“The tallest building in the UK, from their viewing gallery you have unparalleled views of London.”
  • 300 locals recommend