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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.
Concert Hall
“Stunning Victorian building with the world famous round scene and amazing programme of concerts and entertainment throughout the year. ”
  • 163 locals recommend
Rock Climbing Spot
“Created for the 2012 Olympics, the stadium now is home to West Ham (and lots of other events, eg athletics, baseball). The rest of the park is great for families and cycling or walking. Check out the views from the ArcelorMittal Orbit - and ride the helter-skelter if you're brave enough!”
  • 349 locals recommend
Zoo
“London Zoo sits in the northern part of Regent’s Park and is extremely popular with families. Wildlife habitats include Tiger Territory, Gorilla Kingdom, Land of the Lions, Penguin Beach and Reptile House (where part of a Harry Potter film was shot). Meet the Monkeys is a big hit with younger kids and you can visit creepie crawlies in the spider walkthrough. Kids (11-15-year-olds) also have the option of playing junior zoo keeper for a day (book in advance) and the zoo organises BegBugs sleepovers in the Bug House. (2 restaurants) ages: 2+ tube: Regent’s Park or Baker Street open: Daily 10:00 to 18:00. Closed on Christmas Day. costs: Standard ticket is 29.75 for adults, £22 for kids 3 to 15, £75.80 for a family (online only). Fast track £29.30 for adults, £23 for kids (online rates only). Booking online saves up to 20% off standard tickets.”
  • 202 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Just 15 minutes walk away over Vauxhall Bridge is the original Tate museum that shows great exhibitions, has a brilliant giftshop and a lovely (expensive) restaurant Rex Whistler (you may need to book). ”
  • 262 locals recommend
  • 4 Experiences
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. ”
  • 415 locals recommend
  • 5 Experiences
Neighbourhood
“DescriptionA shopping and entertainment hub in London's West End, Covent Garden centres on the elegant, car-free Piazza, home to fashion stores, craft stalls at the Apple Market, and the Royal Opera House. Street entertainers perform by 17th-century St. Paul’s Church, and the London Transport Museum houses vintage vehicles. Upscale restaurants serve European cuisines, and nearby theatres draw crowds for plays and musicals. ”
  • 314 locals recommend
  • 33 Experiences
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.”
  • 309 locals recommend
Plaza
“Take train from Ladywell station direct to London Charing Cross station, turn left on Strand and walk for 1 min”
  • 188 locals recommend
  • 6 Experiences
Observatory
“Stand on the world's Prime Meridian, take an awe-inspiring journey through space and discover the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)! Incredible views from an incredibly historic site!”
  • 258 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“Amazing Indian fusion small plates and amazing cocktails at the bar downstairs. Make a booking or it could wait for a bit!! ”
  • 254 locals recommend
Café
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“Lived in by members of the Royal Family since 1689. The most recent inhabitants include Diana, Princess of Wales, Princess Margaret, and now, TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children, and TRH The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The 452 bus takes you all the way!”
  • 179 locals recommend
  • 4 Experiences
Neighbourhood
“With one of the best views over London this small little park is a green oasis in the heart of London. Idyllic little houses dotted along the park offer a colourful point of view to the onlooker and splash of positivity. It's cozy little high street has an array of independent and boutique shops, cafes and pubs to choose from. Never a dull moment near the hill. ”
  • 377 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Neighbourhood
“The major financial centre, with plenty of shops, cafés and waterways there's plenty to do on your doorstep.”
  • 298 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Lounge
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“Once London’s red light district, it’s now more mainstream though there are still a few seedier places. Lots of clubs, bars and restaurants. Shaftesbury Avenue is also home to many West End Theatres.”
  • 237 locals recommend
  • 4 Experiences
Botanical Garden
“UNESCO Heritage site - a must visit! Don’t forget to buy the local honey or a rare plant specie to take back home”
  • 280 locals recommend
Park
“Fabulous walks with distant views of Central London on a clear day - visit the Isabella Plantation, have tea at Pembroke Lodge or just walk and see the lovely deer”
  • 357 locals recommend