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.

Experiences you might enjoy

Here are some activities hosted by locals that would help you explore the city.

Locals’ favourite places

Here’s your definitive guide to the best parks, restaurants, landmarks and local spots, all according to locals

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1. Columbia Road Flower Market
Columbia Rd
869local recommendations
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2. Tate Modern
Bankside
735local recommendations
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3. Hyde Park Area
643local recommendations
Melissa
Melissa says “Its a really nice big park right in the centre of London covering an area between Bayswater, Mayfair...” ·
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4. Broadway Market
Broadway Market
867local recommendations
Charlotte Alice
Charlotte Alice says “Our favourtie place is Broadway Market- a shopping street nestled in the heart of Hackney, East Lon...” ·
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5. Victoria Park
Grove Rd
556local recommendations
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6. Old Spitalfields Market
Brushfield St
338local recommendations
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7. Hackney Picturehouse
270 Mare St
233local recommendations
Angie
Angie says “Independent(ish) cinema, nice big seats, full bar and more culture than you can shake a stick at. Sh...” ·
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8. Dishoom Shoreditch
7 Boundary St
237local recommendations
Sabin
Sabin says “Based on the traditional Irani cafes of Bombay, Dishoom is not only one of the best Indian restauran...” ·
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9. London Fields Lido
London Fields West Side
214local recommendations
Lyn & Gavin
Lyn & Gavin says “London Fields – The Lido and Broadway Market London fields and Broadway Market is a top hipster hang...” ·
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10. Ottolenghi Islington
287 Upper St
206local recommendations
Sameer And Nabeelah
Sameer And Nabeelah says “The restaurant is named for its iconic owner - the chef Yotam Ottolenghi, who has a recipe column in...” ·
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11. Westfield London
Ariel Way
475local recommendations
Cleo
Cleo says “Westfield London is a pioneering shopping and leisure destination to shop, to eat, and to meet. Find...” ·
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12. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
326local recommendations
Karina
Karina says “Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is free to visit every day of the week. It’s home to the London Stadium...” ·
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13. British Museum
Great Russell St
543local recommendations
14. Oxford Street
Oxford St
214local recommendations
Leon
Leon says “The heart of London shopping, bustling Oxford Street has more than 300 shops, designer outlets and l...” ·
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15. Brick Lane Sunday Market
91 Brick Ln
398local recommendations
Julia
Julia says “Brick Lane Market is growing faster than your waistline after a Bengal curry. Formerly just a trail ...” ·
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16. Westminster Abbey
210local recommendations
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17. Natural History Museum
Cromwell Rd
480local recommendations
VanZyl
VanZyl says “The Natural History Museum in London is a museum of natural history that exhibits a vast range of sp...” ·
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18. Electric Cinema
191 Portobello Rd
183local recommendations
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19. Tayyabs
83-89 Fieldgate St
223local recommendations
Kathy
Kathy says “Founded in 1972 Tayyab’s is a family owned and run business in Whitechapel serving the finest in Pun...” ·
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20. Harrods
87-135 Brompton Rd
417local recommendations
Lux London
Lux London says “Britain's most famous store and possibly the most famous store in the world, Harrods features on man...” ·
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21. Royal Albert Hall
Imperial College Rd
184local recommendations
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22. ZSL London Zoo
257local recommendations
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23. Regent's Park
Chester Rd
508local recommendations
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24. The O2
Peninsula Square
269local recommendations
Eli
Eli says “The O2, visually typeset in branding as The O₂, is a large entertainment district on the Greenwich p...” ·
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25. Pizza East Shoreditch
56 Shoreditch High St
158local recommendations
Sam
Sam says “Housed on the ground floor of the Tea Building, located on the corner of Shoreditch High Street and ...” ·
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26. Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Rd
440local recommendations
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27. CRATE Brewery & Pizzeria
Unit 7 Queen's Yard
151local recommendations
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28. Brick Lane
Brick Ln
438local recommendations
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29. Barbican Centre
Silk St
218local recommendations
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30. Rio Cinema
107 Kingsland High St
173local recommendations