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.

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
Sarah
Sarah says “Columbia road flower market has to be witnessed. Every Sunday morning the street is transformed into...” ·
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2. Tate Modern
Bankside
735local recommendations
Victoria
Victoria says “Once collectively known as the Tate Gallery, London's two Tate galleries - Tate Britain and Tate Mod...” ·
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3. Hyde Park
643local recommendations
Dennis
Dennis says “Every year millions of Londoners and tourists visit Hyde Park, one of the capital's eight Royal Park...” ·
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4. Broadway Market
Broadway Market
867local recommendations
Karina
Karina says “For east London’s fashionably attired food-lovers, there's no better Saturday destination than Broad...” ·
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5. Victoria Park
Grove Rd
556local recommendations
Arantxa
Arantxa says “Victoria Park is one of London’s most important historic parks and its oldest public park, visited b...” ·
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6. Old Spitalfields Market
Brushfield St
338local recommendations
Branca
Branca says “Redevelopment has seen this East End stalwart combine the refurbished 1887 covered market with a mod...” ·
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7. Hackney Picturehouse
270 Mare St
233local recommendations
Jo
Jo says “Cool independent Cinema chain, showing a great mix of blockbuster and arty films. Excellent bar and...” ·
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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
Lyn & Gavin
Lyn & Gavin says “Lovely planting and riverside and canal side walks. Fantastic park, developed in the grounds/by the...” ·
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13. The British Museum
Great Russell St
543local recommendations
Veronica
Veronica says “The Museum houses a vast collection of world art and artefacts and is free to all visitors. Admissi...” ·
14. Oxford Street
Oxford St
214local recommendations
David
David says “Like it or not, Oxford Street is the main artery of London shopping. It’s not the place to head for ...” ·
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15. Brick Lane Market
91 Brick Ln
398local recommendations
Lyn & Gavin
Lyn & Gavin says “Brick Lane Market on Sundays is within walking distance of the Columbia Rd Flower Market, but is a w...” ·
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16. Westminster Abbey
210local recommendations
Victoria
Victoria says “Westminster Abbey is in the heart of London - next to Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Closest ...” ·
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17. Natural History Museum
Cromwell Rd
480local recommendations
Lux London
Lux London 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
Simon
Simon says “The Electric Cinema is a movie theatre in Notting Hill, London, and is one of the oldest working cin...” ·
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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
Manik
Manik says “Harrods is one of the most Iconic shopping Malls in London, as it is located within one of the world...” ·
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21. Royal Albert Hall
Imperial College Rd
184local recommendations
Stephen
Stephen says “A short bus journey from the flat The Proms 2016 from 15 July to 10 September The event returns in...” ·
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22. ZSL London Zoo
257local recommendations
ALR Phillida
ALR Phillida says “A visit to London Zoo is the perfect day out. Set in leafy Regent's Park, it has over 800 animal spe...” ·
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23. The 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
Victoria
Victoria says “The Victoria and Albert Museum (aka the V&A) is part of a South Kensington-based group of museums th...” ·
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27. CRATE Brewery & Pizzeria
Unit 7 Queen's Yard
151local recommendations
Gabriele
Gabriele says “CRATE is Hackney Wick’s first craft brewery and pizzeria, situated canal-side in a former print fact...” ·
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28. Brick Lane
Brick Ln
438local recommendations
Renier
Renier says “Famous for its many Bangladeshi restaurants, the only place to dare anything from a hot and spicy Vi...” ·
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29. Barbican Centre
Silk St
218local recommendations
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30. Rio Cinema
107 Kingsland High St
173local recommendations
Merel & Rinze
Merel & Rinze says “Rio Cinema is an independent Art Deco cinema. The Rio was named one of London's best cinemas by the ...” ·