Stay entertained in London

Rain or shine, on your own or with a group: this is where local Airbnb hosts go for fun.


Best of the best

338 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Redevelopment has seen this East End stalwart combine the refurbished 1887 covered market with a modern shopping precinct. Around the edge, enthusiastic stallholders sell grub from just about every... read more

Old Spitalfields Market is one of the finest surviving Victorian Market Halls in London (built 1876). Stalls sell antiques, food and fashion, varying from distinct and quirky creations from up-and... read more

233 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Cool independent Cinema chain, showing a great mix of blockbuster and arty films. Excellent bar and cafe open all day. Also music & comedy evenings upstairs. Lots of kid-friendly shows

Opposite Hackney Town Hall. Independent cinema showing mainstream to foreign films, with an all-day cafe bar. Again check the website.

Independent(ish) cinema, nice big seats, full bar and more culture than you can shake a stick at. Shows all the new releases and has comedy nights, acoustic performances, film festivals and the lik... read more

214 local Airbnb hosts recommend

London Fields – The Lido and Broadway Market London fields and Broadway Market is a top hipster hang out. Nonetheless, there are great restaurants, cafes, bars and shops. Market day is Saturday. G... read more

Great local park for walk, jog, kids play-park & paddling pool, picnic, bbq (in permitted area), dogs allowed off lead, watch cricket, basketball court, tennis courts, table tennis, outdoor yoga & ... read more

London Fields – The Lido and Broadway Market London fields and Broadway Market is a top hipster hang out. Nonetheless, there are great restaurants, cafes, bars and shops. Market day is Saturday. Go... read more

326 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Lovely planting and riverside and canal side walks. Fantastic park, developed in the grounds/by the venues of the London 2012 Olympics. Two fab playgrounds, water fountains, cafes, sandpits, love... read more

The home of the 2012 Olympics. Only 5 stops on the tube. There is a huge Westfield shopping centre, as well as the opportunity to swim in the olympic pool, take a cycling lesson in the velodrome or... read more

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is free to visit every day of the week. It’s home to the London Stadium, the ArcelorMittal Orbit, the London Aquatics Centre, the Copper Box Arena, Lee Valley VeloPark ... read more

183 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Electric Cinema is a movie theatre in Notting Hill, London, and is one of the oldest working cinemas in the country. Lovely double sofa,foot rest,side tables and blanket all to ourselves and at... read more

Why just serve sodas when you can serve cocktails, wine, beer & champagne? Why only serve snacks, when you can serve hot food & amazing burgers? Why offer just comfy seats, when you can offer beds?... read more

184 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A short bus journey from the flat The Proms 2016 from 15 July to 10 September The event returns in 2016 for its 122nd edition with brand new Proms Director David Pickard and plenty to celebrate. ... read more

One of the world's most famous concert halls, the likes of The Rolling Stones have performed at The Royal Albert Hall. It continues to attract the best musicians / acts from all around the world.

269 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The O2, visually typeset in branding as The O₂, is a large entertainment district on the Greenwich peninsula in South East London, England, including an indoor arena, a music club, a Cineworld cinema

O2 millennium dome is not to be missed - you can oversee both the O2 millennium done, emirates cable cars and the zero degree time line from the east side of the river at the back of the house.

O2 arena, A lot of restaurants, I recomment Jimmys Buffet: all you can eat,dishes from 6, 7 countries includding : thai, Chineese, Mexican, American, Japonneese, Italian, Prices: Lunch Mon - Fri£9... read more

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Europe's largest multi-arts centre is on your doorstep. The sprawling, brutalist centre presents a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and creative learning events. It is home to the ... read more

173 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Rio Cinema is an independent Art Deco cinema. The Rio was named one of London's best cinemas by the Daily Telegraph and best cinema bars by the Evening Standard.

The Rio Cinema is a lovely independent Art Deco cinema in Dalston, about a 15 minute walk from our house, or you can take any bus down Stoke Newington High Street (see bus information). This is a s... read more

102 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Not keen on any of the blockbusters at the Odeon? Try the Clapham Picture House instead, an independent arthouse cinema which shows a great selection of classic films and cult favourites. They even... read more

Our local Cinema. Shows the big movies and also smaller indie films. Has a nice bar and good restaurants and cafes nearby. It's just 2 stops on the tube or a pleasant stroll through clapham common.

Quirky little cinema that has a bar (I'm British - these things mean a lot to us!). Afterwards dine at the 'WC - Wine & Charcuterie' (which is the former public loo's under Clapham Common tube stat... read more

101 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A fantastic independent cinema showing the main blockbusters as well as arts house movies. It also hosts the East London Film Festival. There's a good bar upstairs with quintessentially English pie... read more

Our local arthouse cinema showing blockbuster and independent films in a renovated 19th-century building, has a bar and boutique screening. 3mins walk.

Voted one of The Best Art House Cinema's in London Arthouse cinema showing blockbuster and independent films in a renovated 19th-century building.

121 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Daytime cafe, night-time performances, with live avant-garde music from free jazz to psych rock.

Cafe OTO is a cafe by day, and a live music venue by night, hosting a wide range of experimental music – including free improv – with a strong emphasis on the more out-there of underground artists.... read more

200 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Arsenal's football stadium is only 1 mile/1.6km away. Watch a match or go for a tour. Self-guide tours available on Mon-Sat between 09.30-17.00 and Sun between 10.00-15.00. Book online.

Purpose-built football stadium, home to Arsenal FC and some large-scale, close-season pop concerts.

There is a lot of excitement on days when Arsenal are playing, and local tube stations and pubs may be busier than usual. There are lots of merchandise and food stalls on Gillespie Road on match da... read more

95 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great coffee, upbeat vibe and modern global cooking in an old, Grade II listed granary building. Open kitchen, coffee take out bar and on site roastery. This place has an outdoor terrace which ov... read more

Industrial chic decor, an upbeat vibe and eclectic global cooking in an old granary building. Popular for breakfast & brunch

96 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A different cinema experience. Not one of the impersonal cinema complexes. Get in one of oldest continuously running cinemas in the UK. Very distinctive due to its façade outlined in red neon.

Make sure you book in advance, it gets busy on a weekend. A well maintained original, retro style cinema. They even have love seats. Located on Upper Street in Angel, Islington.

Can’t choose what film to watch at the cinema? Let Everyman Cinema choose for you and head to the single screen theatre in Islington. This cinema shows one film on one screen making life oh-so-simple.

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This is a brilliant roof top bar on the top of a multi storey carpark in in Peckham, opening for summer 30th June. Full of local students, artists, lovely atmosphere and fantastic views over London.

This iconic movie theatre is one of the last independent theatres in London! Multi-screen cinema showing the latest blockbuster and 3D film releases, with cheap tickets all day. Less than £5 for an... read more

Cheapest film tickets in London. Just £5.50/person for normal 2D films instead of the rip off £20/person in Central London. If you're good, you can also sneak loads of drinks and snacks from outs... read more

80 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Beautiful old public Lido (see pictures). Come sunbathe and take a dip in the summer with a burger from the poolside shack. Or sit under the heaters with a hot coffee and grub in the winter and ove... read more

Brockwell Lido is a large lido in Brockwell Park. The Art Deco Grade II listed building has been extended and transformed and now offers fantastic health and fitness facilities all year round. The... read more

78 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Chelsea Football Club. This dynamic landmark evelopment incdes Chelsea football Club's Stamford Bridge a football venue since 1905. Chelsea stadium tours available from chelseafc.com/tours

Stamford Bridge, Fulham Rd, Fulham walk 20min or by bus from Nerth End Road. Bus stop outside West Kensington Station.

Whether or not you're lucky enough to watch the current Premier League Champions play, Stamford Bridge is well worth a visit. Less than 5 minutes away from the flat, this is a must for football

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The BFI IMax Cinema, with the biggest screen in Britain is in nearby Waterloo. See what's on and book tickets online www.bfi.org.uk/whatson/bfi_imax

Huge screen 3D cinema - the biggest in Britain. Watching a film here is a completely immersive experience and the programme ranges from the latest IMAX blockbusters to world-class alternative conte... read more

The UK’s biggest cinema screen at 540 square metres, the Odeon/BFI Imax stands alone in the centre of a busy roundabout next to Waterloo station. Like a princess in a fairytale, it’s surrounded by ... read more

69 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The first no carbon cinema where all profits go to an eco village in Africa. In a converted village hall they show a mixture of art house and discerning mainstream and have a lovely little bar

An indie cinema run by volunteers, showing mainstream films and live opera. Proceeds go to charity. A great an unique local experience.

The website states that the Lexi Cinema is “the UK’s first social enterprise independent boutique digital cinema.” That’s quite a mouthful and a fantastic example of social enterprise. One hundred ... read more

65 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Amazing Olympic Swimming pool - now open to all. In the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park so take a picnic afterwards and play in the fountains...

The olympic swimming pool. Check opening times online they sometimes have events on. You can book for a session with the kids and inflatables in the pool check online too. Great large clean new poo... read more

Swim in the 50m Olympic pool. Best Pool in London if you want to get some lengths done. Can get quite serious so bring a pair of goggles and don't expect a hot tub. There are slower lanes for less ... read more

64 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great cinema at the top of Coldharbour Lane. Has nice bar on Windrush Square and serves simple food (pizzas etc). A nice place for a coffee and watching the world go by... The upstairs bar has an... read more

Great place to hang out. Watch films - commercial and indie. Hear directors give talks. Listen to live music upstairs, reggae to folk to jazz. Great pizzas and a balcony for the warm sunny night: w... read more

88 local Airbnb hosts recommend

- 15 mins by tube. - The Royal Opera House is an opera house and major performing arts venue in Covent Garden, central London

If Opera and Ballet is your scene then you will know all about the Royal Opera House. Even if it is not your scene it is worth a visit if only to see the facade of the building and local area.

62 local Airbnb hosts recommend

10 screen cinema showing latest movies. They have special mini mornings showing kids films from £1.99 each.

Nice cinema with a VueXtreme huge screen - they do 30% on tickets every Tuesday.

If you want to catch the latest films - head to the cinema in Angel. Handily situated in a shopping centre with a variety of restaurants before or after the movie!

62 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A fun place for a date, head to the Electric Cinema for a unique film experience. For not much more than the cost of going to a regular multiplex cinema, the Electric Cinema, located under a shop, ... read more

Everything about the Electric Shoreditch exudes luxury, from the leather armchairs and footstools to the cashmere blankets and chic little tables to hold your drinks. Seats in the middle of rows B ... read more

113 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Arguably the best venue for watching rugby in the world. Twickenham stadium hosts 10 matches during the 2015 Rugby World Cup, including both Semi-Finals and the Final.

The biggest dedicated rugby ground in the world. The home of English rugby, and a Rugby World Cup host in 1991 and 1999. Every rugby fan has a Twickenham memory.

The home to the Rugby Football Union, Twickenham Stadium hosts international matches for the England national team, club rugby matches and a range of events such as music concerts.

100 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Wembley Stadium is a football stadium in Wembley Park, London, England, which opened in 2007 on the site of the earlier Wembley Stadium which was demolished in 2003.

Opened in 2007 on the site of the original Wembley Stadium which was demolished in 2003. The stadium hosts major football matches including the FA Cup Final and England home matches.

One of the world's most famous sporting arenas. Football is the main sport played here, but the filed also hosts American Football and athletics. One of the venues for the 2012 Olympic Games and an... read more

99 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Enjoy a great day out at the cricket... The KIA Oval Cricket Ground is only 10 stops away (22 minutes) on the Northern Line. The station is a 3minute walk away from the Cricket Ground.

- 5 minutes walk - The home ground of Surrey County Cricket Club since it was built in 1845. - The final Test match of the English season is traditionally played there

If you're a cricket fan then you'll be amazed at how close we live to The Oval. The first ground in England to host international Test cricket, in September 1880 - and it's still going!

59 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Legendary European Club for Jazz & Blues from world's top musicians, in basement club with late bar . SIMPLY AMAZING

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There is an amazing slice of Brixton life in this huge pub. Live bands every night, often playing incredible reggae. You never know what to expect but it’s normally a pretty fun night out…

You are guaranteed fantastic live music on a weekend night at Hootananny. Everything from reggae and ska to salsa or Ghanaian drums. If you get tired of dancing there's a couple of pool tables an... read more