Sightseeing in London

Get your camera ready. All the main attractions, according to local Airbnb hosts.

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867 local Airbnb hosts recommend

For east London’s fashionably attired food-lovers, there's no better Saturday destination than Broadway Market. Quaint cafés, pubs and indie music shops line the street, but the real star here is t... read more

One of the coolest streets in East London best on a Saturday ( quieter the rest of the week) as the street market starts early in the morning lasting all day it is a magnet for the hippest people i... read more

Our favourtie place is Broadway Market- a shopping street nestled in the heart of Hackney, East London. Established on an old drovers root into the city, Broadway Market has been home to market tr... read more

210 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers; poets, priests, heroes and villains - the Abbey is a must-see living pageant of British history. Every year Westminster Abbey welcomes over one million visito... read more

Westminster Abbey is in the heart of London - next to Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Closest tube stations are St James' Park and Westminster.Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiat... read more

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Famous for its many Bangladeshi restaurants, the only place to dare anything from a hot and spicy Vindaloo to a creamy Khorma. Brick Lane also offers two very popular bagel shops (open 24/7/265) ... read more

Lots of restauraunts and bars throughout the week, but go on a sunday for the best experience. Start from my place and walk to Columbia Flower Market on a sunday morning (be prepared for crowds) an... read more

495 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Coming to London and not seeing Tower Bridge would be like going to Italy and not eating gelato and pizza! This iconic London landmark is accessible to the public at all times. What most visitors... read more

With its views of the Tower Of London and The Shard, Tower Bridge offers one of the best vantage points in the city from its spectacular glass walkways, elevated 140ft above the Thames. The East Wa... read more

This is the closest faumos sight-seeing icon. As you probably know. The sight is amazing both during the day and night. I recomend seeing it when the bridge lifts. The lifting times are different e... read more

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The gradual rotation in one of the 32 high-tech glass capsules takes approximately 30 minutes and gives you an ever-changing perspective of London. Within each capsule, interactive guides allow you... read more

Despite what you may have heard about London fog, often the skies are clear and blue and the giant wheel of the London Eye affords fantastic views all over the city. Situated on the south bank of t... read more

Jump on bus 172 or 168 Old Kent Road/East Street. Either will take you to Waterloo Bridge, The London Eye is a 5 minute walk away. The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the R... read more

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Portobello Road has been a market since the 1800s but became particularly famous for its antiques in the 1950s. Now there are numerous stalls offering everything from fruit and bread to posters, cl... read more

Famous and buzzy street market on Fridays and Saturdays. All the tourists start at Notting Hill so try to start at the other end (Ladbroke Grove/ Goldborne Road). There are good vintage clothes st... read more

, Portobello Road and the famous market is a must see if you stay at our property. The market is open every day except Sunday but thbest day to visit is definitely a Saturday when the most street s... read more

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Greenwich Park, home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), the Royal Observatory, National Maritime Museum, the Cutty Sark, Greenwich Park and Market, the Foot Tunnel and O2 Centre. I highly recommend taki... read more

Lovely park with panoramic views across London. Home of Greenwich Maritime Museum and The Royal Observatory. Boating Lake and children's play park. Annoyingly inaccessible by public transport co... read more

Greenwich Park boasts the honour of being the oldest enclosed Royal Park. Formerly a hunting ground for Henry VIII, the park still maintains a 13-acre grassland enclosure, which provides an urban s... read more

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Buckingham Palace is the London residence and administrative headquarters of the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom. Located in the City of Westminster, the palace is often at the centre of sta... read more

For the first time visitor to London, one of the 'must see' events is the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of Britain's sover... read more

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The Tower of London, officially Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London. It lies within ... read more

One of many historic Royal palaces to be found in London the Tower of London offers lots in the way of history and there's lots to see and do; The Crown Jewels, the White Tower, Yeoman Warders, the... read more

Anyone visiting London will want to go and see the crown jewels, the Tower Bridge and walk by the Thames. From my place, get the westbound district line ...2 stops to tower hill or walk there which... read more

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Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London. The tower holds the second largest four-faced chiming clock in the world (after Minn... read more

The name Big Ben is often used to describe the tower, the clock and the bell but the name was first given to the Great Bell. The Elizabeth Tower, which stands at the north end of the Houses of Par... read more

The clock tower widely known as Big Ben is to be renamed the Elizabeth Tower in honour of the Queen, the House of Commons has confirmed. It follows a campaign, backed by most MPs and the three main... read more

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Oxford Street is Europe's busiest shopping street, Oxford Street is home to a number of major department stores and numerous flagship stores, as well as hundreds of smaller shops. (5 min walk fr aptmt

Oxford Street is a major road in the City of Westminster in the West End of London. It is Europe's busiest shopping street, with around half a million daily visitors, and as of 2012 had approximate... read more

The heart of London shopping, bustling Oxford Street has more than 300 shops, designer outlets and landmark stores: here you can find some of the best shopping in London. Home to the legendary Self... read more

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You may enjoy just seeing it from outside, but a paid tour is available. St Paul's Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of London and the mother church of the Diocese of Lond... read more

St Paul's Cathedral, London, is an Anglican cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of London and the mother church of the Diocese of London. It sits on Ludgate Hill, the highest point of the City of Lon... read more

St Paul's, with its vast dome, is an iconic feature of the London skyline and known across the world. When you step inside you will marvel at the Cathedral's awe-inspiring interior and uncover fasc... read more

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Canary Wharf is a major business district. It is one of the UK's two main financial centres and contains many of Europe's tallest buildings, including the second-tallest in Great Britain.

Canary Wharf is London's new financial centre. Try to spot all the investment banks among the modern skyscrapers. You will find plenty of restaurants and shops in Canary Wharf too.

A beautiful and modern part of London, Canary Wharf’s iconic skyline is an integral part of the landscape, with the addition of Crossrail Place, the latest shopping and leisure destination offering... read more

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At height of up to 800ft or 244m, the Western Europe’s tallest building offers a spectacular view over London. The view from the Shard is open daily from 9am to 10pm. Winter hours, starting in Octo... read more

The Shard, also referred to as the Shard of Glass, Shard London Bridge and formerly London Bridge Tower,is a 95-storey skyscraper in Southwark, London, that forms part of the London Bridge Quarter ... read more

The View from The Shard is the premium visitor attraction at the top of Western Europe's tallest building, and London's newest landmark, The Shard. Designed by Master Architect Renzo Piano, the Sha... read more

166 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Shoreditch is THE place to go for London's alternative hipster scene. Many bars, restaurants and small boutique shops to explore. Close to Columbia Road and Brick Lane. Bus 78 from Old Kent Road.

This is my preferred place to go out for the night...drink, eat and club...lots of options. Best bit is it's only one stop away on the Northbound Overground from Whitechapel and if you are out late... read more

Trendy area for bars & night clubs and live music venues including the Hoxton, Village Underground, Barrio Shoreditch.

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The King's Road stretches almost two miles from outside Avalon Road in Fulham all the way down to Sloane Square at the eastern edge of Chelsea. Initially built as a private road for King Charles I... read more

King's Road or Kings Road (or sometimes The King's Road, especially when it was the King's private road until 1830), is a major street stretching through Chelsea and Fulham both in west London. It ... read more

The curved facade of Peter Jones department store marks the start of the King's Road at Sloane Square. Nearby, on the opposite side of the road is the Duke of York pedestrian precinct and the Saatc... read more

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This used to be the least desirable part of town and now it's where the hipsters hang in their droves. It's high on art (particularly street art by some of the worlds finest artists), very cool caf... read more

- on Sunday there is Colombia flower market near hoxton - have brunch and walk around Shoreditch and its art gallery. Go south to Brick Lane. Mix of hippster food markets - walk north to Shoreditch... read more

Check out the varied and lively bars of Shoreditch – from live music at Big Chill Bar and the amazing view at Boundary Rooftop to the whimsical charm of Callooh Callay. This being Shoreditch, expec... read more

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Enjoy a wide range of shopping, theatre, bars, restaurants, hotels, and culture in Central London's Covent Garden district. Covent Garden in London's West End is a popular destination for visitors ... read more

The market halls of Covent Garden are only the beginning of the neighborhood, which encompasses the shops and restaurants of Long Acre and other adjacent streets, those of Neal's Yard and Seven Dia... read more

Covent Garden is a district in London on the eastern fringes of the West End, between St. Martin's Lane and Drury Lane. It is associated with the former fruit-and-vegetable market in the central sq... read more

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Walk from Highbury station to The Angel station along Upper Street. It's an incredible place with some of the coolest cafes, bars, restaurants, independent retail shops. It has its own theater and ... read more

Main shopping street in Islington. It contains many fashionable shops, pubs, restaurants and theatres, including the now closed Granita restaurant where Tony Blair and Gordon Brown were said to hav... read more

There are a lot of boutique shops along upper street. Either start walking down for Highbury & Islington tube station or walk up from Angel Tube Station. Also check out nearby Camden Passage!

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Feels like walking through Dickensian London. Nestled behind the always-humming Upper Street you’ll find Camden Passage, a vintage treasure trove crammed with wheeled wooden stalls, cafes, independ... read more

On Saturday mornings you'll find a wonderful antique market in Camden Passage. The passage itself is beautiful - lined with clothes and homeware boutiques, antique shops, vintage clothes shops, per... read more

Hunt out some bargains or score yourself a prize antique at one of London’s best antique and vintage shops and markets. Camden Passage offers a unique range of antique furniture, retro clothing and... read more

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Here has some great restaurants, bars and clubs. Amongst them are: Restaurants: MASH (Steak house) 4.5 star Oyster Bar 4.5 star Ceviche (Peruvian) 4 star Hix soho 4 star. Bars and Clubs: Be at o... read more

Soho in Central London a hub for London'n LGBT community & also a great place to find live entertainment, interesting restaurants and pulsing nightlife. Browse the boutique shops, relax in Soho Squ... read more

Discover countless drinking holes, excellent restaurants and unforgettable entertainment in vibrant Soho - diverse, fun-loving and never quiet, Soho attracts a wide mix of people. Its history, venu... read more

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Camden is one of London's most iconic and distinctive areas. A huge player in the rock, punk and Britpop scenes of London's last 40 years, this historic neighbourhood is known for being the stompin... read more

The moment you step outside the tube station, Camden attacks the senses...Come to Camden for the atmosphere, but stay for the cheap restaurants and awesome live music scene. Nearest tube station: C... read more

A great place to visit grungy, goth clothing and gift markets plus you can take a canal boat there and stop at Little Venice and also London zoo. Camden Lock has great food and gift markets and som... read more

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Zone 1 - Northern Line (black line) - takes you to Camden, Kings Cross, Bank, London Bridge, Clapham and also connect to Waterloo and Tottenham Court Rd.

This is where you can catch the Northern Line. It's very handy for moving around the town - one stop to Angel, two to King's Cross and Bank and three to Euston and London Bridge.

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Parliament Hill is a famous hill in Hampstead Heath, which is 98 metres (322 ft) high, is notable for its views of the capital's skyline. Many landmarks can be seen from its summit such as Canary W... read more

Famous for its iconic views over London, Parliament Hill is capable of reviving even the most jaded Londoner, and on a clear day, you'll have to tiptoe over tourists and locals lounging on the gras... read more

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Piccadilly Circus is a road junction and public space of London's West End in the City of Westminster, built in 1819 to connect Regent Street with the major shopping street of Piccadilly

Two of London's best-known tourist spots, these famous squares lie not far apart and mark the gateways to Soho, London's lively theater and entertainment district. Trafalgar Square was built to com... read more

Piccadilly Circus is a road junction and public space of London's West End in the City of Westminster, built in 1819 to connect Regent Street with Piccadilly. In this context, a circus, from the La... read more

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The Southbank Centre is a riverside titan of arts and entertainment and is one of the most attractive cultural hotspots in London. Caters for the widest spectrum of people and interests, peddling v... read more

Southbank Centre is a world-famous arts centre on the South Bank of the Thames offering a wide range of cultural events. See music, dance, art, performance and spoken word. Take part in free activi... read more

This riverside titan of arts and entertainment has morphed and expanded in the past few years securing its position as one of the most attractive cultural hotspots in London, helped by its accessib... read more

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Very arty area.Pop into the local Whole Foods for your organic treats! Church Street is never dull, always great for cool bars, pubs and restaurants. Cool vintage clothes and furniture shops as well.

Awesome street for coffee and food (my favourite is the parlour). Fantastic vintage and quirky homewear goods stores. Lots of cool old vintage furniture stores and regular shops too.

As TimeOut describes, "there are few places in London that offer the zest, charm and charisma of Stoke Newington. Church Street is the area's lively epicentre, with packed-out bars and pubs never t... read more

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Just north of Paddington lies Little Venice. This picturesque pool of water where the Grand Union and Regent’s Canals meet, is home to a number of waterside cafes, pubs and eateries. From here you ... read more

Little Venice is a scenic part of London, known for its canals and moored boats. Much of the property in the area are terraced mansions and town houses. Little Venice has two waterways: the Grand U... read more

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Visit the Royal Observatory Greenwich to stand on the historic Prime Meridian of the World, see the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), and explore your place in the universe at London’s only planet... read more

Visit the Royal Observatory Greenwich to stand on the historic Prime Meridian of the World, see the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), explore your place in the universe at London’s only planetariu... read more

The Royal Observatory, Greenwich is an observatory situated on a hill in Greenwich Park, overlooking the River Thames. It played a major role in the history of astronomy and navigation, and is best... read more