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Sightseeing in London

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848 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Broadway Market is 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 traders since the 1890s... 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

Broadway is less a market than a meeting place for winsome young men sporting Lord Kitchener moustaches and fey-looking girls armed with the Saturday style supplements and the odd chocolate éclair.... read more

486 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Panoramic views from high level walkways and behind-the-scenes access to original lifting machinery. Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London built in 1886–1894. The bridg... read more

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

571 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Most of London’s spec­tacular sights are historic buildings, but standing on the opposite bank of the River Thames to the Houses of Parliament, is a huge Ferris wheel more than 442 ft (135 m) tall ... 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

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

249 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

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

256 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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, c... 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

480 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

398 local Airbnb hosts recommend

16-storey Gothic clock tower and national symbol at the Eastern end of the Houses of Parliament. Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminste... read more

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

192 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

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

Main shopping street in London runs from Marble Arch to Tottenham Court Road. Selfridges, John Lewis, Debenhams department stores, H&M, Top Shop, Mango, etc.

338 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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, 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

Both inside and out, Sir Christopher Wren’s baroque beast is a marvel to look at, but it also sounds pretty awesome, too. Up in the Whispering Gallery (the indoor balcony at the base of the dome), ... read more

269 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

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.

Home to some of Britain's tallest skyscrapers, Canary Wharf is one of London's most famous financial centre. Vast shopping, eating, entertainment and business complex. 15 minutes from the flat via DLR

330 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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 Sh... 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

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

162 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Shoreditch has the highest concentration of bars, over 400 and restaurants over 200 in London per square mile. So simply put, it is the place to go and have time exploring countless bars and restau... read more

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

144 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

A great place for shopping. I prefer it here to The West End. 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... 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

139 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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!

276 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

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

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

190 local Airbnb hosts recommend

- 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

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

Oh Shoreditch, Shoreditch... This is the place to go for the most fun and adventurous night out of your life. Well, you might not remember anything next day, but it is still worth it. You don't ne... read more

123 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

176 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

Soho in Central London is a great place to find live entertainment, interesting food and pulsing nightlife. Browse the boutique shops, relax in Soho Square, or treat yourself to a West End show, a ... read more

186 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

Always buzzing with people, you can see Camden Lock, visit the food stalls, people watch :-) By walking through Regent's Canal path from right outside our home, you will get to the Camden Town. 25 ... read more

203 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Royal Observatory 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 the home of Gree... 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

104 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

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

115 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

Just a short bus ride away (141 or 341), this pretty high street has a villagey feel and some lovely homewares, gifts and clothes shops. Makes a nice stroll on a Sunday, especially if you walk thro... read more

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.

205 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

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

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Take a Thames Clipper from Bankside Pier and spend a day in Greenwich; see the Greenwich Mean Time meridium, visit the Maritime Museum and see the uniform of Admiral Nelson, check out Camera Obscur... read more

Greenwich is a either a bus ride or ferry ride away or if you are feeling up to it, a nice 40 minute walk. Here you will find the Cutty Sark, Greenwich markets, Royal Observatory Greenwich (the Hom... read more

The first meridian is here! Check out the observatory. There is a free exhibition in the part after the meridian location. Here you can as well see short movies about universe projected on a dome. ... read more

162 local Airbnb hosts recommend

2 Historic Palaces built back to back - from King Henry VIII th's time - offering tours and pageantry. Indoor 'real' tudor tennis courts. Ancient grapevine. Tudor kitchens. Hedged maze. Restaurant/... read more

The former residence of Henry V111 - incredible palace and amazing gardens including a maze which children love. Beautifully situated alongside the Thames. An unforgettable day out. The palace is... read more

Hampton Court Palace is a royal palace in Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England, 11.7 miles (18.8 kilometres) south west and upstream of central London on the River Thames. Redevelopment be... read more

120 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The market is established as a regular Sunday market used by local people and is continuing to grow, providing a place to shop, meet friends or entertain the kids. The long-term plan is to grow the... read more

Cool street market, offering food and vintage goods.... Chatsworth Road market runs every Sunday from 11am to 4pm

Chatsworth Road Market runs every Sunday from 11am to 4pm. + There are also numerous watering holes and great eats along the road.

112 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Take the 341 bus to Waterloo and get off at the Waterloo Bridge/South Bank stop. To your right is the London Eye and the Hayward Gallery, underneath the bridge is the British Film Institute. To you... read more

This is an area not to be missed - it is on the south bank of the Thames across from Embankment underground station or up from Waterloo station (on the Jubilee Line) Three concert halls -an Art Gal... read more

Thames riverside walk from London Bridge to Westminster with beautiful views across the river and the city. Walk past Tate Modern, Southbank Centre, and Hayward Gallery, all great places to visit. ... read more

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One of the best loved features in the Gardens is the bronze statue of Peter Pan. This charming piece features Peter Pan standing on a pedestal covered with climbing squirrels, rabbits and mice. The... read more

Very nice park. Check out Kensington Palace where Princess Diana used to live and now is the home of prince William and Kate. 20min walk from apt.

Beautiful green space with fabulous Princess Diana s playground for the kids, Kensington palace is open to visitors or walk through the flower gardens and feed the birds and squirrels

141 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Visit this marina close to Tower Bridge and the Tower of London to see an amazing array of beautiful moored yachts. The charming marina has shops, small independent art galleries, cafes, restauran... read more

St Katherine's Dock is a beautiful marina sitting adjacent to the Tower of London and just 15 minutes walk or 5 minutes by train. Great views of Tower Bridge and the Thames River. Stop off for some... read more

Enjoy a fair stroll to the Docks, see Gloriana - the Royal barge - and get a drink at the Dickens Inn. Opened by the grandson of the famous author Charles Dickens, whose works are stocked with char... read more

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The coolest street in Shoreditch to shop for clothes and interior products. From Versace and Comme de Garcon at Hostem. The Conran Hotel, some cool wine bars and Boxpark (shipping container village... read more

The formerly shabby Redchurch Street has sharpened up its act and is attracting hipster hordes with its stylish boutiques, independent stores and a smattering of vintage shops.

Don't overlooked this street while wandering around Brick Lane. There are lots of independent shops selling clothes, homewares and jewellery. Great for finding that special gift.