Simon's Guidebook

I'm a Londoner and have lived and worked here all my life. My wife and I live in our London house with Johny the sausage dog most of the time We now spend more and more time on weekends at our pl... read more
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735 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A really great half-day out. A nice walk along the Stouthbank, or you can walk a slightly more direct route which takes us about 7 mins. It's also good for kids and we used to give mine a sketch b... read more

543 local Airbnb hosts recommend

London's No. 1 most popular visitor attraction. FREE ENTRY! The world-famous British Museum exhibits the works of man from prehistoric to modern times, from around the world. Highlights include the... read more

203 local Airbnb hosts recommend

2016 is the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. Dozens of performances, talks, exhibitions and activities are going on throughout the year. Many of these are at local venues, including the ... read more

586 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It really is worth a trip! London's 6th most visited attraction. Great fun and great views of London. You can book a timed entry online. I'd suggest going at sunset if possible. Don't forget to... read more

499 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Palace is the residence of our Queen. The Staterooms and Queen's Gallery have some of the most amazing interiors, furniture, sculpture and art anywhere in the world. There are daily tours and... read more

229 local Airbnb hosts recommend

London's No.2 most popular visitor attraction. FREE ENTRY! The crowning glory of Trafalgar Square, London's National Gallery is a vast space filled with Western European paintings from the 13th to ... read more

76 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you want to take in an immersive. 3D film experience on a gigantic screen, with mega sound then the iMax film is for you.

723 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Borough Market is London’s most renowned food market; a source of exceptional British and international produce. It is a haven for anybody who cares about the quality and provenance of the food the... read more

100 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A 200 year-old theatre on our doorstep. Great shows both old and new, with a fair smattering of musicals. Pretty much everything they put on here has a great review.

89 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Home of the Royal Shakespeare Company. It's our err National Theatre, but actually there are several theatres, venues, event spaces and several good cafes and restaurants.

59 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The British Film Institute has several screens and is a great place for any film buff. It holds our National Archive of films and has a rolling schedule of special seasons and events.

285 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is a pedestrian area full of shops, restaurants and some of the best street performers you've seen. A great day out for visitors.

57 local Airbnb hosts recommend

An intimate new(ish) arts theatre also on the doorstep. Mostly new plays or modern re-workings of classics. They also have a great restaurant and bar. I'd highly recommend both the theatre and ... read more

213 local Airbnb hosts recommend

London's 4th most popular visitor attraction. Lot's of free events inside and out. The Haywood Gallery usually has great shows. The Royal Festival Hall houses the Philharmonia Orchestra. There ... read more

33 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A very high quality Gastropub, with very interesting modern British food. Great atmosphere and cool staff. They have a £15 two course workers lunch.


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22 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Classic Turkish mezze dishes and grilled meats, in a comfortable eatery under the railway arches. If it's a nice day then you should book outside as this is a very quiet (traffic-free) frontage wi... read more

21 local Airbnb hosts recommend

I love this place! It's an amazing space ( a real surprise inside), great food (European/Eastern European) and good value. Highly recommended as a special night out. (600+ reviews on Tripadvisor g... read more

17 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Really great Mexican street food. It's a great place to share plates of food with friends in a tapas style. They also have a range of fab Margheritas.

15 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Just 100 yards away from the house, this is a well-known classic London Pub that's been there for 200 years. It has a constantly changing list of 20 or so real ales and craft beers. They also do ... read more

91 local Airbnb hosts recommend

London's 9th most popular attraction. Somerset House is a major arts and cultural centre in the heart of London. An inspiring space for art, culture and creative exchange.Read More Website PARTN... read more

13 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the best pastry, cake and bread shops in London. It's 300 meters from the house. Lovely, cakes and pastries. If you have a special occasion then they will ice a special cake for you (in a ... read more

12 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Small, quirky, independent art shops, boutiques and restaurants. Regularly hosts festivals and events throughout the year.

11 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A quirky mixture of shops, events and restaurants.

7 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A popular gastropub at the end of our street. Really nice bar snacks, burgers and more.

7 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great burgers, chips, onion rings etc. 2 mins from the house. Excellent value.

51 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Waterloo is Britain's busiest railway station by passenger usage. It is the Central London terminus for South West Trains providing the majority of commuter/regional services to South West London, ... read more

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Very, very good Indian restaurant. Great food, value and service. Easy to pick up a take away and eat at home.

13 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Open 24 hours! A great local convenience store. A 2 minute walk from the house.

7 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Open 7am-1pm. A well stocked local store for food and drinks. A 2 minute walk from the house.