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Sebastian
Hi Guess you'd like to know something about who you're coming to stay with. I've been hosting on AirBnb since it's beginning in the UK. I think I was the fourth host in London. I've been away... read more

Things to do in London

#1

The Book Club

BarsBars
$$$$· 100-106 Leonard Street·Map·Hours·Website·

79 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Popular local bar with ping pong!

99 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Lovely communal garden with bar. Often has live music. Real hidden gem!

497 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Iconic green space with panoramic views of all London from Parliament Hill. Great for walks

337 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Pretty Hackney neighbourhood park off the beaten track. Next to lots of lovely neighbourhood shops in Stoke Newington

#5

Whitechapel Gallery

Art GalleriesArt Galleries
77-82 Whitechapel High St·Map·

253 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Compact little museum full of interesting modern pieces. Great to visit as part of an afternoon exploring Brick Lane

262 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Museum exploring the home from 1600 to today. In grand house and full of interesting things!

#7

Exmouth Market

Exmouth Market·Map·

138 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Nearby market surrounded by lots of nice shops and cafes. Good selection of food stalls. Nice place to spend an afternoon!

673 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Long running local market!

536 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great trendy space to pick up all kinds of things. Trendy clothes, little knick knacks and art. Lots of food stalls too. Great place to spend an afternoon.

#10

Co-operative Food

185-187 Old Street·Map·Hours·Website·

27 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Convenient medium sized local store for groceries

#11

Waitrose

$$· 21 Liverpool Street·Map·Hours·Website·

66 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One stop away on the tube is a good place to pick up good quality food items!

#12

Barbican Hall

Silk St·Map·Website·

210 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great modern brutalist building full of cultural things to do

#13

Breakfast Club, The

$· 2-4 Rufus St·Map·Hours·Website·

113 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great (and very popular!) option for breakfast

#14

Afghan Kitchen

RestaurantsRestaurants
$· 35 Islington Green·Map·Hours·

39 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Delicious and very reasonable Afghan food. Not a huge restaurant so don't bring a huge group!

62 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One stop away on tube is a good place to do a big shop

8 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great Indian cuisine at heart of London's curry scene. Reasonable prices too! Halal option too for those that keep halal.

#17

Bar Kick

127 Shoreditch High St·Map·

15 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great bar with lots of Fussball tables. Also does great tapas!

14 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great budget option. All you can eat vegetarian Indian food for very reasonable price. Right along historic Chapel Market.

#19

Ozone Coffee Roasters

11 Leonard St·Map·Hours·Website·

64 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Independent Coffee shop that roasts its own coffee. Great place for lunch or breakfast too

#20

Fika

BarsBars
161a Brick Lane·Map·Hours·Website·

16 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Trendy Scandinavian restaurant on the even more trendy Brick Lane!

#21

Blitz

Clothing StoresClothing Stores
$$$· 55-59 Hanbury Street·Map·Hours·Website·

14 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great vintage clothes shop next to trendy Brick Lane

19 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Local Ping Pong hall. Great place to book for a fun evening. Table service of food and drink

14 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Delicious Ice Cream parlour! The sundaes are particularly nice

#24

Dark Sugars

141 Brick Ln·Map·Hours·Website·

19 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Delicious chocolate truffles to buy!

6 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Local Gym a stone throw away

10 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Delicious French Patisserie on Upper Street.

#27

Rough Trade

StoresStores
$$· 91 Brick Ln·Map·Hours·Website·

6 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Independent music shop full of CDs and Vinyl. Often does live performances.

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great Vietnamese restaurant on the Vietnamese Mile. Lots of very traditional and very reasonably priced restaurants along the Kingsland Road!

#29

Apex Pharmacy

199 Old St·Map·Hours·Website·

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Nearest local pharmacy

1 local Airbnb host recommends

Lovely classic looking pub with lovely wooden interior