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Things to do in London


Planet Organic

$$$· 22 Torrington Place·Map·Hours·Website·

14 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great place for everything from fresh juices, organic lunch to detergent and health supplements.


Salt Yard

$· 54 Goodge Street·Map·Hours·Website·

19 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Delicious Spanish - italian tapas in a cosy/casual continental setting. Try the courgette flower stuffed with goat's cheese and drizzled with honey.


Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace Rd·Map·Website·

1200 local Airbnb hosts recommend

London residence and administrative headquarters of the reining monarch of the United Kingdom. It can be visited in the summer, usually July - October. Must see the changing of the guards (takes pl... read more


Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly Circus·Map·

145 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The most famous junction in London, traditionally a busy meeting place in the heart of the West End.


Hyde park

Rangers Lodge, Hyde Park, London·Map·Hours·Website·

1889 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of London's largest park, great for a walk or sports activities. A lot of festival and events are held here. Especially great to visit in the winter for the Winter Wonderland.

369 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Europe's busiest shopping street, containing everything from souvenir stores, highstreet fashion to the big department stores like Selfridges, John Lewis and Debenhams.


Covent Garden

Covent Garden·Map·

351 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A former fruit and vegetable market now converted to a popular shopping and tourist site. There are usually many street performers for entertainment and the London Transport Museum is also located ... read more



$$· Brunswick Centre·Map·Hours·Website·

66 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Big supermarket with a very large selection including meat, fish, cheese and deli counters.


Sea Life London Aquarium

Westminster Bridge Road·Map·Hours·Website·

226 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Fun day out on the south side of the river. Nearby are other attractions such as London Eye, Shrek's Adventure and the south bank promenade where many fun things can be found along with a beautiful... read more

177 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Multi- purpose indoor arena. The venue of many concerts, sports events and award ceremonies.



$$$· 70 Charlotte Street·Map·Hours·Website·

14 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Pork, beef and veggie hot dogs paired with champagne makes for an interesting combination only to be found here.



$$$· 37 Charlotte St·Map·Hours·Website·

53 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Award winning contemporary Japanese robatayaki cuisine.

506 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Grade I listed on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens. Contains beautiful gardens and the London Zoo. There are public tennis courts, lakes and canals to be enjoyed.

690 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the largest and comprehensive collection of human history, art and culture. The Great Court is a beautiful space worth enjoying.

139 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Beautiful, iconic opera house. It is the home of the Royal Opera, the Royal Ballet and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Backstage tours are available but worth a visit for a performance.


Regent St

Regent St·Map·

72 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Major shopping street located in the West End of London built by the architect John Nash. The street is known for its flagship retails stores including Liberty and Hamleys. Definitely worth a visit... read more

51 local Airbnb hosts recommend

UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with neighbouring Westminster Abbey and St Margaret's.


Tottenham Court Road Express

124-125 Tottenham Court Rd·Map·Website·

22 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Smaller cinema but with state of the art equipment. Usually only showing 3 or 4 movies that are out that week.

341 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Art museum housing a collection of over 2 300 paintings dating from mid 13th century to 1900. Entry to the main collection is free of charge and worth a visit.

17 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great for quirky named cocktails such as the bacon & egg martini and butter beer (Harry Potter boozy edition)


Store Street Espresso

40 Store Street·Map·Hours·Website·

13 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Local independent coffee shop selling delicious artisan coffee.

5 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Artisan bakery that serves breakfast, lunch and brunch. They use local, free range and organic ingredients and even make their own ketchup, relishes and sauces.



11 Rathbone St·Map·Hours·

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Modern Korean restaurant specialising in marinated meats barbecued on the table top. Delicious and great service.


Vertigo 42

25 Old Broad St·Map·Hours·Website·

7 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Beautiful location in the city for a special event. Book and arrive just before sunset. Unbeatable location in the whole of London.



120-122 Tottenham Court Rd·Map·Hours·

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Boots is a pharmacy chain where you can find everything from paracetamol to toothpaste and a quick lunch sandwich.


Bloomsbury Lanes

$$$· Bedford Way·Map·Hours·Website·

11 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Charming local bowling lane fun for something different to do in the area.

53 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Beautiful views over London and a wonderful day out for a picnic around Hampstead Heath, you will defiantly forget you are still in London



13 Great Percy St·Map·Hours·Website·

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Quirky Greek restaurant, open until very late, bar and roof garden where they offer shisha (hookah) plus live music (international and traditional Greek music)

12 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Medium size grocery store where you can find a large selection of foods from fresh vegetables and fruits to a small international section that offers all sorts of products from around the world to ... read more

1 local Airbnb host recommends

Local dry cleaning store