Julia's Guidebook

Love great conversation, brunch, exploring new places, barre class and trying new restaurants. Born and bred in London; I adore Brazil, Argentina, Italy, India and Japan – and owe a lot to my home ... read more
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Things to do in London

869 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Go here to check out amazing stalls with more flowers than you can imagine.

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It is the best of markets, it is the worst of markets. Since the 2003 renovation and total overhaul of the much loved Spitalfields Market, it’s a leaner, cleaner, Norman Foster-designed affair, bu... read more

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Incredible Indian Street Food

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Brick Lane Market is growing faster than your waistline after a Bengal curry. Formerly just a trail of bric-a-brac and a smattering of fruit stalls, the now sprawling market has a buzzy new append... read more

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Camden Market actually refers to the several markets that cover the northern end of Camden Town. Each market has a character of its own, from the crafts and curiosities of Camden Lock Village to t... 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, c... read more

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This dazzling food market offers a vast array of artisanal munchables and difficult-to-find ingredients. The market is a delight for all the senses, and is best enjoyed with a big shopping bag and... read more



Food SceneBakeries
$· 75 Salusbury Road·Map·Hours·Website·

72 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Lovely place for brunch



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$$· 11-13 Exmouth Market·Map·Hours·Website·

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Caravan has all the right ingredients: an unbeatable location, good vibe, attentive staff, well designed interior, and the coffee continues to impress. With the roastery up in King's Cross churning... read more

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During the summer of 2010, a quiet bubble of gastronomic intent was swelling under the railway arches in Bermondsey. This unlikely south-east London backwater quickly became a popular destination ... read more

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As London’s only Michelin-starred pub, you can expect big things from the Harwood Arms’ British-inspired gastro menu. With classics on the menu including black pudding Scotch egg with wild garlic a... read more

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This place manages to walk the line between elegant and rustic, and while the reservation system take a bit of getting used to -- you buy tickets like you would for a show -- the food's fantastic e... read more


The Tramshed

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$$$· 32 Rivington Street·Map·Hours·Website·

48 local Airbnb hosts recommend

fter a promising start, Mark Hix’s chicken and steak restaurant has lost some allure. The room remains a winning combination of fun, glamour and heritage: a Damien Hirst cow and chicken in formalde... read more


The Black Lion

Drinks & NightlifeBars
274 Kilburn High Road·Map·Website·

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Hidden just off Hoxton Square, this cult-inducing church of meat is the kind of place where no one will judge you for scarfing down your food. While the burger's always a winner, it's the chili che... read more

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Another trendy Hackney eatery to be awarded its first Michelin star, Pidgin serves a four-course supper-club-style set menu that changes weekly. You won’t have any choice in your meal, each course ... read more


Rivington Grill Bar

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$$$· 28-30 Rivington Street·Map·Hours·

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The two London Rivingtons could be called the mid-market arm of the very smart Caprice Holdings group (Le Caprice, The Ivy, J Sheekey), although prices still aren’t cheap. The dining space at the o... read more

24 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Go here for an excellent fry up



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$$· 54 Frith Street·Map·Hours·Website·

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London’s coolest counter dining hotspot, Barrafina is a dab hand when it comes to serving up Michelin-worthy Spanish-style fare. Watch the chefs in action as they create intricate plates of exquisi... read more



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$$· 32 Exmouth Market·Map·Hours·Website·

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Cross that famous zebra crossing


Cinnamon Club

Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 30-32 Great Smith Street·Map·Hours·Website·

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Housed in the most romantic of settings, Cinnamon Club is set in the heart of Westminster’s former majestic library. Heading up London’s illustrious Indian fine dining scene, this is where to head ... read more



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59 - 61 Exmouth Market·Map·Hours·Website·

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Best farm-to-table: 8 Hoxton Square This place is made of a great mix of ingredients: comfortable tables, reservations, reasonable pricing, and -- above all -- delicious food. With laid-back serv... read more

104 local Airbnb hosts recommend



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$$$· 56 Shoreditch High St·Map·Hours·Website·

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Best Unpretentious Michellin Star This high-ceilinged warehouse in the base of the Tea Building appears pared back and simple, and on one hand, it is. But after seven courses of Michelin-Starred ... read more

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