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Seb & Sandra
Your worldly hosts hail from South America and Scandinavia. A marketer and a social media strategist, our home brims with art and sculpture gleaned from our distant travels and is pruned to glamoro... read more

Things to do in London

#1

Ottolenghi - Islington

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$· 287 Upper St·Map·Hours·Website·

269 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Credited with making deli dining a fashionable pursuit, Yotam Ottolenghi continues to wow the capital with his bright, bold flavours, drawn from the Med, the Middle East and beyond.

#2

The Narrow Boat

BarsBars
119 Saint Peter's Street·Map·Hours·Website·

88 local Airbnb hosts recommend

#3

Earl Of Essex

BarsBars
25 Danbury Street·Map·Hours·Website·

45 local Airbnb hosts recommend

#4

The Duke Of Cambridge

BarsBars
$$$· 30 St. Peter's Street·Map·Hours·Website·

41 local Airbnb hosts recommend

#5

Breakfast Club

$· 31 Camden Passage·Map·Hours·Website·

90 local Airbnb hosts recommend

#6

Saponara

23 Prebend Street·Map·Hours·Website·

22 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Family-run Italian deli and restaurant serving stone-baked pizzas amid shelves of wine and produce.

#7

The Bull Islington

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100 Upper Street·Map·Hours·Website·

15 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Stripped-back pub with picnic tables, varnished floors, spiral staircase and a weekly funk/soul DJ.

#8

Carluccios

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$· 305-307 Upper Street·Map·Hours·Website·

7 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Contemporary, white-walled chain Italian cafe-deli, with pastas, handmade focaccia and a kids' menu.

#9

Barrio North

BarsBars
45 Essex Road·Map·Hours·Website·

12 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Elongated, multi-coloured bar with a caravan booth, travel-inspired cocktail menu and weekend DJs.

#10

The Old Queens Head - Pub & Bar Islington

BarsBars

45 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Pub with worn sofas and carved stone fireplace for quizzes, comedy, big-name DJ sets and burgers.

#11

Kipferl Ltd

20 Camden Passage·Map·Hours·Website·

17 local Airbnb hosts recommend

All-day Austrian coffeehouse and kitchen in a bright and spacious chalet-like space.

#12

The Elk In The Woods

BarsBars
$$· 37-39 Camden Passage·Map·Hours·Website·

35 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Eclectic snacks & mains in eccentric dining room full of rough wood, mirrors and designer wallpaper.

#13

Gallipoli Bazaar

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$· 107 Upper Street·Map·Hours·

7 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Bustling Turkish bistro offering mezze, tagines and Lebanese options in exotic, souk-style ambience.

#14

Afghan Kitchen

RestaurantsRestaurants
$· 35 Islington Green·Map·Hours·

35 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Compact dining room with shared tables and a menu of homemade bread, warming stews and rice dishes.

#15

Food Lab

56 Essex Road·Map·Hours·Website·

37 local Airbnb hosts recommend

All-day menu including traditional Tuscan dishes, in a bright, rustic-chic interior, plus deli.

#16

King's Head Theatre

115 Upper Street·Map·Hours·Website·

30 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Awesome pub with a theater

#17

The Bar With No Name

BarsBars
69 Colebrooke Row·Map·Hours·Website·

40 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Tiny speakeasy-style bar for experimental cocktails from master mixologist Tony Conigliaro.

#18

Isarn

RestaurantsRestaurants
$· 119 Upper St·Map·Hours·Website·

22 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Traditional Thai dishes including curries, soups and salads, served beneath decorative lampshades.

#19

Jamie's Italian

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$$·Map·Hours·Website·

31 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Affordable beautiful Italian

#20

Pizza Express Restaurants

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$· 335-337 Upper Street·Map·Hours·Website·

5 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Chain pizzeria where chefs in striped t-shirts toss handmade pizzas.

#21

Little Angel Theatre

14 Dagmar Passage·Map·Hours·Website·

47 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Intimate 100-seat theatre for puppet shows and plays, with puppets made in adjoining workshops.

#22

The Commissary

BarsBars
50 Eagle Wharf Road·Map·Hours·Website·

7 local Airbnb hosts recommend

#23

La Farola

BarsBars
101 Upper St·Map·Hours·Website·

17 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Glass-fronted, rustic-style bistro open all day for organic-led breakfast, picoteca and tapas.

#24

Chipotle Mexican Grill

RestaurantsRestaurants
$· 334 Upper St·Map·Hours·Website·

5 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Fast-food chain offering Mexican fare, including design-your-own burritos, tacos & bowls.

#25

Banana Tree Angel

BarsBars
$$· 412-416 St John St·Map·Hours·Website·

3 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Cambodian Food

#26

Antonios Ristorante

BarsBars
$$· 137 Upper St·Map·Hours·Website·

7 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Home-style family-run Italian restaurant with upstairs antipasti bar for light bites and beers.

#27

Sushi Show 翔

RestaurantsRestaurants
28 Camden Passage·Map·Hours·

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

#28

Côte Brasserie - Islington

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$· 4-6 Islington Green·Map·Hours·Website·

16 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Modern, all-day French brasserie chain, serving regional specialities and traditional classics.

#29

Chinese Laundry

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$· 107 Upper St·Map·Hours·Website·

12 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Lesser-known dishes from mainland China served in a space inspired by 1980s Chinese home life.

#30

Galley London

RestaurantsRestaurants
$$$· 106 Upper St·Map·Hours·Website·

7 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Stylishly plated international fare served in a design-forward, retro-chic setting with a bar.

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