Jeffrey's Guidebook


University lecturer in history of art. I travel for research and for leisure, mainly to cities. I pack light and am usually fueled by coffee.

Things to do in London

735 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Housed in the iconic Bankside Power Station, Tate Modern is home to one of the preeminent collections of Contemporary and Modern art in the world. Visit the new Switch House expansion for great vi... read more

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See Shakespeare like the Elizabethans did. Tickets can be purchased on-line (they have updated some things!), or from the Box Office.

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One of the iconic bridges of London and not to be missed. The Tower Bridge Experience lets visitors into the inner workings of the bridge and takes them to scale its heights.


The Mayflower

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 117 Rotherhithe Street·Map·Hours·Website·

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Atmospheric pub located near the dock where the Pilgrim Fathers' ship departed for America in 1620. Parts of the building date back nearly that long. Enjoy a pint on the (heated) river terrace or b... read more

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The large grounds around the Royal Observatory offer great views of the river. There are cafes and flowers gardens in addition to walking paths.

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Learn about the history of Britain and its rulers by exploring William the Conqueror's castle; home and sometime prison to generations of subsequent monarchs.

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The up-and-coming alternative to Borough Market. The next wave of delicious food and beverage purveyors ply their trade every Saturday and Sunday. Arrive early and detox with a juice from Bumpin' ... read more

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Jose Pizarro's flagship restaurant for Spanish cuisine. Order the stunningly rich pork presa. Consult the staff to learn about undiscovered Spanish wines. For large groups a private dining room is... read more

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A small neighbourhood cinema with well chosen films. Arrive early for a drink at the bar. You can take your second glass with you into the screening room.

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Creative cocktails served underground in a smartly renovated former public toilet.

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A hidden spot under the railway arches that serves small producer wine with a daily changing, seasonal menu of absolutely outstanding food. Open Wednesday to Saturday and well worth squeezing in... read more

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Tiny museum dedicated to the engineering genius of Isambard Kingdom Brunel at the site of the worlds' first tunnel dug underneath a river. Join them for one of their frequent walking tours and di... read more

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Great cocktails and a wide selection of gins.

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The most creative and convivial of the outstanding brewers along the Bermondsey Beer Mile.

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See a perfectly preserved operating theatre from the days before anesthesia! The under-the-roof museum displays curious medical instruments, many of which came from the famous St. Thomas' Hospital ... read more

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For a different view of London take a boat trip along the Thames. Oyster cards can be used to pay fares. Head east to Canary Wharf and the museums at Greenwich (Cutty Sark, Royal Observatory, Nati... read more

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Sara and Ben give the warmest welcome and cook a delicious selection of healthy, home made and locally sourced food for the neighbourhood, alongside craft beers and biodynamic wines. Try the Bermon... read more

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Open seven days a week, usually until midnight.

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A decent-sized grocery store just five minutes down Abbey Street. Open every day until 11pm (shuts 6pm on Sundays).

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Fabulous local boutique selling clothing, crafts and candles made by Bermondsey-based makers. Also hosts regular yoga classes.


Tower Bridge Dry Cleaners

110-112 Tower Bridge Rd·Map·Hours·Website·

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Express service available.