Vh's Guidebook

I'm vegan, work in media and politics, well travelled. I like meeting new people and learning about other places and cultures. My interests include running, cinema / documentaries, vegan cooking. ... read more
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Things to do in London

867 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great Saturday street market - cool East End vibe - vintage clothes, crafts, organic and veggie food stalls. Good for people watching.

556 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Perfect for runners, joggers, cyclists. Lovely cafe next to the lake.

398 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Brick Lane is at its busiest on Sundays when the market takes place - vintage clothes, brick a brack, many many food stalls including vegan, raw etc.

141 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The original and best beigel shop on Brick Lane. 24 hrs. Scene in itself. All human life is here. The cheapest snack / breakfast in town. Beigels are 25p!


Rich Mix

35-47 Bethnal Green Rd·Map·Hours·Website·

132 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great cultural centre and art cinema with cafe and bar.

200 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Where young and trendy London hangs out in the sunshine. BBQ area, open air swimming, jogging.

197 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Main shopping street in London runs from Marble Arch to Tottenham Court Road. Selfridges, John Lewis, Debenhams department stores, H&M, Top Shop, Mango, etc.

80 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Unmissable East London institution of a cafe run by Italian family for generations. Cheap & very cheerful. Ask to see photo album of celebs who've been. Go ready to share tables & talk to anyone.

52 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great veggie and vegan breakfasts, lunches and vegan pizza in the eve. Not great for coffee. For coffee go to G&T round the corner.


Off Broadway

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$$· 63-65 Broadway Market·Map·Hours·Website·

51 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Bar with great vibe and unusual cocktails on Broadway Market.

29 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Good selection of veggie and vegan hot food next to the buddhist centre. Take away products too. Nice quiet vibe. Little courtyard.

155 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Cook Daily on the first floor of the Boxpark is a tiny vegan cafe - v creative chef. Some reviewers think it the best vegan food in London. A must try esp. for health nuts. Great Breakfast and lunch.


Old George

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$$· 379 Bethnal Green Rd·Map·Hours·Website·

35 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great pub just 30 seconds from the flat. Nice vibe and friendly cat. Recommended.

19 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A must see breakfast / brunch hangout next to recording studio - walls adorned with notes from artists who've recorded there - English breakfasts (veggie and vegan available) cheap & cheerful

15 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Very good coffee.

74 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Beautiful department store in Tudor revival style. The most pleasant and nice-smelling shopping experience! High prices but even a window shopping experience here is worth it!

31 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Broadway Market continues here on Saturdays - vintage furniture and crafts.

66 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Nearest supermarket to the flat (30 secs away). Has good range of veggie food - sausages, tofu, dairy free yogurt / cheese / ice-cream/ chocolate. Also sells pulses and quinoa etc.

52 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Trendy health food store with cafe inside - store is good for health / vegan / raw / eco products - occasional celebrity pops in. Cafe inside is v good for vegetarians but not so good for vegans.

17 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Thermal Spa set in one of London’s oldest Turkish Baths - 2 Aroma Steam Rooms, Tepidarium, Caldarium, Laconium, Sauna, Ice Fountain, Monsoon Shower, Hammam, etc. Great treatments too.

61 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Hidden London: You're never more than a few minutes away from Regent's Canal - hire a Boris bike and see life here (houseboats, cafes) or go for a run along it - it goes for miles in both directions

13 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Tiny little organic coffee shop (2 tables) but the best coffee in the area run by lovely Italian couple. Great vegan cakes, sandwiches and organic products,

14 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A coffee shop that serves great coffee, has a great sense of humour and fantastic selection of vegan cakes (along with non-vegan). Much loved.

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Wonderful vegan cakes and sandwiches, Great coffee. Huge selection of fine teas. Gets busy on Saturdays when the market is on.

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Womenswear boutique on Colombia Road. Usually stocks People Tree & other environmentally-friendly brands - non leather bags, good costume jewellery. One of many cute & interesting shops on this road.

1 local Airbnb host recommends

A completely vegan hair salon run by a lovely lady Dori. In West London but worth the ride on the Central Line to Shepherds Bush. Very reasonable prices and all products cruelty free.


69 Broadway Market

69 Broadway Market·Map·

1 local Airbnb host recommends

Sustainable women's fashion boutique on Broadway Market