Jane's Guidebook

Jane
I'm a freelance specialist in the arts and international development, with a previous life as a theatre producer and a growing up on a small Scottish island. Art and travel are big parts of my ... read more

Things to do in London

121 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Don't miss this. Wierd and wonderful music from around the world. And it's an unusually cheap and intimate venue.

96 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Fantastic cinema with luxury seats and great films.

118 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It's the Almeida. It's a great theatre. And it's walking distance.

104 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It's great, neighbourhood and cheap. You might even get to see something that will be one of the hottest shows in London.

#5

69 Colebrooke Row

Everything Else
69 Colebrooke Row·Map·

49 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Some of the best cocktails in London.

47 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Nearest commercial cinema. Has an amazing interior also. A very grand listed building.

#7

Smokehouse

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 63-69 Canonbury Road·Map·Hours·Website·

42 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Amazing Southern/Korean food and great craft beers. My new favourite bar / restaurant. I recommend the smoked duck with kimchi, and the cheeks with cauliflower cheese (see Guardian review).

33 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great food. Check the reviews online.

83 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It's a traditional London street market - fruit and veg, pots and pans etc - with amazing African, Turkish and even a Chinese food stall. It's the inspiration for the market in EastEnders.

95 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It's green and has beautiful houses. And if you walk through it to Highbury Park you'll find fantastic a butcher, fish shop, italian deli and one of the best cheese shops in London.

59 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is a big supermarket with fresh fish counter, craft beers, wine, and good deli things. Basically everything you'll need. Bit of a walk, but more choice than either of the two closer supermarkets.

3 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Quiet, old fashioned pub that George Orwell used to frequent.

19 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It's the closest supermarket and open til midnight. Otherwise, nothing special.

#14

Waitrose

EssentialsGrocery Stores
$$· 21 Holloway Road·Map·Hours·

14 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It's nicer than Tesco, better for gourmet foodstuffs, but not so good for fruit and veg.

#15

Moonlight

EssentialsGrocery Stores
135 Holloway Road·Map·

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

I LOVE this place. Amazing fruit and veg, feta cheese, yogurt, and fresh Turkish breads. It's open late and the people are lovely. And it's an independent store.