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Things to do in London

89 local Airbnb hosts recommend

*** £Best Viet canteen! Low key fresh and delicious.Crispy pancake, beef balls in betel leafs,fresh prawn rolls, papaya salad,pork noodles bun(n60) & the pho! Service can be so ruthless,it is funny.

26 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Swedish bakery and coffee shop. fantastic bread and delicious cinnamon rolls.

328 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Highly recommended! Iranian Indian cafe'! Very nice atmosphere.


Beigel Bake

$· 159 Brick Lane·Map·Hours·Website·

187 local Airbnb hosts recommend

***£ open 24/7 a 200years old institution beigel take away.Best are salmon and cream cheese or the famous saltbeef beagel,. The rest can be dissapointing. cheap and filling, dont expect to much though



32-37 Cowper St·Map·Hours·Website·

67 local Airbnb hosts recommend

**Great night club! Check the prog & gigs! Young crowd mostly under 25.


Well and Bucket

143 Bethnal Green Road·Map·Hours·Website·

64 local Airbnb hosts recommend

***£ Great pub

80 local Airbnb hosts recommend

*** Saturday morning tasty food market off the beaten track.Small & less touristy than Borough market. Reuben sandwich,French cheese and patisserie, burgers .Get a map or get lost!


Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge·Map·

300 local Airbnb hosts recommend

***Unmissable! MUST! FREE! walk the bridge. Awesome view both side!



161a Brick Lane·Map·Hours·Website·

16 local Airbnb hosts recommend

**£ Swedish restaurant. Quirky and friendly peeps! Honest food



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

216 local Airbnb hosts recommend

** ££ cool pizza place. good food, really nice vibe and set up


Beyond Retro

$$· 110-112 Cheshire St·Map·Hours·Website·

35 local Airbnb hosts recommend

***Vintage clothes warehouse. A must for any shoppers! worth the 5 minutes walk of Bricklane

103 local Airbnb hosts recommend

***£ Best Fish and chips!


The Carpenter's Arms

73 Cheshire Street·Map·Hours·Website·

50 local Airbnb hosts recommend

** PUB great and little! awesome staff, beer and food. excellent sunday roast but always hard to get a seat on sundays

99 local Airbnb hosts recommend

*** ££ very good cocktail bar



98 Millstream Road·Map·Hours·

8 local Airbnb hosts recommend

£££ Antiques and salvage shop. great and unique pieces ...a bit pricey but worth a look.


Allpress Espresso Roastery

58 Redchurch Street·Map·Hours·Website·

74 local Airbnb hosts recommend

*** Best Coffee Just new door.Great atmosphere! And the wahouu smell from the coffee roaster !


The Owl and Pussycat

34 Redchurch Street·Map·Hours·Website·

47 local Airbnb hosts recommend

***£ Great pub

32 local Airbnb hosts recommend

** £ Cheap & cheerful busy Turkish barbecue


The Albion

$$· 2-4 Boundary Street·Map·Hours·Website·

88 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Highly recommended! Posh all day British canteen. Very good food for brunch, tea and cakes, or Pie. Unique bakery on site, *best croissant* in town and delicious cakes.


City Hall

The Queen's Walk·Map·Hours·Website·

28 local Airbnb hosts recommend

** City hall.Same architect as the Gherkin, Norman Foster...nicknamed " the glass testicle ". Sometimes the topfloor is open to public.Go try your luck if you walk by.


Pellicci E

332 Bethnal Green Road·Map·Hours·Website·

52 local Airbnb hosts recommend

*** £ Full English breakfast anyone? fry ups? Traditional British caff run by 3rd generation Italian family. Go for the vibe and unique atmosphere.Down to earth comfort food. Always packed.


Labour and Wait

85 Redchurch Street·Map·Hours·

5 local Airbnb hosts recommend

*** Timeless functional quality domestic goods shop.Have a look 1 minute from the flat!

64 local Airbnb hosts recommend

***£££ New 1 star Michelin! Worth it! Stay at the bar or go for lunch (3 courses £35) to keep it cheap. £55/5 courses menu in the resto.Perfect for vegetarians.My fav:Buttermilk fried chicken



397 Geffrye Street·Map·Hours·

44 local Airbnb hosts recommend

***££ Very nice continental menu.Nice service and atmosphere.


Bar Tozino

$$· Maltby Street·Map·Hours·Website·

25 local Airbnb hosts recommend

*** ££ Spanish Tapas JAMON JAMON JAMOOON! Hand carved spanish ham on the bone!Great wine. £10 for a little ham sounds ludicrous but the bellotta is cheaper than a trip to madrid! great cave arches


40 Maltby Street

$$· 40 Maltby Street·Map·Hours·Website·

23 local Airbnb hosts recommend

*** ££ THE BEST resto wine bar I know.Chefs are amazing. Cheap for the amazing quality of the wine and food. Rough settings,be prepare to eat on wood pallets table! :-)don't get lost!


Spa Terminus

Dockley Road·Map·Hours·Website·

13 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Food wholesalers opening their warehouse railway arches to the public on saturday 9am-2pm only Get a map or get lost! Not much street food, cooks heaven! spa-terminus co uk

33 local Airbnb hosts recommend

*** ££ Peruvian resto! My new favorit! Ceviche ceviche! Quinoa salad! Great service and atmosphere. Very good fruit juices and smoothies.Reasonable price for the quality.


The Kernel Brewery

Dockley Rd·Map·

18 local Airbnb hosts recommend

*£ Craft brewery. Far away/hard to find not much open but the best craft beer I know! Open only Saturday from 9am to 2pm. during Maltby market.Check all the nearby Spa terminus food wholesalers


Oscars Interiors

18 Cheshire St·Map·

1 local Airbnb host recommends

Vintage furniture & deco. Worth a look on your way to Beyond retro