Hal's Guidebook

Hal

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Things to do in London

#1

Pizza East

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 56A Shoreditch High St·Map·Hours·Website·

158 local Airbnb host recommends

Already a staple of the area. This place is excellent. It gets busy and they don't take reservations so head over early to avoid disappointment.

123 local Airbnb host recommends

Interesting cafe on the canal serving breakfast and lunch when it ain't raining.

114 local Airbnb host recommends

Enjoy a late-night cocktail. A 10 minute walk here and on the way to and from Old Street station.

#4

Hawksmoor

Food SceneRestaurants
$$$$· 157A Commercial St·Map·Hours·Website·

88 local Airbnb host recommends

One of the best if not THE best steak in London. Delicious wine list too. Also has a trendy bar you can sit in instead/as well.

61 local Airbnb host recommends

One of Jamie Oliver's. Haven't been.

47 local Airbnb host recommends

Another excellent coffee joint. Great to sit in if you've got some work to do.

50 local Airbnb host recommends

More coffee...Also good if you need to put air in your bike tires...

#8

Tramshed

Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 32 Rivington St·Map·Hours·Website·

48 local Airbnb host recommends

3 words: Chicken, steak, sharing. That's what you get at this very hip joint on Rivington Street. Worth checking out if you have a little cash to spend.

41 local Airbnb host recommends

Great coffee spot right next to Angel tube station. They do very good sandwiches, teas and smoothies as well.

38 local Airbnb host recommends

They say this place does the best coffee in London. What do you think?

#11

Beagle

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 397-400 Geffrye St·Map·Hours·Website·

29 local Airbnb host recommends

The restaurant has fresh, locally sourced ingredients that the chef manages to throw together well. Also has a very cool bar. Located in the arches under Hoxton overground station.

22 local Airbnb host recommends

This is technically the closest pub to the house. Excellent selection of ales with an old school vibe.

16 local Airbnb host recommends

Many claim it's the best burger in London...can't really say more than that.

16 local Airbnb host recommends

This is one of Angela Hartnett - former Gordon Ramsey apprentice - so expect delicious food. Lovely place.

#15

White Lyan

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$$· 153-155 Hoxton St·Map·Hours·Website·

15 local Airbnb host recommends

Arguably the best cocktail I've ever had. Head to this supremely delicious bar for an unforgettable beverage. They're about to open in New York but this is the original.

#16

Sainsbury's

EssentialsGrocery Stores
$$· 31-41 Liverpool Rd·Map·Hours·Website·

50 local Airbnb host recommends

If you want to walk a bit further and spend a bit more money, Sainsbury's by Angel tube station will have everything you need.

4 local Airbnb host recommends

Just in case...

3 local Airbnb host recommends

New bar that has recently opened on City Road. Very nearby.

16 local Airbnb host recommends

This is the nearest supermarket to the flat. Very affordable prices.

#20

Eagle

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$$· 2 Shepherdess Walk·Map·Hours·

14 local Airbnb host recommends

Made famous by being referenced in the classic nursery rhyme 'Pop Goes the Weasel', The Eagle pub has a very good selection of beer and has an outside area if the weather's good.

9 local Airbnb host recommends

Very good pub on our street and it doesn't get quite as busy as The Eagle.

11 local Airbnb host recommends

Another great coffee spot if you've got some laptop-related things to get done.

25 local Airbnb host recommends

Gorgeous establishment but pricey and swish.

#24

Casa Negra

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 54-56 Great Eastern St·Map·Website·

9 local Airbnb host recommends

Sister-spot of Bodega Negra in Soho. Great Mexican food to be found here. Head to the low-lit Cabana Bar for more fun later.

#25

Boundary St

Boundary St·Map·

2 local Airbnb host recommends

This is on Boundary Street. This has a very British cafe kind of vibe if that's what you're into.

1 local Airbnb host recommends

A decent greasy spoon serving breakfast or lunch at the end of of our road. A neighbourhood favourite.

1 local Airbnb host recommends

A tasty coffee house located on Old Street roundabout. Doubles as a cocktail bar at night. Grab a cup on your way to Old Street tube station in the morning, or something stiffer later on.