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I LOVE to travel. I wish I were better at surfing. I love the look, feel and content of books. Of all kinds. I'm laid back but was raised using drinks coasters...

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Things to do in London



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

216 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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.


The CoffeeWorks Project

96-98 Islington High Street·Map·Hours·Website·

47 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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



397 Geffrye Street·Map·Hours·

44 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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.


The Tramshed

$$$· 32 Rivington Street·Map·Hours·Website·

80 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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.

29 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Gorgeous establishment but pricey and swish.

78 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

69 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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



36 De Beauvoir Crescent·Map·Hours·Website·

149 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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


Wenlock Arms

26 Wenlock Road·Map·Hours·Website·

25 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

114 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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.


William IV

7 Shepherdess Walk·Map·Hours·Website·

13 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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


Co-operative Food

136 New North Road·Map·Hours·Website·

24 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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



$$· 2 Shepherdess Walk·Map·Hours·

17 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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.


Meat Liquor

$$· 74 Welbeck Street·Map·Hours·Website·

22 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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


Ozone Coffee Roasters

11 Leonard St·Map·Hours·Website·

64 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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


Workshop coffee

27 Clerkenwell Road·Map·Hours·

20 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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



61-67 Old Street·Map·Website·

14 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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


Casa Negra

$$· 54-56 Great Eastern Street·Map·Website·

15 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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.

24 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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


White Lyan

$$· 153-155 Hoxton St·Map·Hours·Website·

18 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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.


Boundary St

Boundary St·Map·

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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



$$· 31-41 Liverpool Road·Map·Hours·Website·

9 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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.

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.


Murray Grove Post Office

$$· 96-97 Murray Grove·Map·Hours·Website·

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Just in case...

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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