Jennifer's Guidebook

Jennifer
Hello - we are Jenny and Jamie! Jamie is London born and I moved here from the West Country 10 years ago. We are both professional songwriters and work in a band together. We feel very blessed that... read more

Things to do in London

869 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A London Market establishment... Don't miss it on a Sunday morning. Great street vibe, flowers, cute shops and there are always buskers busking... http://www.columbiaroad.info/flowermarket.html

867 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Take a walk along the canal to Broadway market on a Saturday - you won't regret it. Buskers and street food galore - it's like a more local, artsy borough market. I love it!!

206 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is food heaven, mountains of freshly made salad and cakes... amazing coffee, good for any time of the day. http://www.ottolenghi.co.uk/locations/islington/

398 local Airbnb hosts recommend

You can't visit London and not go to Brick Lane.... It's a humdrum of street vendors and trinkets, vintage shops, music venues and bars. http://www.visitbricklane.org/#/brick-lane-market/4537676886

#5

Tayyabs

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 83-89 Fieldgate Street·Map·Hours·Website·

223 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Super cheap, AMAZING FOOD. This bring your own curry house is an absolute east London establishment. Forget Brick lane! Head to Tayyabs... It'll be worth the wait. http://www.tayyabs.co.uk/

#6

PIZZA EAST

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

158 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Borrow my keyring and head there on a Monday for half price food and drinks when you eat in. Booking essential but great value if you can handle the bustling atmosphere! http://www.pizzaeast.com/

438 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Famous for curry houses, bagels and vintage boutiques and the weekend market. http://www.visitbricklane.org

218 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Barbican is an incredible labyrinth of the arts and living - cinema, music venue and gallery space all in one. It is also home to the London Symphony Orchestra. http://www.barbican.org.uk/

#9

Towpath

Food SceneRestaurants
36 De Beauvoir Crescent·Map·Hours·Website·

123 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Amazing cafe, situated right on the canal. Delicious fresh salads, fish and home baking. One of our favourites. Do check their website for opening hours. https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Towpath

#10

Nightjar

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$$$· 129 City Road·Map·Hours·Website·

114 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A deliciously decadent speakeasy-style subterranean bar with live jazz and blues, for cocktails and rare spirits. Order the barrel aged zombie if you like rum. Oh yes. https://www.barnightjar.com

136 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Dance at it's finest.... There are two performance spaces at the Islington venue, each showing a mix of classic and contemporary dance. A must go to for dance enthusiasts http://www.sadlerswells.com/

77 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Forget Starbucks, go to Shoreditch Grind for your daily fix. Also open for cocktails in the evenings. http://www.shoreditchgrind.com/

68 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Quintessentially British, this up-market pub is famous for its amazing roasts. You must book before hand though as it gets super busy on a Sunday! http://the-albion.co.uk/

723 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The best food market in Europe? Go for the atmosphere, stay for the food. http://www.boroughmarket.org.uk/

#15

Trullo

Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 300 Saint Paul's Road·Map·Hours·Website·

71 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Stunning, beautifully presented Italian food - go for the weekday lunch deal if you can. 2 courses for £12. Just delicious. http://www.trullorestaurant.com/

70 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Seriously good fish and chips - get a takeaway and eat it on the pavement tables outside the restaurant. Inside, it's an American diner style. http://poppiesfishandchips.co.uk/

62 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Britain's first and only certified organic pub. A bit pricey, but nice food and a great selection of organic ales to choose from. http://sloeberry.co.uk/

#18

The Narrow Boat

Drinks & NightlifeBars
119 Saint Peter's Street·Map·Hours·Website·

66 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Nice pub right on the canal. Great for both a summer's eve and winter's night. Cosy, friendly, and with a view to watch the boats go by. http://thenarrowboatpub.com/

65 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Basement Cocktail bar. Serving tasty glasses of happiness. http://www.happinessforgets.com

88 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The ROH is beautiful, worth going for the building and people watching alone - not to mention the incredible shows. Book early or online - tickets cost as little as £3. http://www.roh.org.uk/

61 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Jamie Oliver's Fifteen is a restaurant that uses the magic of food to give unemployed young people a chance to have a better future. This is his famous flagship restaurant. http://www.fifteen.net/

103 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The original gallery - White Cube now have 3 spaces in London. Well worth a visit. http://whitecube.com/about/

51 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This elegant cafe serves great NZ fusion food http://www.themodernpantry.co.uk

47 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A coffee lover's dream… Artisan roasters & coffee shop with onsite bakery for breakfast, cakes, eggs and lunchtime snacks http://www.ozonecoffee.co.uk

127 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A beautiful little piece of London - great for coffee, cake, antiques, vintage clothes and people watching! http://www.camdenpassageislington.co.uk/

#26

The Gate Islington

Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 370 Saint John Street·Map·Hours·Website·

49 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Delicious vegetarian restaurant a short walk from the apartment. http://thegaterestaurants.com/islington.php

#27

Cay Tre

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 301 Old Street·Map·Hours·Website·

47 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Less formal than Viet Grill, this sister restaurant do great food too. Huge bowls of soup and great noodles. http://www.vietnamesekitchen.co.uk/caytre/about.html

#28

The Blues Kitchen

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$$· 134-146 Curtain Road·Map·Hours·Website·

47 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Use our keyring for half price food and drink at The Blues Kitchen on Tuesday nights… American food at it's finest and meatiest :) PLUS live music most nights. http://theblueskitchen.com/shoreditch/

44 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This amazing gothic church is home to one of the most atmospheric music venues in London, if you can get to a gig there, go! http://www.unionchapel.org.uk/events.php

41 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Fantastic family run cafe. Head there for ham and eggs after you've been to the flower market. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Leilas-Shop/251458238203777