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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

652 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

#2

Union Chapel

Compton Avenue·Map·Website·

63 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

#3

Tina, We Salute You

47 King Henrys Walk·Map·Hours·Website·

69 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Best coffee in London? I think so, with live-in constantly rotating art gallery walls, great cake and lovely atmosphere. This lil cafe is a big hit amongst the art crowd. http://tinawesaluteyou.com/

#4

Servant Jazz Quarters

10 Bradbury Street·Map·Hours·Website·

29 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Watch you don't walk straight past this gem of a venue / cafe / bar. Quirky atmosphere and great live music from the basement. http://www.servantjazzquarters.com/

#5

The Ten Bells

BarsBars
84 Commercial St·Map·

22 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Come for a drink and tales of Jack the Ripper in the pub he once prowled... http://www.viewlondon.co.uk/pubsandbars/the-ten-bells-info-13620.html

#6

Tayyabs

RestaurantsRestaurants
$· 83-89 Fieldgate Street·Map·Hours·Website·

200 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/

#7

Borough Market

$$· 8 Southwark Street·Map·Hours·Website·

386 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

232 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

14 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great contemporary gallery! http://www.gagosian.com/exhibitions/zeng-fanzhi--november-20-2012

281 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/

#11

The Haggerston

438 Kingsland Rd·Map·Hours·Website·

75 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This brilliant pub will have you dancing until the wee small hours. They make great super thin pizzas here too... http://thehaggerston.com/

#12

Drink, Shop & Do

$$$· 9 Caledonian Road·Map·Hours·Website·

38 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A great little crafty hangout - perfect for afternoon teas, cocktails and coffee. They also do craft nights here! http://www.drinkshopdo.com/Drink,_Shop_%26_Do/Drink,_Shop_%26_Do_—_Home.html

#13

The Island Queen

BarsBars
$$· 87 Noel Road·Map·Hours·Website·

37 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Amazing pub - brilliant and quirky decor, well worth a stop in! Food's great too... http://www.theislandqueenislington.co.uk/

43 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Amazing Vietnamese restaurant. There are lots of Vietnemese restaurants on Kingsland Road, but Viet Grill is king! It's always popular & won't disappoint. http://www.vietnamesekitchen.co.uk/vietgrill/

60 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

18 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Brilliant British Pub! Great roasts and lots of board-games and atmosphere. Perfect Sunday hangout. http://www.thecharleslambpub.com/index.htm

77 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/

#18

Passing Clouds

1 Richmond Road·Map·Website·

63 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Once you've had your fill of the Haggerston, turn the corner and enter the world that is Passing Clouds... live music, banana beer, and lots of late night dancing. http://www.passingclouds.org/

#19

Shoreditch Grind

213 Old St·Map·Hours·Website·

107 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/

#20

The Albion

BarsBars
10 Thornhill Road·Map·Hours·Website·

102 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/

60 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Amazing contemporary gallery - always something great on. The gallery is almost unique in London for having its own garden. http://www.victoria-miro.com/

18 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Possibly the best value fish and chips in London! Their lunch deal is great if you're hungry - 2 courses for £6.95 http://www.fishcentral.co.uk/

#23

Exmouth Market

Exmouth Market·Map·

16 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Brilliant part of London - village feel street with plenty of food and restaurants. Gail's bakery is amazing, as are the breakfasts at Caravan. http://www.exmouth-market.com/

20 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Parasol Unit is another fantastic contemporary gallery. It's internationally recognised for its forward-thinking and challenging exhibition programme. http://www.parasol-unit.org/

#25

Paul A Young Fine Chocolates

33 Camden Passage·Map·Hours·Website·

15 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Amazing chocolate shop - all handmade on the premises. Go in for the tasters and come out with some salted caramel. Mmmm. http://www.paulayoung.co.uk/

#26

Kipferl

StoresStores
20 Camden Passage·Map·Hours·

3 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great Viennese Cafe / restaurant. Go there for cake and coffee or wiener schnitzel and bratwurst.... Lovely linzer torte and apple strudel too. http://www.kipferl.co.uk/

#27

Shepherdess Cafe

221 City Road·Map·Hours·

5 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Really old school traditional English Cafe, great for a weekend fry-up or a mug of builder's tea. https://www.facebook.com/ShepherdessCafe

104 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/

27 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This amazing bar / coffee shop won't fail to delight - sit upstairs and be whisked away to another http://cheriecity.co.uk/2010/01/31/old-curiosity-cafe-the-bridge-in-shoreditch/

#30

Annie's

Clothing StoresClothing Stores
$$$· 12 Camden Passage·Map·Hours·

3 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Amazing treasure trove of beautiful vintageness.... one for the girls, and guys who like a bit of dapper. http://www.anniesvintageclothing.co.uk/