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Omer's Guidebook

Omer
I am an easy-going, London-based, urbanist and city enthusiast, hailing from Istanbul. I arrived in London in 2007, studied and worked at the LSE between 2007-2014 and have been running my own cons... read more

Things to do in London

675 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Because that's where you want to be on a Sunday! It runs from 10AM to around 3PM. The later you go, the livelier it is with all the bargaining.

#2

Broadway Market

Broadway Market·Map·

595 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Runs on Saturdays. It used to be the best kept secret of East London and now is the hottest and trendiest market spot.

288 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The only park in the Borough of Hackney where you can BBQ! Alas, you can use the Lido or just chill on the grass.

#4

London Fields Lido

London Fields West Side·Map·Website·

174 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The closest lido if you want to go for a quick dip.

850 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Queen Victoria knew something when she decided to put a massive park here!

#6

Franco Manca

$$· 52 Broadway Market·Map·Hours·Website·

154 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Because it's our favourite local pizza restaurant. Either sit in, or take a box and munch at London Fields.

191 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Good cinema, best culture space, and the best East London's got.

#8

PIZZA EAST

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

216 local Airbnb hosts recommend

For some time, this has been my favourite pizza spot. Now, it's everyone's, too!

#9

Buen Ayre

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$· 50 Broadway Market·Map·Hours·Website·

80 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you are craving for meat!

#10

Nightjar

$$$· 129 City Road·Map·Hours·Website·

148 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Speakeasy, live jazz, best cocktails!

#11

Dove Freehouse

BarsBars
24-28 Broadway Market·Map·Hours·Website·

112 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Favourite pub on Broadway Market.

87 local Airbnb hosts recommend

For something a little more than the usual. If you like game, if you like bread and if you like wine.

#13

Redchurch St

Redchurch St·Map·

67 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Galleries, coffee shops, graffitis, tea and chocolate shops!

#14

The Royal Oak

BarsBars
$$· 73 Columbia Road·Map·Hours·

33 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of many of our local pubs. Lovely with a big space and a backyard.

28 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Many Underground lines pass through here as well as buses and trains to Stansted Airport!

#16

BOXPARK

2-4 , Bethnal Green Rd·Map·Hours·Website·

243 local Airbnb hosts recommend

I'm not a huge fan of shopping malls and being a pop-up makes it slightly less sinful -- but this one has all you've need. Designer stores, and some nice burger, burrito or pizza options.

261 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Vintage clothes, cafes, restaurants.

#18

Little Georgia Cafe Ltd

87 Goldsmith's Row·Map·Hours·Website·

41 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Small and delicious

32 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you're after a quickie (that's for Turkish food!)

12 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The closest and most efficient station if you want to take the Central Line to central London

#21

Albion London

56 Shoreditch High Street·Map·Website·

19 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Lovely inside, better if you get a seat outside.

#22

Brick Ln

Brick Ln·Map·

494 local Airbnb hosts recommend

There is a book about it, there is a film about it and it is in every guide book. You can go any day, but I recommend Sundays (after you've seen Columbia Road, of course)!

43 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Check out the listings -- there's always something fun!

#24

Sainsbury's

$$· 17 Bethnal Green Rd·Map·Hours·Website·

57 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you're not a Tesco fan and can live with a small, local Sainsbury's

23 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Overground station that will get you north to Dalston or to South London across the Thames. Very useful!

#26

Nude Espresso

26 Hanbury St·Map·Hours·

18 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the best coffee grinders and makers

#27

The Hawkhurst Vault

Brick Ln·Map·Hours·

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great, lovely cafe with amazing hosts, delicious cakes and really good coffee!!

36 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The big Tesco which is the nearest big supermarket we've got.

#29

Damascu Bite

21 Shoreditch High St·Map·

1 local Airbnb host recommends

The best late-night kebab in town!

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

You know how good a sushi place is when it is frequented by the Japanese and run by the Japanese! And you can also bring your own wine!