Alejandro's Guidebook

Alejandro
I enjoy socialising, music and travel. I grew up in South America in a large family - one of 11 children and have lived in London for 20 years. My favourite country to visit on holiday is Italy - p... read more

Things to do in London

869 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The whole sense of happiness and the perfume from thousands of flowers is a real Sunday treat - great bagels and other tempting treats too. Like the old Covent Garden flower market

338 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great variety of stalls (many craft ones), shops and cafes here - amazing atmosphere and great characters

#3

Tayyabs

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

223 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is a truly authentic old-style Pakistani Punjabi restaurant - book to avoid the long queue and take your own Tiger beer or wine (no corkage charge)

101 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It is a little gem - mainly because it is owned by an East End family, is a true independent cinema serves great coffee from Nude Espresso in Brick Lane & pastries from nearby Rinkoff family bakers.

76 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is a local pub, with above average food and great atmosphere - won the Evening Standard Pub of the Year award a few years ago - need to book if you want you eat

193 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It houses a great store of items that children have enjoyed over the decades - it stimulates the child in all of us - has an excellent cafe too

83 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is the oldest surving music hall in the world and dates back to the C19th - the bar is a great place to meet chums or the locals and there are excellent shows on in the main hall

43 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A newish addition to the Whitechapel scene and a big hit - simple menu on the wall and really delicious food, freshly prepared in front of you - friendly staff and they do takeaways too

27 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Bargains galore here and the real buzz of an East End street market - has been going for 400 years and linked to the thriving clothing industry at the heart of the East End's commercial life

23 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Not only is the coffee amazing & the staff so friendly (in a very cool way !) but also the food is stimulating - look out for their cakes....WOW

22 local Airbnb hosts recommend

They not only brew their own ale but serve good food - it is a great local pub and worth dropping in for a pint or two

30 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is a 700 year old pub which has a theatre and hosts brill music nights - Grace Jones and Sir Ian McKellen are among regular celebrity customers, helping to restore this Dickens pub

#13

The Half Moon

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$· 213-223 Mile End Road·Map·Hours·Website·

19 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A great pub, popular with locals and students at Queen Mary Uni - has many cheap deals and a large outdoor space with large umbrellas (good for sun and rain) - does a good breakfast and curries

16 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is a must if you want to explore some of the blood and crime history of the area - you meet interesting people too, which expands the event by sharing experiences

24 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Rinkoff's are a real local bakery (since 1911) and have brought crodoughs to London - in this bakery you can have a bagel as well and good coffee outside or as takeaway - cakes are brilliant. You w... read more

#16

Troxy

Drinks & NightlifeBars
490 Commercial Road·Map·Hours·Website·

15 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Has a lot of history and a wide variety of activities from wrestling to X factor gigs - check their website for info

14 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Such a thrill to have this open, just opp Stepney Green tube station, it is Kazim's newest place - he has been running restaurants since the mid 70's and speciliases in charcoal cooking using good,... read more

15 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It is a traditional English pub with a quiz night on Tuesday and other activities - good food

12 local Airbnb hosts recommend

You can use the Uni's Gym on a single visit basis to keep fit whilst on holiday or just settling into London life

10 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Italian food at its very best - 3rd & 4th generation Italian family living in London with some of the early settlers working in the Savoy Hotel - they not only know about good food but also love it... read more

15 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is a must if you want to explore some of the blood and crime history of the area - you meet interesting people too, which expands the event by sharing experiences

29 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It is such a happy place to visit, especially with children who can interact with the animals on the farm - great learning experience. Produce is for sale and a cafe to make it a complete adventure

76 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The whole Superstore right behind Whitechapel tube station, which will include the new Crossrail station in the future - open from 7am most days with a decent cafe and super delicatessan, fish sect... read more

6 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Not many Yurts to hangout in central London - there is also a reflective space to really chillout. This spot is just near to DLR Limehouse. They cook on the premises but also have Rinkoff's cakes ... read more

7 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It is a calm oasis and friendly team work in it - The Nunnery Gallery is next door and some of the artists drop by and like to chat

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The staff are happy chaps, the coffee and food all excellent - the market activity is all around, so life is active

8 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is part of the Jubilee Greenway, 60km of walks in London to celebrate 60 years of the Queen's reign which she opened in 2012 - interesting walks

20 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The oldest bell maker in Britain and has been trading since 1570 - cast some of the world's most famous bells including Ben Ben and the Liberty Bell, more recently the one for the London2012 Olympics.

#29

The Peacock

Drinks & NightlifeBars
145 Aylward Street·Map·

3 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Old fashioned East End pub for locals - you will hear stories for hours, all very friendly

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Pure Italian joy and always have a laugh or two here - the staff are all mad and love life - music is great as is the coffee (Italiano) and food too