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Jon's Guidebook


Partner in a PR firm. Live between here and my place in the Peak District. Have an 11 year old son (play station therefore included)

Stay at Jon's place

Entire home/apt

Things to do in London

24 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Also has mainline station, useful north-south journeys - Gatwick, Brighton, Luton, St. Albans....

18 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Ping pong bar and restaurant. We love it.


Barbican Hall

Silk St·Map·Website·

195 local Airbnb hosts recommend

London's most complete complex of arts - theatre, music, cinema - down the street.



$$$· 77A Charterhouse St·Map·Website·

64 local Airbnb hosts recommend

London's premier venue for hardcore clubbers. Runs all night with queues round the block. Tends to be rated in top five in the world by likes of Mixmag magazine. Ten minute walk.

131 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It's a great museum just about London, from prehistoric, through Roman etc. Just down the street.


Sadlers Wells Theatre

Rosebery Avenue·Map·Hours·

113 local Airbnb hosts recommend

World class ballet and dance on your doorstep.

88 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Multi screen for all your blockbusters. Walking distance.



$$· 34-36 Exmouth Market·Map·Hours·Website·

101 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Iconic Iberian in our favourite gastro street.



$$· 174 Saint John Street·Map·Hours·Website·

57 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Britain's favourite up-marker supermarket has a large local branch around the block. Right next to a Tesco metro....which is smaller but opens late-late.


Corams Field Nursery

93 Guilford Street·Map·Hours·Website·

14 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This used to be a large orphanage but now a wonderful families-only park, ideal for the under 12s. Sandpits, climbing, a small city farm, cafe..... Meet the world at Coram on a sunny weekend! Onl... read more

66 local Airbnb hosts recommend

First rate "modern European" internationally-renowned restaurant. Lovely setting and GREAT for brunch on a sunny day. Personally number one on the area, but I am a veggie so the meaty Michelin ... read more


St John Restaurant

26 St John St·Map·

22 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Your local Michelin-starred option.


Goswell Road Coffee

158-160 Goswell Road·Map·Hours·

15 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It's across the street and it's great!

21 local Airbnb hosts recommend

10 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This park is actually on a historic burial ground - but don't let that put you off! Fantastic playgrounds for kids, picnic benches, basketball, outdoor free "gym", table tennis ( bats provided at... read more


Club Gascon

$$· 57 West Smithfield·Map·Hours·Website·

19 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of two Michelin-starred places in the neighbourhood.



184-186 Goswell Road·Map·Hours·Website·

15 local Airbnb hosts recommend

London cab drivers rate this fish and chip shop as the best in London. It's across the street, you can sit down or take away.

6 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The iconic "Brixton beach" is our favourite skatepark, gritty urban and super friendly. Not the nearest though....


Cass Art

$$· 66-67 Colebrooke Row·Map·Hours·Website·

8 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Flagship branch of our second favourite art shop, up in Islington



59 - 61 Exmouth Market·Map·Hours·Website·

28 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of many great restaurants in our iconic neighbourhood car-free market street - amazing pizza and pasta. But they're all interesting along here.


Unicorn Theatre

147 Tooley St·Map·Hours·Website·

5 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is a kids theatre, age specific shows. Excellent quality and lots of side activities. Lots more to do in London bridge area.

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Underground skatepark. Very cool, intense - and free!

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Quality local Indian restaurant. It's round the corner. Unlicensed so you bring your own booze (which makes eating out very cheap). They also deliver if you can't face the 50m walk.

42 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Cool independent move theatre.... Book a comfy sofa for two and have food and drink served to your seats. Class.

18 local Airbnb hosts recommend



7 Torrens St·Map·

3 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Independent venue that hosts the more "out there" events for London clubland. Check listings. Unlikely to be admitted without adhering to the prevailing dress code! Walkable in heels, even for t... read more

1 local Airbnb host recommends

If you have a few thousands to spend on furniture take a look :). It's literally next door. Tragically Zaha died this eyes and the showroom is a wonderful showcase of her work.


Coin Laundry

$$· 70 Exmouth Market·Map·Hours·Website·

5 local Airbnb hosts recommend

We have divided opinion on this one - achingly trendy with "ironic" menu.....with 70s revival food that should probe tl remain in the tomb. "Onion bhaji and fried egg bap?" Actually it states gre... read more

1 local Airbnb host recommends

Great New Mexican "social eating" in the market.



178 Goswell Rd·Map·Hours·Website·

1 local Airbnb host recommends

Yoga classes etc on your doorstep. Great chiropractor too!