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Next Stop: London

The Underground connects you to London’s most exciting hang-outs. That’s why we’ve scoured Zone 1 for some of the best places to eat and drink (as well as a special ‘wildcard’) within a short walk of each Tube station.

Discover the best places near you. Browse the stations to see more from #NextStopLondon.

 
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The Underground connects you to London’s most exciting hang-outs. That’s why we’ve scoured Zone 1 for some of the best places to eat and drink (as well as a special ‘wildcard’) within a short walk of each Tube station.

Discover the best places near you. Browse the stations to see more from #NextStopLondon.

Aldgate

To Drink


The Three Tuns has not one but two bars, a heated terrace at the back and a ‘secret’ roof terrace open during the summer months. Grab a pint of your favourite beer after work and unwind from a long day in the office. threetunsec3n.co.uk
To Eat


Focused on the art of grilling, Omnino presents a menu comprised of Argentine beef, Wagyu and American prime cuts. Partnered with South American suppliers and ranches, they serve only the finest meats to ensure that unmistakably authentic flavour.

omninorestaurant.com
Wild Card


Standing out on the London skyline, The Gherkin is hard to miss as a modern architectural landmark. Housing offices, exclusive apartments and bars, you can take the elevator up to the top to see stunning views across the capital.

30stmaryaxe.com

Aldgate East

To Drink


Head to the ground floor of The Culpeper for a trendy take on a traditional British pub. They’ve kept some of the old features and added a modern Scandi vibe, making it the perfect spot around the clock.

theculpeper.com
To Eat


For a taste of the Grecian coasts, Hungry Donkey serves up a modern, street-food-inspired menu, including barbecued skewers and pita wraps with all the toppings. You can expect the freshest ingredients, with a selection of meat dishes, as well as veggie, vegan and gluten-free options.

hungrydonkey.co.uk
Wild Card


From iced coffees to the strongest espressos, Black Sheep knows a thing or two about coffee, sourcing only the best beans from the world’s finest growers. It’s a must-visit if you’re in need of a little pick-me-up.

leavetheherdbehind.com

Baker Street

To Drink


The Globe on Marylebone Road is well-known for serving great beers, wines and pub food. With a warm and friendly atmosphere, the pub draws in locals every night with its relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

taylor-walker.co.uk
To Eat


At the top of Baker Street, just round the corner from the Sherlock Holmes Museum, The Volunteer is a central London pub serving up seasonal pub grub, cask ales, speciality draught beers, lagers and ciders.

thevolunteernw1.co.uk
Wild Card


Featuring world-renowned waxworks of many famous faces and celebrities – from the Queen and David Cameron to Kanye West and Usain Bolt – Madame Tussauds is considered one of the best attractions in London.

madametussauds.co.uk

Bank

To Drink


A traditional British pub in the heart of the city, the Cock and Woolpack has a warm and friendly atmosphere that means regulars come back night after night. If you want a friendly pint in a good old-fashioned boozer, look no further.

cockandwoolpack.co.uk
To Eat


A fun, friendly restaurant with a huge range of high-quality burgers made using only the best cuts of meat on the menu, Honest Burgers is always packed with happy customers.

honestburgers.co.uk
Wild Card


The Bank of England Museum gives a fascinating insight into how money has transformed our society and life as we know it today. It’s a unique day out for children and adults alike.

bankofengland.co.uk

Barbican

To Drink


Adding an artisanal touch to the traditional pub scene, The Sutton Arms is laidback and contemporary, serving plenty of spirits, bottled beers, and a full vending cabinet of wines, all of which go deliciously alongside the craft cuisine menu.

sutton-arms.co.uk
To Eat


Spread over two floors, Erebuni offers a restaurant, bar and lounge, exploring the roots of homemade Russian and Armenian food. With stroganoffs, soups and stews, plus an unbeatable selection of vodkas,  it offers a commendably authentic experience.

erebuni.co.uk
Wild Card


One of London’s favourite free museums, the Museum of London catapults visitors back in time, exploring the history of Britain’s great capital, with rotating and permanent exhibitions, galleries and displays.

museumoflondon.org.uk

Bayswater

To Drink


The homely Prince Alfred pub is the ideal spot to relax in during the winter months, with its roaring fireplaces and warm atmosphere. Serving beers and ales to locals and tourists alike since 1851, this pub has long been a local gem and is now also a live music haven.

prince-alfred.co.uk
To Eat


With a delicious range of pub classics that includes burgers, steaks and pies, Phoenix is the perfect spot for some hearty home-cooked food. On Sundays you can expect a traditional roast dinner, and there are rotating quiz nights during the week.

phoenix-pub.co.uk
Wild Card


All Star Lanes is a bar, restaurant and bowling alley all in one. This fun American-inspired combination makes for a great night with a group of friends. They also take party bookings for special celebrations.

allstarlanes.co.uk

Blackfriars

To Drink


As the area’s namesake pub, The Blackfriar more than lives up to the title of everyone’s local with a revered list of award-winning ales, golden craft beers and ciders, and botanical gins. Sit back and enjoy the cosy atmosphere.

nicholsonspubs.co.uk
To Eat


Coined the busiest restaurant in the financial district, the Blackfriars branch of Hare & Tortoise mixes a quality menu with a lively atmosphere, making it the ideal place to enjoy a Japanese-inspired meal after a long day in the office.

hareandtortoise.co.uk
Wild Card


Fleet Street is steeped in history, being the headquarters of most British national newspapers in the 20th century. Now many of the buildings are listed and provide offices to various business sectors.

Bond Street

To Drink


The Be At One Cocktail Bar has a fun and vibrant atmosphere, with daily happy-hour deals and an atmospheric basement bar, it’s always full of people for after-work drinks and is equally popular at the weekends.

beatone.co.uk
To Eat


Sofra serves some of the best Turkish cuisine in London – offering everything from pots of tender spiced meats to platters of fresh cuts and vegetables, it never fails to impress new customers.

tmp.sofra.co.uk
Wild Card


The John Lewis Roof Garden on Oxford Street is a hidden gem in the heart of the city. Full of fragrant flowers and herbs, pop-up restaurants and coffee shops, the garden is a must-see in the summer months.

johnlewis.com

Borough

To Drink


The Trinity is famous for specialising in real ales, and the pub regularly features a guest pale ale from local breweries. The wines here are also fantastic, featuring bottles from Albion Wines of London.

thetrinity.co.uk
To Eat


A small and intimate building, The Gladstone offers a friendly atmosphere and some of the best food (the traditional pies are famous) and drink in Borough. It also hosts live music every week.

thegladpub.com
Wild Card


The Menier Chocolate Factory is well-known for putting on fantastic productions that showcase the very best in British talent: Americana Absurdum by Brian Parks, Fully Committed by Becky Mode, and Murderer by Anthony Shaffer to name a few.

menierchocolatefactory.com

Cannon Street

To Drink


This traditional London watering hole draws a crowd of busy professionals from the surrounding office blocks. Surviving the Great Fire of London, The Bell remains a cosy pub complete with a roaring fire, fairylights and photos of the capital through history.

redcarpubs.com
To Eat


Serving a menu of roasted and grilled meats, pasta dishes and classic desserts, Harry’s Bar in Abchurch Yard fuses traditional interiors with an elegant fine-dining atmosphere. Choose from the wide range of wines, champagnes, beers, ales and ciders to complement your meal.

harrys.co.uk
Wild Card


London Bridge and Southwark Bridge sandwich Cannon St station, with both offering their own unique and impressive architecture. Stroll over the River Thames by the famed pillars of London Bridge or traverse the classic arch of Southwark.

Chancery Lane

To Drink


The Grand Union Bar has a fun and vibrant atmosphere, specialising in cocktails, burgers, prosecco and champagne. It has a great dance floor, daily happy hours and is – perhaps unsurprisingly – always packed at the weekend.

grandunionbars.com
To Eat


Caffe Vergnano prides itself on serving great coffee, authentic Italian dishes and delicious sweets. Its relaxing atmosphere and friendly staff make for a welcome break from fast-paced London life.

caffevergnano1882.co.uk
Wild Card


Prufrock Coffee serves fantastic hot drinks, sweets and lunches. What’s more, it offers a few bespoke coffee-training courses and programmes for caffeine lovers, teaching you everything from basic barista skills to intricate latte art – so you can impress your friends.

prufrockcoffee.com

Charing Cross

To Drink


A must-try for Sherlock Holmes fans, the namesake traditional pub serves plenty of beers, ales and wines, alongside a food menu with a modern twist. It also plays host to the Official Sherlock Holmes Convention and other themed events.

sherlockholmes-stjames.co.uk
To Eat


Offering tasty burritos, tacos and dishes from an amazing grill, Tortilla is one of the best places in London to sample Californian and Mexican food, cocktails and beers. If you don’t have time to sit down and properly indulge, grab a bite to go!

tortilla.co.uk
Wild Card


The only remaining home of the famous scientist, diplomat, philosopher, inventor, and ‘Founding Father of the United States’, Benjamin Franklin House is a unique piece of history that reveals his way of life, his works and his impact on the world.

benjaminfranklinhouse.org

Covent Garden

To Drink


In the heart of Convent Garden’s Piazza, Dirty Martini has an extensive menu of cocktails – specifically Martinis as the name suggests. Treat yourself at the weekend to a Dragon Fruit & Pomegranate Martini or a Blueberry & Basil Mojito.

dirtymartini.uk.com
To Eat


Hawksmoor steakhouse and bar in Seven Dials impresses with its choice of burgers, steaks and seafood dishes, using only the highest-quality meat. The waiters are on hand to recommend the perfect cocktail to complement your dish.

thehawksmoor.com
Wild Card


Celebrating independent art boutiques and local makers, Covent Garden’s markets are home to handmade-jewellery sellers, imaginative artwork, hand-crafted homewares and more. It’s the perfect place to find a unique gift for a friend, or yourself!

coventgarden.london

Earl's Court

To Drink


The Blackbird has a strong reputation for fantastic food, real ales and wines, and is renowned for its warm and friendly service. A beehive of activity, this traditional pub welcomes both tourists and locals alike all year round.

blackbirdearlscourt.co.uk
To Eat


The Maroush Bakehouse offers a wide range of delicious Lebanese dishes. Serving everything from tasty wraps, mixed grills and main dishes to sweet pastries, freshly prepared salads and traditional Lebanese desserts, it’s understandably a popular choice for locals.

maroushbakehouse.com
Wild Card


The Brownie Box is a delightful family-run cake boutique in the heart of Earl’s Court. Specialising in brownies (obviously), cakes, muffins, cookies and cupcakes, this is the place to go if you have a sweet tooth.

browniebox.co.uk

Edgeware Road

To Drink


The Chapel serves a wide range of great wines, real ales and refreshing beers in a cosy and welcoming setting. The pub’s wine experts select only the best offerings straight from suppliers, so whatever you choose you’re guaranteed a fine bottle.

thechapellondon.com
To Eat


The Fiamma Restaurant inside the Hilton Hotel offers great Mediterranean dishes, from authentic tapas and soups to tasty salads and pizzas. A relaxed and welcoming restaurant, it’s open to hotel guests and the wider public alike.

hilton.com
Wild Card


The Lisson Gallery is one of the most influential contemporary art galleries in London. Championing important conceptual artists like Sol LeWitt and Richard Long, the gallery is famous for supporting and transforming the careers of new talent.

lissongallery.com

Elephant & Castle

To Drink


A fantastic, traditional pub serving up fine wines and real ales in addition to renowned gastropub meals. Small and independent, Elephant & Castle offers a warm and inviting atmosphere where you can relax with friends.

elephantandcastlepub.com
To Eat


Mamuska is a great Polish kitchen and bar, serving up the best in Eastern-European and Polish cuisine. From friendly staff to tasty food and a fun atmosphere, this underrated restaurant has something for everyone.

mamuska.net
Wild Card


A nightclub that needs no introduction, the Ministry of Sound has been at the centre of dance music for many years. A brilliant night out for music-lovers and late-night revellers alike, it never disappoints.

ministryofsound.com

Embankment

To Drink


The Tattershall Castle is a unique floating bar permanently moored on the River Thames. Showcasing everything from live jazz bands to cocktail masterclasses, it’s a fun and alternative place for a night out.

thetattershallcastle.co.uk
To Eat


As a world-famous luxury hotel, The Savoy also has one of the most extravagant restaurants in London. Kaspar’s Seafood Bar and Grill serves everything from smoked fish, oysters, and caviar to lamb cutlets and the finest artisan cheeses.

fairmont.com
Wild Card


Full of stunning flower beds, trees and statues, Whitehall Gardens has a tranquil atmosphere despite its location right in the middle of the city. Surrounded by impressive Whitehall buildings, it’s just a short walk away from Trafalgar Square.

Euston

To Drink


The Euston Tap is just a short walk from its namesake train station and is famous for its ever-expanding array of high-quality real ales.

eustontap.com
To Eat


A café, bar and restaurant in equal measure, the Albertini is famous for its wide variety of food and wines. From pasta dishes and bar snacks to burgers and tasty breakfasts, the Albertini has a dish for all tastes.

albertini.co.uk
Wild Card


The Shaw Theatre hosts a wide variety of drama, dance and musical theatre productions throughout the year. Initially established in 1971 and known as the Library Theatre, this venue has invited many of Britain’s famous actors onto its stage.

shaw-theatre.com

Euston Square

To Drink


The Bree Louise is a multi-award-winning ale, cider and pie house, which works hard to retain its title as a favourite of the locals. Watch major sporting games on the big screen, enjoy simple pub food, or unwind any day of the week with the perfect pint.

thebreelouise.com
To Eat


Mestizo brings authentic Mexican culture to the heart of London, with an extensive menu of sharing dishes, tacos, enchiladas and more. Even better, they cater for all diets – including vegan, nut-free, and lactose-, wheat- and gluten-intolerance. Take your pick of dishes and sample one of their many tequilas.

london.mestizomx.com
Wild Card


Opening doors for the incurably curious, the Wellcome Collection explores the past, present and future of medicine, life and art, with free exhibitions, collections, public events and the world-renowned Wellcome Library.

wellcomecollection.org

Farringdon

To Drink


With a regal past, The Castle is a legendary pub once frequented by King George IV. Enjoy the refreshing selection of beers and accredited real ales, and if you’re feeling peckish try something from the seasonal pub food menu.

thecastlefarringdon.co.uk
To Eat


Tas fuses authentic Anatolian Turkish food with a traditional setting, serving a wide range of hot and cold mezzes, seafood dishes, casseroles, salads and grills. There are a number of vegetarian options too, satisfying all diets with the freshly-prepared meals.

tasrestaurants.co.uk
Wild Card


A renowned cake boutique, Bea’s bakes some of the finest cakes and pastries you could hope to find in the whole capital. Indulge in a traditional afternoon tea, design your own cake for a special occasion, or simply pop by for a mid-morning treat.

beas.london

Gloucester Road

To Drink


Stanhope celebrates all your favourite British pub foods with a Great British Menu, including lamb shank shepherd’s pie, the ‘Ultimate Fish & Chips’ and Sunday roast with all the trimmings. Unwind with a hearty meal any day of the week in these cosy interiors.

taylor-walker.co.uk
To Eat


Serving freshly prepared food in a homely environment, Wildwood Restaurant on Gloucester Road ticks all the boxes for high-quality comfort-food dishes. Expect a selection of stone-baked pizzas, burgers and pasta bowls.

wildwoodrestaurants.co.uk
Wild Card


Stanhope Gardens is a pretty little park opposite Gloucester Road Tube station, offering a respite from the bustle of the city. Unwind on a park bench with a book or plan ahead and bring your picnic basket and blanket on a sunny day.

Goodge Street

To Drink


A relaxed and friendly establishment, TCR Lounge Bar has an array of cocktails, wines and cask ales. Decked out with both comfy armchairs and a dancefloor, it’s equally ideal for after-work drinks and more lively weekend nights.

bartcr.com
To Eat


Bubbledogs pairs an unlikely combination of champagne and hotdogs, but it works. With the finest champagnes and the bubbliest proseccos in the capital, alongside traditional ketchup-coated hotdogs and macaroni cheese variations, this boldly individual restaurant offers a taste of something a bit different.

bubbledogs.co.uk
Wild Card


Pollock’s Toy Museum showcases everything from 19th-century rocking horses to Egyptian toys dating back to 2000 B.C. It’s a fascinating place to visit and – as you might expect – it’s particularly loved by children (big kids too!).

pollockstoys.com

Great Portland Street

To Drink


Wine bar and kitchen, The Remedy has a variety of wines to suit every mood and all tastebuds. The waiters are all personally enthusiastic about wine, which is why the wine list is updated almost weekly. Discover your new favourite bottle from independent wineries.

theremedylondon.com
To Eat


Ibérica is an elegant and unique delicatessen and restaurant, serving authentic Spanish cuisine in an ever-evolving menu that changes with the seasons. The restaurant is the creation of three-Michelin-starred executive chef Nacho Manzano.

ibericarestaurants.com
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Inspired by their childhoods, founders Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich launched Honey & Co. to share their love of homemade dishes, using the freshest seasonal produce. Their baked collection of cakes and cookies change daily, always giving you something new to sample.

honeyandco.co.uk

Green Park

To Drink


Along the backstreets of Mayfair, Ye Grapes is a classic pub, fit with dark wood floors and red leather benches. You’ll be spoilt for choice by the wide selection of beers, ales and wines, and the specialist Thai ‘pub food’ menu.
To Eat


Whether you fancy breakfast, lunch, dinner or afternoon tea, The Wolseley has an extensive collection of menus to suit all times of day, with even a separate vegetarian menu. Set in an impressive pillared building with grand staircases, the whole place oozes grandeur.

thewolseley.com
Wild Card


Boasting a diary jam-packed with events, The Arts Club welcomes anyone who is interested in the arts, literature or sciences. With everything from wine tasting to networking talks, members can enjoy something a bit different.

theartsclub.co.uk

High Street Kensington

To Drink


The Elephant and Castle is just a short stroll from Kensington High Street, and the perfect pitstop for a chilled drink and some quality pub food. Choose from the eclectic range of award-winning ales, aromatic gins, craft beers and thirst-quenching ciders.

nicholsonspubs.co.uk
To Eat


Popular pancake house My Old Dutch fulfils all your sweet cravings with a large choice of tempting pancake desserts – including classic combinations like maple syrup & butter, as well as savoury four-cheese combos. They have gluten-free, lite, and children’s options too.

myolddutch.com
Wild Card


The guys at Ben’s Cookies know a thing or two about your favourite baked treats, with a tasty collection of baked-on-the-day flavours, including white chocolate & macadamia, and triple chocolate chunk. Stop by or place your delivery online for an elevenses treat.

benscookies.com

Holborn

To Drink


A famous Holborn pub with an amazing Victorian interior, the Princess Louise brings traditional pub ambience, serving great real ales, a large selection of beers, and good old pub grub.

princesslouisepub.co.uk
To Eat


The Holborn Dining Room & Delicatessen is a vibrant and bustling salon-style diner, serving a huge range of great dishes. From delicious brunches and deli platters to Sunday roasts and burgers, it’ll satsify your hunger at any time of day.

holborndiningroom.com
Wild Card


A fun and unique espresso and cocktail bar, Holborn Grind is ideal for a morning pick-me-up and just as good for an evening livener. The bar’s trendy decor blends the themes of American Diners with vintage London.

grind.co.uk

Hoxton

To Drink


The Basing House is at the centre of East London’s eclectic nightclub scene. This huge venue regularly showcases the best DJs and bands in the world, making it one of the most popular nights out in the area. The club’s dedication to new music and its Funktion 1 sound system keeps revellers coming back every weekend.

basinghouse.co.uk
To Eat


The Beagle is one of the most popular high-end restaurants in the area, serving delicious seasonal food and fine wines. Offering everything from 55-day-aged beef rump cap with horseradish to whole Portland crab, mayonnaise and avocado salad, the Beagle has a delicacy for every palate.

beaglelondon.co.uk
Wild Card


The Geffrye is unique in that it looks at British history through the rooms and houses that people lived in. Homes from modern and early modern Britain are recreated in the museum, each one offering an original perspective on the country’s changing economy, attitudes, behaviour, style, fashion and taste.

geffrye-museum.org.uk

Hyde Park Corner

To Drink


With an intimate yet vibrant ambience, The Library Bar in The Lanesborough hotel boasts an exclusive selection of Cognacs dating back to the 1770s, as well as champagnes, whiskies and cocktails prepared by expert mixologists.

lanesborough.com
To Eat


The modern, elegant private dining salon by Marcus Wareing overlooking Wilton Place offers an exclusive menu for food connoisseurs – and the expert waiters are readily available to recommend the best wines to complement your meal.

marcus-wareing.com
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Crowned the grandest address in London, the beautiful Georgian building once home to the first Duke of Wellington, Apsley House, is a truly sensational national heritage site. The impressive grandeur of the interiors, furnishings and artwork are unmissable.

english-heritage.org.uk

Kings Cross St Pancras

To Drink


An award-winning pub, the real ales served at Mabel’s Tavern are extremely popular. The little pub is famous for having a lively, friendly atmosphere, inviting office workers at lunchtimes and in the evenings.

mabelstavern.co.uk
To Eat


The Queen’s Head is a renowned traditional pub, serving a spectacular lunch menu that uses only local suppliers and markets. Ask the waiters which drink will best complement your food and they’ll point you in the right direction.

queensheadlondon.com
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A fantastic venue, Scala is a unique club that hosts countless live acts throughout the year. From world-class DJs to up-and-coming local bands, the club always supports and promotes the best in British dance music.

scala.co.uk

Knightsbridge

To Drink


Harvey Nichols knows how to inject style into your lifestyle – the Café and Terrace at The Fifth Floor in the Knightsbridge store is brimming with elegance, so you can enjoy a tipple between shopping, any time of the day.

harveynichols.com
To Eat


With its immersive music, aromatic oriental menu and stunning floor-to-ceiling crystallised dragons, Buddha-Bar restaurant on Knightsbridge transports you to Eastern Asia without even leaving London.

buddhabarlondon.com
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London’s premier shopping avenue, Sloane Street, has all of the world’s most coveted luxury brands in one place, with everything from designer handbags and fine jewellery, to couture fashion straight from the runway.

sloane-street.co.uk

Lambeth North

To Drink


The Three Stags is an upmarket London pub that prides itself on serving a wide range of wines and real ales from around the world. It also has a great kitchen, where the chefs order only the freshest ingredients from responsible producers.

thethreestags.london
To Eat


A warm and welcoming family-run restaurant, Riverside 2 is the perfect place to enjoy an authentic Italian meal with your nearest and dearest. Serving everything from tasty pizzas and pasta dishes to seasonal specials and mouth-watering meat dishes, this place has everything you could want.

riverside2.com
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The Imperial War Museum London is unique in that it encourages visitors to think about the modern wartime experience. Displaying pieces, exhibitions and gripping installations about conflicts from WWI up to present day, it’s a truly thought-provoking and moving experience.

iwm.org.uk

Lancaster Gate

To Drink


Hidden beneath the Mitre pub, Old Mary’s is a fun and quirky basement speakeasy serving up classic cocktails and craft beers. Live jazz bands play here every Thursday night, making it an ideal place to chill out with friends.

oldmarys.co.uk
To Eat


Nipa Thai restaurant offers authentic Thai cuisine. From coconut and prawn soup and tasty curries to delicious icecreams, there are dishes for every palate – and there’s a separate vegetarian menu too.

niparestaurant.co.uk
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The stunning Italian Gardens within Kensington Gardens is said to be Prince Albert’s last gift to his wife, Queen Victoria. Steeped in history, it features a tranquil pond, marble basins and intricate statues.

royalparks.org.uk

Leicester Square

To Drink


As its name suggests, The Cork and Bottle is dedicated to fine wines. With its worldwide reputation, its enormous range and its expert staff, it's a must-visit.

thecorkandbottle.co.uk
To Eat


Popular amongst tourists and locals alike, Murakami serves a wide range of authentic Japanese dishes. From sushi and noodles to sashimi and Japanese curries, Murakami is a well-known hotspot for oriental dining.

murakami.london
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Running for an impressive 64 years, St Martin’s Theatre is the home to Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap. The longest-running show in the world, this play is both exciting and mysterious, and will keep you on the edge of your seat.

the-mousetrap.co.uk

Liverpool Street

To Drink


The Magpie is a traditional watering hole serving real ales and tasty pub food. With a warm and friendly atmosphere, the it’s a nice place to enjoy a pint or two with your friends and family any time of the week.

nicholsonspubs.co.uk
To Eat


The Breakfast Club is a fun and lively café serving up tasty all-American-style breakfasts and a strong dose of coffee. The vibrant decor, great food and friendly staff make it the perfect place to stop for brunch.

thebreakfastclubcafes.com
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From great restaurants and cocktail bars to fashion outlets and gyms, the Broadgate has something for everyone. It also hosts fantastic events all year round, from artisan markets and book sales to ice skating and live performances.

broadgate.co.uk

London Bridge

To Drink


GONG resides on the 52nd floor of the Shard and serves up some of the best Chinese cuisine in the capital. The restaurant takes luxury dining to a new level, overlooking some of the most remarkable landmarks in the city.

shangri-la.com
To Eat


Borough Market has a vast array of stalls offering everything from mouthwatering hot meat sandwiches and paella to Middle-Eastern sweets and organic cheeses. Whether you’re shopping for a unique gift, picking up some fresh groceries or looking for something different to eat, Borough Market has it all.

boroughmarket.org.uk
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A unique piece of history, HMS Belfast takes visitors on a journey through time in the famous warship itself. The permanently-moored ship features a stunning rooftop bar, which looks out onto the impressive skyscrapers that line the Thames.

iwm.org.uk

Mansion House

To Drink


As the name implies, Planet of the Grapes are wine experts, serving an exhaustive list of only the finest wines. Choose from the wood-panelled downstairs bar and shop, first floor restaurant, or second floor private room for celebrations, business meetings and tutored wine tasting.

planetofthegrapes.co.uk
To Eat


Thai Square offers a platinum and gold set menu and range of house specials, perfectly capturing Thai flavours and aromatic combinations – with everything from favoured spring rolls to green prawn curry and deep-fried stewed duck.

thaisq.com
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In a grand location just around the corner from the world-famous cathedral, Bea’s St Paul’s branch offers a stunning setting to enjoy traditional British afternoon tea. Take your pick of the delicious homemade cakes, loose-leaf teas and freshly ground coffee.

beas.london

Marble Arch

To Drink


Salt is best known for serving the best whiskies in the world – but that’s in addition to fantastic cocktails, wines and shisha. With a relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and an outdoor patio, this bar is a fun place to unwind at the weekend.

saltbar.com
To Eat


A relaxed and classic eatery, Momentus Restaurant at the Cumberland Hotel serves great European dishes with a British twist, and also has a delightful afternoon tea menu if you’re looking for a midday treat.

guoman.com
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From dark sourdoughs to caramelised garlic breads, Gail’s Artisan Bakery sells fresh loafs to take away every day, and also has great sit-in breakfast and lunch menus.

gailsbread.co.uk

Marylebone

To Drink


The Sir John Balcombe bar and restaurant offers the perfect setting to relax with friends after work. Featuring an impressive menu of beers, wines, spirits, champagnes and cocktails, there are refreshments to suit all tastes.

sjohnbalcombenw1.co.uk
To Eat


The Seashell of Lisson Grove restaurant offers some of the best fish and seafood dishes in London, with a tempting menu featuring everything from Rock salmon and Dover sole, to whole plaice and haddock.

seashellrestaurant.co.uk
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The Crystal Palace Spa is the ultimate place to relax and wind down after a long working week. It has a Turkish bath, a nail bar and a salon, and the staff members are experts in relaxation therapies, massages and beauty treatments.

crystalpalacespa.com

Monument

To Drink


The Ship offers traditional pub food, real ales and seasonal wines in the middle of the city. The relaxing and friendly atmosphere is also a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of fast-paced city life.

nicholsonspubs.co.uk
To Eat


Coco di Mama offers some of the best Italian pastas, salads and baguettes in the city. Whether you’re taking something away for lunch or you’re eating in, this eatery has a dish for all palates.

cocodimama.co.uk
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A truly remarkable building, the Sky Pod Bar is genuinely unique and stunning. A garden in the sky, this high-rise build overlooks the capital and is filled with beautiful plants, your favourite drinks, and a pleasant vibe.

skygarden.london

Moorgate

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A hidden gem right in the centre of London, The Old Doctor Butler’s Head serves some of the best real ales and wines in the city. Friendly staff always give a warm welcome and the traditional pub food is ever-popular.

olddoctorbutlershead.co.uk
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This Michelin-starred restaurant sits on top of the South Place Hotel and looks out onto stunning views of the city. Well-known for offering the most succulent seafood in London, the Angler is a must-try.

anglerrestaurant.com
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A unique and innovate corporate art collection, Bloomberg Space uses corporate space to promote philanthropy and thought-leadership. Open to both businesses and the public, 470 artists have been commissioned here and 120 new works of art have been installed since 2002.

bloombergspace.com

Notting Hill Gate

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Located in the picturesque streets behind Notting Hill tube station, The Hillgate serves a wide selection of real ales from around Britain and has an extensive wine list featuring some of the finest offerings available in all of London.

thehillgate.com
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Offering stunningly fresh seafood dishes and fantastic wines that are carefully chosen to complement one another, Kensington Place always draws a big crowd of diners from across the city.

kensingtonplace-restaurant.co.uk
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The Notting Hill Farmers’ Market sells some of the best fresh produce available in the city, with everything from organic yoghurts and cheeses to fresh fruits and vegetables from local farms.

lfm.org.uk

Old Street

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Established in 1964, this traditional pub serves up great beers and wines, as well as tasty pub food. The Old Fountain also has a fantastic roof terrace garden which is always popular in the summer months.

oldfountain.co.uk
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This cool, upbeat venue is famous for serving fantastic burgers, pizzas and tasty breakfasts. The Shoreditch Grind has an amazing cocktail list too, and is even home to a recording studio upstairs.

grind.co.uk
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This much-loved bakery is famous for serving delicious cakes, cupcakes and buns. If you have a sweet tooth, you can even learn how to make the sweet treats yourself by ordering their unique gifts and cookery books.

hummingbirdbakery.com

Oxford Circus

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The Finery has a warm and friendly atmosphere, offering a relaxing rest from busy city life. Ever-popular among shoppers and workers in Oxford Circus, the pub has a more than ample menu of beers, ciders, ales and wines.

finery-oxfordcircus.co.uk
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Wok to Walk serves fresh, delicious noodles and Japanese-inspired dishes that you can grab quickly for lunch on the go. Their Oxford Circus location is particularly popular with shoppers and workers. Choose from their veggie, vegan and meat options.

woktowalk.com
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Lola’s Cupcakes is always busy, which can only be a good sign. Baking everything from delicious fruit cakes and cheesecakes to wedding cakes and impressive fantasy cakes, it’s a dream for anyone with a sweet tooth.

lolascupcakes.co.uk

Paddington

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Boasting a wide variety of lagers, ales, fine wines and spirits, The Sussex Arms is always lively, whatever the hour. Grab a group of friends to watch major sporting events on the big screen, unwind in their cosy lounge, or people-watch in their outdoor-heated seating area.

sussexarms.com
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The Frontline Club Restaurant puts a modern twist on seasonal British food, with a contemporary warehouse feel alongside enigmatic war imagery. The profits from the restaurant and the venue’s calendar of events are used to support the Frontline Club Charitable Trust.

frontlineclub.com
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The Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum celebrates the founder of penicillin, reconstructing his original laboratory and providing insight into how the lifesaving drug was discovered back in 1928, revolutionising medicine.

medicalmuseums.org

Piccadilly Circus

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Bar Américain within the Parisian Brasserie Zédel is a stylish Art Deco cocktail bar, harkening back to America’s Golden Days. Treat yourself to something from the glamourous drinks menu, which includes classic cocktails, champagnes and wines.

brasseriezedel.com
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This independent pub in the West End is tucked away from all the busyness of the theatre scene. The Queen’s Head has a selection of high-quality and locally-sourced real ales, and a traditional pre-theatre pub food menu.

queensheadpiccadilly.com
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Right in the middle of the West End, The Comedy Store is the capital’s busiest comedy venue, inviting audiences from nationwide. With big names and upcoming talent taking to the stage, there is always a laugh to be had here.

thecomedystore.co.uk

Pimlico

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Cask Pub & Kitchen has set out to drag the "British boozer" into the 21st century by combining old school British hospitality with world-class beers, spirits and wines alongside simple, well-cooked food.

caskpubandkitchen.com
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Specialising in authentic Spanish tapas, Goya lets diners experience Spain like a local, with its traditional decor, home-cooked food and wines sourced from Spanish vineyards. ¡Buen provecho!

goyarestaurant.co.uk
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This little public square in Pimlico is especially beautiful in the springtime, with its water fountains and blossoming flowers. Take a wander or sit on one of the many park benches with a good book to while away a Sunday afternoon.

Queensway

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The Leinster Arms is a friendly, traditional pub serving great food and drink. It’s ideal for sports fans too, because it always shows top-flight football matches, bringing in a buzzing crowd pretty much every day of the week.

theleinsterarmsbayswater.co.uk
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Kensington Palace and its beautiful gardens are always popular with visitors and locals alike. The gardens are stunning to visit throughout all four seasons, and the building itself retains all of its original grandeur and magnificent history.

hrp.org.uk
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Specialising in cosmopolitan French cuisine, the Aubaine restaurant inside the Hilton Hotel offers a well-executed range of traditional French dishes and light snacks. The elegant interior also serves as a luxury retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life.

hilton.com

Regent's Park

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The Kings Head is a traditional, country-style pub nestled in the heart of Marylebone. It welcomes a real mix of tourists and locals alike, serving homemade dishes, cask ales, lagers and fine wines that prove popular all year round.

kingshead-marylebone.co.uk
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Serving a classic Viennese menu, Fischers is open throughout the day with a varying selection, letting you stop by for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. They have plenty of schnitzels, strudels, tortes and more. There’s also an alternative vegetarian menu.

fischers.co.uk
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The stunning Regent’s Park is a natural haven right in the middle of London. Escape the city and wander around its 395 acres, which feature more than 400 varieties of beautiful roses. There are also sports facilities, an open air theatre, London Zoo, Primrose Hill and the country’s largest free waterfowl and wild bird collection.

royalparks.org.uk

Russell Square

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The Kingpin Suite is an ideal place to spend the night with your friends. With five bowling lanes, a karaoke room, virtual cricket, table tennis, pool tables, a foosball table, arcade games, great food and drink, it’s safe to say that it has something for everyone to enjoy.

thekingpinsuite.co.uk
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Winner of the Time Out Love London Awards for ‘Best Cafe in Bloomsbury, Fitzrovia & Holborn’, the Bloomsbury Coffee House has a huge brunch menu in addition to its famous afternoon teas, homemade cakes, pastries and hot drinks.

bloomsburycoffeehouse.co.uk
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This historic arthouse cinema is a must-see for film lovers, becauses it offers a quirky setting that makes watching movies even more fun, exciting and unique. The cinema has an exciting combination of large auditoriums and small, intimate venues where there are just 28 seats available. What’s more, the decor is influenced by post-war modernism, and there are bars on all three levels.

curzoncinemas.com

Shoreditch High Street

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London Cocktail Club’s busy location in Shoreditch oozes a British-Americana vibe, with gritty, warehouse-cum-danceclub interiors. Enjoy the mix of classic cocktails and LCC creations.

londoncocktailclub.co.uk
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Lyle’s has an exclusive menu inspired by Britain, with smoked eel, grouse, Jersey Rock oysters and more. The dessert menu is just as tempting, with walnut ice cream and a cheeseboard of Neal’s Yard’s finest.

lyleslondon.com
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East London’s famed cultural space, Rich Mix, plays host to dance, theatre and comedic performances, as well as screening the latest films and airing exclusive art exhibitions. You’ll always find something different going on here.

richmix.org.uk

Sloan Square

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The Fox and Hounds is a small pub tucked away on Passmore Street. Dating back to the 1860s, it remains a favourite of the locals, and is always alive with a buzz of conversation, without a TV or radio playing in the background!

rampubcompany.co.uk
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Tonteria knows a thing or two about Mexican culture, with a vibrant and lively atmosphere, and unbeatable tapas and tequila menus. The place goes mad at night, with live performances, crazy club nights and plenty of cocktails.

tonteria.co.uk
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Chocolatier and patissier, R Chocolate, offers a rich experience with its Chocolate Boutique and Tea Room. With an array of elegant biscuits, sumptuous miniature cakes, and dainty chocolates, this café will indulge your sweet tooth.

rchocolatelondon.co.uk

South Kensington

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The Hour Glass is a traditional boozy London spot, with the perfect selection of draught and bottled beers, ales and wines. Run by the guys who own Brompton Food Market, the menu is full of proper pub grub and tasty bar snacks.

hourglasspub.co.uk
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Tombo is a stripped-back Japanese café and matcha bar. It has a delightful menu of clean-eating sushi, noodle, rice and soup dishes, catering for vegetarian, vegan and even gluten-intolerant diners. Unwind with friends for lunch in the contemporary setting.

tombocafe.com
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London Farmers’ Market offers the best pick of fresh, local food, celebrating local farmers, fishermen, growers and bakers. You can purchase all your seasonal fruit and veg straight from the growers, and buy local meat, fish and dairy products that taste miles better than their supermarket equivalents.

lfm.org.uk

Southwark

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Located in a Victorian railway arch by Blackfriars Road, this upmarket wine bar attracts office workers from the surrounding area every evening. Run by welcoming staff who have great knowledge of the fine wines they serve (and the accompanying food), the Blackfriars Winebar has an excellent reputation for being one of the finest bars in the area.

blackfriarswinebar.co.uk
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Housed in an 18th-century coach-builder’s works, this restaurant is full of history and character. Specialising in Eastern European cuisine, the Baltic serves a wide range of great dishes – from freshly-made soups, spiced stews and pickled fish to Polish dumplings, aromatic grills and light braises.

balticrestaurant.co.uk
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The Union Theatre brings new productions and undiscovered actors to the stage, encouraging innovative theatre and nurturing talent. Famous for its electric atmosphere, the Union Theatre is a great place to visit if you love the stage but you want to see something different.

uniontheatre.biz

St James's Park

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Blue Boar Bar is an exclusive drinking room tucked away in the London pub of the same name, pouring local ales and fine wines, and mixing classic cocktails for an eclectic audience. There’s a separate private drinking room that can be hired for events and parties.

blueboarlondon.com
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Presenting a “south-west coastal” Indian menu, Quilon blends traditional spices with modern combinations. The interiors bring a signature, modern take to Indian art and design, with bold colours and rich surfaces.

quilon.co.uk
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St James’s Park is the oldest of the capital’s eight Royal Parks, impressing with its luscious green space, flocks of pelicans and Queen Victoria Memorial. The park has plenty of different running routes and is a nice escape from the busy city.

royalparks.org.uk

St Paul's

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Head up the glass elevator of the retail and office building One New Change to reach this rooftop terrace bar. Famous for having one of the most spectacular views of the city, you’ll be able to look out directly over St Paul’s Cathedral and across London.

madisonlondon.net
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Dion is a stylish restaurant and bar in the heart of St Paul’s, serving everything from burgers and tasty sandwiches to light salads and platters, alongside wines and beers late into the evening.

dionlondon.co.uk
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The Christchurch Greyfriars Garden is a beautiful and tranquil space in the centre of the city. With climbing roses, beautiful flower beds and an impressive avenue of trees, it makes for a truly relaxing escape.

cityoflondon.gov.uk

Temple

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Climb aboard Bar&Co to experience a party like no other. This Spanish party boat is permanently moored at Temple Pier and operates as a bar, restaurant and nightclub, so you can dance and drink while looking out across the River Thames.

barandcompany.com
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Head to the tenth floor of ME London to reach Radio Rooftop Bar. With panoramic views over London, it offers one of the most exclusive locations to drink and dine, with a Tapas con Vistas Spanish menu.

melia.com
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As a key cultural destination in the capital, Somerset House has a jam-packed calendar of events and exhibitions, including a pop-up outdoor cinema and some of the country’s most visually impressive art showcases. The building’s architecture alone is stunning.

somersethouse.org.uk

Tottenham Court Road

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A fun, upbeat Soho bar that attracts a colorful mix of regulars and visitors alike, The Royal George changes its cask ales every season, so there’s always something new and interesting to sample in addition to the famous cocktails.

theroyalgeorgewc2.co.uk
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Specialising in artisan meats and cheeses, Fernandez & Wells is very popular, attracting locals and tourists alike. This fantastic eatery also has a great wine menu that is designed to complement the delicatessen foods they offer.

fernandezandwells.com
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London’s favourite venue for comedy, theatre and cabaret, you are guaranteed to have a fantastic night out at the Soho Theatre. The lively bar sets the tone for this fun-filled showbiz venue.

sohotheatre.com

Tower Gateway

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The Oliver Conquest is a pub and gin house with an enviable selection of cocktails and G&T variations (including notes of liquorice, orange and cardamon), using gin courtesy of the prestigious Gin Foundry. Trea t yourself after work or on the weekend.

theoliverconquestpub.com
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Serving up all your favourite pub grub, Minories has all your favourite dishes – from steaks and classic burgers with all the trimmings, to mac & cheese and sausage & mash. They have a wide selection of ales to choose from too, so you won’t go thirsty.

minories-london.co.uk
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With the title of Central London’s only marina, St. Katherine Docks is a vibrant place to be throughout the day. There are plenty of bars and restaurants dotted around the marina, and regular events taking place, so there’s always something new to discover.

skdocks.co.uk

Tower Hill

To Drink


SkyLounge at the top of the Hilton DoubleTree hotel provides stunning 360-degree views over the London skyline, making it one of the most exclusive spots to enjoy a glass of bubbly and watch the sun set.

doubletree3.hilton.com
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Bodean’s BBQ smokehouse brings the beloved Kansas City barbecue culture to London, with premium slow-smoked meats and secret sauce recipes that push the limits of your everyday barbecue. There are also chicken and fish dishes available if you’re not in the mood for red meat.

bodeansbbq.com
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The Tower of London is a classic British landmark and plays host to many family activities, immersive live-action shows and fabulous historic displays – including the Royal Collection Crown Jewels, which showcase some of the finest diamonds in the world.

hrp.org.uk

Vauxhall

To Drink


Tucked away in the St George Wharf along the banks of the River Thames, The Riverside is a stylish bar perfect for unwinding with a group of friends. It has plenty of cask-conditioned ales, a full wine list, and a collection of cocktails for any occasion.

riversidelondon.com
To Eat


Dirty Burger encourages you to indulge your fast-food cravings with a selection of three burgers: Cheeseburger, Dirty Bacon Burger, and Dirty Cop-Out (Vegetarian) Burger. Top things off with one of the creamy shakes.

eatdirtyburger.com
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If you fancy doing something fun and different, try the Vauxwall Climbing Centre. With a wide range of walls and circuits, you’ll have fun whether you’re a total beginner or you love to go climbing on a regular basis.

vauxwallclimbing.co.uk

Victoria

To Drink


The Victoria offers a friendly pub vibe with a Great British menu of classics, including hand-battered fish and chips, and pie and mash. The cask ales range is really special, with the best of British beers and the pub’s own pale ales.

taylor-walker.co.uk
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With a mouthwatering menu of Korean Cuisine, Lime Orange impresses with healthy and authentic dishes, all displayed beautifully, including soups, dumplings, fresh sushi, noodles and more. There are plenty of vegetarian options too.

limeorange.co.uk
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Victoria Palace is a famed West End theatre that has played host to many high-profile productions over the years, including Billy Elliot and Kiss Me Kate. Best known for its rich interiors and intimate atmosphere, it’s a must-visit for theatre lovers.

victoriapalacetheatre.co.uk

Warren Street

To Drink


The Refinery offers an escape from London life with a quiet atmosphere and tranquil decor. It is the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy a coffee or a chilled glass of wine.

drakeandmorgan.co.uk
To Eat


Specialising in high-quality delicatessen foods, the Mediterranean-focused Del’ish Restaurant serves only the freshest dishes made from the best ingredients, offering a menu of everything from grilled meats to mezze platters.

delishlondon.com
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Fitzroy Square Garden is a beautiful garden in the heart of the city surrounded by impressive Georgian buildings. If you need to escape the hustle and bustle, it is a nice spot to sit and relax in – whether that’s with a friend, a book, or just your own thoughts.

Waterloo

To Drink


Just minutes from South Bank, Primo Bar has a lineup of live music acts on every night of the week. Dance throughout the night in the trendy bar and enjoy the fabulous choice of cocktails, spirits, beers and bar snacks.

primobar.co.uk
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Le Pain Quotidien specialises in serving fresh organic breads, pastries and granolas for breakfast, and its fantastic lunch menu includes grilled chicken tartine, detox salads, and various vegan options.

lepainquotidien.co.uk
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The British Film Institute supports British filmmakers, and has produced some of the most popular and successful films in the nation’s cinematic canon. At BFI Southbank you can enjoy a film screening or explore the vast archives to learn more about film history.

bfi.org.uk

Westminster

To Drink


As the closest pub to Big Ben, you’ll not experience a more central view of the famous clocktower or Houses of Parliament than from St Stephen’s Tavern. The antique pub is perfect for a taste of British heritage and culture.

ststephenstavern.co.uk
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Situated in a listed building designed by Alfred Waterhouse, the Roux at Parliament Square combines luxury and period features, serving classic fine-dining dishes, with an extensive wine and champagne menu too.

rouxatparliamentsquare.co.uk
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Take a trip to the Imperial War Museum and visit the secret WWII bunker and museum dedicated to Winston Churchill. Go back in time and experience the Prime Minister’s legacy and his role in the Allies’ victory in the war.

iwm.org.uk