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The Blackfriar, City of London

Architects and historians cherish this Grade II listed pub for obvious reasons. Its quirky exterior makes it tot... Read more →

The Pigeon Hole Cafe, Camberwell

The Pigeon Hole Cafe's pastel green exterior is calming and welcoming. This lovely cafe offers casual decor and ... Read more →

Lumberjack Cafe, Camberwell

The Lumberjack is a trendy and relaxing coffee joint in arty Camberwell. Just down from Camberwell College of Ar... Read more →

Oi spaghetti + tiramisù, Peckham

Oi Spaghetti + Tiramisu lets the love for Italian food shine, delicious pasta dishes and desserts are served in ... Read more →

Forza Win, Peckham

Focusing on simple and authentic Italian cuisine, Forza Win is a fantastic eatery in Peckham. ... Read more →

The Peckham Pelican, Peckham

The Peckham Pelican is a busy arts venue, cafe & bar. Serving 'unfussy' food and drink, The Pelican is a cool sp... Read more →

Crust Conductor, Peckham

Crust Conductor is a touring bus that offers an exciting space to enjoy hand baked pizza. The bus typically 'par... Read more →

The Hill Bakery & Deli, Camberwell

Journalist Adam Newey developed an interest in naturally leavened bread and began baking it for friends & family... Read more →

Rye Wax, Peckham

This cafe & bar is a fun and lively place to enjoy a beer. The space is open and relaxed, with plenty of records... Read more →

The Nines, Peckham

An open warehouse is cleverly and stylishly decorated with floral art, hanging plants and retro furniture. The N... Read more →

The Turpentine, Brixton

Creative, colourful and quirky. The Turpetine is an independent shop with a love for art and design. ... Read more →

Flowers by Birksen, Clapham

Flowers by Birksen was founded by Lisbeth Olesen and Tim Birks in 2007. Having met whilst studying floristry, th... Read more →

Doctor Espresso Mama V’s, Clapham

With an ethos to provide a 'holistic 1950s Italian coffee shop experience' Doctor Espresso Mama Vs is a delightf... Read more →

Maloko, Camberwell

Maloko is a rainbow colored eatery based in Camberwell, specializing in delicious crepes and vegan dishes. ... Read more →

Brixton Village, Brixton

A 1930s market arcade with a modern flare. Rainbow colored stalls, furniture and produce line the market which a... Read more →

20 Storey, Brixton

The luminous yellow and navy blue exterior is a vibrant welcome to 20 Storey. The store has a fun assortment of ... Read more →

Amathus City, Leadenhall Market

Amathus City is a successful wine retailer carrying over 600 brands. With a vast warehouse and retail store in L... Read more →

Core Bar, City of London

Core Bar offers a comfortable and stylish place to enjoy cocktails and delicious food.... Read more →

The Museum of London, Barbican

The Museum of London began in 1826, with a focus on archaeology. The first piece to be collected was a fragment ... Read more →

M.Moen & Sons, Clapham

M.Moen & Sons is an established butcher in Clapham. The royal blue exterior is classic and easily recognizable, ... Read more →

Pop Brixton

Pop Brixton is all about community, starting as a small project to use disused land and later becoming an epicen... Read more →

Cah-Chi, Earlsfield

This bustling Korean restaurant is popular for its delicious authentic dishes and attentive customer service. Fo... Read more →

Seven at Brixton

Open spaces, funky art and brunch. Seven at Brixton is a relaxed tapas & cocktail bar, serving a menu described ... Read more →

Halfway House, Earlsfield

Halfway House is a stylish and bustling pub, known for its modern decor and indulgent menu. ... Read more →

The Earlsfield

Once a train station ticket office, The Earlsfield is an immaculately restored pub. ... Read more →

Cantina Milita, Brixton

Cantina Militia is a charming bite size deli in Brixton. Specializing in Italian fare, stock up on all your cupb... Read more →

Yum-D, Brixton

This turquoise cafe serves fresh and homemade pan-Asian cuisine, from curry to Dim Sum and Thai fishcakes. ... Read more →

Brindisa Food Rooms, Brixton

Founded in 1988 by Monika Linton, Brindisa is a Spanish delicatessen which operates retail outlets in Borough Ma... Read more →

Brixi, Brixton

Voted London's 'Best Knick Knack Shop' in 2013, Brixi is quirky and vibrant. ... Read more →

Brickwood, Clapham

Brickwood is a popular coffee shop. One of 3 locations, the fresh mint exterior is vibrant and inviting. ... Read more →

Parissi, Brixton

Parissi is a passionate and friendly eatery, a perfect brunch spot in Brixton. ... Read more →

Lime, Brixton

Lime is known for its laid-back atmosphere and delicious but affordable food. You'll know the place when you see... Read more →

Diverse, Brixton

Beginning as a small silver jewellery stall in Brixton, Diverse is now a vibrant home decor and lifestyle shop. ... Read more →

Omnis, Brixton

Omnis is a stylish and eclectic home & lifestyle store in Brixton. Well established, the store has been featured... Read more →

The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square

Among the most visited art museums in the world, The National Gallery was established in 1824 after the British ... Read more →

Champagne + Fromage, Brixton

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The British Museum, Camden

Based on the collections of the physician and scientist Sir Hans Sloane, The British Museum is dedicated to expl... Read more →

National Portrait Gallery, City of Westminster

Opened in 1856 by Philip Henry Stanhope, Thomas Babington Macaulay and Thomas Carlyle, The National Portrait Gal... Read more →

Tate Britain, City of Westminster

Situated on the site of the former Millbank Prison, Tate Britain was founded in 1897 by Sir Henry Tate.... Read more →

The Cartoon Museum, Camden

Located not far from the British Museum, The Cartoon Museum was established by a group of cartoonists to preserv... Read more →

World on the Water, Kings Cross

'The London Bookbarge' is a fantastic idea that promotes reading. This little boat is a traveling library, allow... Read more →

The Windmill, Shoreditch

'London Pub, Italian Flavour'. The Windmill in Shoreditch is both an authentic london pub and Italian eatery. ... Read more →

The Fellow, Kings Cross

Discreet and sophisticated, The Fellow is a lounge and bar in Kings Cross. Its elegant and stylish exterior mixe... Read more →

Rotunda Restaurant, Kings Cross

From 'gate to plate'. Rotunda is an ethical restaurant that prides itself on exclusively serving meat from the R... Read more →

Pattern Coffee, Kings Cross

Looking for a laid back place to enjoy coffee? Try Pattern Coffee, a new space that offers arty decor and fresh ... Read more →

Hoxton Seven, Shoreditch

Spacious and stylish, The Hoxton Seven is a modern bar serving vibrant cocktails. ... Read more →

Drink, Shop & Do, Kings Cross

In December 2009 Kristie Bishop and Coralie Sleap decided to ditch their jobs and combine all of their crazy ide... Read more →

Searcys Champagne Bar, King’s Cross

Providing a touch of class to commuting, Searcys Champagne Bar at St.Pancras provides a sophisticated space to r... Read more →

Norfolk Arms, Kings Cross

'The Norfolk Arms is perfect for those looking for a change to the usual chain restaurants on offer'. This small... Read more →

Neal’s Yard Dairy, Covent Gardens

With vast knowledge and expertise, Neal's Yard Dairy is a connoisseur of fine cheese. You can find the store in ... Read more →

Lina Stores, Soho

This long-established and well loved Italian deli gets its name from its founder, Lina. Since its opening in 194... Read more →

Foyles, Waterloo

Providing a haven from the madness of Waterloo Station is Foyles Bookshop. The store is open plan and packed ful... Read more →

The Anchor, Southwark

A traditional pub with a nautical theme, The Anchor is in a prime location on the embankment overlooking the cit... Read more →

Science Museum, Kensington

A truly marvelous place full of wonder. The Science Museum in Kensington 'strives to be the best place in the wo... Read more →

Natural History Museum, Kensington

The Natural History Museum was opened in 1881 to display the late Sir Hans Sloane's artifact collection. The mus... Read more →

Electricity Showrooms, Shoreditch

The Electricity Showrooms is a pared back pub that serves great food & drink. The spacious interior is unpretent... Read more →

Passione Vino, Shoreditch

Meaning a 'passion for wine'. This quirky little wine shop was the brainchild of founders Luca Dusi and Federico... Read more →

Globe Theatre, Southwark

The Globe Theatre allows the audience a chance to experience life in Elizabethan times through its fascinating a... Read more →

Renzo, Shoreditch

Quiet and charming, Renzo is a haven away from the busy London streets. Unsurprisingly, this lovely coffee shop ... Read more →

The Jones Family Project, Shoreditch

As the name suggests, the Jones Family are behind this vibrant eatery. You can find The Jones Family Project in ... Read more →

Attendant, Shoreditch

Attendant was created to allow the busy Londoner a space to let go, collect their thoughts and treat themselves ... Read more →

Smokey Tails, Shoreditch

The creative and adventurous team behind Smokey Tails decided to set up permanent shop in Shoreditch. This came ... Read more →

Westland London, Shoreditch

Established in 1969, Westland has become a renowned antique supplier in the Shoreditch area of London. Visitng t... Read more →

The Lighterman, Kings Cross

The Lighterman is a sophisticated space, using innovative architecture and design to create a tranquil place to ... Read more →

The British Library, Kings Cross

Opened in 1998 by Her Majesty The Queen, The British Library is a vast space for knowledge. With a total floor a... Read more →

London Eye, Lambeth

Making up part of London’s iconic city skyline is the London Eye. This towering landmark was opened in 2000 an... Read more →

Lima Floral, Covent Garden

After the incredible success of the first Lima restaurant in Fitzrovia, Virgilio Martinez and his partners Gabri... Read more →

Crown & Anchor, Covent Garden

You can’t beat a traditional English pub. The Crown & Anchor offers guests a warm welcome, fantastic cask ale ... Read more →

Covent Garden Market

An area that began as a fruit-and-vegetable market has since grown into a vibrant epicentre for the arts. Covent... Read more →

The Enterprise, Chelsea

The Enterprise is a popular eatery and bar in Chelsea. With a simple yet luxurious interior, the restaurant is k... Read more →

The Ivy Chelsea Garden, Chelsea

Following the illustrious success of the original West End restaurant, The Ivy Chelsea was opened to offer guest... Read more →

The Conran Shop, Marylebone

Founded in 1974, Terence Conran opened the first Conran shop in Chelsea. Since then, the business has grown to o... Read more →

The Orange Public House & Hotel, Belgravia

An elegant pub in the heart of leafy Chelsea. The Orange has been immaculately restored and offers guests a tran... Read more →

Saatchi Gallery, Chelsea

Saatchi Gallery was opened in 1985 by wealthy businessman Charles Saatchi. Saatchi opened the gallery in order t... Read more →

Wild at Heart, Chelsea

Wild At Heart is a renowned Chelsea florist founded by the fantastic Nikki Tibbles. In the heart of Chelsea, the... Read more →

Ransom Gallery, Chelsea

Ransom Gallery is situated on Pimlico Road, a stylish area of restaurants and galleries in the affluent Royal Bo... Read more →

Lamberty Antiques, Chelsea

Founded in 1997, Lamberty is an extravagant antique curation. Owner Andrew Lamberty has been successful in bring... Read more →

No.11 Pimlico Road, Chelsea

No.11 Pimlico is known for its fresh and innovative design, sophisticated menu and relaxed atmosphere. ... Read more →

Titanias Garden, Marylebone

Forever changing with the seasons is the marvellous Titanias Garden in Marylebone, their shop evolves quarterly ... Read more →

The Ladbroke Arms, Notting Hill

Tucked away from the crowds is the charming Ladbroke Arms in Notting hill. The pub has won awards for its fine d... Read more →

Le Vieux Comptoir, Marylebone

Le Vieux Comptoir has a little bit of everything French. As wine merchants they opened primarily as a wine shop,... Read more →

Holland Park, Kensington

Holland Park is a bit lesser know with tourists as visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to green spaces ... Read more →

Harrods, Knightsbridge

Harrods is a London landmark, known for its refined sense of luxury. The department store has a rich and varied ... Read more →

Design Museum, Kensington

The Design Museum in London has recently relocated to an architecturally fascinating building in Kensington, for... Read more →

Churchill Arms, Notting Hill

The Churchill Arms was built in 1750 and in the 1800s, Winston Churchill's Grandparents were regular visitors, w... Read more →

Mole, City of Westminster

Situated in popular Marylebone is Mole Taco Bar, purveyors of fine Mexican and South-American creations. With ex... Read more →

John & Jessie, Barnet

John and Jessie Florist in Kensington was founded by a brother and sister who set up shop at Kensington in 2008 ... Read more →

Kent & London, Shoreditch

It all started off with original designs inspired by traditional wooden furniture in Whitstable and has since ex... Read more →

Nude Coffee Roasters, Tower Hamlets

At Nude Coffee Roasters, they say ‘meticulous detail permeates everything we do’, from the baking of their t... Read more →

SCP, Shoreditch

If you're currently fixing up an old room and in search of some attractive decorative items to liven it up, then... Read more →

Inn 1888, Marylebone

Built in 1898, this Victorian pub is immaculately restored boasting plenty of original features. Visit Inn 1888 ... Read more →

Spitalfields Market, Tower Hamlets

Operating as a market for over 700 years is the renowned Spitalfields Market. It's now one of London's most favo... Read more →

New Moon, Shoreditch

New Moon mixes a traditional pub feel with modern dining. You can find this gem in Shoreditch.... Read more →

Spread Eagle, Shoreditch

The Spread Eagle in Hip Shoreditch is a lively pub and bar. Inside is a colourful miss-match of old picture fram... Read more →

Giorgio, Islington

Giorgio at Leadenhall is a passionate and traditional italian eatery. Located in one of the City of London's old... Read more →

Denton Antiques, Kensington

It all began when Mrs Mary Elizabeth Crick, who had firstly opened a book store, was offered the contents of a l... Read more →

The Barley Mow, Shoreditch

The Barley Mow is a small pub full of personality. Located in trendy Shoreditch, its oak clad interior and vibra... Read more →

Far Rockaway, Shoreditch

With an emphasis on seasonal ingredients, the menu changes regularly and features classic British dishes. A shor... Read more →

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