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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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