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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Hyde Park is a Grade I-listed major park in Central London. It is the largest of four Royal Parks that form a chain from the entrance of Kensington Palace through Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, via Hyde Park Corner and Green Park past the main entrance to Buckingham Palace”
  • 755 locals recommend
Palace
“Buckingham Palace is the London residence and administrative headquarters of the monarchy of the United Kingdom. Located in the City of Westminster, the palace is often at the centre of state occasions and royal hospitality. It has been a focal point for the British people at times of national rejoicing and mourning”
  • 484 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Amazing building and with great exhibits all year round. enjoy the ice rink in the winter and the butterfly garden in the spring. ”
  • 471 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Great museum to visit for the Arts, culture, fashion, architecture and many more.”
  • 447 locals recommend
History Museum
“Home to the Rosetta Stone, this is the largest museum in London and a must see. It can definitely fill up a whole day, so plan ahead”
  • 527 locals recommend
Department Store
“Elaborate shopping emporium with glittering Egyptian Room and acclaimed Food Hall.”
  • 418 locals recommend
Market
“One of London's most visually appealing markets, Columbia Road overflows with bucketfuls of beautiful flowers every Sunday from 8am-3pm”
  • 1036 locals recommend
Nature
“The London Eye, or the Millennium Wheel, is a cantilevered observation wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London.”
  • 477 locals recommend
Park
“The Regents Park was designed in 1811 by renowned architect John Nash and includes stunning rose gardens. The park is the largest outdoor sports area in London catering for football, softball, rugby and it also has a cricket pitch.”
  • 512 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Visit one of London's most famous and historical sites including Big Ben, Westminster Bridge, House of Parliament & London Eye.”
  • 280 locals recommend
Castle
“Allow yourself 2-3 hours to explore this iconic royal fortress- hear the captivating stories of London History while being dazzled by breathtaking architecture. Even if you cannot get in to see the Jewels - the riverside walk with its its numerous restaurants -and the Shad will occupy you day fully”
  • 471 locals recommend
Park
“It was built by Queen Victoria to give East End people a green space. It’s full of history.”
  • 692 locals recommend
Market
“Market on Saturdays, lovely to visit the market and go for a nice stroll in the park afterwards.”
  • 882 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“One of the best shopping centre's in the city - brilliant for food, shopping, and everything in between.”
  • 497 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“biggest shopping centre only 9 min by train from Sopra house with all brands and many restaurants , cinemas bars and entertainment. ”
  • 504 locals recommend
Science Museum
“The Science Museum is a major museum on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, London. It was founded in 1857 and today is one of the city's major tourist attractions, attracting 3.3 million visitors annually.”
  • 277 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Indian Restaurant
“Wow - the best Indian food I've found in town and it doesn't cost a fortune! This is not your typical English Indian takeaway style food. It has more of a street style menu with the addition of being in really amazing restaurant interiors. You feel like you're in a colonial restaurant in India, its great! Side note- if you are less than 6 people you may have to queue at busy times but its so worth it and they bring you drinks while you wait! If you are more than 6, then you can book”
  • 254 locals recommend
Pakistani Restaurant
“($) Indian / Punjabi: Tayyabs - this one is probably our #1, make sure you book or the queue will be long. Great choices for vegetarians as well! ”
  • 244 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Very trendy and funky place to visit for bars, restaurants and overall a fab vibe ”
  • 184 locals recommend
Café
“The Ritzy cinema opened in 1911 and was one of England’s earliest purpose built cinemas, seating over 750 seats in the single auditorium. This beautiful Victorian cinema is a 20 minute walk from the flat.”
  • 217 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Salads, but not as you know them, at Ottolenghi, the original outpost of the cookbook superstar.”
  • 214 locals recommend
Brewery
“If you like a long walk along the canal, I would highly recommend you go from the flat to the Crate by walking along the canal. It is really relaxing and a nice walk, you pass through Victoria Park and arrive at the Crate where you can enjoy some local beers and really good Pizza!”
  • 197 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Chef Brett Graham's innovative cooking, paired with fine wines in a smart, modern setting.”
  • 125 locals recommend
Café
“European food and cocktails in smart spot with monochrome floor tiles, feature lighting and terrace”
  • 103 locals recommend

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