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Best things to do in London and sightseeing in London

London Eye - London

You can get to the London Eye from the Tower Bridge by taking the Thames River Cruise. You have to experience London from the London Eye when in the city. Its the most touristy thing to do but still...has to be done. Its an item that has to be ticked off the "things to do" list in London! Tip: You can buy the London Eye ticket from the counter. You get a discounted price if you buy it online.
Akriti Sinha

188 Followers, 10 Reviews


After so much “history and old royalty”, I needed my fix of city lights and bling. Having decided not to go on the London Eye, I changed my mind and went anyway. It was eh, but views
ARao

200 Followers, 74 Reviews


London Eye brings you to the top of the world...literally! This ferris wheel is more than just a ferris wheel. You're in a glass encased compartment holding up up to about 15 people! A slow and soothing ride gives you a full panoramic view of the dazzling city of London, especially at night!
Arushi Dutt

699 Followers, 101 Reviews


Trafalgar Square - London

One of the busiest places in town!
Anamika Bharucha

13 Followers, 3 Reviews


Trafalgar Square is a public space and tourist attraction in central London, built around the area formerly known as Charing Cross. It is from here you would get a glimpse of the londons Great Bell the big ben. The national art gallery is just behind this square. There are plenty of cafes around this place incase you would like to sip in some hot coffee or use free wifi ;)
Priyanka Nayak

430 Followers, 54 Reviews


This place is at the heart of London. An open space that holds various events and activities. Just walk into Trafalgar Square and you will stumble upon some or the other event happening. When I went there, there was West End Live event happening which was quite entertaining.
Akriti Sinha

188 Followers, 10 Reviews


Big Ben - London

A stop by big ben on the way to london eye is definitely worthy. Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London, and often extended to refer to the clock and the clock tower. You can get good shots of the big ben from the Parliament Square across the street opposite big ben.
Priyanka Nayak

430 Followers, 54 Reviews


London = Big Ben! Do I need to say more here? You see the Big Ben and then you just want to keep looking at it and as you walk away, you will turn around and then look at it again! Tip: Try to stay back to hear the strikes of Big Ben.
Akriti Sinha

188 Followers, 10 Reviews


Shruti Sidhan

379 Followers, 40 Reviews


Westminster Abbey - London

Westminster Abbey waited at the end of the walk – the seat of royal coronations, weddings and funerals; and also home to many famous tombs. It felt like a roll call of who’s who from long ago – Issac Newton, Charles Darwin and Joule..all the way to Poet’s Corner which housed Keats. Shelly, Byron, the Bronte sisters and many more, topped off by the Handel from the famous Handel’s Messiah. Shakespeare got a “special mention” since he is buried at Stratford-upon-Avon. Of course, ALL royalty is in there in intricate tombs and memorials – Mary I, Elizabeth I and their competing tombs, even in death. I am amazed at the love and respect steeped in these memorials (either willfully or forcefully) and the sheer sculpting artistry and talent on display. In this and other churches, there is a prayer every hour to remind the gawking tourists that this is a place of prayer first and everything else next. And I am also absolutely happy that they are closed to visitors on Sundays and used only for prayer. There is still hope in this world :)
ARao

200 Followers, 74 Reviews


A stone's throw away, Westminster Abbey is also worth visiting for its gothic architecture.
Yanting Chan

216 Followers, 31 Reviews


Buckingham Palace - London

Another very touristy spot. But still must be checked out in the tourist spirit! You can also come early and witness the change of guards. I chose to skip that. Tip: The Queen's Guard change happens at Buckingham Palace at 11:30 AM every morning. Wake up early to witness that.
Akriti Sinha

188 Followers, 10 Reviews


Buckingham Palace is the residence of the Queen of England. No matter what time of the day you show up at the palace gates, it will be packed. Although the iron gates always stay bolted shut, a glimpse at the Queen's residence is enough to have you gaping. Plus, the change of guard is something worth checking out, though I'm not too sure of the exact time of day it happens.
Arushi Dutt

699 Followers, 101 Reviews


Oxford Street - London

ipshita bhattacharyya

316 Followers, 16 Reviews


If you want to shop till you drop in London then this is the place to be. Tip: Plan for a full day trip if you want to do some actual shopping or else just an hour or two should be sufficient for checking out this place.
Akriti Sinha

188 Followers, 10 Reviews


Kew Gardens - London

Kew Gardens was built in the 18th century as an exotic pleasure garden for Lord Capel John of Tewkesbury. Over the centuries the gardens have had many caretakers, who each added plants, flowers, and features across the 300 acres of green space. From beautiful Victorian glass houses to a modest palace for the Royal children, Kew Gardens has become as much museum as it has one of London’s best outdoor retreats. The property has forty protected buildings that have either architectural or historical interest, along with the world’s largest collection of living plants. UNESCO designated Kew Gardens in London a World Heritage Site in 2003 for it’s contribution to the study of botany, plant diversity, and the significant ties with history that can be seen by visitors throughout the grounds. A day walking under canopies of overhanging trees, lounging next to serene ponds with protruding fountains, and visiting ecological habitats ranging from desserts to rainforests to the savanna in the same afternoon- is my kind of escape.I especially loved touring Kew Palace, the smallest of the British Royal Palaces, that while not grandiose has been lovingly restored with period draperies, furniture, and portraits of it’s former occupants. There have been three palaces at Kew over the centuries, but Kew Palace is the only one that remains. The palace was built in 1735, and was referred to as the “Dutch House” for many years. I should also mention that the staff, dressed in period costumes, are absolutely terrific and are well-versed in the history of both the palace and it’s gardens.
Jess

337 Followers, 34 Reviews


Maritime Greenwich - London

Greenwich has a feeling altogether different than central London. Walking along the sidewalk through the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site, you are brought back to the romantic times of exploration. From sea to space, some of the greatest explorers in history walked the grounds. Our reason for visiting Maritime Greenwich, however, was not to see these incredible sites- although we did and loved them. The main goal was to climb up to the Royal Observatory, perched on a hill overlooking Greenwich with spectacular views of London. There stands the Prime Meridian Line, that invisible line of longitude that separates our earth into two hemispheres. The highlight of the Royal Observatory is the Prime Meridian Line, but it is also home to Greenwich Mean Time which is why it has been given the nickname ‘the home of time’. Flamsteed House is another worthwhile attraction, which was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and once functioned as the home of some of history’s most influential astronomers. Unfortunately, the Royal Observatory is no longer an official residence of astronomers as the lights from London have become too bright.
Jess

337 Followers, 34 Reviews


Tom's Kitchen - London

I finally had the chance to try this amazing address this winter thanks to my friend Margaux and definitely recommend you to book a table asap. As Margaux is a regular (wink wink), she would highly recommend you to go there before 12:00 in order to get the breakfast menu. We went there after 12:00 and had the lunch menu which we had nothing to complain about :) We went for some healthy options and shared a little savoury treat, parmesan and truffle chips! I would like to draw your attention to the beautiful colours layered in our plates and on our table :)
Hannah

199 Followers, 34 Reviews


Thames - London

If you want to discover the history of a city, you can always look to the waters it was built around for the answers. In Paris, the Seine tells the story of the earliest European settlers, Roman ambitions, and the 18th-19th century Parisian social scene. In Rome, the Tiber can recount the olive oil trade of the 3rd century, the thousands of criminals who found their final resting place under her waters, and sacred stories deeply intertwined with the origins of Rome itself. In London, the Thames River is a treasure trove of historical artifacts, windows into the past, and a constant, flowing reminder of what once was. It is no surprise that some of the most important links to London’s past have been found on the banks of the Thames; washed up on shore after centuries, ready to tell their stories. This has led both professional archaeologists and amateurs hobbyists alike to throw on their wellies (rain boots) and head down to the shores at low tide, hoping to discover a treasure of their own. Welcome to the world of Mudlarking. There are several ladders at London’s South Bank, which you can climb down at low-tide (the tide is very important) and try your hand at Mudlarking. I went by myself on a cold, windy day- enjoying an Americano while I wandered down the bank, eyes peeled for anything special amidst the river rocks. I found segments of old clay smoking pipes, tiles of pottery lost and broken long ago, and many, many items that were much less… enchanting.
Jess

337 Followers, 34 Reviews


The Scarsdale Tavern - London

I caught up with some old friends for a nice, cozy Sunday brunch here. It’s a short walk from High Street Kensington tube and once you turn off High Street Ken into Edwardes Square, it’s like you have been transported to a tiny little English village. The Scarsdale itself is a traditional English pub, posh-suburb-style. There’s a little umbrellaed beer garden out the front, and a large bar about two steps from the front door. Heavy drapes frame the windows and the walls were tastefully decorated with old fashioned paintings and English memorabilia without being cluttered. As for the food, the blackboard menu featuring delicious sounding dishes such as the slow roast shoulder of lamb with rosemary and redcurrant (15.95 pounds) couldn’t kill my hankering for a traditional English roast. All of us ordered the same thing, Roast Beef-- that means we were also going to have a Yorkshire pudding, the traditional baked batter that is served with roast beef; its purpose is to mop up the gravy. The meal was delicious and by the end we were so full we had beer. Can't explain this one!
Dianne Bortoletto

176 Followers, 5 Reviews


Westminster - London

Made our down the Jubilee line to Westminster, home of the London eye and Big Ben. And of course, Parliament. Somehow, you can never tire of these famous landmarks of London which graces the city skyline.
Yanting Chan

216 Followers, 31 Reviews


Maltby Street - London

Just located minutes from London Bridge, Maltby Street is being coined the new Borough Market and is at the forefront of underground events.For freshly baked mince pies and spicy mulled wines , try to the discreet Maltby Street market (Maltbystreet.com) in Bermondsey.
Prashi

705 Followers, 85 Reviews


St John Bakery - London

The pleasure doesn't come in a finer form than food: in particular, a plump, warm custard doughnut from the St John bakery in Bermondsey is a must. I'd call this patch around the Malty Street the food mecca of the new Borough Market. The tantalizing sign of pig seems promising and is worth your money. Under the bridge arches near Tower Hill - St Johns serves the best sourdough, mince pies, and, more than anything, those heavenly Eccles Cakes with caramel-burnt bottoms, a filling generous enough even by New Russians’ standard, drunk with soaked raisins – seemed to be waiting there for me. You will love the atmosphere of this warehouse like place.
Prashi

705 Followers, 85 Reviews


Astor Hyde Park Hostel - London

The first day when I arrived at Astor Hyde Park Hostel I was in a huge hurry to check-in and get going to my first event. I was happy that the hostel was only a 10 minute walk from Gloucester Road tube station. The staff were friendly from the get-go and super helpful with any question I had. (I had many.) Hyde Park hostel is in an absolutely gorgeous Victorian townhouse, and still maintains many of the original features. Right away it didn’t feel like a normal hostel, and I am still really impressed that such affordable accommodation is possible in this area of London. The next morning I was able to start exploring the hostel further, beginning with breakfast in the basement. The breakfast/lounge room is a really fun space. There is a foosball table, comfy seating, and amazing London themed murals and art pieces on the walls. It has a bright energy, regardless of the time of day, and always seemed to be buzzing with conversation and friendly faces. I worked at the tables in the room on several occasions, and though I had a few issues connecting to the wifi, it is free and worked fine the majority of the time. The rooms themselves were clean, with en-suite bathrooms. The beds were comfortable and linen is provided. Basic, but very nice. There are also lockers beneath the bunks, and you can get a padlock from the front desk free of charge. Towels are available for hire (I needed one!) and only cost £2 plus a £3 deposit which you get back on check-out. The floors underneath the bunks were a little dusty, so be sure not to put your clothing directly in the locker if you don’t like grey. The shower and toilet rooms were en-suite, but separate, which is really awesome when you have six people in your room! No complaints. There are also washers and dryers available for use, and soap is available at the front desk for a small charge. They seemed to work just fine, and my clothes definitely smelled much better after!
Jess

337 Followers, 34 Reviews


Portobello Road Market - London

Portobello Market is one of the best markets in London, you definitely have to check it out! It is a short walk from Notting Hill Gate station which runs on the District and Circle Line. If you want to get nice antiques stuff, it is best to visit them on Saturdays as antiques and bric-a-brac stalls only opens on Saturday. Portobello Road literally has everything! You can find many vintage items here if you are a fan!
Lynette Tan

715 Followers, 38 Reviews


The Berkeley Health Club & Spa - London

Afternoon A leisurely afternoon at the Bamford Haybarn Spa in the lovely Berkeley Hotel. I highly recommend the Bamford De-Stress Massage (55 mins £100). This was one of the best massages I’ve experienced, even after having a countless number in Thailand and Bali. After my masseuse asked me which areas I wanted her to focus on, she really took care and succeeded in releasing the tension from my shoulders and back. The cucumber water on arrival, the thick, soft, white towels on the large massage bed, the ambiatic music and dimmed lights, this all made for a very special pampering session. The design of this spa is simple, fresh and elegant. Afterwards, lounging at their impressive rooftop pool area in a thick, cosy bathrobe is a wonderful way to relax. A menu of small snacks and healthy smoothies are available to choose from, delivered right to your sunbed. Heavenly.
Veronica May

245 Followers, 20 Reviews


The London Eye - London

I took a ride for the first time over the weekend, on the most gorgeous of London days. I have honestly always avoided the London Eye, the large lines of tourists and crazy admission costs were never a big draw for me. Luckily, I had the amazing opportunity to avoid all of that, and am happy to report that the London Eye is maybe worth the time and money. I had a fast-track ticket, and I will tell you, if you plan on adding the London Eye to your itinerary- splurge for the fast-track. The line to get on was probably a thirty minute wait, and this was after they has bought their tickets. Whatever you decide to do, purchase your tickets ahead of time on the London Eye website, trust me on this one. It took me only five minutes from picking up my ticket, going through security, to entering the capsule. Not bad. It was really incredible to go up over the city and see all of London’s most famous buildings and areas from one location. You can even see The Shard once you get all the way to the top.
Jess

337 Followers, 34 Reviews


Tower Bridge - London

Tower Bridge is one of the most photographed bridges in the world. A must see when one is in London. Just take the Jubilee line to the Tower Bridge station. Spend some quiet time by Thames and of course click yourself with the Tower Bridge of London! Tip: Take a river cruise on Thames from Tower Bridge. Tower Bridge is way more beautiful when checked out at night when its all lit up
Akriti Sinha

188 Followers, 10 Reviews


Princess Diana Memorial Fountain - London

We wandered over the border into Hyde Park, and came across the Diana Memorial Fountain. Unlike the regal Victorian fountains we saw before, it's a simple looping stream. Constructed in 2004, it is a tribute to Princess Di's life: "water flows from the highest point in two directions as it cascades, swirls and bubbles before meeting in a calm pool at the bottom." I saw a couple of girls frolicking in the ripples and decided that they shouldn't have all the fun! I took off my shoes and waded in. The water was shockingly cold, but so satisfying to splash.
Abigail Rogers

175 Followers, 5 Reviews


Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret - London

If you were a poor woman in 19th century London, the healthcare system was something to be avoided. Until 1846 there was no anesthetic, so you would put your hope on the speed of your surgeon if something brought you to the operating table. You can probably imagine that a surgery such as an amputation would not have been a pleasant ordeal. If you were fortunate enough not to have went into shock and died, the procedure itself would probably be enough to scar you for life. The women who were operated on in the small operating theatre on St. Thomas Street, nestled in the rooftop above an ancient church, are now long gone. Their ghosts have disappeared with renovations through time, and the memories of these women have vanished with their loved ones. The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret serves as a memoriam as much as an educational tool on pre-modern medicine. While there is no reflection into the individuals who once came to this spot looking for a miracle, you can’t help but wonder about them as you look through the surgical tools and medicines used to treat ailments during the time. The Old Operating Theatre has been on my London to-do list for some time. It was just as quirky as I had hoped with stuffed alligators, human skeletons, and recipes for ‘Snailwater’ haphazardly strewn across various displays in the attic room. As the operating theatre is located in the old herb garret of St. Thomas Church, the experience is magnified by displays of the herbs and plants and miracle cures that the apothecary once stored there.
Jess

337 Followers, 34 Reviews


Borough Market - London

Taking the tube down to London bridge, Borough market is definitely one of the places in London that I miss greatly for it's wide range of gourmet treats and alluring carts of delicacies (missing the Banoffee pie immensely, if only R could pack it back from London). I'm no food connoisseur myself, but even if you're full from lunch, you can always score some free samples before making your purchase decision or get nuggets of trivia from the friendly store owners.
Yanting Chan

216 Followers, 31 Reviews


Kensington Palace Gardens - London

Kensington Gardens has loomed large in my imagination ever since, and when I went to London on a recent trip with my family I urged them to stop by.Now you should know that Kensington Gardens are huge. Running seamlessly into Hyde Park they combine in a total 625 acres. There is so much to see, and we barely scratched the surface. We arrived in the late afternoon of a gorgeous May day. Wandering down a wide asphalt path, we came close to a hub of activity where joggers and families out for a stroll swirled around a collection of fountains and water flowers.
Abigail Rogers

175 Followers, 5 Reviews


The Horniman At Hays - London

We then headed down to The Horniman at Hay's for classic british fish'n chips and tea - perfect for the English winter. It's along Queen's walk and beside the River thames and was pretty popular so I was quite surprised that we managed to walk in and get a table for 6 almost immediately. The serving was generous but the food was not as great as expected.
Yanting Chan

216 Followers, 31 Reviews


The Wolseley - London

Morning Champagne breakfast at the Wolseley. This cafe-restaurant has a grand and opulent setting in an impressive Grade II listed building. It’s well known for it’s breakfast and afternoon tea. Although they have tables for walk-in clientele, it’s advised to book ahead. The full english breakfast is spot on, with perfectly cooked poached egg and pork sausages, delicious.
Veronica May

245 Followers, 20 Reviews


Shakespeare's Globe - London

William Shakespeare is one of the most recognizable names across the globe, so it comes as no surprise that Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, a recreation of the playwright’s original London theatre, is one of the city’s most popular attractions. There is something so magical about standing beneath the stage of The Globe, and the fact that the theatre only dates back to 1997 doesn’t seem to matter. After meeting with the group, we were taken to the pit- the area directly below the stage that functioned as the cheap seats back in Shakespeare’s hey-day. (Although there were of course no seats, standing room only, which remains today.) This was my favorite part of the visit, as standing under such a famous stage really made the imagination run wild. The entire theatre was built without modern tools, using the same designs and materials that were used in the original buildings. There were two Globe Theatres before the current one actually. The first was built in 1599 but was destroyed by fire after an accident involving a cannon on the stage. (I’d hate to be the guy behind that one.) The second was built in 1614, but closed and destroyed by the Puritans- our guide called them ‘the boring people’. It wasn’t until an American actor by the name of Sam Wanamaker, brought his dream of re-creating The Globe Theatre to London in 1970, that the third theatre was built. He envisioned visitor’s coming to the Globe, and watching the same plays that Shakespeare put on, in the same ways. For that reason, microphones are still not used in the theatre- the incredible acoustics enable an audience to hear a pin drop, even when filled to capacity. These details are still very evident as you take in the stage, from the same type of trap-door that was used back in 1599, to the beautiful murals adorning the stage ceiling. There are lights installed for the night shows, but these do not light up the stage in any fashion- and only function to ensure that the actors and people of the audience can
Jess

337 Followers, 34 Reviews


Peter Pan Statue - London

At last we found the spot I'd been hoping to visit the most: the Peter Pan statue. J.M. Barrie himself commissioned it to be made just ten years after first putting his character down in ink. It's a beautiful piece of art in itself, reminiscent of Arthur Rackham's magical work. Fairies and forest animals spiral around a column topped by the boy himself, standing at a jaunty angle and making music on his pipes. Touching the cold bronze, I think a trace of fairy dust came away on my hands.
Abigail Rogers

175 Followers, 5 Reviews


Piccadilly Circus - London

This place is the heart of Central London. With all the street shows happening and people walking around and the souvenirs shops - every tourist in London must experience this place. Tip: best time to visit this place is post midnight because that's when this places is alive with the people partying and the pub crawls happening.
Akriti Sinha

188 Followers, 10 Reviews


London Gone Wild Pub Crawl - London

If you want to experience the central London party scene and want to meet up with lots of new people then you can just sign up for one of the pre-planned pub crawls. You can find a lot of pub crawls options online. They generally charge somewhere around £20 and take you to some 5 pubs in Central London + Soho area and you get one free complementary shot (isn't all that strong). Tip: If you book these pub crawls online then you might end up getting discount upto £5 or you can just check the start time and meeting point for these crawls online and then just show up on time and pay. I chose option 2.
Akriti Sinha

188 Followers, 10 Reviews


Big Easy Bar BQ & Crabshack - London

It is located a stone throw away from Covent Garden station! You won't miss it when you arrive at Maiden Lane :) We were greeted warmly throughout our whole dining experience! The servers are all dressed in checkered shirt, a huge smile at all time! Thumbs up!! Im loving the whole concept of BE Covent Garden. This is not the only bar! The other is at the lower ground, which looks pretty cosy! Overall, it was fantastic! Great atmosphere, food and service! Thank you Big Easy for the experience of dining in.
Lynette Tan

715 Followers, 38 Reviews


Italian Gardens - London

We saw the Italian Gardens, a soothing water feature full of life and beauty. Supposedly it was created as a present from Prince Albert to his beloved Queen Victoria. Those two had one of the sweetest romances in the history of British royalty. We'll see Victoria's own tribute to her sweetheart in a minute.
Abigail Rogers

175 Followers, 5 Reviews


ICEBAR - London

ICEBAR London is right off London’s Regent Street, a stone’s throw from Picadilly Circus and home to some of the best shopping in the city. I was relieved to find it almost hidden from the hustle and bustle of the area, and not at all touristy like I expected. (I went to the Icebar in Amsterdam, and though it was fun, it was very touristy.) Walking in I was surprised to find an upscale lounge, with draping fabrics, cozy seating, and a private bar. Our event was sectioned off with a curtain, giving it the feel of a VIP room while still enjoying the energy of the room. As part of the Lapland in London experience we had an open bar, giving us the freedom to enjoy the venue’s incredible cocktails.After we had successfully made some kind of animal-like lump of ice, we were able to throw on a parka and experience the famed ice bar itself. The tables, bar, artwork, and even the glasses were all made of solid ice! Each person is allowed any one cocktail with admission into ICEBAR, I highly recommend the Temple of the Sun tequila ice cocktail to warm up the insides. The bar is kept at a constant -5 °C (23 °F) so it is cold, but the parka and gloves you are given keep it bearable until the end. The standard visit is 40 minutes long, which is more than enough time to enjoy a drink and enjoy the unique experience. The theme of ICEBAR changes annually; the current theme ‘Frozen Architecture’ features ice carved blueprints and cityscapes, giving it a surprisingly modern feel.
Jess

337 Followers, 34 Reviews


Apostrophe - London

After the long walk at the grandiose and the luxurious St Paul - A cup of the thick belgium hot chocolate will just help you re-create an experience. The best hot chocolate in town at the Apostrophe which overlooks the St Pauls shall surely blow your mind. The steaming cup of Hot Chocolate is outrageously thick and intense.
Prashi

705 Followers, 85 Reviews


The New Linden - London

When we arrived at The New Linden Hotel our room was ready, and we were greeted by name. I instantly fell in love with the Asian influenced decor, as I am obsessed with all things Eastern. (ie. I am an Asia geek.) We were given the key to our ground floor room, and were asked to leave it at the desk anytime we left the hotel. I have noticed this is quite common in London, and has something to do with fire regulations- it was definitely a little bit strange the first time I was told I couldn’t keep my room key. The hotel is small, however, and the desk in manned 24 hours a day so it was never a problem. Our room was gorgeous, with elegant fabrics and beautiful furniture. (How awesome is the bed?) If you compare it to an American hotel you would be very disappointed, the room was cozy (small!) but this is typical London. I loved the faux fur throw and pillows, generally not my style, but perfect for afternoon naps and cuddles. The bathroom was roomy and modern. I appreciated the his and hers sinks, and am happy to report that the shower is to die for. There was also a caddy with the usual instant coffee, tea, creamers, and sugar- as well as a water boiler for all your hot drink needs. Overall, we had a wonderful time at The New Linden Hotel. I love boutique hotels because they usually take really great care for their customers, and don’t overlook the simple touches that can make a stay extra special. I would recommend The New Linden Hotel for anyone looking for a mid-range boutique property for themselves or as a couple, I probably wouldn’t recommend it for families with small children. They did drop the ball on breakfast, but if you are unhappy with toast and yogurt there are plenty of great options in the area to choose from. We saw probably five pubs between the closest Underground station and the hotel that offered up Full English Breakfast.
Jess

337 Followers, 34 Reviews


Yauatcha - London

Yauatcha is not the type of Chinese restaurant where you eat duck and dumpling soup. There is quite a ceremony around each dish and every plate arriving made me more curious and excited to know what was inside! The first surprise was the Dim Sum looking like cotton balls :p Wondering what’s inside? Well, you’ll have to taste to find out. The goal of an evening at Yauatcha is to awake your senses and taste a few plates of dim sum before having the duck (which you MUST try). The price was pretty decent considering portions fill you up and service and quality or perfect and… it is a Michelin restaurant. We had 2 cocktails, 4 plates of dim sum and one duck to share and ended up with approximately £70 bill. You can chose to dine upstairs which is more casual or downstairs, which is more high-scale
Hannah

199 Followers, 34 Reviews


Hazlitt's - London

This time of the year is all good old-fashioned english tradition. and it doesn't get much better than the superbly evocative Hazlett's hotel(hazlettshotel.com). Named after prolific essayist Willian Hazlitt, who lived here in the 18th century , it occupies three historic house just off Soho Square.
Prashi

705 Followers, 85 Reviews


Aqua Kyoto - London

One of the beautiful roof terraces and view London has to offer is located behind Regent’s Street and part of a fancy trendy cocktail bar & Japanese restaurant called Aqua Kyoto. Aqua Kyoto is part of the 3 restaurants managed and owned by the KYOTO group based in Hong Kong. Please note that there is a strict dress code – no destroyed jeans or trainers allowed. Moreover, you should take your ID if you plan on getting there after 11:00 PM for drinks. Before getting straight to the food menu, we decided to start celebrating by trying out 2 Aqua signature cockatils: apple & celeriac martini in green and a passion/mango martini in orange. Both of them were super fresh and the size of the glass was perfect. Further to the drinks, we decided to get a bit of everything. Sampling is always the best to get a try at different dishes and as food fans, which is what we went for: shrimp tempuras, teriyaki chicken, maki rolls, crab salad, and more! The only negative point was that the portions are really small… I recommend you get a nice portion of vegetable udon noodles to fill you a little more (this dish is also a must try!!). But the part of the evening we will remember is definitely the desserts: panna cotta and choco/coco dome… OMG, if you don’t know what you are getting, you will definitely be surprised by the originality of the tastes and Japanese ingredients.
Hannah

199 Followers, 34 Reviews


Granger & Co. - London

Granger (for the regular ones) has become an institution on Westbourne Grove. Healthy foodistas, show-off-West-London-hipsters, trendy neighbours, or just… brunch loverzzz, everyone will feel at home Bill’s cozy restaurant – well, if you are patient and not too hungry to stand in the queue for 30mn to an hour (honestly its worth it but I must admit it, I have committed the crime of leaving the queue to go across the street to 202 Café instead ;) ). Moving on to the menu, LYA’s all time favorites are featured in the pictures below. For the savoury pallets: the classic scrambled eggs (which are particularly creamy and melt in your mouth) with some avocado, grilled tomatoes, portobello mushrooms and a cripsy warm piece of toast (with melted butter on top). As there can never be enough food, don’t hesitate to order a corn fritter on the side to share! For the sweet pallets, you have to order the unique ricotta banana maple syrup warm pancakes. For the healthy bunnies again, a nice plate of fresh fruits to share will do :)
Hannah

199 Followers, 34 Reviews


R. S. Currie & Co. - London

Grab the best toys in town with an expansive collection of cars , animals , toys and beautiful souvenirs. Enter the magical fantasy of R.S. Currie and shop till you drop !
Prashi

705 Followers, 85 Reviews


Mediterraneo - London

We went for a nice rich dinner at Mediterraneo. The corner restaurant was packed on a Thursday night. The interior is like a house with rooms and we were sitting what I would expect to be a lounge or sitting room. The waiters are nearly all Italian and dress as the waiters in Italy dress – smartly with crisp white shirts and black vests. For starter, I chose tuna tartare that tasted delicious and fresh. For my main course I couldn’t decide what to have. So I ended up going with spaghetti alle vongole (with clams). It was good, but I have to say, it was not ‘oh my god amazingly delicious’. I’m getting picky, I think! I ate most of it and Zorba finished it off. It was one of the few times that I’ve had food envy at a restaurant – I normally choose really well! Zorba had fresh pasta with mushrooms and bacon. The pasta was silky, the sauce was hearty and beautiful. The first bottle of wine, an Italian primitivo from Puglia was lovely drinking. It needed several minutes to breathe as it was a bit sharp initially. Once it opened up, it was lovely.
Dianne Bortoletto

176 Followers, 5 Reviews


Patty and Bun - London

In order to truely enjoy a burger, you might want to take some of your friends along, especially for P&B as you’ll need some entertainment while queuing for hours outside the place! ;) But my oh my.. Its worth it! During this hour you will be picturing the meat and will almost feel it in your mouth already! P&B’s signature burger is called Ari Gold and is by far the best burger I have had in town: medium rare meat, brioche warm bun, caramelised onions, really good cheese… all the key ingredients were just perfect, fresh and tasty. And the bonus is that even the chips are amazingly perfectly cooked and seasonned. My boyfriend was intrigued by the lamb and vegetable burger which turned out to be surprisingly good. The cheese used was feta and it was a tiny bit spicy which added a nice twist. The whole P&B experience was flawless but my only regret is that I did not have enough room for the peanut butter or salted caramel ice cream :) I might as well have to go queue again! Finally, not only the food was over-delicious but the atmosphere and interior were just as fabulous! The overall budget for a burger, fries and a glass of wine is approx. £15. A little pricy for a bun & meat, but totally worth the experience!
Hannah

199 Followers, 34 Reviews


28-50 Wine Workshop and Kitchen - London

I was recommended this place by my food editor Chris and I am grateful! 28-50 Wine Workshop and Kitchen in Marylebone is a great food and wine experience. It offers more than 30 wines available by the glass, carafe and bottle at reasonable prices. The wines were interesting and not the standard kind of wine list you see in every place. The food is French bistro style also featuring charcuterie, with a daily-changing menu from the executive chef, Paul Walsh. The decor is modern urban with a French touch – the back wall is stacked with branded wooden wine boxes and there is a big central round bar complete with bar stools. The service was exceptional. Really fabulous! To start, I had the rolled grilled Aubergine with goats curd and pine nuts (GBP 6.75) followed by a main course size prawn cocktail with pickled cucumber (GBP 12.95). Both my dished were really amazing. The Aubergine (eggplant for all my Aussie readers) was sensational. I was kind of secretly wishing I had ordered that for main and had a bigger portion. A Spanish wine was chosen for me for this dish – a 2010 Sameiras Blanco, Ribeiro, AC Guilin, Spain. The slightly acidic white wine balanced the richness of the goats curd beautifully. We ended with a nice Prawn Cocktail.
Dianne Bortoletto

176 Followers, 5 Reviews


Devonshire Square - London

Upon arrival, we were served with some nibbles and a unique Bellini! Have you tried a Cinnamon Bellini? It is something that I have never tasted! It was refreshing! Not to forget the highlight of the day!! Play Holi! You are still able to join great food, amazing cocktails with good company! Anise bar is a really nice place to relax and have drinks. All the cocktails have its unique taste! I am definitely bringing my friends with me for more! Its such a good place to chill in London, and also a stone throw away from Liverpool Street Station.
Lynette Tan

715 Followers, 38 Reviews


Wigmore Hall - London

But Christmas doesn’t really ring true until you’ve heard soaring carols, so take in the concert at the elegant Wigmore Hall (Wigmore-hall.org.uk), which thankfully provides a programme of singers and chamber ensembles.
Prashi

705 Followers, 85 Reviews


Hakkasan - London

Evening Dinner at the trendy michelin-starred Hakkasan restaurant for delicious modern cantonese cuisine. Order the tasting menu and feast on delicious dim sum, soft shell crab, chicken satay and the incredible black cod with miso sauce. I’s truly one of the best dishes I’ve ever had! The cocktails menu is also worth exploring. Then head to the stylish and decadent, award-winning Connaught Hotel bar for after-dinner cocktails. The lavish decor is created by designer David Collins, the perfect setting to end your evening.
Veronica May

245 Followers, 20 Reviews


My Old Dutch - London

This traditional pancake place shall take you back to how pancakes were made back in 1958. Known for it's savory pancakes but steals the thunder even in the sweet one's. Save an appetite for Monday as all pancakes are at a quick bargain £5. The apple cinnamon with ice cream and the Italian herb are my personal favorites.
Prashi

705 Followers, 85 Reviews


The Langham Hotel - London

Feeling fully refreshed, head for Afternoon Tea at The Langham Hotel or Claridges. At the Langham, the ‘Bijoux Afternoon Tea with Laurent-Perrier Brut’ is a must. It is inspired by the jewellery designer Theo Fennell. Think Foie gras and smoked duck with mandarin as there take on ‘finger sandwiches’ and Kentish strawberry with white balsamic macaroons as a taster for the cake selection. It’s a work of art!
Veronica May

245 Followers, 20 Reviews


Lantana Cafe - London

Seldom do I get to drink great coffee that I can write about. Here it was at Lantana Cafe, A small yet packed cafe on Charlotte Lane, a cute little lane just a couple of turns off the busy (and ugly) Tottenham Court Road. After the first sip of my cappuccino, I wanted to kiss the barista. Ah!! Decent coffee at last. Coffee lovers will know how important this is! For brunch (as we had missed the breakfast service) I had the corn fritters with crispy bacon, fresh rocket, slow roast tomatoes, chili jam and crème fraiche (10 pounds) and added a fried egg. It was all delicious which was evident since no one said a word till the meal was over! We ended up ordering another cappuccino. Couldn't resist! The service was quite relaxed. We were greeted and seated straight away and given water promptly without asking. Other tempting menu items included grilled haloumi and roast beet-root salad (7.50 pounds), Crispy pork belly ciabatta roll with cress and chili mayo (12 pounds), smoked haddock, pea and lemon risotto (10 pounds), and Confit duck leg w/ red cabbage, fennel and raisin coleslaw (9.5 pounds).
Dianne Bortoletto

176 Followers, 5 Reviews


The Providores and Tapa Room Restaurant - London

Located on Marylebone High Street, this sophisticated address offers a fusion of spanish, asian and European dishes displayed on the menu like a tapas list. Unlike many brunch addresses in London, one of the advantages is that you can book a table in advance – I recommend a table on the ground floor as the atmosphere is more cozy than upstairs. We got ourselves several dishes to share: eggs Benedict, burgers, lemon pie, a trio of yummy ice creams, tapioca apple crumble with a red fruit sauce… A nice touch on the menu is that you can choose the type of fresh bread you’d like to accompany your meal.
Hannah

199 Followers, 34 Reviews


Hawksmoor Spitalfields - London

Not having booked a table on a Saturday, we were lucky enough to find a table here. Hawksmoor specializes in steak and it is the ultimate carnivore’s dream. The meat is supplied by the Ginger Pig, a well-regarded producer. Steaks are charged by weight, for example, T-bone £7.50 per 100g, sirloin £8.50 per 100g. I was with two of my friends, Claire and Zorba. Zorba’s steak tasted smoky and delicious. He enjoyed it, although he said it wasn’t the best ever steak of his life. But still very, very good. I went for two starters instead. I loved the sound of them both and couldn’t choose between the pork belly ribs and the young beetroot and pea salad with goats cheese and tarragon. The ribs were sticky, fatty and oh so tasty. The beetroot salad was really yummy, and it felt good to eat vegetables again.
Dianne Bortoletto

176 Followers, 5 Reviews


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