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Things to do in Greater London

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
“The Regent’s Park combines large open spaces with tree-lined pathways, formal gardens, and four children’s playgrounds. It has excellent sports facilities, and contains central London’s largest outdoor sports area. The home to the famous winter wonderland.”
  • 747 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.”
  • 478 locals recommend
Science Museum
“If you have never seen a life-size dinosaur or a whale, now is your chance. Great place for families and in winter it has one of the most beautiful ice rinks ”
  • 462 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Loads and loads of beautiful objects. Wikipedia describes it best "The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is the world's largest museum of applied and decorative arts and design, as well as sculpture, housing a permanent collection of over 2.27 million objects."”
  • 446 locals recommend
History Museum
“A museum of the world, for the world. Discover over two million years of human history and culture. Some of the world-famous objects include the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies, priceless objects from China.”
  • 517 locals recommend
Department Store
“The famous store in Kensington has everything. A shopping experience for the rich and famous, but you can go there to”
  • 417 locals recommend
Market
“OPEN ONLY ON SUNDAYS until 3PM Explore the famous Columbia Road Flower Market and grab a coffee along one of its many coffee shops. ”
  • 1028 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.”
  • 472 locals recommend
Park
“If you're in need of some green space and fresh air, head towards Regent's Park and enjoy the stunning rose garden, wildlife and even the fantastic summertime Open Air Theatre.”
  • 516 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the striking clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London and is usually extended to refer to both the clock and the clock tower. ”
  • 280 locals recommend
Castle
“The unmissable Tower of London (actually a castle of 22 towers) offers a window into a gruesome and compelling history. A former royal residence, treasury, mint, armoury and zoo.”
  • 468 locals recommend
Park
“Victoria Park is one of London's most important historic parks. It's a beautiful place to spend some time - you can walk or cycle the circumference, stopping for a coffee and cake at the lovely Pavilion cafe, with a view of the lake, or at the Royal Inn on the Park for something stronger. You can take pedalos out on the lake in summer, and during those months there are often fairs or big concerts taking place in the park. Even in winter it's lovely for a stroll, and on a Sunday it hosts a great food market where you can easily spend a few hours (and plenty of cash!).”
  • 695 locals recommend
Market
“Market on Saturdays, lovely to visit the market and go for a nice stroll in the park afterwards.”
  • 884 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“So much to do and see. Alongside shopping, there is innumerable eating options and you never grow old of visiting. ”
  • 495 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Westfield is only a 20 minute bus journey away from my residency and is fa antastic place to visit to shop the sales or seek the latest trends from high-end to high-street fashion. Grab a coffee or a bite to eat in the food hall area whilst you are there. If you have time, why not see a film at the cinema inside the shopping centre complex - keep an eye out for freebies and vouchers.”
  • 507 locals recommend
Science Museum
“The Science Museum is the perfect place for people travelling to London it is an amazing trip out in London and it is so interesting!”
  • 274 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Indian Restaurant
“Amazing Indian food and cheap! You will have to queue for 20minutes but it’s worth the wait! ”
  • 257 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! ”
  • 245 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Great place to try street food. offers a variety of delicious food. a very trendy area. ”
  • 185 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.”
  • 216 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Excellent pastries and deserts. Perfect middle eastern breakfasts, and lovely dinner too if you enjoy light, fresh and healthy tapas & dishes created by chef Yotam Ottolenghi. ”
  • 215 locals recommend
Brewery
“Craft ale made in site and the most amazing pizzas. The perfect spot for a lazy afternoon, you can watch the boats go by on the canal, listen to the DJ spin some tunes and it really doesn't feel like you're in London!! ”
  • 195 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“One of the world’s best restaurants, but not stuffy. Bubbly and great food. A must do if you love your food! ”
  • 122 locals recommend
Café
“Favourite hangout of the young and moneyed Chelsea-ites, the food at Bluebird has traditionally played second fiddle to the cocktails. Newly-appointed executive chef Simon Gregory has, thankfully, upped the kitchen’s game considerably with the likes of salt baked kohlrabi and salsify and spice roasted baby chicken now the stars of the show.”
  • 105 locals recommend

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