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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.
Jazz Club
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“Probably one of the most famous jazz clubs in the world. If Jazz is your thing! this is a must...”
  • 70 locals recommend
Tea Room
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“Little has changed here in decades. It's a great stop for a pot of tea and a cake in Soho. Maison Bertaux was founded in 1871 by a French communard from Paris named Monsieur Bertaux. It is situated at 28 Greek Street, Soho, London, next door to the Coach and Horses pub; Maison Bertaux is the oldest pâtisserie shop in London.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“Some excellent fusion dining in this chic and cool restaurant in the middle of Soho. Unique dishes and flavours and available until late”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bistro
“Great street to check out, plus Greek, Dean and Frith Street. Stop for a coffee or pint at the iconic venues. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“This is one of the last remaining original coffee bars from the 1950s- lively at any time of day,but particularly late at night- watch the world go by from one of the pavement tables”
  • 23 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“Great movie theatre in the heart of London, showing the very best of world and cultural cinema.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Sri Lankan Restaurant
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“Absolutely delicious Sri Lankan food, also absolutely IMPOSSIBLE to get a table. Turn up at 5:30, put your name down, and hope for the best. It's worth it.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Emergency Room
“Known for Doctor or Hospital, Families Just in case you would need to see a doctor!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Udon Restaurant
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“Best udon in London. The restaurant is very small and everyone sits around the bar (hence the name), so there are queues often - don't be put off by it though, it's worth it!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Peruvian Restaurant
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“Peruvian seafood, skewers, salads and pisco cocktails, at tables or a bar in a bright dining room.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Place to eat
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“This old Compton street venue is one of Soho's popular spots Much of that down to its flexibility - It's open for breakfast through lunch cocktails and dinner in the evening that stretches into busy late nights and early mornings.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Pub
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“Charles De Gaulle was a regular there during his exile from France. A bit of a boozer but opt for a red in his honour - it was good enough for him. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bookstore
“Great bookstore, with a lot of foreign languages books and CDs too. There's a café too where you can have coffee, cakes and lunch/brunch.”
  • 12 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“bar and food, Breakfast Lunch and dinner live music busy place and lots of smiles ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Espresso and cocktail bar with banquettes and bare brick, for coffees, charcuterie and negronis.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Theatre
“The stunning Palace Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue is home to the award winning musicals”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Japanese Restaurant
“Some excellent fusion dining in this chic and cool restaurant in the middle of Soho. Unique dishes and flavours and available until late”
  • 23 locals recommend
Sri Lankan Restaurant
“Absolutely delicious Sri Lankan food, also absolutely IMPOSSIBLE to get a table. Turn up at 5:30, put your name down, and hope for the best. It's worth it.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Udon Restaurant
“Best udon in London. The restaurant is very small and everyone sits around the bar (hence the name), so there are queues often - don't be put off by it though, it's worth it!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Peruvian Restaurant
“Peruvian seafood, skewers, salads and pisco cocktails, at tables or a bar in a bright dining room.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Pub
“Charles De Gaulle was a regular there during his exile from France. A bit of a boozer but opt for a red in his honour - it was good enough for him. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“bar and food, Breakfast Lunch and dinner live music busy place and lots of smiles ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Lounge
“Modern take on traditional Vietnamese food. Popular, but reasonably priced and usually possible to get a table (££)”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Mexican hotspot, best for late night drinks, DJ from 10pm, you walk through a sex shop in order to get in. Be careful not to go to their cafe venue situated on Moor Street.”
  • 9 locals recommend

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