Guide to London

Guide to London

Pubs & Bars:

Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, Bethnal Green

Betsy Trotwood, Clerkenwell

Boundary, Shoreditch – Rooftop bar and restaurant.

Brilliant Corners, Haggerston – Get the punch.

Cat & Mutton, Broadway Market

Commercial Tavern, Shoreditch

Crate Brewery, Hackney – Canalside brewery.

Efes, Dalston

The Fox, Haggerston

Frank’s Cafe, Peckham – Rooftop.

The George, Whitechapel

Gordon’s Wine Bar, Embankment

The Haggerston, Haggerston

Happiness Forgets, Shoreditch – Cocktails.

The Hawley Arms, Camden – An Amy Winehouse haunt.

The Hemingway, Victoria Park

House of Wolf, Islington

The Hunter S, Dalston – Great Sunday Roast

Jerusalem Tavern, Farringdon – Old pub.

The Lauriston, Victoria Park

Manero’s, Kingsland Road – Yellow door speakeasy.

The Marksman, Shoreditch – Newly redone. Good roast.

Mr. Buckley’s, Hackney Road – Cocktails.

Netil 360, London Fields – Rooftop.

Nightjar, Old St – Cocktails.

Off Broadway, Broadway Market

The Old Blue Last, Shoreditch

The Old George, Bethnal Green

The Old Queen’s Head, Angel

The Palm Tree, Victoria Park

Passing Clouds, Dalston

Peg & Patriot, Bethnal Green – Higher end.

People’s Park Tavern, Victoria Park

Platform, London Fields

Pub on the Park, Broadway Market

Red Lion, Hoxton – Great rooftop.

Ridley Road Market Bar, Dalston – Favorite bar in London.

Royal Oak, Shoreditch – Good place to stop if you’re at the flower market.

Satan’s Whiskers, Bethnal Green – Cocktails.

The Shacklewell Arms, Stoke Newington

Slim Jim’s, Angel – Dive bar.

Spurstowe Arms, Hackney

Stories, London Fields

Three Compasses, Dalston

The Victoria, Hackney



Bussey Building – Soul Train nights.

Fabric, Farringdon

The Nest, Dalston

Oval Space, Bethnal Green

Village Underground, Shoreditch

XOYO, Shoreditch



10 Greek St, SOHO – High end.

The Advisory, Hackney – Burger.

Barrafina, Covent Garden – Michelin star tapas.

Bistroteque, Haggerston – Cool spot.

Bone Daddies, SOHO – Korean, good soup.

The Bonneville, Hackney Downs

Brick Lane Beigel Bake, Brick Lane – Salt Beef Bagel. Blue/White sign, not Red/Orange.

Cay Tre, Hoxton – BYO Vietnamese.

Chick’n Sours, Kingsland Road – Good chicken, good sours.

Dishoom, Shoreditch – Upscale Indian food. Cool spot.

Flat Iron, Picadilly – Good cheap steak.

Franco Manca, all over the place – Good, cheap sit down pizza.

Hawksmoor, Spitalfields – All about the steak.

Hoi Polloi, Shoreditch – Cool spot at the ACE. Anytime during the day.

Homeslice, Covent Garden – Great pizza! Get a slice and go sit in Seven Dials.

Honey & Co, Warren St – Middle eastern.

Koya, SOHO – Japanese.

Kurobuta, Chelsea

Lahore Kebab House, Aldgate East – BYO curry.

Lardo, Hackney Central – Great sit down pizza.

Lyle’s, Shoreditch

Monty’s Deli, Tower Bridge – Pastrami.

Padella, Borough Market – BYO and Pasta.

Pizza Pilgrims, SOHO – As the name says, pizza.

Polpo, SOHO – Good spot.

POND, Dalston – Great Hawaiian.

Premiur, Islington – Menu changes daily, great date spot.

Rita’s, Bethnal Green – Cool spot.

Rotorino, Haggerston – Italian.

Silk Road, Camberwell – BYO Chinese.

Social Eating House, SOHO – Great cocktails and lamb.

Som Saa, London Fields – Pop up Thai.

Song Que, Hoxton – BYO Vietnamese.

Spuntino, SOHO – Cocktails and food.

St. John, Spitalfield – Great bacon sandwich, nicer sit down restaurant.

Story Deli, Brick Lane – the best pizza in Europe. Tough to find!

Sushi Samba, Heron Tower – Great views.

Tayyabs, Whitechapel – Indian BYO spot.

Tokyo Diner, SOHO – Cheap Japanese.

Tramshed, Shoreditch – Chicken.

Tsuru, Liverpool St – Quick Japanese. Get the Katsu sandwich.

Voodoo Ray’s, Dalston – Good late night slice.


Cafes & Breakfast Spots:

Blixen, Spitalfields

Bluebird, Chelsea

Bourne & Hollingsworth, Farringdon – Nice spot.

Brooklyn Coffee, Commercial St

Caravan, Exmouth Market – Good coffee and eggs.

Corner Room, Hackney

E Pellicci, Bethnal Green – Classic.

Jones & Sons, Dalston – One of the best.

La Bouche, Broadway Market – Balogna sandwich.

Long White Cloud, Shoreditch – Many mornings spent here.

Market Cafe, Broadway Market – Spent a lot of time in this spot. Get the Croque Monsieur.

Old Shoreditch Station, Shoreditch

Pavilion, Victoria Park – Great brunch in the park.

Prufrock Coffee, Chancery Lane

Rawduck, Hackney

Regency Cafe, Westminster – As seen in many movies.

Riding House Cafe, Oxford Circus – Good brunch if you’re central.

Workshop Cofee, Clerkenwell


Things to do:


-Bourough Market – Busy on Saturday’s, but one of the best.

-Brick Lane – Coolest spot to be on a Sunday.

-Brixton Market, Brixton

-Broadway Market – Best way to spend a Saturday.

-Camden Market

-Colombia Road Flower Market


-British Museum, Holborn

-Hunterian Museum, Temple

-Imperial War Museum, Lambeth North

-Natural History Museum, Kensington

-Tate Modern, Southbank


-Clapham Common, Clapham

-Clissold Park, Stoke Newington

-Hampstead Heath

-London Fields

-Victoria Park


-Bermondsey Beer Mile, Bermondsey – Brewery crawl.

-The Shard – Get a drink on the 32nd floor.

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