Genuinely, one of the best restaurants that I've been to in a while. The interior feels like a polished pub, but everyone is drinking wine and eating delicious English-style food from the open-kitchen.
Blackloch Shoreditch & Soho
Champions of the chophouse and all its traditions. An unpretentious and familiar atmosphere with multiple locations. Soho is an atmospheric basement restaurant whereas Shoreditch is set in a renovated furniture factory with mid-century, industrial interiors.
Sushisamba Heron Tower & Covent Garden
Japanese-Brazilian-Peruvian sushi on the 38th-floor of the Heron Tower. Great ambience and views. One of my favourite restaurants in the world. Covent Garden also has great vibes.
Smokehouse has one of the best Sunday Roasts in the city and also doubles as a great pub to catch up with friends and family. The atmosphere is a "polished pub" that is quintessentially English and the food is some of the best English food you can find in London.
Scarfes Bar (live music)
Refined bar at the Rosewood Hotel offering whiskies, cocktails & food in a clubby digs. Creative cocktails are paired with live jazz every day of the week. A stone's throw from London's Covent Garden.
Oriole Bar (CLOSED/RE-LOCATED)
Subterranean cocktail bar with explorer-style decor and live music, for cocktails and rare spirits. Make a reservation to ensure easy entry. They also have a great looking food menu that pairs well with drinks.
Nomad bars: Library & Side Hustle
The Library is an intimate spaces reserved exclusively for hotel guests, offering light fare and drinks in a library setting. Side Hustle is a casual all-day restaurant and bar that gets lively at night!
The George Inn
One of my favourite pubs because of the ambiance. This pub is an authentic 17th-century coaching inn and pub with oak beams. It also has a large courtyard seating area, which is great on sunny days.
Located on King's Road, this pub is incredibly charming and always filled with people enjoying a pint.
One of the largest and oldest food markets in London, with a market on the site dating back to at least the 12th century. I always squeeze in a visit. The Black Pig makes the best sandwich in the world: HONEY TRUFFLE PARMESAN PORK SANDWHICH Slow roast free range pork shoulder, honey truffle mayo, fennel & apple slaw with 30-month aged parmesan on toasted ciabatta. SHUK, Tel Aviv Market Food, is also great. But so many of the stalls have incredible offerings!
Columbia Rd &
One of London's most well-known and nicest-looking markets, Columbia Road overflows with bucketfuls of beautiful flowers every Sunday. Broadway is close by an is considered 'A Working Victorian Street Market'. Both places are on great streets with quality shops and parks nearby.
Spitalfields Market &
Maltby Street Market
Spitalfields is a lively market with independent vendors for clothing, jewelry, home items, art & gourmet products. Maltby is an outdoor weekend street market below 19th-century railway arches with 30-plus fresh produce stalls.
Other Food & Drink
More Pubs • Islington Smokehouse, The Alfred Tennyson, The Churchill Arms, The Bricklayers Arms, Jamaica Wine House, The Cadogan Arms, Cat & Mutton,
More Food • Paella, Hawksmoor, Pig & Butcher, The Garrison, Soho Houses (there are eight locations in London), Atis (for salads)
More Drinks • Booking Office, Bar with Shapes for a name, Black Rock, Connaught Hotel bars: The Connaught Bar & Coburg Bar, Happiness Forgets, 3 Sheets, Savoy bars: American Bar & Beaufort Bar, Mr Foggs, Shochu Lounge, Bar Termini, 69 Colebrooke Row, Satan's Whiskers, Zetter Townhouse, Direspute, Lyaness, Tayer & Elementary, Coupette, Sun Tavern, Barts
Coffee Shops • Roasting Party on Pavilion Road in Chelsea, Allpress, Hagen, Jolene, E5, Pavilion Bakery
Activities & Attractions
Walk through Hyde Park
Hyde Park is 350 acres of lush green English foliage. It's a magical park to run, walk and hang out in.
Visit amazing neighbourhoods in London incl. Kingly Court, Spitalfields Market, Eclestone Yards, etc.
London has some hidden streets with enchanting shops and restaurants. You can get lost in the labyrinth of streets and what they have to offer.
Gyms: KXU, 1Rebel Victoria, Blok, DigMe Blackfriar, Altitude Club, Barry's
Some of the best gyms on the planet are in London. Our personal favourite is KXU on Pavillion Road.
Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Science Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Natural History Museum
Hyde Park, Battersey, London Fields
Other Activities •
Weekend trip to Cotswolds or Soho Farmhouse