Places to Visit in London

London

(This is a compilation of places in London written for the Clarice app)


London

London leads the ranking as one of the world’s most visited cities!

The capital of England is emerged in a multicultural environment, with residents from over 200 different nationalities. This has influenced many of the city’s traits throughout the years, including its art and gastronomy.

Some of London’s iconic sights were considered World Heritage, like the Tower of London and the Kew Gardens.

In the cultural department, there are also other important landmarks, including the British Museum and the National Gallery, two free-entrance museums that showcase the work of artists known across the globe.

Go for a morning stroll in one of the city parks, hop on the world’s oldest underground network or try spotting the queen at the Buckingham Palace, these should all be a part of your London’s bucket list!

Mayfair

For over 100 years, this London neighborhood was the site of an annual May fair, hence why it was named Mayfair.

Known for having some of the highest rents in the world, Mayfair features luxury hotels, member’s clubs and many private residences.

Visit the Royal Academy of Arts, buy designer clothes on Bond Street, try the finest restaurants and enjoy the sumptuous lifestyle of Mayfair!

Covent Garden

Mention Covent Garden to any local and they will point you to the Covent Garden market!

This is one of the most famous areas in London, featuring chain stores, restaurants and plenty of entertainment sites, including the Royal Opera House and the Donmar Warehouse.

Whether you’re looking for a souvenir or want to party all night, Covent Garden has it all!

Camden Town

Home to the Britpop movement, Camden Town is the current hub for London’s underground music scene!

Cheap food and great music venues are a few reasons why people drop by Camden.

While you’re here make sure to visit Regent’s Park and the Camden Market!

Westminster

From the Houses of Parliament to the Buckingham Palace, Westminster holds British greatest treasures!

This historic neighborhood is the site of many sightseeing tours that include renowned art museums like The National Gallery and the Tate Britain.

When you’re tired of walking just sit down at Trafalgar Square, London’s official meeting point!

American Bar

The American Bar is a part of the hotel Savoy in London. This cocktail bar is one of the remaining American bars established throughout the UK during the 19th century.

To this day bartenders turn to the Savoy Cocktail book as their bible. A book created by the famous bartender Harry Craddock in 1930.

Since then this award-winning bar has had several renowned bartenders serving including the current one, Erik Lórincz.

Walk around the hotel and have a taste of the Las Vegas vibe, while sipping on your favorite cocktail at the same bar where Frank Sinatra used to drink his ice-cold whiskey when he was in town.

Oxygen Freejumping

Oxygen is the first trampoline park in London! A trip to West Acton will take you to this fun ride where both amateurs and professional gymnasts can show off their stunts.

Parents can join their kids or simply enjoy a cup of coffee at the park’s café while watching them bounce around on one of the 150 trampolines available.

One of the few gymnastics club in the UK that provides trampolining. At Oxygen you can also enjoy fitness classes, a session of trampoline dodge ball and several other activities.

Grab your friends and family and get ready to jump!

Hurwundecki

Enjoying a homemade meal and cutting your hair at the same place is now possible, due to Ki Lee, the founder of the hybrid salon Hurwundecki.

If you fancy trying out some Korean food or you just want to get a fashionable yet affordable new hairstyle, then this is the place to go!

Dual services such as this have gained a huge popularity in the UK and if you needed one reason to visit this place, now you have two.

Head over to Bethnal Green and do not miss the chance to get a brand new look in just 15 minutes!

The Duck and Rice

Once regarded as an unpleasant area of Berwick Street, The Duck and Rice is now a hidden gem of Soho.

This “Chinese Gastropub” brings Chinatown to a completely different level; on the bottom floor you will find a not so typical English pub and above a Chinese restaurant, where you will find traces of the Turkish design studio Autoban.

The founder, Alan Yau has been a huge influence in the Asian restaurant industry in London and although The Duck and Rice it is not on everyone’s budget, it is definitely worth a visit!

Drink Me Eat Me

Drink Me Eat Me (DNEM) is the ideal place to have your English tea party!

This pastel colored café combines frozen yogurt with sushi, an unlikely combination that the founders and parents Dar and Alexis thought it was missing in London.

Just around the corner of Ravenscourt Park, DNEM is the dream location for any vintage lover.

Crabtree Fields

A former car park and a reminiscing area of the WWII. Crabtree Fields is now one of London’s hidden parks.

A great place to relax, bring the kids to play or just catch up on your reading!

Just take the underground to Goodge Street and find yourself in this charming green area.

Milkwood Kitchen & Bar

Milkwood might look like your ordinary restaurant, but its unique boutique cinema club in the basement definitely makes it stand out from any other site in Herne Hill!

Formerly occupied by the Escape Bar, Milkwood is the place to go for a Sunday brunch with the family or a nice glass of wine with friends.

If you are not the biggest wine connoisseur, don’t be afraid to ask the waiter for a recommendation!

Top Dog

Inspired by the American hot dog stations, Top Dog uses the best of British ingredients, including grass-fed meat, to put together a delicious hot dog.

With vegetarian and gluten-free options, everyone can have a taste!

Californian and hot dog lover, Marissa Hermer is the responsible for bringing this piece of America to Soho.

If you enjoy staying in for the day, you can also order your hot dog and milkshake online!

St.Mary Abchurch

Set in Abchurch Yard, this small church is perfect for a reflection moment.

Sir Christopher Wren completed the building in 1686, after the original site burned down in the Great Fire. Since then it went through several restorations, one of them due to the London Blitz bombing in 1940.

One of the many churches dedicated to the Virgin Mary, St.Mary Abchurch was once a medieval church, dating back to the 12th century.

Sky Garden

Sky Garden is a modern take on the traditional English garden.

A part of the Walkie-Talkie building, this glass-covered structure is definitely not a sight for acrophobias! Situated on the 35th floor, the Sky Garden has one of the best aerial views of the city.

Among the three bars and restaurants that you will find in this area, make sure to visit the Sky Pod Bar, considered one of the top bars in London!

Cereal Killer Cafe

Founded in 2014 by two Irish twins, Gary and Alan Keery, Cereal Killer Cafe is every cereal lovers dream!

Here you can enjoy a bowl of cereal, pick from a list of 30 kinds of milk and even add your topping of choice, all of it in a room full of 90’s memorabilia.

The first cereal café established in the UK took off in Shoreditch, but it can also be found at the Camden Market.

It’s not the cheapest cereal on the market, but if you’re feeling nostalgic Cereal Killer has over 120 types of cereal to satisfy your needs!

Village Underground

This tube-carriage village was the answer for many artists looking for an affordable place to work in the center of London back in 2007.

The coworking space has room for up to 50 artists and it regularly hosts events like exhibitions and club nights.

The recycled carriages covered with graffiti also make it a popular hangout for street artists.

Queen of Hoxton

Any season is good to visit this alternative space in London.

During the summer the rooftop is wide open for you to enjoy the view with a cocktail on your hand. By winter, a tepee tent covers up the area, creating a perfect spot to grill some hot food.

Downstairs the nightclub has had performances from artists like Miles Kane and Django Django.

You can find everything at Queen of Hoxton, from an art gallery to a bar, making it the ideal place for a night out in London.

Bar Kick

Grab a beer and get ready to play some table football!

Kick first opened as a Café in 1997 and later expanded to a new location as a bar, still keeping the café open at the Exmouth Market.

Football fans will love both places where they can also sit down and watch live matches.

Pitfies you with an alternative space to work and meet your clients during a business trip.

Become a member of this club and you will have complimentary Wi-Fi, coffee and refreshments. You will also have access to the meeting rooms and other facilities where you can host events for up to 200 people.

The growing success of the first Clubhouse led to the opening of another club at Grosvenor Hill designed by Area Sq.

Contemporary design, a creative atmosphere and premium services like a virtual assistant are what ultimately defines the Clubhouse.

Trapeze

The circus is in town every week at Trapeze!

Inspired by the National Center for Circus Arts, this bar has all sorts of circus-related memorabilia and is one of the best bars in Shoreditch.

The site of the famous East Village Club has now been replaced with this two-floor venue.Still providing you with House and Disco nights designed by acclaimed DJ’s, at Trapeze you can also have a bite with your cocktail before showing off your moves!

The Lido Café

Breakfast and craft beers together? Yes this is possible at the Lido Café!

This British restaurant is mostly known for its breakfast where you can enjoy buttermilk pancakes after a morning swim at the Brockwell Lido pool, one of the best outdoor pools in London!

An unusual way to start off your day or a break from your daily routine, the Lido Café also serves lunch and dinner.

Set next to the Diana Memorial Fountain, Lido Café is a must stop for when you’re walking around Hyde Park.

Paradise By Way of Kensal Green

Cat Ashton is the chef behind the Paradise restaurant, where the ingredients are carefully selected to give you with the best seasonal menu.

GK Chesterton’s poem gave name to this quirky spot that also organizes night live gigs and movie nights.

Get ready for the Paradise Sessions party every Saturday from 8pm to 2am where the house DJ’s will play you the best of Hip Hop, Funk and Soul!

Ginger and White

Originally established on Perrin’s Court, Ginger and White is a family friendly restaurant renowned for its fresh coffee and cakes.

The carrot cake and the baked beans with chorizo are the stars of this café that serves breakfast and lunch throughout the week and brunch during the weekend.

In 2011, Ginger and White opened a bigger venue on England’s Lane to bake more cakes and added a wine list to the menu.

Regent Street

Regent Street gathers a few of the best international brands in one place!

Recognized as the first shopping street in the world, it now houses stores like Apple and Zara, also providing modern office spaces.

The Regent Street Fashion and Design Month is one of the many events occurring on this street throughout the year, contributing to the rise of tourists in the area.

Village East

A cosy restaurant on Bermondsey Street, Village East is always full of activity!

Here you can enjoy a full English breakfast on the weekends or share a bite with a friend during the week.

The decoration is worthy of an Instagram capture and could be the feature of your next private event!

Bang Bang

Bang Bang features the best of vintage fashion, with second-hand designer clothes as well as reasonably priced items.

Whether you come to buy or sell your own clothes, Bang Bang will have a place in your closet.

Choose one of the two London venues, the most recent one being on Drury Lane and good luck finding your hidden gem!

St.John’s Lodge Gardens

Tucked away in Regent Park, the Lodge Gardens were originally thought of as a place for meditation.

The St. John’s Lodge is a private residence but the gardens is easily accessed through a gate on the Inner Circle.

Not many people know about this garden, making it one of the best kept secrets in London!

Dirty Burger

Burger-lovers rejoice as you go inside the Dirty Burger!

You will find this small restaurant behind Pizza East on Kentish Town. On the menu there are only a few options like Cheeseburgers and onion fries but you won’t regret the visit and you might even order more!

Ready to get your hands dirty?

Fulham Palace

The former house of the Bishops of London is now a public museum that includes an art gallery, a café and the stunning botanic gardens.

A remaining piece of history, the Fulham Palace depicts different architecture styles, like a Victorian chapel and a Tudor manor house.

This is a free-entry museum, for guided tours and children workshops however there is a small fee charge.

Little Venice

Enjoy a piece of Venice in the center of London!

Here you will find plenty of waterside cafes, pubs and restaurants to choose from.

A lively area during the summer, where you can jump on the canal boats or just walk along the riverside.

Kenwood House

Located near the Hampstead Heath, the Kenwood House is full of extraordinary artifacts, like Rembrandt and Turner paintings.

Take a peek at the famous library designed by Robert Adams in the 18th century, explore the gardens or treat yourself to a meal at one of the cafes!

The house also served as the setting for some of the Notting Hill’s movie scenes.

Savoy Museum

You can find this small museum inside The Savoy Hotel.

Take a trip down memory lane with the exhibit of old photographs and a sip of a vintage cocktail at the famous American Bar.

Fitzroy House

Back in the 1790s, the Adams brothers designed this house where writers like George Orwell and Virginia Woolf later set foot.

The Fitzroy house is now a four-floors museum, where you can see the work of L.Ron Hubbard, the holder of the Most Published Author Guinness title!

Inside the communication office you will get nostalgic with items like the Adler typewriters or the Western Union Telefax.

Eltham Palace

Go inside this dreamy movie-like set and delight yourself with the modern rooms of the palace inspired by art deco.

Created by Stephen and Virginia Courtauld on the site of the original 14th century palace, the present one was a millionaires house, where many cocktail parties were given in the 1930s.

The Art Deco house might be what attracts more people to the area, but the medieval palace and the gardens are also worth the visit!

Ye Olde Mitre Pub

Built in the 16th century, Ye Old Mitre Pub is the ideal place to have your pint!

Don’t miss the beer festivals, organized three times per year where you can taste beer from every corner of the world.

This London tavern was the set for many movies, including the cult movie “The Deep Blue Sea City”.

You won’t be able to order chips here, but you’re encouraged to try their homemade snacks!

St.Martins-in-the-Fields Church

For a different kind of lunch break visit the St.Martins at 1pm and enjoy a free concert on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

Listen to a variety of music genres at this popular concert venue, where Handel and Mozart played during the 18th century.

Chinese are welcome to attend the congregations organized specifically for the Chinese community.

Word on the Water

Word on the Water is a second-hand bookshop set inside a boat!

Besides selling books, Word on the Water also hosts poetry slams and live music gigs.

Before setting off, check their Facebook page to know where it’s anchored!

Wilton’s

Wilton’s is the oldest music hall in the world!

Throughout the year, this historical building organizes many activities, including circus, music, comedy and other art forms.

A symbol of London’s cultural heritage, Wilton’s doesn’t receive any core funding and it’s mostly supported by donations, box office and bar sales.

Soho’s Secret Tea Room

You will find this vintage-style tea room above the Coach & Horses pub in Soho.

Soho’s has a selection of over 16 types of tea to go with their homemade treats!

Smoothing jazz music and 1940’s decoration make it the perfect retreat for your afternoon tea.

Hatch

Set inside a warehouse two minutes from the Homerton’s station, Hatch is a multifunction venue.

A taste of Sri Lankan food, a retail shop, a barbers and a working area are only a few of the things this space has to offer.

Don’t be surprised if the chair you’re sitting on has a price tag! At Hatch you can purchase anything that has a price on it, so while you’re waiting for your food why not take a look around?

Flat Iron

No reservations needed for this steak paradise of restaurants!

Once you’re in Flat Iron you will delight yourself not only with the meat but also with its unique knifes and pepper grinders.

The restaurant started off as mere pop-up but manage to stay permanently  in Soho.

Clapton Hart

An alternative pub to have your pint, Clapton Hart came to live in 2012, replacing the site of the 18th century White Hart Hotel destroyed by a fire and other businesses that failed to succeed here.

The venue’s sad history didn’t stop the owners from revitalizing it and turning this pub into a cozy place with regular events like the pub quiz and a film night.

Clapton Hart is now one of Hackney’s community favorites! The beer garden is great for the summer nights and the open fires will warm you up in the winter while you play board games or simply gaze at the interior’s rustic decoration.

St Mary Magdalen Church Mortlake

Open since 1852, the St.Mary Magdalen Church was designed by the architect Gilbert Blount and shows traces of Gothic architecture.

Burried at the churchyard is the explorer Sir Richard Burton, whose tomb stands out for its Arab-shape tent, a mausoleum ordered by his wife Isabel after he died in 1890.

Davenports Magic Shop

Lewis Davenport founded this shop in 1898, a family business that is now managed by his great-grandson.

At Davenports you will find all the tools you need for your magic performance and if you’re just getting started you can sign up for a magic course!

Harley Street

Located in the heart of Marylebone, Harley Street is known for the high affluence of medical practices in the same street.

In 1860 there were few more than 20 doctors in this area, today there are over 3000 people working here!

Doctors decided to settle down here due to the street’s central location and its spacious buildings.

US Embassy

Based in Westminster, this is the largest American Embassy of Western Europe!

Outside the building designed by Eero Saarinen, you will also find statues of former presidents like Dwight D.Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan.

Victoria’s Secret

The American lingerie brand first arrived to the UK in 2012 on the Bond Street.

This original four floor store has since spread to other locations like Birmingham and Manchester.

Here you will find underwear tailored to any woman’s style as well as body care products.

If you need help while you’re inside the dressing room, all you have to do is ring the bell!

Tiffany’s

Audrey Hepburn and Tiffany’s little blue boxes will forever be affiliated with “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”

The famous jewelry shop first came to London in 1986 where it remains on Bond Street.

Whether it’s a wedding or your kid’s birthday, the staff will help you find a gift for any special occasion!

The Conran Shop

Interior designers will love a visit to The Conran Shop!

With three floors of incredible designed furniture, including a rooftop garden with outdoor equipment, this is the place to get inspiration for your home decor.

The founder, Terrence Conran, was the first person to see the potential of the Marylebone High Street, which has become one of the main shopping areas in London.

When you’re done dwelling on all the things you would like to buy, head to the ground floor and have a coffee at the Conran Kitchen!

Mount Street

Competing against Bond Street, Mount Street is increasly growing its network of high-end shops!

Marc Jacobs was the first one to settle here in 2006 and since then many have followed his footsteps, like Céline and Christopher Kane!

The street gets specially busy during fashion events like London Fashion Week and the Frieze Art Fair.

Monocle

Launched in 2007, the Monocle magazine hoped to reach readers interested in issues beyond their own country.

Today, Monocle publishes 10 editions per year, focusing on Business, Design and Cultural matters.

The English brand has spread throughout the world, starting a radio station, retail shops and even its own Café!

Originally a pop shop for Christmas season, the Monocle Shop settled permanently on George Street in 2008 where fans can now buy design items and behold the entire Monocle collection.

Louis Vuitton

Sporting its famous L and V initials since 1854, the luxury store settled in the UK on Bond street!

Peter Marino designed the London store that holds some of the most exclusive items of the brand.

If you’re looking for a library, look no further the store also includes a “Librarie” selling British art books.

KJs Laundry

KJs Laundry stocks items from labels like Humanoid and Samantha Sung among others, making a season selection according to each designer.

Established in 2006 by Jane Ellis and Kate Allden, the boutique shop offers an alternative shopping experience.

A sight for sore eyes as KJs window display is always changing!

John Lewis

The original John Lewis store opened its doors in London in 1864!

In 2008 the department store won a Royal Warrant from the queen herself for supplying ”haberdashery and household goods”.

Considered one of the best places to shop in London by Time Out, this John Lewis building now has 20 departments spread through seven floors and one of the largest range of house products in the UK!

Fenwick

Originally established in Newcastle, the Fenwick family brought its empire to London in 1891.

Inspired by the department store concept in Paris, Fred Fenwick also wanted to combine different items and sell them in one place.

Today on New Bond Street, Fenwick is twice its original size and has acquired restaurants and even spa services to satisfy every client’s needs!

Aqua Kyoto

Aqua gives you a taste of contemporary Japanese food in London!

It was David Yeo’s chinese routes that lead him to Hong Kong where he started the Aqua group in 2000.

Nine years later Yeo brought the concept to London, opening 4 restaurants the first one being Aqua Kyoto.

Step on the restaurant’s terrace and try one of the 11 sakes on the menu!

C London

C London offers traditional Italian dishes in an elegant Venitian setting.

Affiliated with the original Harry’s Bar in Venice, C London is the ideal place to spot a celebrity during dinner!

Spend the day at Mayfair, visit the Burlington Arcade and swing by C London for a glass of wine.

Chiltern Firehouse

Portuguese chef and Michelin-star Nuno Mendes is the head of this London Restaurant!

Here you will enjoy a healthy selection of a cross food mixture between Europe and America.

Part of the Chiltern Firehouse hotel, the restaurant serves every type of meal, including a Sunday brunch!

Dinings

Mixing Japanese and European culture, Dinings presents you with Japanese-style tapas!

This small restaurant in Marylebone is usually cramped with people, so make sure to book in advance.

Don’t worry if you can’t find a table as you can also order takeaway!

Fischer’s

With a decoration resembling an Eastern Europe train carriage, Fischer’s serves Austrian food from breakfast to dinner!

The restaurant is another of Corbin and King’s successes, the pair that has contributed to London’s restaurant history since the 1970’s.

Whether you go for the Viennese café or the smoky sausages, this piece of Vienna will surely satisfy your appetite!

Galvin Bistrot de Luxe

Set on Baker Street, this classic bistrot has been catering French cuisine since 2005.

The first restaurant established by the Galvin brothers won “Best French Restaurant” award twice.

After your meal head down to the basement, where you can order a drink at the bar and enjoy the sound of jazz music!

Gymkhana

Reminiscent of Indian gentlemen’s club brought up by the British Raj, Gymkhana is a mandatory stop for Indian food lovers!

The restaurant that received the title of best restaurant in Britain by the Restaurant Magazine in 2014, is the best place to try tandoori oven meals and Indian punches.

It might taste like homemade food, but Gymkhana is not your ordinary curry house it’s a high-street and classy Indian restaurant!

Hix Soho

Hix Soho serves seasonal British food, a menu curated weekly by the chef Mark Hix.

One of the many restaurants of the Hix Group, Soho stands out by its location and the modern British art decoration.

Awarded “Best New Restaurant” by Time Out a year after its launch in 2009, Soho made a comeback on their pages in 2015 with the bar Mark’s, located right below the restaurant and considered one of the best bars in London!

Il Baretto

Italy would be proud of Il Baretto classic dishes!

Here you can taste pizzas with simple ingredients cooking in an open wood oven or the more elaborated “Salt Baked Seabass”, among other specialities.

To go along with the meal or even before that, head to the Wine Bar and enjoy a glass of Italian wine!

La Petite Maison

Originally in Nice, La Petite Maison arrived  in London in 2006.

Known for its Mediterranean-style food, this restaurant will make you crave for more roasted chicken and crème brûlée!

Book in advance and make sure to order as soon as you get in to avoid waiting too long for your meal.

Lancashire Court

Hidden away in Mayfair, this historical courtyard surrounds itself by restaurants and high-fashion stores.

During Christmas the restaurants try to bring a festive feel to their menus, Mayfair Pizza does the Christmas Pudding while the Cartizze focuses more on the cocktail list.

Also in the area is the  Mews Art Gallery, the perfect place to throw a stylish party!

Nobu Berkeley Square

A celebrities favorite, Nobu provides the perfect setting for a date!

Robert DeNiro along with Nobu Matsuhisa invested on the first restaurant in Park Lane and since then the brand has spread all over the world.

At Berkeley Square, Nobu has an original design by David Collins and organizes live performances, all the while serving its original combination of Japanese and Peruvian dishes.

Scott’s

Established in 1851, Scott’s is one of the best seafood restaurants in London!

Originally set in Coventry street, this refined restaurant moved to Mayfair in 1968.

Before ordering the main dish, make sure to treat yourself at the oyster and champagne bar!

The Orrery

Start of your day at the Orrery’s Epicerie with a light breakfast and experience dinner at the restaurant’s terrace away from the crowd!

Overseeing the St. Marylebone Church gardens, Orrery is a 3-in-one site, with a restaurant, bar and epicerie.

At this Michelin-star restaurant you will enjoy a piece of French cuisine and its wine selection, curated by the house sommelier.

Vegetarians rejoice as there is a six course meal crafted just for you!

The Providores

Get your taste buds ready for this fusion restaurant!

Providores, together with the Tapas room represent two different dining experiences in one place.The latter is open throughout the day and takes its name from a traditional Rarotongan Tapa cloth, not the Spanish tapas, although you can find small dishes like tapas here.

On the top floor, you will have a hard time distinguish the long list of ingredients that compile a classy dish from Providores.

While you’re here make sure to taste a wine from the largest New Zealand selection in Europe!

Trishna

Marylebone welcomed this originally Mumbai-based Indian restaurant in 2008.

Besides the typical Indian food, this contemporary restaurant has had its take on the British Fish and Chips.

Thrisna is on top of their social network channels, so you might have a small talk with the manager if something is bothering you!

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