3 days in London
Pitt Cue for tea one night.
Boris bike pub crawl, round London’s fashionable East London. Some great boozers round there.
Stroll along the South Bank from Westminster Bridge to Tower Bridge then river bus from Tower Bridge down to Westminster Pier – about £7 from what I recall whereas the actual tours are more like £50.
Cutty Sark and Brunel’s Tunnel and Greenwich, perhaps a Meantime Brewery Tour.
Basically stay out of the West End.Posted 3 years agojaffejofferMember
its streetfeast festival atm, in Dalston. mega.
also Borough market is a definite on a saturday.
Victoria Park is mighty fine too. great walk along the regents canal from Angel.
avoid west end.Posted 3 years agojambalayaSubscriber
Hoxton and the surrounds are the trendy/arty East End area these days, there’s a breakfast/bunch place there my veggie daughter likes.Posted 3 years ago
Borough market is great for foods but a lot of meat in case you are squeamish, not every day of the week so check
Take river taxi/ferry over to Greenwhich (I see pictured above), National Maritime Museum, route has stops at London Bridge or Embankment
Try and get a booking at (the fabulous) Ottolenghi’s in Islington or just grab lunch at the deli in Belgravia there are tables outside at the back and it’s no so expensive (nice to walk around the area, Belgravia and Eaton Sq etc) and not far from Green Park and Buck House/Mall.
See if you can do a walking tour – there are many guided ones with different themes.carbonfiendMember
Stay East in the evening everything is shoreditch Hoxton Spitalifields as mentioned avoid west LDN it’s had its day TBH. Brick Lane for curry, Tate Modern on south bank or anything on south bank really. Columbia road flower market on Sunday in shoreditch has to be seen if u here. And yeah if you fancy it walk up Kingsland Road to Dalston to get a real flavour of what us happening in LDN u might ever see Stewart Lee 🙂Posted 3 years agobikebouyMember
I live in Canary Wharf and thoroughly recommend over this way too, all places mentioned are fab and if it takes your fancying for proper food try Nopi in Warwick St Soho, but book you can’t get in otherwise.Posted 3 years ago
Failing that salt beef bagel from the bagel shop nearest the top of brick lane or pop into Fika (next door) for funky Swedish food. If it’s cocktails then Plateau in Canary wharf has to be beaten IMO, pop over and say Hi 😆timmysSubscriber
No carrot crunching refers to northerners
We are fit and eat any meat!
In that case I’ll flesh out my suggestions;
Tayyabs Best curry in London by a mile. Be prepared to wait in line, or if you book, then to also wait in line just, in a separate, slightly shorter line. Order “mixed starter” (not on menu but that’s what everyone asks for) and the dry meat curry.
Ignore anyone who tells you to go to Brick Lane for a curry. They are all without exception awful, hence the irritating numpties touting outside every door with offers of free drinks etc. to try and get you in.
Meat Liquor/Mission/MarketPosted 3 years ago
Meat Liquor – The original, behind Oxford Street. Be prepared to queue at anything like peak times. No booking. Amazing burgers. Amazing cocktails.
Meat Market – Covent Garden (quite hidden away), very similar menu but set up more fast-food, ie. you order at the counter. Queues a lot shorter.
Meat Mission – Hoxton Square. Not actually been but similar menu again but this one is very innovative in that it actually takes bookings.esher shoreMember
you have this:
failing the idea of bikes…get an Oyster Card to save money
check out Camden Market, Covent Garden, Smithfields Market, Spitalfields Market, Hampstead Village and Hampstead Heath (great for walking). Get down to the Southbank and have a good walk alongside the River Thames, preferably East towards Tower of London
and take a “Fast Clipper” boat from Central London down to Greenwich:Posted 3 years agoMrSmithMember
If you are here for the weekend then I reccomend the maltby st market and walking from London bridge and going right to the end of the arches (last stop the kernel brewery) you have to try the st John donuts (don’t but them from the kiosk on bermondsey st but from the bakery stall) and then back into town via a bus/tube from bermondsey tube station. Less tourists than borough market as it’s slightly off the beaten track.Posted 3 years agoMrSmithMember
Gelato from Gelupo on archer st (and lunch from Bocca di Lupo opposite)Posted 3 years ago
If the suns out then hampstead Heath and a pint at the flask, the Rake and the market porter in borough will have hundereds of beer options from round the world. If you like Belgian beer then dovetails in St. John’s passage is good and no tourists as off the beaten track,the Jerusalem tavern is just round the corner if you have made it that far you are half way to hipsterville brick lane/spitalfields market.
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