Guides to London

The best things to do this weekend in London

Weekend guide

London is bursting at the seams with incredible experiences and things to see and do, from galleries and museums to street food markets and pop-up events. Whether you're looking for the next best foodie event or want to hit up an art exhibition, there's bound to be something happening in the city to...
16 Apr 2024
Guide to wow-factor restaurants in London

Wow-factor restaurants

Due to its sheer size and the variety on offer, London is rightfully regarded as a culinary paradise. But even here there are restaurants that stand above the rest. Whether it's because of the interior decoration, the presentation of the dishes, the flavour combinations or some other factor, these p...
28 Feb 2024
The ultimate list of the best restaurants in London

Best restaurants

You can find many good restaurants in London, but some are a cut above – and here they are. The top of the top, the best restaurants London has to offer. The ultimate handbook, cheat sheet and all-in-one “best of London” manual to essential London restaurants, gastropubs, and other good places to ea...
19 Mar 2024
Guide to the best new restaurants in London

New restaurants

Look, we'll level with you here – by the time you finish this paragraph, you'll already have fallen behind the swiftly changing restaurant scene in London. It's just the way it is with a city of this size and culinary verve, new spots popping up all over the place all the time. That being said, rest...
22 Apr 2024
Guide to spa hotels in London

Spa hotels

Sometimes we all need to step back from busy city life and take a moment to completely reset and recharge. From luxurious hotel sanctuaries to secret subterranean spas, London isn't short on places to stay that come decked out with a spa. Picking a place that ticks all of your boxes is half the chal...
21 Nov 2023
Where to see the cherry blossoms in London

Cherry blossoms

Did you know that 47 per cent of London is green space and that there are eight million trees scattered around the city? Over 38,000 of them are cherry blossoms. Usually, April is cherry blossom month (otherwise known as sakura) in London, but the blooms can be seen as early as March and as late as ...
8 Apr 2024
London's hottest restaurants right now

Hot restaurants

In London we're lucky enough to have a huge range of exciting restaurants and top food trends to enjoy. But with fab new venues opening every day it can be tough to keep up with what's going on and which are the hottest tables around. We've got you covered with our guide to the hottest restaurants i...
9 Apr 2024
The best smash burgers in London

Smash burgers

When you're after a burger that's packed full of flavour, a smash burger is bound to hit the spot. With a crisp and seared outside paired with a juicy and flavourful centre, these thinner burgers are a departure from your basic grilled patty. Wondering where you can find a tasty smash burger in Lond...
17 Apr 2024
The best suit shops in London

Suit shops

The suit maketh the man, the saying goes, and London has certainly followed, er, suit. Historically celebrated for its impeccable tailoring and fashion sense thanks to the masterful craftsmanship on display at Savile Row, London has dressed royalty, celebrities, businessmen, and others looking to lo...
8 Jan 2024
Guide to affordable restaurants in Covent Garden

Affordable restaurants in Covent Garden

With its hordes of tourists looking to spend their holiday money and upmarket boutiques on every street, Covent Garden isn't usually considered at the top of the list when it comes to cheap restaurants. However, there are still plenty of cheap eats to be found in this part of London if you know wher...
19 Mar 2024
Guide to affordable restaurants in London Bridge

Affordable restaurants in London Bridge

From buzzy Borough Market to the iconic pasta spot Padella, there are many places you can pick up cheap eats in London Bridge. Sometimes you just don't want to dip deep into your pocket for a swanky meal in a posh restaurant, and when there's so much good food around that doesn't cost an arm and a l...
15 Feb 2024
Guide to the best conveyor belt sushi in London

Sushi train

Conveyor belt sushi is a fun dining experience, offering a different approach to standard table service. Seated behind a conveyor belt around an open kitchen, you can select the freshly-prepared morsels as the sushi train comes by, with the different coloured plates corresponding to different prices...
8 Jan 2024
The best halal burgers in London

Halal burgers

London, a melting pot of cultures and culinary delights, offers an array of delicious halal burger options that cater to every palate. Whether you're a resident or just visiting, this guide is designed to take you on a flavourful journey through the city's bustling streets and hidden gems, where the...
29 Feb 2024
The guide to activities in London

Activities

London is a busy city with so much to see and do. Whether you’ve got lots of free time on your hands or only a few hours to spare, how do you decide how to keep occupied? Luckily there are lots of things to do in London, from museums and tours to cultural experiences or exhilarating activities...
17 Jan 2024
The best museums in London

Museums

With collections numbering millions of intriguing exhibits and carefully thought-out displays, London's museums are among the biggest and most popular in the world. They're a huge draw whether you're just visiting the city or live here – especially as the permanent collections in the major museums a...
28 Mar 2024
Guide to affordable restaurants in Soho

Affordable restaurants in Soho

London can get expensive, and you can feel the pinch in particular when you're in central parts of the city like Soho. However, if you think you can't get an affordable meal in this area, you're in for a pleasant surprise. There are plenty of cheap eats in Soho, from fish and chips to Japanese cuisi...
15 Feb 2024
Guide to the best padel courts in London

Padel courts

If you're looking for an exciting and energetic racket sport to try in London, then padel should be at the top of your list. Having originated in Mexico, padel tennis has been gaining popularity worldwide, including in London. It's a fun and social game that's played on a smaller court than tennis,...
8 Apr 2024
Guide to affordable hotels in London

Affordable hotels

London has a reputation for being an expensive city, and whilst this is true in some ways, that doesn't mean there aren't fantastic options for the budget-conscious visitor. The capital has lots of places to stay and there are plenty of great quality, good value hotels in London. If you're planning...
19 Apr 2024
Guide to the best bars in London

Bars

Whether you’re into craft beer, cocktails, or wine, enjoying a drink with friends in a bar can be one of life’s little pleasures. London has a huge choice of bars all over the city, from the small and intimate to the big and raucous. If you’re looking for the ideal spot to savour y...
19 Apr 2024
The best nightclubs in London

Nightclubs

If there's one thing London knows how to do right, it's partying. With the history of music so tightly intertwined with UK culture, it comes as no surprise that the city is at the forefront of the global clubbing scene. The sheer size of the city and the number of events every day might seem dauntin...
11 Oct 2023
Guide to the best hostels in London

Hostels

If you’re travelling to London on a budget, then you should definitely consider staying in a hostel to save some extra pennies for the more exciting stuff (like dining at a Soho hot spot, for example). There are so many amazing, budget-friendly options to choose from all over the city, from fe...
5 Dec 2023
Romantic hotels in London

Romantic hotels

Paris may be the official City of Love, but our vote sits firmly with London and all its lovey-dovey hotels, perfect for a romantic rendezvous. Some come kitted out with free-standing outdoor tubs, some with personal butler service, whilst others even have their own grand piano so you can channel yo...
29 Jan 2024
Guide to the best spas in London

Spas

Life in London can be hectic, but a trip to a spa can be a great way to unwind or treat yourself. Fortunately, the capital has many peaceful spas to choose from when you need to get away from it all and focus on self-care. Whether you're looking for a calm atmosphere, innovative treatments, or high-...
8 Feb 2024
Guide to the best barbers in London

Barbershops

Whether you’ve got a job interview lined up, a big date coming your way, a special occasion in the works or just want to treat yourself to a little pampering, a fresh cut and a clean shave are just the thing for the discerning gentlemen. London certainly isn’t lacking in barbershops, but...
12 Apr 2024
The best beauty salons in London

Beauty salons

We can all agree that when you look good you feel good too, and a little pampering certainly never hurt anyone. Heading to a beauty salon to be preened is ideal if you’re preparing for a special event or you just want to refresh your looks and feel great. In London you can find a huge range of...
8 Feb 2024
The best massages in London

Massages

When you're stressed out, your body aches, and you desperately need some time to unwind, treating yourself to a massage is a great form of self-care. From luxury spa experiences and traditional Thai massage to invigorating sports massages, there are plenty of massage places in London that'll leave y...
17 Jan 2024
The best pubs in London

Pubs

Is there anything quite like a pub? The welcoming wooden furnishings, the unmistakable tang of joyous nights in the air, the shiny taps poking their marquees above the bar, the simple familiarity of the place, even if you've never been there before – pubs are a quintessentially British place a...
27 Mar 2024
Guide to the best cafés in London

Cafés

Café, coffee shop, coffee house, espresso bar – no matter what you call them, London has plenty of places to hit up when you need a quick fix of java and a break. The coffee shops in the capital range from speedy takeaway outposts to laidback eateries that place as much of an emphasis on the food as...
22 Apr 2024
The best restaurants for lunch in London

Lunch restaurants

Whether you’re enjoying a leisurely day out in London or you’re after something quick on your break from work, there are lots of places where you can find a delicious lunch. Ranging from speedy bites to lengthy, luxurious meals, foodies in the capital have plenty of choice all over the c...
7 Feb 2024
Guide to the best hair salons in London

Hair salons

Fabulous hair can make you look and feel your best at any age and whatever your style is. Of course, if you want hair that looks fantastic you need to start with finding the right salon. There’s a huge choice of hair salons in London with different specialisms so finding the one that’s i...
8 Feb 2024
Guide to the best boutique hotels in London

Boutique hotels

If you're looking for a snug, stylish stay in the beating heart of the city, you've come to the right place. London is brimming with beautiful boutique hotels that may be slightly smaller in size but certainly pack a punch when it comes to style and personality. Whether you want to stay in the old s...
23 Nov 2023
Guide to the best hotels in London

Hotels

As a global destination with millions of people coming through every year, navigating London's vast hospitality scene can be quite a challenge, and that's exactly where this guide comes in. Whether you're here for business or sightseeing, a lengthy break or just looking for a quick staycation to pam...
16 Apr 2024
The best nail salons in London

Nail salons

Having your nails perfectly manicured makes you feel great and brings your whole look together. Visiting a nail salon in London for a quality mani or pedi lets you express yourself too, from simple and natural nails to modern and creative designs that are full of character. If your nails need some T...
8 Feb 2024
Guide to all-you-can-eat sushi in London

Bottomless sushi

Sushi is a Japanese delicacy that's now popular all over the world. Sometimes it's hard to resist these delicate little morsels and you want to go all the way – you want bottomless sushi. If a few rolls are never enough for you, one of the eateries that serve all-you-can-eat sushi London-wide is a g...
8 Jan 2024
The best desi pubs in London

Desi pubs

Born as a response to the segregation and racism experienced by South Asian immigrants in the second half of the 20th century, desi pubs are a testament to the power of multiculturalism – failing pubs, taken over by British-Indian landlords and turned into a success story. With food and community at...
1 Mar 2024
Where to eat at London Luton Airport

Restaurants at Luton Airport

London Luton Airport is a bustling hub for travellers from all over the world, connecting to a wide variety of destinations. Whether you're arriving or departing, you'll want to make the most of your time at the airport, and that includes finding the best places to eat while there. From fast food jo...
18 Dec 2023
Find the best London area for your stay

Accommodation by area of interest

With a city the size of London, some areas can be better than others depending on what you're looking to do while here, and picking the right one can save you a lot of time and money on travel. Unfortunately, it can be hard to know where to find lodging if you're unfamiliar with the city, which is w...
29 Aug 2023
Where to eat at Heathrow Airport

Restaurants at Heathrow Airport

If you're flying in or out of London there's a good chance you're going to pass through Heathrow Airport. And with airline food often not having the best reputation, getting something to eat before your flight might be a sensible idea. Being the largest London airport with four different terminals,...
22 Feb 2024
The best children's clothes shops in London

Children's clothes shops

Buying children’s clothes isn’t always easy – they’ve got to make your kids feel comfortable, stand up to some wear and tear, fit growing bodies, and look decent too. It might sound like an impossible task but fortunately there are lots of kids’ clothing shops in London...
18 Mar 2024
Where to play darts in London

Where to play darts

Whether you’re just looking to throw a couple of darts between rounds of drinks or trying to put together a proper competition with your mates, you’re sure to hit the bullseye in the capital. There’s a plethora of darts bars, dedicated dart-playing venues, pubs with interactive dar...
8 Apr 2024
The best gyms and fitness studios in London

Gyms and fitness studios

Although the main form of exercise in London is probably traipsing up and down tube station corridors, the city offers a wealth of options for those looking to stay in shape. Whether you prefer lifting weights, practicing yoga, or taking high-intensity fitness classes, there's a gym in the capital t...
26 Sep 2023
The best Turkish breakfast in London

Turkish breakfast

London is a cultural melting pot with cuisines from all around the world, and one of those they excel in is Turkish. From traditional Anatolian flavours to modern twists on classic favourites, explore the flavoursome and diverse breakfast offerings that London's Turkish restaurants have to offer. He...
14 Mar 2024
Bottomless dinner in London

Bottomless dinners

Sure, you’ve heard about bottomless brunch but have you ever considered bottomless dinner? On weekdays or when you’re more in the mood to finish your day with endless drinks than start with them, an all-you-can-drink meal is just what you’re looking for. In London you can take your...
9 Apr 2024
Guide to affordable restaurants in Camden

Affordable restaurants in Camden

Camden Town is a lively and diverse part of London where there's plenty to see, do and eat. There are many affordable options if you're hungry, whether you're heading to Camden for a night out or need a break after a day of exploring the markets. Camden Market is a top local destination for cheap ea...
15 Feb 2024
Guide to the best pet shops in London

Pet stores

Whether you're searching for a cherished new companion, looking for the perfect toy for your current pet, or seeking expert advice on pet care, London's pet shops cater to every pet owner's needs. From the welcoming family-run businesses brimming with community spirit, to the modern superstore stock...
15 Mar 2024
The best Balkan restaurants in London

Balkan restaurants

Ćevapčići, pljeskavice and ražnjići might be a mouthful to pronounce – but they're a delicious mouthful. If you're looking to explore the tantalising flavours of cuisine from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and other countries from the Balkan region, our guide to the best Balkan restaurants...
16 Jan 2024
Guide to fancy affordable restaurants in London

Low-cost fancy meals

Going out somewhere fancy often means forking out a lot of cash but that's not always the case. Thanks to the diversity of London's restaurant scene, the city is home to quite a few places that feel chic and special but are still kind to your bank balance. If you're celebrating a big occasion on a b...
7 Feb 2024
The best sneaker shops in London

Sneaker shops

Over the years, London has developed a sneaker culture that easily rivals the US, with trainers a key status symbol among the city's youth, particularly on the flourishing and influential grime music scene. With the rise of athleisure as a global fashion trend, London's obsession with creps only int...
5 Sep 2023
Guide to affordable restaurants in South Bank and Waterloo

Affordable in South Bank and Waterloo

London is a city with a diverse range of restaurants, from Michelin-starred fine dining to streetfood stalls. But if you're looking for cheap eats, there are plenty of those too. In this guide, we'll focus on restaurants in the South Bank and Waterloo areas, which are both popular tourist destinatio...
15 Feb 2024
The best breakfast with a view in London

Breakfast with a view

A delicious meal can only be enhanced by wonderful views and London offers lots of places where you can eat in a scenic spot. Whether you prefer to see parks, the Thames, or the bustling cityscape, the capital has an eatery with a view to match, and many of these venues serve breakfast. We've listed...
29 Dec 2023