Explore London like a local with the Duke of Leinster

Art, food, coffee and fine cocktails


This Elegant Georgian townhouse with rich history has got a great location for everything you will want to see, eat and do in London just a few steps away! With trendy Notting Hill to the left and the hustle and bustle of Soho to the right, you're in the perfect spot for exploring the beating heart of London.

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  • Food

  • TAB x TAB

    coffee • local • brunch

    A cosy little café that serves everything brunch - beautiful atmosphere and very friendly staff. One of my favorite places to read a book, work or catch up with a friend.


  • Daylesford Farm Shop

    farm • organic • market

    A lovely little market and cafe that is perfect for those sunny days. The food and coffee are great but if you want something a bit different, they offer cooking classes, workshops, and events so check out the website for a little slice of the English countryside.


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    Taqueria

    organic • vegan • Oaxaca

    Oaxaca inspired eatery in Notting Hill, one of my favourite area in London. All their products are farm to table and the taste is really authentic. Caters to vegans as well!


  • London's Beer Culture Tour with a Local

    beer

    What it was once the railway arches near London's Tower Bridge are now exciting hotbeds for beer buffs and foodies alike. If Pale Ales, London Sour, Table Beers and Brown Stouts are your cup of tea, join me to know and taste more about London's beer culture on a unique tour!

    3 Hours
    up to 6 people


  • Farmacy

    health • restaurant • vegan

    An amazingly designed vegan place, where you can eat nutritious food bowls or a ginger wheatgrass shot. If you want something healthy and fresh, you can't go wrong with Farmacy.


  • Pastaio

    pasta • restaurant • fresh

    Pastaio is a vibrant fresh pasta restaurant hidden in Soho. This is pasta done right and done well, nothing more to say! The restaurant doesn't take reservations but they do have a virtual queue system so you can stop by, give your details, then head off for a quick drink before your table is ready. Ask for recommendations at the restaurant, they always know where to go!


  • Dishoom Kensington

    Bombay • restaurant • vibe

    London and Indian food go hand in hand and Dishoom is no exception. With its own take on Bombay cuisine, Dishoom celebrates the old Irani cafes of Bombay and brings it home to us. They serve for every meal so whether its breakfast, tea, or dinner, they got it all. Our two top tips... make a reservation (this place gets very busy) and try the bottomless chai tea!!


  • Fischer's

    Austria • restaurant • vintage

    A favourite classic in London - a traditional Austrian restaurant, with wine and coffee with antique decor evocative of old-world Vienna.


  • Cocotte Notting Hill

    french • chicken • sustainable

    This place is a 'farm to table chicken rotisserie' priding itself on its French heritage. The chicken come from Loire valley in France and are marinated for 24 hours before being served. This is sustainable cooking at its most delicious.


  • Workshop Coffee

    coffee • filter • espresso

    Workshop Coffee's Marylebone coffee bar is perfectly formed and tastefully designed, serving up some of the best espresso and filter in the area. Their offering is constantly changing, supplied by their new roastery in Cambridge Heath.


  • Casa Malevo

    Argentina • restaurant • steak • home cooking

    Casa Malevo is a homely, warm, restaurant that will transport you to your mother's kitchen with a twist. Here, Argentinian chef Diego Jacquet brings you the best steak in town and no expense is spared. The selection of wines are mouth-watering but be prepared to shell out a little more than usual. This restaurant is great for a special evening.


  • Pizza Pilgrims Kingly St

    pizza • casual • italian food

    Pizza Pilgrims is, quite rightly, a place of holiness for the pie lovers amongst us. The restaurant serves some delicious takes on classic slices and bakes it to perfection. If you want lovely doughy crusts and fantastic ingredients, this is the place. No bookings so just head on by!


  • Churchill Arms

    pub • flower • thai

    Flower-bedecked exterior and a Winston Churchill inspired interior serves some of the best Thai curries London has to offer.


  • Tibits

    vegetarian • buffet • vegan • Swiss

    A Swiss vegetarian and vegan restaurant. Perfect for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. They don’t serve the stereotypical vegetarian/vegan food, instead offering everything from the ultra healthy to the not so healthy. It’s a buffet style restaurant, so you can really choose what you want.


  • MNKY HSE

    Latin American • evening • club • restaurant

    A Latin-American restaurant-club (restub) spanning over two floors on Dover Street. The concept being, the restaurant transforms into a nightclub, with a house band, guest DJs and live acts performing late into the night. There are two bars one downstairs, one upstairs and the seating is informal with intimate lighting and a vast array of cocktails infused with the spirits of Mexico (Mezcal), Peru (Pisco) and even some London Hoxton gin! There is another bar downstairs at the back to whet your appetite before dinner. A cute touch is the tables are laid out with everyone getting an individual monkey toy.


  • Sadaf Restaurant

    Persian • restaurant • foodie

    London's multicultural restaurant scene reaches the ends of the earth. Sadaf celebrates the seasoned kebabs and delightful vegetable dips of Persian cuisine. This place is unbelievable and some claim its the best Persian food this side of the Tigris...


  • The Magazine

    breakfast • garden • tea

    The Magazine is a great place to stop for breakfast or afternoon tea before or after a stroll in Hyde Park. It forms part of the Serpentine Sackler Gallery and the futuristic interior, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid, has glass walls, so you almost feel as if you're outside in the surrounding garden.


  • Beach Blanket Babylon Notting Hill

    rococo • restaurant • English

    Beach Blanket Babylon is a unique institution. It is an old English manor filled with Rococo vibes and food to match.

  • Culture

  • Serpentine Gallery

    art • garden • global

    The Serpentine Gallery is an amazing collection of upcoming and established artists from around the world. Situated in the beautiful Kensington Gardens, you can pair a lovely walk through the grounds with an exhibition in this stunning gallery.


  • Hauser & Wirth Gallery

    contemporary • gallery • mayfair

    A contemporary art gallery which represents some of the greatest contemporary artists in the world. If you are an art lover - this is a must visit.


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    Lisson Gallery

    art • international • gallery

    Representing the hottest names in the art word, like Marina Avramovic, Ai Weiwei, Anish Kapoor and many others, there is always something to see at Lisson Gallery. Aside from the international hits, the gallery represents many British artists who influence the contemporary art world. The gallery hosts talks and discussion on weekends.


  • The Wallace Collection

    antique • artefact • painting • gallery

    This is a beautiful museum with rich collections of paintings from the 15th-18th century, jewellery and sculptures, medieval knights and swords, oriental dishes, English heritage jewellery and magnificent paintings from all around Europe. In short, it has it all and best of all... it's free! On the ground floor, there is a nice cafe where you can have a coffee. During weekdays, you can enjoy a traditional tea between 2:30-4:00pm.


  • Gazelli Art House

    alternative • art • gallery

    Gazelli Art House supports challenging and emerging artists in the heart of traditional Mayfair. Gazelli showcases a number of interesting art mediums including audio-visual, performance, and electronic.


  • Royal Academy of Arts

    art • gallery • traditional • modern

    The RA covers the contemporary and the historic: from Ai Wei Wei to Monet & Matisse. A highlight is the annual Summer Exhibition – the world’s largest open submission show – featuring contemporary works by academicians, selected applicants and invited international guests. Each year during the show, the RA courtyard is handed over to a different artist.


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    Everyman Baker St

    art • cinema • indie •

    A cosy small art house cinema chain where you can put your feet up and order some wine and cheese. They are all good, but my favourites are the ones in Hampstead and Baker Street.


  • Canal Cafe Theatre

    comedy • theatre • pub

    The Canal Café theatre sits on the edge of Regent’s Canal, just down from Paddington Station, and is a prime spot to catch new and exciting fringe shows all year round. Countless sell-out Edinburgh Fringe shows have started out at the Canal Café while the theatre also manages to book renowned comedians and performers meaning you will find something you like. The theatre sits above the Bridge House pub, a charming spot with excellent craft lagers and reasonably priced food.


  • Electric Cinema

    alternative • cinema • indie

    This is cinema done right. Choose an armchair, sofa or double bed, then stock up on proper food and wine, food or beer at the bar before cozying up for the show. Book one of the Electric Sundays screenings for discounted tickets.


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    Kyoto Garden, Holland Park

    peaceful • garden • Japanese

    This peaceful garden was opened in 1991 as a gift from Kyoto to commemorate the long friendship between Japan and Great Britain. There's a beautiful pond and waterfall, and you can sometimes see peacocks roaming around. It's an idyllic setting for a relaxing walk or picnic.


  • The Lesser Traveled Thames Path

    river • Thames • tour

    Discover the magnificent River Thames – the parts that tourists never go to. Enjoy the fascinating local history, the stunning scenery, and the fabulous architecture. On this private tour guided by a local, you will experience natural greenery as well as some urban jungle with concrete and glass.

    2 Hours
    up to 6 people

  • Shopping

  • The Conran Shop

    design • store • minimalist

    Situated at the top of Marylebone High Street (closer to the Baker Street side), the Conran Shop has everything. It has books, backpacks, furniture, and the most eclectic selection of gadgets and accessories. You never know what you might find here. Most recently, the Conran Shop has added a cafe to its ground floor, making it even easier to enjoy the spacious white interior, dotted with things you want, but don’t really need. If you want to bring an unique souvenir from London, this shop is the perfect place to look for one.


  • Alfies Antique Market

    antique • old school • furniture

    Browse incredible one-off antiques from the beginning of the 20th Century from all over the globe. Perfect for a browse or if you need to fill out your living room at home.


  • Stress-free Gift Shopping Tour

    shopping • soho • covent garden

    Get in the holiday mood and find the perfect gift on a private shopping tour. Follow your local shopper through two unique shopping areas in the city: Covent Garden & Soho. Discover beautifully crafted goods, admire cool window displays and uncover hidden gems.

    3 Hours
    up to 4 people


  • Peckham Rye

    tailor • modern • meets • antique

    Peckham Rye is a quirky traditional and modern fusion of English country fashion. Tailoring has been in this store's blood for 200 years and they just keep riffing on the classics. Pop in for look around and maybe even walk out with a brand new suit.


  • Portobello Market

    street • market • outside

    Everybody loves a vintage market and the this one is quite a big one. Lining the roads of Portobello, try your hand at discovering old vintage silverware, goods and anything second hand. It's a crowded area, but great for the atmosphere. Take a rest from the shopping and stop for some roadside crepe, Tapas at Galicia or catch a film at the Electric Cinema.


  • Sunday Markets Tour

    markets • shopping • tour

    Take a trip into the city early on a Sunday morning, when there are few people about. It feels more intimate, just you and your London town. On your private off the beaten track tour of the Sunday markets tour of London, you will get to experience the weekend like a true local, from buying flowers from the stalls to tasting the best bagel in the city! There are plenty of good photo opportunities wandering around the character-filled markets. Your local guide will take you through some lovely architecture, the history of the city as well as some hidden London gems along the way, to make this trail the perfect mix.

    2 Hours
    up to 6 people

  • Nightlife

  • The Ginstitute

    workshop • gin • taster

    With 100 gins on the menu, in-room cocktails and the chance to join a three-hour tasting, this place is a temple to the classic English spirit. Personally, we think it's a good thing you are staying so close...


  • The Marylebone

    cocktail • infusion • bar

    The Marylebone is a lovely bar with great cocktails and really unusual infused liqueurs (like banana rum, caramel tequila, mango vodka).


  • Connaught Bar

    cocktail • evening • mixology

    Awarded the world's best bar in 2016 by an international jury, this place is a refined, slick cocktail temple. Agostino, the Director of Mixology is one of the strongest voices of the cocktail world and drives the team like a well trained orchestra. If you love Martinis and cocktails, you can't miss this place.

  • Events

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    Chihuly Nights at the Kew Gardens

    18 August - 25 October
    Victoria Gate entrance, Kew Gardens

    Experience Dale Chihuly’s spectacular glass artworks and listen out for a soundscape played by live musicians, all as the sun sets across Kew Gardens and the iconic glasshouses.


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    The Moon Exhibition

    moon
    18 August - 4 January
    National Maritime Museum

    Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing at the National Maritime Museum. The exhibition features over 180 objects, including artefacts from NASA's Apollo 11 mission.


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    The Lion King

    20 August - 15 February
    Lyceum Theatre

    Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney's multi award-winning musical will surely redefine your expectations of theatre.


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    Channing Tatum’s Magic Mike Live

    20 August - 24 April
    Hippodrome Live

    Hippodrome Casino is the state-of-the-art new home for the Channing Tatum crafted, 360-degree dance and acrobatic spectacular, the show that 'The Sun' calls, “…the sexiest, steamiest show in town!”


  • Gauguin Portraits

    Gauguin • art • exhibition
    6 October - 25 January
    The National Gallery

    An exclusive exhibition of Paul Gauguin's portraiture. See how the artist put his own twist on the traditional genre of painting as he walked away from impressionism and dove into the murky seas of symbolism.


  • Halloween in London

    24 October - 30 October

    Dust off your witch’s hat, rinse those vampire fangs and start honing your prosthetic-application skills, as this year London’s got one hell of a party line up.


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    Lucian Freud: The Self-portraits

    26 October - 25 January
    Royal Academy of Arts

    See more than 50 paintings, prints and drawings in which this modern master of British art turns his unflinching eye firmly on himself.

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