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35 places Loved by locals

Explore London like a local with Reem Hotel

Originally a leafy Victorian townhouse, the Reem Hotel has 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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    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.



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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!



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    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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    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.



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    The Ledbury

    michelin • restaurant • modern

    The Ledbury is one of the gems in London's restaurant crown. Australian born Brett Graham is widely held as a fantastic, innovative chef. The restaurant is lovely and modern - the perfect evening to experience High London.



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    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.



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    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.



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    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.



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    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.



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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.



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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.



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    Alfies Antique Market

    antique • old-school •

    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.



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    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.



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    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.



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    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...



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    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.



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    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!!



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    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).



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    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.



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    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.



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    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.



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    Sadaf Restaurant

    Persian • restaurant

    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...



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    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.



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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.



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    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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    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.



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    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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    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.



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    Pizza Pilgrims Kingly St

    pizza • casual • •

    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!



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    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!



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    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.



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    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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    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.



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    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.



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    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.


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