Having lived in London for over ten years, I know there is always plenty to do and somewhere new to go.

Here are some suggestions:

  • TO DO
  • TO EAT


Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition

This is my favourite exhibition of all time, at the Natural History Museum in London.  Highly recommended, every single time:

Free Sandeman walking tour

This is a FREE walking tour where you can pay the tour guide as you wish at the end.  Despite living in London for over ten years I saw and learned a lot of new things:

Alternative walking tour

Another FREE walking tour, this time focusing on East London street art.  I’m glad I went on this, it opened my eyes to all the street art that I never noticed before:

Salsa dance classes


I love eating out.  And I love spicy food in particular.

Here are some of my favourite restaurants...

Pollen Street Social

This is a fantastic nice and elegant restaurant with great food, ambience and service.  They have a great Saturday set menu which is a reasonable price and great value.  Adding wine will add a lot to your final bill so consider avoiding!

Bar Shu

A great restaurant in Soho serving Sichuan style Chinese food.  Great for people who enjoy spicy food and random dishes.

Clos Maggiore

A lovely European restaurant in Covent Garden, lovely ambience, great food and friendly staff.

The Pepper Tree

This is a laid back canteen style Thai restaurant in Clapham with tasty food at a decent price.  What more could you desire!?

Cafe Caribbean

I love the food here – favourite lunch in the City, based within Spitalfields Market.  I vote Jerk chicken (with lots of sauce).

Not so recommended restaurants…


This was a really big disappointment for me.  After all the hype, a year long reservation and a very big bill for not much food… it was in what looked like a warehouse (not in a cool way) and my wallet did not feel it got its money’s worth.  The dishes were quite unique which was good, but overall, the restaurant lacked ambience and I certainly would not go out of my way to visit again.  It does have great reviews, but not my cup of tea.



I love the Be@one chain of cocktail bars – great drinks and always with a good vibe and cool music.  My favourites (so far) are the Soho and Clapham branches.

Savoy – American Bar

For those times you fancy something a little fancier, the American Bar at the Savoy Hotel will surely hit the spot.  Very elegant and live music if you’re lucky.

Graveney and Meadow

A Café/Bar just around the corner from Tooting Broadway station.  Very chilled out and friendly, there is coffee and booze as well as snacks and food – day and night.  Dogs are welcome too!


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