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City and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to City and surrounding areas

"The Barbican Estate's striking architecture defines Clerkenwell and the surrounding areas in the City."

Tim Standing

"When walking across stunning Millennium Bridge, it always makes me feel like a tourist in my own city."

Thomas Holmes

"I love the buzz of the City at dusk and the stunning architecture along the cityscape. It really makes me excited to live in London."

Tim Standing

What is your favourite place?

Where do City and surrounding areas locals go?

Finsbury Avenue Square Market

Every other Tuesday there is a wonderful artisan market with everything from cheese and wine stalls, haggis toasties and Japanese food, to the more standard but delicious cakes, cookies and doughnuts!

Look Mum No Hands

A great concept for anyone who loves cycling. Full-time mechanics working upstairs that can help with flat tyres and answer any questions about bikes, as well as a great outdoor area to sit and bask in the sun with a coffee and food.

The Grill on the Market

Steak, cocktails and very good fajitas... If you're a member you can even get 50% of food and 2-4-1 drinks!

The Folly

The Folly at Monument is like a Secret Garden! Perfect for weekend brunches, lazy lunches or catch ups after work - whatever the occasion, the Folly can do it!

Sushi Tetsu

Sushi Tetsu is a fantastic and very personable sushi restaurant tucked down a small passageway in Clerkenwell. It serves some of the best sushi in London.

The SkyLounge

At the top of the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel near Tower Bridge, this sophisticated bar has amazing views!

The Museum of the Order of St John Cloister Garden

A wonderful quiet garden for people in the know and ideal to sit in on a summer's day. Make sure you also take time to find the entrance to the original crypt, a wonderfully thematic space with tombs dating back hundreds of years.

The Royal Exchange

A great place to pick up jewellery for a loved one while having lunch or afternoon tea.

Flat Iron

Best steak restaurant around. So tasty and very reasonably priced!

Urban Food Fest

This food festival off Shoreditch High Street is there every Saturday throughout the day and late into the night. There's loads of delicious food stalls with cuisines from all over the world and bars serving tasty cocktails.

The Bleeding Heart

Tucked away down an alleyway that is reputedly the site where Lady Hatton was found murdered in the 17th century, this collection of restaurants offers amazing French cuisine in a quaint surrounding.

J & A Café

The best Irish fry up with real Irish soda bread and Ballymaloe relish!

St Paul's Cathedral

One of London's most famous landmarks with a beautiful, ornate interior and regular tours.

Ibérica Farringdon

A great spot for tapas right by Farringdon Station, with good value, super tasty food and a buzzy atmosphere.

Kerbisher & Malt

Sustainable and stylish fish and chips that taste fantastic!

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