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City and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to City and surrounding areas

"The commanding architecture at the heart of London's busiest financial district certainly leaves a lasting impression."

Adrian Jarockyj

"London Liverpool Street is not only a gateway to London, but to the rest of the country too."

Esin Gilgil

"The majesty of St Paul's Cathedral's architecture and the historical significance is amazing..."

Josh Walsh

What is your favourite place?

Where do City and surrounding areas locals go?

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!

Ibérica Farringdon

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

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 Breakfast Club

Fantastic breakfast dishes served throughout the day, but be warned, it gets very busy at the weekend, so expect to queue.

Foxlow

Amazing food! The service is fantastic and the steak and salmon are out of this world...

The Barbican Exhibition Centre

A quirky but intimate spot for live plays and music events. Home of London Symphony Orchestra!

St Paul's Cathedral

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

Bishopsgate Kitchen

Great food in a glass-walled Benugo restaurant that has a varied menu made using local produce. It is just a short walk from London Liverpool Street and Spitalfields Market.

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 Slaughtered Lamb

Great atmosphere, live bands, excellent wine! Sometimes you see the cast of Eastenders and Ed Sheeran in here.

Duck & Waffle

This restaurant in The Heron is a great way to start the day and there's not a bad view either... Breakfast is a must!!

The Dovetail

Serving the finest Belgian beer in London!

Nightjar

The most sophistication you can find between two kebab shops on a roundabout. A speakeasy-style cocktail bar underneath the adjacent shops, serving the best cocktail creations in town.

J & A Café

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

The SkyLounge

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

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"Designed by Sir Christopher Wren, The Monument is the world's tallest freestanding stone column."

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Short Tennis

Golden Lane Sport & Fitness
Our popular Junior Tennis sessions are based on the Spanish system called "Street tennis" and are run by qualified LTA coaches. This runs at Golden Lane Sport and Fitness for ages 5-8 years. Tennis helps develop speed, leg strength, body coordination, agility and balance at a physical level as well as discipline, sportsmanship and competition at a mental level. Website

Rhythm for Life EC1 Music Project

Argos
Music, multi-media, arts, crafts, sports, dance, advice, information and support including further education and employment opportunities.

St Luke's Centre Children's Craft Club

St Luke's Community Centre
Children will be offered a range of art activities, including painting, collage, sculpture and animation. Website

Frame's Mums Club

Frame Shoreditch
A full body workout for Mums involving Boxing/Cheerleading/Toning and a whole lot of abs, all done to loud music. Take your little one with you and they can snooze in the pram, play on a mat or run around the room!

Little Moles toddlers group

Museum of London Shop
This is a fun session for children who are walking-5 years and their carers and involves hands-on creative activities, exploring the galleries, songs, stories and refreshments. Website

Mini Moles babies group

Museum of London Shop
Learn, play and explore together. Website
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