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Mercato Metropolitano

Mercato Metropolitano

The food and the vibe.. Urban Farmers Market & street food supremo!

The Young Vic

The Young Vic

A small theatre where all the seating has good angles. Reasonable ticket prices and performances by extremely talented people. There is also a food and drink area.

Olivelli

Olivelli

A cheap and cheerful Italian serving the cheesiest lasagne in London!

Imperial War Museum

Imperial War Museum

The Imperial War Museum offers a wealth of collections to explore - head to the Extraordinary Heroes gallery to discover the real-life stories of courage behind the Victoria Cross and George Cross medals awarded for bravery.

Flat Iron Square

Flat Iron Square

An outdoor food and entertainment venue under the railway arches in Bankside.

Neal's Yard Dairy

Neal's Yard Dairy

Sourcing and selling the best of British and Irish cheeses. Make sure you check out Neal's Yard Dairy when you're wandering through Borough Market.

The Refinery

The Refinery

An industrial, but welcoming bar and restaurant hidden behind Tate Modern.

Porky's

Porky's

Very impressive meat dishes cooked in a proper American smoker. The ribs are fantastic!

Tate Modern Kitchen & Bar

Tate Modern Kitchen & Bar

Nothing quite like sitting down with a cold, crisp glass of wine after a stroll along the south bank. The bar on the 6th floor of Tate Modern also comes with one of the best views in town AND the added benefit of supporting a fantastic arts institution. Later weekend opening times make this a great place to watch the sunset.

The Clink Prison Museum

The Clink Prison Museum

Set on the site of one of England's oldest prisons, this museum is a great day out for all the family!

Gourmet Burger Kitchen

Gourmet Burger Kitchen

Whilst there have been many new entries into the London burger market, GBK remains a firm favourite. The Don burger is a thing of beauty!

Aqua Shard

Aqua Shard

Not a bad way to start your day with breakfast at the Shard!

Ting at the Shangri-La

Ting at the Shangri-La

On the 35th floor of the Shard, Ting delivers the astonishing views that you would expect. What I didn't expect was the incredible food that was pretty good value for money - £55 for four mouth-watering courses and the prettiest dessert I've ever seen!

Oblix

Oblix

A special occasion place - beautifully prepared food and stunning views.

Konditor & Cook

Konditor & Cook

They have a few stores around, but this is the best. Curly Whirly cake is the food stuff of legends, the most chocolatey chocolate cake ever!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Borough, Elephant and Castle, Southwark, Kennington, City, Westminster, Bermondsey, Vauxhall, Covent Garden and Barbican

"One of London's most popular markets, Borough food market is open to the public from Wednesday through to Saturday, can trace its history back to the eleventh century, but in 1754, it had got so big and congested, that Parliament decreed to abolish it. A year later, some local residents acquired an alternative location nearby and it started up again."

The regeneration of the Lambeth area is continuing at a pace...keep your eye on this part of London.

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An absolute foodie's dream...stock up or just treat yourself to some great street food from the finest suppliers!

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There are some fantastic properties in Elephant & Castle like those in Strata SE1 that have amazing views!

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Object Conversations

Imperial War Museum London
Explore objects from the collections and see they connect with iconic objects on display in the new atrium and Terraced Galleries. Feel the weight of a shrapnel piece from the First World War and come to grips with real objects from the museum's collections.

NCT SE1 Bumps and Babes Group

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Bumps and Babes groups are informal get togethers which are there to help parents to meet one another in a local venue. Anyone is welcome to come to a Bumps and Babes group. You don't have to be a NCT member. Website

Crazy Chimps

Crazy Chimps
Go ape and be pampered at Crazy Chimps in Kennington - an indoor playzone, café and beauty salon for kids (and adults!) Crazy Chimps has play areas and equipment suitable for little ones between the ages of three months to 13 years old. And there's something for all sizes with the castle, slide, swings, trampoline, ball pit, educational play equipment and touch-screen games. There are further facilities for arts and crafts, a cinema, disco and indoor entrainment room, and, if it all gets a bit too much, there's even a quiet reading area with iPads for everyone to use. Website

Up Club-Drop In

The Unicorn Theatre
Join the Unicorn Play Club for free drop-in activities from portrait painting and potato printing to giant jenga and more! Just turn up to join. Website

Our Teacher's A Troll

Roundabout Theatre
Paines Plough and Half Moon present a family comedy in Paines Plough's award-winning pop-up theatre, Roundabout. Two terrible twins with a talent for turmoil rule their school with terror and tyranny - until the arrival of a new head teacher with green scaly skin, sharp fangs and a long spiky tail. Website

Little Diggers

Vauxhall City Farm
Our gardening club is specially designed for parents and their little ones! With a range of activities to engage the little ones they will learn from an early age about the importance of soil and the magic of growing your own food. Website

Mini Moles babies group

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

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