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A locals' guide to SW1A

"Say hello to the Queen at London's most recognisable landmark, Buckingham Palace."

Stephen Lovelady

"London's Southbank never fails to entertain with its food markets, restaurants, street art, shows, and exhibitions. It's my favourite place in London!"

James Blackler

"The National Gallery showcases the world's most regarded artists in the heart of London."

Alex Fleet

What is your favourite place?

Where do SW1A locals go?

Inn the Park

A fantastic place to watch the world go by, with an outdoor terrace to enjoy sunny days and stunning views of Whitehall and Buckingham Palace.

Parliament Tour

Informative guided and audio tours of the beautiful and ornate parliament building. It's great to see the place in real life, rather than just on the tele!

Porterhouse

A traditional pub over a whopping 12 levels with a cosy atmosphere and two cocktails for £10 during happy hour! It's also a great place for watching sports...

Udderbelly Festival

A yearly festival on the South Bank celebrating London's creative culture - music, comedy, food and so much more!

TKTS

One of the best kept secrets in London apparently. The TKTS booth sits in the middle of Leicester Square and is the official ticket reseller for all of London's West End shows. Left over seats are passed to TKTS a few days before each show and sold at a phenomenal discount - sometimes more than half price!

Bateaux London Cruises

A great way to see London with a variety of different cruises along the Thames. You can even opt for Sunday lunch whilst listening to a live jazz band!

St John's Smith Square

If you're a fan of classical music, this stunning venue is a must. The architecture is awe-inspiring too...

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Based on Forest Gump, this lovely shrimp restaurant from the USA has opened its first restaurant in London! Amazing food and the restaurant is decked out just like you're on the film - it has its own gift shop too!

Wahaca's Mexican Street Kitchen

Enjoy a burrito and a beer at this Mexican street kitchen on the Southbank, just outside the Royal Festival Hall! Arriba!

Archer Street

I love this cocktail bar! It has a great atmosphere and is the perfect place to take a date.

Jamie's Italian

Just off Piccadilly Circus, this Jamie's Italian is set within a converted pub and has a terrace too that is lovely on a summer's evening. The fresh pastas and cocktails are very tasty!

MASH

This American steak house serves delicious high-quality food with a Danish twist. The Art Deco interiors are really cool too!

St James's Square

Beautifully maintained, this garden square is a real retreat from the hustle and bustle of central London - it's amazing how quiet it is!

The Royal Academy of Arts

A world-renowned gallery with leading exhibitions such as this one from the defiant Ai Weiwei!

B Bakery

A cute bakery with an even cuter afternoon tea! Different from the traditional sandwiches and cakes that you would expect...

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"Underneath the Ministry of Defence building in Whitehall is Henry VIII's wine cellar."

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