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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“An easy bus ride away, this Royal Park is home to a huge deers colony and plenty of wildlife. ”
  • 358 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Traditional covered market in Brixton with lots of cool pop up bars, cafes, restaurants - lots to explore”
  • 304 locals recommend
Palace
“Enjoy the sumptuous grounds and inner court of Henry VIII's palace, just one stop south of Thames Ditton on the South Western railway.”
  • 244 locals recommend
Café
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“The Ritzy cinema opened in 1911 and was one of England’s earliest purpose built cinemas, seating over 750 seats in the single auditorium. This beautiful Victorian cinema is a 20 minute walk from the flat.”
  • 216 locals recommend
Museum
“A great place for families. Beautiful gardens and outside activities plus free/ticketed exhibitions , aquarium, butterfly house and cafe ”
  • 221 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Explore the world of Lego and the roller coaster rides and the FUN. Legoland Windsor is just 5 minutes away to hop into a bus and 20 minutes ride.”
  • 94 locals recommend
Salon / Barber Shop
“home to David Bowie & Eddie Grant vibrant market with great dinijnv options easy ride on the tube”
  • 199 locals recommend
Park
“Perhaps one of London's loveliest leafy expanses, Brockwell Park has become a mecca for fun-loving kiddies. Often termed "Brixton's Beach", the park is remarkable for its large lido, now one of the few remaining outdoor swimming pools in London. It is an ideal place to take a dip in the summer and catch some rays.”
  • 157 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“One of London’s premier live music venues, the 4,921-capacity Brixton Academy has booked an unbelievable roll-call of music talent since it opened in 1983. Previously this building had been the Astoria Cinema, completed in 1929. Although the lower seating was removed when the cinema was converted in the 70s, a lot of the original neo-Renaissance details remain, like a proscenium arch, false loggia, balustrade and Corinthian columns.”
  • 134 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Favourite gallery for many, running many events for children and families. ”
  • 144 locals recommend
Bar
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“Summertime rooftop bar and gallery. Situated on top of the old multi-storey carpark with the best views of the London skyline. Open from June-Sept Gets very busy on weekend evenings - sunday daytime is a good time to visit”
  • 143 locals recommend
Food Court
“Industrial Estate with food trucks and drinks. Lovely in the summer for al fresco drinks when the roof is removed. ”
  • 147 locals recommend
Park
“Relax in beautiful Clapham Common Park. Boasting several sporting facilities, including tennis and basketball courts, cricket nets and a skate park, Clapham Common is very popular with locals, here you can also go for a run and cycle. Grab a coffee at one of the three cafes, and enjoy a stroll around the park's many ponds. Clapham Common's bandstand is the largest in London, and hosts various music concerts in the warmer months.”
  • 117 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“Peckhamplex cinema is famously cheap at £4.99 all day every day; it has a retro feel that many visitors enjoy.”
  • 127 locals recommend
Cinema
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“A lovely local cinema showing all the latest films - the best bit? It's got a bar so you can enjoy the film with a glass of wine or beer!”
  • 94 locals recommend
Park
“Lovely park located a 20 min drive from New Malden station. Also accessible by train. Great for dog walkers as there are wide areas where they may go off-leash. Home of many deer and wild fowl, as well as the Diana memorial fountain. ”
  • 106 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“The Ritzy cinema opened in 1911 and was one of England’s earliest purpose built cinemas, seating over 750 seats in the single auditorium. This beautiful Victorian cinema is a 20 minute walk from the flat.”
  • 216 locals recommend
Bar
“Summertime rooftop bar and gallery. Situated on top of the old multi-storey carpark with the best views of the London skyline. Open from June-Sept Gets very busy on weekend evenings - sunday daytime is a good time to visit”
  • 143 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
“It specialises in south Indian food, so has some great vegetarian options and the staff are really knowledgeable. Despite it being a favourite with the country’s top food critics, it still has a really nice neighbourhood feel and exhibits local art. ”
  • 107 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Easy going and tasty pizza in the middle of A colorful market of Brixton. Fair price, nice vibe with well made thick pizzas with fresh ingredients and toppings”
  • 80 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“We haven't actually been here, but it has been highly recommended by friends as a delicious Thai place.”
  • 88 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Cheap place to have a drink in Peckham with a very vibrant atmosphere during the evenings.”
  • 82 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“An unfussy but superb Mediterranean restaurant in neighbouring Peckham. Neighbourhood vibe with excellent dishes. One of my favourite restaurants in the area. Booking is suggested.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Pub
“Known for the best Sunday lunch around! But also a great place to grab a bite to eat and have a drink.”
  • 70 locals recommend

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