A Weekend in the City: Places to Visit in London

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From Shoreditch to Oxford Circus, London’s streets are shaking with an excitable buzz. Summer is (un)officially starting, and we can’t wait to explore the parts of the city we thought we’d forgotten about. If you’re joining us in London this weekend, but not sure of the spots to visit, check out the below.


If you’re looking to start the weekend with a belly laugh, head straight to The 99 Club. Located in the West End, this multi-award-winning comedy club plays host to comedians featured on 8 Out of 10 Cats, Celebrity Eggheads and Impractical Jokers, with show tickets starting at just £9. You can find out more here.

Ladies That Brunch

For a delicious brunch that won’t leave you feeling sluggish, look to Notting Hill’s Farmacy restaurant. Each classic brunch dish has been reworked to be plant-based & nutritious, with all the ingredients either grown on their own farm in Kent or sourced locally from environmentally conscious suppliers. You can book a table here.


Peace and Quiet

In the heart of West London’s Holland Park sits the beautiful Kyoto Garden. If you’re feeling a little reflective this weekend, go and enjoy the garden’s tranquil Japanese-inspired setting, filled with calming waterfalls, a koi-carp pond and even a peacock or two.


Boogie on Down

Aaand for those wanting to celebrate the weekend with a boogie, a pizza and a cocktail or five, check out Old Street Records. You can even grab a 2-for-1 deal on cocktails between 5pm-8pm, and trust us, in London that’s a rarity.

A Taste of India

One thing about London, is it knows how to tour. Our current favourite expedition is one that takes you around Brick Lane and sample the area’s delicious Indian cuisine. Enjoy fiery curries, fluffy naans and spongy dhokras, before ending the night with a crisp Indian beer. Discover more here.


Pot Luck

If crafts are more your forte, head to Battersea’s Pottery Cafe. This hidden gem offers a unique pottery painting experience while you sip coffee, munch cookies and chat to the wonderful studio assistants that make this place so special. You can paint plates, jugs, mugs and more, before leaving your final piece behind to be glazed and fired, then picked up at a later date. Sound good? Discover more here.

All the Trimmings

The best (and most British) way to draw your weekend to a close. The roast dinners at the Aviary are mouth-wateringly good, offering crisp pork belly, tender rib-eye and a hearty mushroom Wellington. The best part? You can enjoy all this perched on 10th floor with a panoramic view, all the while toasting a glass of champers to your weekend in the city. Book here.

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Article by Hannah Wright

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