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Wellcome Collection

I think this has to be one of my favourite spots on London. I've come here many many times over the years and never cease to be amazed. The quality of this place in terms of the intellectual and fascination exhibitions about the human body and experience make it one of the most unique modern museums I've ever seen. There are so many interactive things to do. There is also an entire human genome printed into books, lots and lots of books. Many people here just grab a bean bag and chill, have coffee, work, study. Outside are sculptures made entirely of science equipment like test tubes and pipets. If you have even a passing interest in science or medicine, then check this place out asap. Read more...

Apple Store Covent Garden

Sure it's an Apple Store. But it's turning into a run down tourist attraction. A store that only has 3 of its latest iMacs on display. Staff just stand around talking to each other oblivious to genuine customers around them. This place is just for tourists to play with the latest iPhone. Go during the day or book a one on one appointment is a must. Been here for repairs and sales many times of the years, so it's very disappointing to get such poor service. Read more...

Camino Bankside

The interior is quite beautiful, but there isn't much choice on the menu (hardly any vegetarian options). I know it's tapas and you have to pick a couple of options - but even after doing this, we were left so hungry we had to go eat another meal. The portions are very small, and it's very expensive for what it is. Overall a bit disappointing - but the food itself was delicious, but it was eaten in a second. Wasn't much of a wait, in the evening our whole meal was over in about 25mins. It's not very big (although the kitchen is massive). Read more...

Burlington Arcade

Lots of instagram opportunities for this well preserved and elegant arcade. Seems to consists entirely of a jewelry stores, and one rather decadent macaroon shop at the end. It's beautiful and quaint. Read more...

The British Museum

Other museums take note. Aside from the stunning museum venue itself, even my 'I don't like museums' friends found something to love about this place. The number of objects to look at, go up close to, and learn about is staggering. There is simply so much volume. It's free to enter, but even if you just give the recommended donation of £5 it's a bargain since it'll provide many hours of enjoyment. Another tip for the locals is the spacious Benugo cafes that occupy the corners of the main concourse. It's a stunning venue, but the cream tea is just £5. Nice tea and an even nicer jam and cream fruit scone. Read more...

Kingly St

Hidden gem. This beautiful little courtyard is stacked high with little shops, restaurants, cafes, tea rooms etc. Even a yoga place. This is a wonderful location for date night. At Christmas time it's kitted out with decorations and lights. The pizza place here on the ground floor is my favorite. It can be a quieter here in the late evening so it's nice and personal. Perfect location for an Instragrammer. Read more...

Nando's Clink Street

As a local to this branch of Nandos I've had very mixed experiences over the years, so I would say it's geared more towards tourists than anyone else due to the varying service levels. Various regular issues I have is incorrect orders, cold food, long waits for table, to order food, and another for food to arrive; as well as the restaurant itself being cold, dark, and damp. It's not all bad, it's a Nandos at the end of the day. The Nandos in Stratford however is like a palace compared to Clink Street. I do recommend using the iPhone app to order to saving having to queue and at least having the right order. In summer sit outside, otherwise sit on the upper levels inside by the window facing the Thames. Read more...

Hay's Galleria

An often overlooked hidden gem - I see so many people go past this large structure without even looking at what's inside. There shops might be a bit basic but it's still a building that's unique in all of London. It gets very quiet here in the evening so is a nice spot to come and see by far the best views of the City from across the river. During Christmas time the place is decorated. Read more...

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