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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...

Heal's

Really friendly and helpful staff, it's expensive, but there are good finds to be found. The lighting department in particular is something dreams are made of, with those filamentous light bulbs in every size and shape imaginable. It's also home to the famous spiral stair case which is probably the most photographed set of stairs in London. If your in the area, you must see it. 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...

Made Showroom

Really plush retail store for the online furniture company. They have a vast selection of posh looking designer homeware, but at very reasonable prices. I can't attest to the long term quality of the stuff, but it certainly looks very high end. It's a modern shop with loads of funky stuff to photo, they use these Android tablets that use NFC price tags. You just tap the tablet against a product you like, and all its configuration info and pricing information shows up - the future! Worth coming in for a wander around. Read more...

More London Place

A really modern, spacious, and clean estate with large office structures. What makes this place special is the view - being along side the river it's directly in front of Tower Bridge, with all to see from Tower of London to the City's skyscrapers just opposite. There are fountains in the floor that are very popular with children. A nice selection of fine restaurants keeps this place busy into the evening. Read more...

Canary Wharf Tube Station

One of the most unique and memorable tube stations - one of those that people visiting London will remember. It's always worth travelling to Canary Wharf even if you're here for leisure and not for business. It's quiet at weekends. This is one of the only tube stations where people self-queue at each door for the train, I find people here are much more polite and organised than other stations where they push through rather than let you off first. The station itself is cavernous, and when I'm not in a hurry - like it's rush hour and I don't wanna squash myself into a train, there is a film playing on the upper level all day. Read more...