What to do in London


Looking to fit some time in to explore London?

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You could check out the obvious highlights such as Big Ben, London Eye, Oxford Street, Madame Tussauds, and the Science Museum to name but a few or head over to one of these highlights shared by a London native;

  • Go for a run or swim at Hampstead Heath – Hampstead Heath is home to some of the best outdoor swimming spots in London including three natural bathing ponds and one 60m Lido.
  • Book your free Sky Garden visit (Monument)- Known as the walkie talkie due to its unique shape, this skyscraper features a top-floor restaurant and garden with fantastic views of London.
  • Feel like a kid again at Ballie Ballerson (Hackney) – A ball pit bar with one million plastic balls to dance in? Yes, this is a thing and it is amazing.
  • Explore one of London’s many markets – Stay in the north and explore Camden Market or head east for Brick Lane or Old Spitalfields Markets
  • Tour the Emirates Stadium or visit the museum – just round the corner from the venue
  • Treat yourself to a hot chocolate at Chin Chin Labs (Camden)

Feeling Peckish after a full day at the conference…

  • Looking for something local head over to Bengal Spice (Holloway)
  • Visit Mestizo a restaurant-bar offering authentic Mexican cuisine (Dalson)
  • Or try some Ethiopian food at Andus Vegan Cafe (Dalston) before heading to the Dalston Curve Garden
  • Head slightly further afield for some Indian tapas at Dishoom (Soho, Kings Cross, Kensington), great for breakfast too!
  • Or grab a bite to eat at the famous Brick Lane Beigel Bake before heading to Shoreditch for a drink with colleagues
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