Normal 1492253114

Ant Harris

Brand strategist. Museum explorer. Tea maker.

London Guide

Coffee & Tea

  • Workshop Coffee Co.

    Large, airy space with a roastery on the ground floor. Buzzy atmosphere at all hours of the day. Beautiful fit out, with a living wall at the back. Incredible coffee and friendly baristas.

  • Ozone Coffee Roasters

    Large, airy space with a roastery on the ground floor. The food is great, and there's a central kitchen so you can see the chefs at work.

Shopping

  • Camden Passage

    Small but perfectly formed antique market nestled on an Islington side street. The main stalls are there Wednesdays and Saturdays.

  • Oi Polloi Soho

    London branch of the Manchester clothing brand. Great clothing, with some exclusive lines.

Food

  • Spuntino

    American-Italian food from the team behind Polpo and Mishkins. Hard-ish to find as there's no signage, and there's often a queue, but its well worth it. Try the lobster mac and cheese.

  • St. John Bar and Restaurant

    Iconic British restaurant run by Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver. The restaurant was the catalyst for the global offal trend, but its so much more than that; simple presentation of food with big flavour. Try the bone marrow.

Bars

  • The Blind Pig

    An upstairs cocktail bar, twinned with Jason Atherton's Social Eating House below. Beautiful cocktails - a touch of Nightjar's prohibition but less of a pastiche.

  • French House

    Small and weathered Soho pub, that only serves beer in half pints. Has a good wine selection, and offers a quaffable french cider by the bottle.

Adventures

  • Wilton's Music Hall

    The oldest music hall in the world, nestled in a back street in the east end.

  • Old Operating Theatre & Herb Garret

    A stone's throw away from Borough Market, this 19th century operating theatre was only rediscovered in the last few decades. Interesting experience - it's worth staying on to see the curator's demonstration.

More London Guides