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“Probably my favourite place in London. You can get the overground train from Brentford to Waterloo and then South Bank is a short walk from there. Right by the Thames there are restaurants and often food markets and cultural events as well as the National Theatre, Tate Modern (further along), London Eye and other attractions”
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“Not to be confused with Westminster Abbey, the Westminster Cathedral in Victoria is London's only example of neo-Byzantine architecture, described by the poet John Betjeman as a "masterpiece" of craftsmanship and the last great building to be made of brick. Interesting fact: It's the only church in England to have had visits from two Popes and the Queen ”
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“Sunday Market in Herne Hill. Loads of food stalls. Next to the beautiful Brockwell Park. 20 minute walk from the flat or one stop to Herne Hill from Loughborough Junction at the bottom of my street!”
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Art Museum
“If you're in the mood for some local culture, we strongly recommend you have a quick look through the Estorick Collection - a gallery displaying Italian art, from futurist to figurative works.”
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Art Gallery
“Not as well known as it feels it ought to be. Art exhibitions, a garden and a cafe where various events often take place - they usually show a film on Wednesday nights. Closed on Monday.”
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“A shop entirely devoted to amazing cook books. If you need cooking inspiration this is the place to go. They do one seating of lunch every day as well with a set two course menu and choice of dessert. Eating a delicious lunch surrounded by books is basically heaven.”
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Record Shop
“Record shop new and old music all styles. T shirts and other music related objects And outside and inside are good eating drinking places and more shops to by cloths. Very cool place to visit. Address: Old Truman Brewery 91, Brick Ln, London E1 6QL Closes 9PM Phone: 020 7392 7788”
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History Museum
“1000 years of history which has a museum highlighting its most famous exhibits..where you can see the Magna Carta and Guy Fawkes signed confession . Great for kids as there will be things there that they have studied...brings history alive for them”
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“One of my favourite London bookshops. Great events and a dreamy shop. They even hold a yearly book festival with extra festivities. The Marylebone store rates as one of the most stunning stores you will ever enter.”
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“Which other area In London can still be proud to have a charming independent local book store? A rare find indeed these days, this independent book shop offers over 10,000 hand curated titles of all genres. The staff are highly knowledgable and are able to order US imports as well as sourcing rare and out of print titles. If you're a book worm, don't miss the book launches and other various events.”
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“The Bookshop from Notting Hill the movie. This is where the scene where "I am just a girl standing in front of the boy" scene with Julia Roberts was shot”
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“Great bookstore, with a lot of foreign languages books and CDs too. There's a café too where you can have coffee, cakes and lunch/brunch.”
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“Stocking books on contemporary visual culture, covering fine art, design and fashion. Cool shop.”
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“The best bookstore. A tight edit of art, design and fashion books. Their store next door is worth a visit. They sell photographs, art and unique objects and always have the best window displays.”
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“Small but very well sorted book store. Great collection of books and recommendations. Also stocks a collection of local writers, poetry and children's books. ”
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“This is a beautiful book shop on Holland Park Avenue where you can browse for hours. The staff are friendly and knowledgable and will help you find that perfect book.”
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