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Things to do in Londonderry

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Cemetery
“The walls is a must for anyone visiting Derry. They surround most of the city centre so you will find them easily ”
  • 19 locals recommend
History Museum
“A great exhibition that gives all the history of the town from the beginning. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“You won't be able to miss the Peace Bridge during your stay in Derry. It is a beautiful piece of engineering that joins the City side with the Waterside. Take a walk across it and into Ebrington Square where there are a few restaurants. You can keep walking and make your way to St Columbs Park. A beautiful city walk.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Foyleside Shopping centre has a large food court, Mc Donalds and plenty of Highstreet brands like H&M, Topshop, River Island, Next and Easons. It connected to Debenhams and has 2 multi-storey carparks.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“Waterloo place is filled with bars all with live music from top to bottom. You will find that Peadar O'Donnells is a small but traditional pub filled with culture and music every night.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“This place not only serves up their own craft beers but they also have a fantastic menu, with great views over the Peace Bridge. You may need reservations, so get in touch with them if you'd like to go!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Lots of unique local shops for some authentic Irish and local goods and souvenirs. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Small, busy, atmospheric bar, always with good music and a joyous inclusive vibe”
  • 8 locals recommend
Entertainment
“An iconic place to see to understand the history of our town. I would recommend visiting it along with the Martin MC Crossan guided walking tour of the town. A fabulous walking tour of the city that's only £4. It leaves every day multiple times a day from the Foyleside Shopping Centre. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Richmond Centre has high street brands and local business stalls for something unique. At the back of the Richmond Centre, Cafe Nero has an outside seating area. This exit will also lead you to Primark, Foyleside and Debenhams.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful park which includes Foyle Arena a leisure and events facility and is a centre of excellence for indoor wall climbing, judo and wrestling. It also has a 25m swimming pool and fitness suite. It is only a 15 minute walk away.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful city park with pleasant views of the city and featuring Gwyn's Cafe & Pavilion.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“The Guildhall is a building in which the elected members of Derry City Council meet. It was built in 1890.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cafe
“Primrose is a local run restaurant/delicatessen serving homemade pastries and cakes. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner using local suppliers for their ingredients. Booking on the weekends is advised.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Church
“The Cathedral is widely recognised locally, nationally and internationally for its active promotion of ecumenical and bridge-building activities and this role is reflected in the regard in which the building is held as a religious venue which is acceptable to all sections of the community.” ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“This is a busy restaurant, lot of buzz about it, good food & cocktails and of course very experienced friendly staff ( have to mention staff as my son works here) lol”
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Gastropub
“This place not only serves up their own craft beers but they also have a fantastic menu, with great views over the Peace Bridge. You may need reservations, so get in touch with them if you'd like to go!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“This is a busy restaurant, lot of buzz about it, good food & cocktails and of course very experienced friendly staff ( have to mention staff as my son works here) lol”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Exchange is a very popular restaurant with fantastic food. Open all week long, but gets really busy on Friday and Saturdays with long waits for a table (1.30hrs approx). ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fine Dining at really reasonable prices compared to bigger cities. 5 minutes walk ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A visit to the historical Londonderry/Derry City would be same with eating at Browns In The Town. Lunch is fabulous here. The city is easy to travel to by public transport. By bus 100m from Suntana to bus stop on main road. 40 minute bus ride to city. Or train journey is recommended by Michael Palin as one of the finest train journeys in Europe. Again short local bus journey to main train station at Coleraine. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“What can I say, food is amazing, very relaxed atmosphere and very nice wines. Booking is advisable.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
  • 2 locals recommend

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