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London - non turist sights

By Traveller November 20, 2017
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London - non turist sights

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By Camilla Traveller November 20, 2017

Looking for the real London atmosphere ? Free from turists and giftshops ? Any cute cafees, nice little shops? Places where you really can feel London 😊

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cute cafes? as in old fashioned or trendy? I'm very fond of calvert avenue E2 and leila's shop and cafe since it's like stepping back in time. Otherwise for cute, the 'villages' are lovely like primrose Hill, kew, east dulwich, etc. but I'm a hackney person and I love the variety here
Local November 20, 2017
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Yes, head to local districts such as Angel and Upper Street for shops and good food, Peckham/East Dulwich for great bars and good cheap eats, Hackney for independent shops and cafes, and Church Street in Stoke Newington for little shops that are all lovely.
Local November 20, 2017
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Try mostly the south, like Richmond or Wimbledon. Chiswick it is a beautiful and very english part of London, also. 😊 And mostly I recommend London’s mews. Are little hidden alleys with colourful houses and facades, bursting with flowers, plants and splendid arrangements. You’ll be delighted about the ones in Notting Hill, near Paddington ( Hyde Park Garden Mews, Bathurst Mews), South Kensington or Chelsea.
Local November 20, 2017
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Wapping gives a great feel of old London in its shipping heyday ( a short walk from Tower Hill / Tower of London ) and I love Deptford ( near Greenwich ), which originally had Henry VIII's shipping yard in 1513 plus lots of other historic bits. And no tourists ! Covent Garden ? Jammed solid with tourists I'm afraid ! Westfield ? The real London ? I think not !
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Local November 20, 2017
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Brick Lane/Shoreditch, Covent Garden, Brixton, Richmond, Kew Gardens, Holland Park (The Park itself) Southbank, Borough Market, Dalston High Street/Islington (nice area with canals shops pubs restaurants etc)

Try the canal walk from Dalston it goes all the way to Camden through Islington.
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Local November 20, 2017
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Beware as many of the places people have suggested are FULL of tourists!!

I recommend wholeheartedly visiting J. Grodzinski Daughters, the baker on the junction of Stamford Hill, who now have a cafe area where you can sit down. Amazing baked goods.
They are closed on Saturdays
https://www.grodzinski.co.uk/index.php?route=common/home
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Local June 22, 2019
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Stokey...its a lovely walk away from the hustle and bustle of London
Also has a lovely cemetery
Haggerston with its hip shops
London Fields for breakfast at the Pavillion
Local September 17, 2018
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I hail from Ladbroke Grove area, near Notting Hill. So I would definitely recommend having a look at the Portobello Market super early on a Saturday. All of the locals go about 8am, get a coffee from Coffee Plant and breakfast from one of the market stalls (note the French cheese guy is AMAZING!!!).
Local Ambassador August 11, 2018
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Barnes. Like a tiny country village but within 30 minutes from the centre of London
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Local June 18, 2018
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Tooting! That's where the food is happening at the moment. No, it isn't pretty, but its REAL :-) Try Plot restaurant in Tooting Market
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Local June 18, 2018
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Hampstead Heath is a good little town to go and visit
Local November 24, 2017
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Although these areas do have some tourists, I would recommend Brixton and Islington. These places are quite attractive for relatively cheap meals from all around the world and with shops (mostly food shops) selling items from all the continents. Whereas this is more true for Brixton than Islington, Islington is a nice area to walk around in. You can walk alongside the canal, find nice pubs and cafes etc.
Local November 21, 2017
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London is every street and there is no place you can avoid people from all sorts of places. There are Indian, Jewish, bengali, African, West Indian, and other races who are now true londoners. If you want: to be with them then go to Upton Park for real London. Cute places to hang out will be in Holland Park and one that: comes to mind is Julies wine bar. A beautiful place very central and with local people.
Local November 21, 2017
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Try Richmond, Kingston or Parliment hill
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Local November 21, 2017
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nice place to go to at the moment is the winter wonderland in hyde park....they have made an effort with it ..

Carnaby street is also nice ...
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Local November 20, 2017
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Borough market London Bridge, you want along the Thames, Tate modern, over the wobbly bridge around stPauls. Portchester sq.

Kings rd for people watching.

Elizabeth st Belgravia.

Shepherds market behind Hilton park lane.

Marylebone high st behind oxford st.

all lovely
Local November 20, 2017
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I'd also look at the mews's around Paddington. There are a lot of pubs to stop for a drink in, The Mitre, The Leinster Arms and The Victoria are the better ones. These are also near to Hyde Park - walk across there from Lancaster Gate and you will end up in Kensington - you can get lost around there for a while and find all manner of things. Of course, this is all dependent on the weather!
Local November 20, 2017
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How about a walk. London walks are very good. I discover new places every time I go on one. Hidden passages that most people just walk past.
Local November 20, 2017
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Chiswick high street and Turnham Green is middle class typical London suburb free from tourist but packed with cafes boutiques and pubs.
Local November 20, 2017
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I recommend visiting Stratford Westfield, Stratford city
Great for shopping and food places, coffee shops and even bars
Bat and ball is great even the Aspers casino is great!
Loads of normals Londoners there and not many typical tourists!

Also next to the Olympic stadium etc
Local November 20, 2017
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Tourist are everywhere . But is nice idea to go Shoreditch ,Camden . Notting Hill ...
Local November 20, 2017
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To feel the london vibe away from tourist and away from Westminster visit the shopping centre like westfield Stratford City!

Many places to eat and chill

A few great bars also to enjoy the evening such as bat and ball or even at the casino

There are hotels there to stay at its close to Olympic park

Lots to do... theatre, cinemas, shopping,partying

Local November 20, 2017
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Local November 20, 2017
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