LEATHER LANE MARKET
Home to an eclectic array of stalls, selling everything from handbags to freshly squeezed juices.
SADLER'S WELLS THEATRE
One of the world’s best contemporary dance venues and its cutting edge original performances draw half a million people to its shows every year.
This is the epicentre of the capital’s contemporary dance scene: in 2005, more than 200 years after the theatre’s founding, the then artistic director Alistair Spalding decided to focus on this niche in order to differentiate itself from the likes of the Royal Opera and National Theatre. And he has succeeded. Sadler’s Wells has pioneered a creative, of-the-day programme that pushes boundaries and offers an artistry that can’t be found on any other stage.
THE MUSEUM OF THE ORDER OF ST JOHN CLOISTER GARDEN
Tucked beneath a fine stone archway at the end of a cobbled courtyard, is one of the city’s most unique museums.
LOOK MUM NO HANDS
Full-time mechanics working upstairs that can help with flat tyres and answer any questions about bikes, as well as a great outdoor area to sit and bask in the sun with a coffee and food.
Amazing fresh food for all tastes. Charming, especially at night. A great place to relax in the sun.
The pedestrianised avenue of Exmouth Market is an exemplary cluster of independent business, with a vibrant atmosphere throughout the week. On Friday and Saturday afternoons it turns into an international street food market, which has regularly catapulted some of its chefs from a humble stand to cosmopolitan stardom.
Smithfield is the largest wholesale meat market in the UK and one of the largest of its kind in Europe.
POST MUSEUM AND MAIL RAIL
Archive and museum collections of Royal Mail, which contain records dating from 1636 and include reports, maps, posters and photos, plus stamps and objects documenting the development of the Post Office.
CHARLES DICKENS MUSEUM
This is where Charles Dickens wrote Oliver Twist, Pickwick Papers, and Nicholas Nickleby.
A great place to enjoy a drink, food, and a good game of ping pong in the founding home of table tennis.