The Best of London: Hipster Scene, Cheap Eats, Gourmet Coffee & Pubs

My husband Roy and I lived in London for 2+ years while I was on faculty at the London School of Economics and he worked at Shazam. We’ve been back in San Francisco for over a year now, but his Google Map of favorite places has lots of the best places to see and be seen in London, complete with descriptions (written from our Bay Area perspective). We always share it with friends going to visit and in the process we fell in love with Google Maps for quickly sharing our favorite places with friends going to visit London in a format that they can actually use.

(I’ve also blogged about how gMaps is fab for figuring out which neighborhood to live in when you move to a new city.)

Roy is great at discovering the best that life has to offer and curating it for others. So while we lived there, he slowly and steadily created this massive map of London’s best spots, from fashion blogger hotspots (like Broadway Market in Hackney – Roy was spotted here by Street Style Aesthetic) to bespoke mens clothiers (Start in our first neighborhood, Shoreditch) to the best flat white and egg-dipping soldiers you’ve ever had (Ginger & White in our last neighborhood, Hampstead).

Enjoy our favorite parts of London…. and please share new ones to add to the map. Happy travels!


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Is there a vintage clothing market, kebab shop, cozy pub, or Kiwi espresso bar we missed? Let me know and I’ll add it to the map.

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