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Guidebook for London

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Guidebook for London

Food Scene
the freshest fish
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Prawn on the Lawn
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the freshest fish
good quality bread and cakes
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Euphorium - Highbury
202 Upper St
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good quality bread and cakes
best local pizza delivery
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Firezza Pizza - Islington
276A St Paul's Rd
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best local pizza delivery
my favourite restaurant - worth queuing up for
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Ottolenghi Islington
287 Upper St
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my favourite restaurant - worth queuing up for
inexpensive but good Indian
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Masala Zone Islington
80-82 Upper Street
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inexpensive but good Indian
a favourite with the kids
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Wagamama Islington
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a favourite with the kids
well, where else but in London are you ever going to eat Afghan?
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Afghan Kitchen
35 Islington Green
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well, where else but in London are you ever going to eat Afghan?
good Turkish
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Gallipoli Cafe & Bistro
102 Upper St
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good Turkish
top Spanish restaurant - book in the evening
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Moro
34-36 Exmouth Market
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top Spanish restaurant - book in the evening
my favourite gastropub
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The Drapers Arms
44 Barnsbury St
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my favourite gastropub
my favourite pizza delivery company (organic and sourdough pizza) - slow in delivering though
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Organica Pizza Company
4 b gillespie Road
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my favourite pizza delivery company (organic and sourdough pizza) - slow in delivering though
Though it has since changed hands, much of the original decor of the cafe in Quadrophenia is intact
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Meat People
4-6 Essex Rd
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Though it has since changed hands, much of the original decor of the cafe in Quadrophenia is intact
my new favourite Italian restaurant in London, handy if you are near Piccadilly during the day
Alloro Restaurant
19-20 Dover St
my new favourite Italian restaurant in London, handy if you are near Piccadilly during the day
recommended to me by a Japanese guest
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Akari
196 Essex Rd
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recommended to me by a Japanese guest
many of my guests really like this and it is on the way to the tube station
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Maison d'etre
154 Canonbury Rd
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many of my guests really like this and it is on the way to the tube station
organic pub and restaurant supplied by my favourite organic vegetable producer, Riverford
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The Duke of Cambridge
30 St Peter's St
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organic pub and restaurant supplied by my favourite organic vegetable producer, Riverford
fabulous inventive Italian food using choice ingredients and at fair prices (though service can be a little slow) - must book
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Trullo
300-302 St Paul's Rd
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fabulous inventive Italian food using choice ingredients and at fair prices (though service can be a little slow) - must book
tiny restaurant with great food - booking essential
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Oldroyd
344 Upper St
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tiny restaurant with great food - booking essential
small gastropub with a great vibe
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Smokehouse
63-69 Canonbury Rd
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small gastropub with a great vibe
Absolutely fabulous wine shop where you can taste fantastic wines that you have only ever dreamed of and get the most knowledgeable recommendations from the cheerful staff
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The Sampler
266 Upper St
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Absolutely fabulous wine shop where you can taste fantastic wines that you have only ever dreamed of and get the most knowledgeable recommendations from the cheerful staff
Tiny producer of salame, ham and sausages according to traditional recipes in central London! They will sell to you if you knock on the door and smile sweetly
Cobble Lane Cured
25 Cobble Ln
Tiny producer of salame, ham and sausages according to traditional recipes in central London! They will sell to you if you knock on the door and smile sweetly
as chain goes, this is probably the best for ice-cream
Amorino Islington
110 Upper St
as chain goes, this is probably the best for ice-cream
My favourite ice-cream shop - tubs are great value
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Udderlicious Ice Cream
187 Upper St
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My favourite ice-cream shop - tubs are great value
traditional French-style desserts
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Belle Epoque Patisserie
262 Upper St
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traditional French-style desserts
the perfect combination of technology and taste
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Chin Chin Labs
49-50 Camden Lock
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the perfect combination of technology and taste
absolutely fabulous Thai food
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Farang
72 Highbury Park
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absolutely fabulous Thai food
fab food, close to contemporary art galleries
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Sardine
15 Micawber St
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fab food, close to contemporary art galleries
the best sourdough pizza
Franco Manca
72 Upper St
the best sourdough pizza
very innovative food, tiny portions
12:51 By Chef James Cochran
107 Upper St
very innovative food, tiny portions
simply extraordinary Indian food - avoid desserts and taste as much as possible of the rest
Cinnamon Bazaar
28 Maiden Lane
simply extraordinary Indian food - avoid desserts and taste as much as possible of the rest
a magical place - an informal garden oasis with many different events and the best pizza ever (only 2 types to choose from though)
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Dalston Eastern Curve Garden
13 Dalston Ln
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a magical place - an informal garden oasis with many different events and the best pizza ever (only 2 types to choose from though)
a lovely understated place for a quiet drink and a bite with friends with a neighbourhood feel
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Primeur
116 Petherton Rd
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a lovely understated place for a quiet drink and a bite with friends with a neighbourhood feel
Essentials
local organic supermarket
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Planet Organic
64 Essex Rd
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local organic supermarket
third generation family fishmonger
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Steve Hatt Fishmongers
88-90 Essex Rd
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third generation family fishmonger
fantastic, but expensive, cheese shop
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La Fromagerie
30 Highbury Park
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fantastic, but expensive, cheese shop
the best chocolatier in London!
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Paul A Young Fine Chocolates
33 Camden Passage
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the best chocolatier in London!
the nearest small supermarket
Sainsbury's Local
97 St Paul's Rd
the nearest small supermarket
sizeable supermarket with good selection of high-quality frozen prepared meals from Cook
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Budgens
213-215 Upper St
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sizeable supermarket with good selection of high-quality frozen prepared meals from Cook
my favourite bakery chain, now with a shop in Islington
GAIL's Bakery Islington
305-307 Upper Street
my favourite bakery chain, now with a shop in Islington
Drinks & Nightlife
the closest good gastro pub
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Marquess of Anglesey
39 Bow St
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the closest good gastro pub
old rockers
Hope & Anchor
207 Upper St
old rockers
the one and only pub where you can go and listen to operas (shortened with wit and with fantastic singers)
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King's Head Theatre Pub
115 Upper St
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the one and only pub where you can go and listen to operas (shortened with wit and with fantastic singers)
Shopping
my favourite clothes shop
Workshop
19 Camden Passage
my favourite clothes shop
the nicest and least touristy street market in London
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Old Spitalfields Market
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the nicest and least touristy street market in London
Sometimes (or maybe often) you just need a new lipstick or face mask - find all the most interesting and innovative brands here (and get your make-up done for free if they are not too busy and you are very nice and look like you want to spend loads - don't be shy to ask for samples but don't overdo it!)
Space NK Apothecary
Sometimes (or maybe often) you just need a new lipstick or face mask - find all the most interesting and innovative brands here (and get your make-up done for free if they are not too busy and you are very nice and look like you want to spend loads - don't be shy to ask for samples but don't overdo it!)
Just glorious utilitarian homeware in a street with equally trendy shops
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Labour and Wait
85 Redchurch St
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Just glorious utilitarian homeware in a street with equally trendy shops
when you really need something special to wear underneath (and have a substantial budget)
Tallulah Lingerie
65 Cross St
when you really need something special to wear underneath (and have a substantial budget)
owner very helpful on fitting
The Pantry Underwear
27 Camden Passage
owner very helpful on fitting
fab textile designers
Wallace Sewell
24 Lloyd Baker St
fab textile designers
Truly fabulous scents and knowledgeable staff - all very much worth the steep prices
Le Labo
54 Cross St
Truly fabulous scents and knowledgeable staff - all very much worth the steep prices
Arts & Culture
If you really fancy Karaoke, do it in style here
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Lucky Voice Karaoke Islington
173-174 Upper Street
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If you really fancy Karaoke, do it in style here
the best local theatre
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Almeida Theatre
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the best local theatre
beautiful contemporary art space
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Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art
14 Wharf Rd
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beautiful contemporary art space
small but perfectly formed collection with interesting exhibitions
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Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
39A Canonbury Square
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small but perfectly formed collection with interesting exhibitions
the most interesting collection in the world!
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Britské muzeum
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the most interesting collection in the world!
Entertainment & Activities
look for their special cocktail evenings
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The Screen on the Green
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look for their special cocktail evenings
Sightseeing
ancient building home of Oliver Cromwell and Thomas Bacon
Canonbury Tower
6 Canonbury Pl
ancient building home of Oliver Cromwell and Thomas Bacon
the official centre point of London
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Trafalgarské náměstí
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the official centre point of London