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Guidebook for London

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Guidebook for London

Sightseeing
Abbey Road Studios is most notable as being the venue in the 1960s for innovative recording techniques adopted by the Beatles, Pink Floyd, the Hollies, Badfinger. The Beatles crossing opposite.
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Abbey Road Studios
3 Abbey Rd
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Abbey Road Studios is most notable as being the venue in the 1960s for innovative recording techniques adopted by the Beatles, Pink Floyd, the Hollies, Badfinger. The Beatles crossing opposite.
Antiques, collectables, fashion, food. Tip: Northern Portobello after the Westway underpass = vintage bargains as snatched by London fashion bloggers. Tip: Negozio Classico = great wine / cheese bar
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Portobello Road
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Antiques, collectables, fashion, food. Tip: Northern Portobello after the Westway underpass = vintage bargains as snatched by London fashion bloggers. Tip: Negozio Classico = great wine / cheese bar
Picturesque setting where Regent's Canal and the Grand Union meet. 2 different canal boat tours Eastward to Regents Park (London Zoo) and Camden Market operate from here.
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Little Venice Room
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Picturesque setting where Regent's Canal and the Grand Union meet. 2 different canal boat tours Eastward to Regents Park (London Zoo) and Camden Market operate from here.
The English are notorious for having a green thumb. This plant nursery is gorgeous and worth a visit, if only for the cafe inside.
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Clifton Nurseries
5A Clifton Villas
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The English are notorious for having a green thumb. This plant nursery is gorgeous and worth a visit, if only for the cafe inside.
Drinks & Nightlife
Lovely local's haunt. Traditional pub that spills to sidewalks on sunny summer days. Pimms and Sunday Roast, British food, charcuterie boards. Ale and beers on tap + selection of wines.
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Warwick Castle
6 Warwick Pl
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Lovely local's haunt. Traditional pub that spills to sidewalks on sunny summer days. Pimms and Sunday Roast, British food, charcuterie boards. Ale and beers on tap + selection of wines.
Traditional Victorian pub - a must see for its architectural quirkiness. Local haunt that is adjoined to The Formosa Dining Room, which is a fantastic spot for lunch / dinner.
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Prince Alfred
5A Formosa St
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Traditional Victorian pub - a must see for its architectural quirkiness. Local haunt that is adjoined to The Formosa Dining Room, which is a fantastic spot for lunch / dinner.
Food Scene
Seriously romantic and quaint openair canalside dining in a more formal setting - reserve a seat right by the canal. Great seafood platter during lunch.
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The Summerhouse
60 Blomfield Rd
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Seriously romantic and quaint openair canalside dining in a more formal setting - reserve a seat right by the canal. Great seafood platter during lunch.
Great coffee, good croissants, yummy pastries, ace smoothies, great for breakfast materials.
Toast
6 Formosa Street
Great coffee, good croissants, yummy pastries, ace smoothies, great for breakfast materials.
Pastries galore! Upscale chain bakery and brunch spot.
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Baker & Spice
20 Clifton Rd
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Pastries galore! Upscale chain bakery and brunch spot.
Relaxed Italian fare & lovely wood oven pizzas w that super thin crust. Delish. If you prefer French - there is a romantic little candlelit haunt with traditional French fare a few shops down.
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The Red Pepper
8 Formosa St
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Relaxed Italian fare & lovely wood oven pizzas w that super thin crust. Delish. If you prefer French - there is a romantic little candlelit haunt with traditional French fare a few shops down.
Dine right by the canal - also great brunch or weekend lunch spot. Gastro fare from burgers, salads, pasta, to steaks. Great post-work and weekend drinks scene.
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The Waterway
54-56 Formosa St
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Dine right by the canal - also great brunch or weekend lunch spot. Gastro fare from burgers, salads, pasta, to steaks. Great post-work and weekend drinks scene.
"Persian dishes, from grilled lamb to fish stews, served in a stylishly understated white space." This joint is known as one of the best Iranian food in London. Holds liquor license.
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Kateh
5 Warwick Pl
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"Persian dishes, from grilled lamb to fish stews, served in a stylishly understated white space." This joint is known as one of the best Iranian food in London. Holds liquor license.
Everything Else
Take the Heathrow Express from here to Heathrow (20 min) or alternately any of the trains for your onward journey into the great British countryside.
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Paddington Station
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Take the Heathrow Express from here to Heathrow (20 min) or alternately any of the trains for your onward journey into the great British countryside.
Your tube stop for 15 min access to Oxford Circus. Yes, the song 'Warwick Avenue' by Duffy talks about this area - undeniably one of the most picturesque in London.
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Warwick Avenue
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Your tube stop for 15 min access to Oxford Circus. Yes, the song 'Warwick Avenue' by Duffy talks about this area - undeniably one of the most picturesque in London.
Seriously good pilates classes including reformer - can book / lesson.
Little Venice Pilates & Physiotherapy @ Ten Health & Fitness
28 Bristol Gardens
Seriously good pilates classes including reformer - can book / lesson.
Basic pharmacy needs from pain meds to toothbrushes to shampoo to bandaids to over the counter medicine.
Boots Pharmacy
33 Clifton Rd
Basic pharmacy needs from pain meds to toothbrushes to shampoo to bandaids to over the counter medicine.
Essentials
Your closest supermarket for groceries - just down the road. There is also a small 24 hr shop for basics and a well stocked wine shop basically below the apartment on Shirland Road.
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Tesco Esso Express
115 Maida Vale
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Your closest supermarket for groceries - just down the road. There is also a small 24 hr shop for basics and a well stocked wine shop basically below the apartment on Shirland Road.
The local butchers - highly recommended if you want to cook at home. Across this is a fantastic wine shop, and close to it a second Tesco's supermarket. The street is littered with brunch spots!
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Sheepdrove Organic Farm Family Butcher - Maida Vale, London
5 Clifton Rd
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The local butchers - highly recommended if you want to cook at home. Across this is a fantastic wine shop, and close to it a second Tesco's supermarket. The street is littered with brunch spots!
Arts & Culture
Boutique vintage style cinema with plush sofa seats where you can sip champagne and eat popcorn / small bites whilst watching a flick in ultimate comfort.
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Everyman Maida Vale
215 Sutherland Ave
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Boutique vintage style cinema with plush sofa seats where you can sip champagne and eat popcorn / small bites whilst watching a flick in ultimate comfort.
One of the most influential contemporary art galleries in the world. Two separate buildings (ask reception). Also check out the rickety old bookstore on this same road - what a gem.
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Lisson Gallery
67 Lisson St
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One of the most influential contemporary art galleries in the world. Two separate buildings (ask reception). Also check out the rickety old bookstore on this same road - what a gem.
Advance purchase / draws for live gigs on air w famous bands. The reason why you will easily bump into celebrities in this area.
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BBC Maida Vale Studios
120-129 Delaware Rd
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Advance purchase / draws for live gigs on air w famous bands. The reason why you will easily bump into celebrities in this area.
The famus Beatles Crossing! (Right by Abbey Road Studios).
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Abbey Road
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The famus Beatles Crossing! (Right by Abbey Road Studios).
Gallery in the area nestled between the bustle of ethnic shops on Harrow Road - hosts interesting print exhibitions.
London Print Studio
425 Harrow Rd
Gallery in the area nestled between the bustle of ethnic shops on Harrow Road - hosts interesting print exhibitions.
Shopping
A madhouse of vintage clothing, jewellery, houseware, and serious antique furniture traders. Perhaps daunting for some to get to through the hubbub of Edgwear Rd but worth it. Cafe upstairs.
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Alfies Antique Market
13-25 Church Street
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A madhouse of vintage clothing, jewellery, houseware, and serious antique furniture traders. Perhaps daunting for some to get to through the hubbub of Edgwear Rd but worth it. Cafe upstairs.
An 'independent lifestyle boutique' with a plethora of European and International lines that change by the week. Also kids clothes and home accessories. Also check the homestore across the street!
Pipa & Co 2
1 Formosa St
An 'independent lifestyle boutique' with a plethora of European and International lines that change by the week. Also kids clothes and home accessories. Also check the homestore across the street!