Our favourites in London
A GUIDE TO
From bohemian Shoreditch to cultured Soho, from well-moneyed Waterloo to counter-cultural Camden, London has everything. Ask the question of what to do in London, and the simple answer is: whatever you like! Whether you like eating at delicious restaurants, drinking at cool cocktail bars, partying until the morning in exciting clubs, or trying out unique experiences you can’t get anywhere else, London has loads to offer. We’ve spent loads of time exploring London at 24 Social, and we’ve picked out the venues that you absolutely must visit. London plays host to some of the country’s most exciting restaurateurs, its most pulse-pounding music, its most unforgettable bars. You could spend a lifetime exploring London and not discover everything it has to offer. But hey, since you’re here, why not get started?
Shoreditch is a hub of creative talent. With plenty trendy bars, restaurants, markets and vintage shops, it's easy to see why this area is a hotspot for people living all around London.
There's no shortage of great pubs and bars in Soho. If you're looking for something to eat, some of the best restaurants serving international dishes are located here.
A place renouned for it's alternative vibe. Walk around camden market finding individual food traders offering tasty food before hitting some of the most dynamic bars in the city.
Why go to London?
It’s impossible to talk about going out in the UK without talking about London. Make a guide to the best beer gardens in the UK, and you’ll have to include ones in London. Compile a selection of the most exciting upcoming bar openings across the country, and you’ll have to include a few from London. It’s where everything is happening all at once. The city also hosts one of the most accessible and comprehensive public transport systems on the planet, making it easier than ever to get around, and you don’t have to start and end at the centre. North, South, East and West London all have their own character and their own unique things to do. We’ve got the definitive guide to the places to go in London. The best cocktail bars to drink in, the best hidden gems to show off your knowledge of, the finest restaurants for an unbeatable three-course dinner… it’s all here. You can filter locations by cuisine, by type of venue, or by the kind of activities you want to do – we’ve done the hard part of searching them out. The best of food, drink and fun in London is all right here for you to discover.
History Of London
London today is the centre of many things all at once. It’s a financial centre, a cultural centre, a population centre, the centralised home of political power. A great deal of the UK’s wealth and prosperity is concentrated in London. It’s a place people all around the world dream of visiting. London is unique in the sense that it has arguably always been a city, or at least a major population centre. It has been a large population settlement ever since its founding by the Romans in AD 43, and though it has gone through turbulent periods since, there have always been people in what we now call London. It has survived plague, fire, war and everything else, and has not only endured, but thrived. Today, London leads a double life as a place of work and play. Millions of people commute to London, and many more visit for its incredible, vibrant nightlife. Bars, pubs, clubs, restaurants and more – London has some of the best in the country.