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All of the stories—and, of course, the must-visit restaurants, design shops, outdoor markets, and café corners—you need to get lost in the city, even if you’re just sitting at your desk.

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The Genius Guide to London

33 must-go restaurants, bookshops, cheesemongers, and more—from Aleksandra Crapanzano, the award-winning author who literally wrote the (cook)book on London.

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Illustration by Jordan Sondler
Illustration by Jordan Sondler

An Illustrated Guide to Borough Market's Landmarks & Quirks

How to do London's most famous market—including the times to avoid the crowds.

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Looking for more markets? Stop right there

The London Shopping Experience That'll Have You Feeling Like a Local
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The London Shopping Experience That'll Have You Feeling Like a Local

The Dishes That Define London

There's so much more to London than fish and chips. You know that, but what dish defines how Londoners are eating now? We asked leaders in the London food scene that exact question. Their picks—and recipes so you can bring London on home—are below. Click the boxes to read more:

The Wee Treat That Wowed Ottolenghi's Pastry Chef
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The Wee Treat That Wowed Ottolenghi's Pastry Chef
The Little Trick We Learned from London’s Best Curry Houses

The Little Trick We Learned from London’s Best Curry Houses by Ducksoup

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The Most Famous Dish in London is Worth the Hype

The Most Famous Dish in London is Worth the Hype by Fuchsia Dunlop

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The London Restaurant We Go to More Than Any Other
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The London Restaurant We Go to More Than Any Other
Illustration by Jenny Mörtsell
Illustration by Jenny Mörtsell

London's Best Indonesian Food is in an 82-Year-Old's Kitchen

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My Complex (and Undying) Love for British Afternoon Tea

Food52 Editor Nikkitha Bakshani writes about how Fortnum & Mason taught her that drinking tea, as an Indian, will always be political.

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The Somali and Swahili Supper Club That's Headed to London
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The Somali and Swahili Supper Club That's Headed to London

How the kitchen became a place of refuge for the women behind the Matatu Kitchen.

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Photo by Richard Lee Massey

Come, Step into a Design-Lover's Dream

Take notes: Here are the five design shops on Columbia Road that you can't miss—including this stunner, above.

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London Is Getting Creative with Polish Food—at 5 Restaurants (+ a Festival)

London Is Getting Creative with Polish Food—at 5 Restaura... by Ren Behan

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Where to Find the Loveliest Cafés and the Best Sourdough in London

Where to Find the Loveliest Cafés and the Best Sourdough ... by Food52

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Poles are the largest group of foreign citizens in the United Kingdom—but the number of Polish restaurants in the country does not reflect this. We highlight 5 of the great ones, and what to order. And cookbook author and London native Anna Jones shares some of her favorite spots for lazy breakfasts and coffee breaks.

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Photo by Philip Harris

Get Out of London Town

Less than two hours from London, you'll find two beach towns full of cockles, chips, and nearly poetic landscapes. Here's how to eat your way through them.

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The 100+ Best Places to Go in London, According to You

We wanted know your favorite places to eat, or park benches to sit on, or favorite corners of the city. This is what you said. (Psst: Is your favorite spot on the map? You can add it!)

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The Official Food52 Guide to London

All of our picks, in one place: We collected every restaurant, market, and shop mentioned on this page.

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