How to See London Like a Londoner

London is one of the biggest and most exciting cities in the world. Great for visiting, but hard to fit in everything you want to do and see into just one trip. 

To help, why not see London like a true Londoner? Check out how the natives enjoy this amazing place to make your holiday in London truly unforgettable. 

Have a Sunday roast

A trip to the UK’s capital city wouldn’t be complete without a traditional Sunday roast. Although enjoyed by people all over the country, London is home to a huge variety of cafes, pubs and restaurants that serve the famous dish which means you have plenty of options. 

Do you want to enjoy your meal in front of a snug, open fire? Fancy tasting a gourmet version of the dish? Whether you want traditional or something quirkier, tucking into a Sunday roast is a sure-fire way to enjoy London like a Londoner. 

Hit the clubs

If you want to experience London like a native, you need to check out the vibrant nightlife. Accommodation offered by is near a fantastic mix of exciting clubs, bars and pubs, which makes it easy for you to experience an exciting evening without having to pay a hefty taxi fare afterwards.

If you’re into clubbing, head to some of the city’s most famous venues like Fabric (which has a ‘bodysonic’ dancefloor) Cargo (found under railway arches in Shoreditch) and XOYO (famous for its house, dance and techno acts). Some of the biggest names in music play at London’s best clubs, so check out if anyone you know is booked to play before you visit. 

Stroll in the park 

Every now and then, Londoners love to get away from the hustle and bustle by visiting one of the many green spaces found in the city. 

Did you know there are about 3,000 parks in London covering around 18% of the city? If you want a bit of peace and quiet during your trip, do as the Londoners do by visiting somewhere like St James’s Park, Green Park or Hampstead Heath. If the weather is nice, take a picnic with you or if it’s a blustery day, wrap up warm and simply enjoy the fresh air and scenery. 

See the footy 

Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs, West Ham… the list seems endless when it comes to famous football clubs based in London and many Londoners love watching their team play every week.

So, why not see what the fuss is all about on your next trip? Check out which stadium is closest to where you’re staying and grab tickets to a home game.

Head to a market 

Fancy a bit of retail therapy during your time in the capital? London’s famous for its shopping and Londoners love browsing for their next perfect purchase. But if you get bored of the usual high-street stores, check out some of the lively markets that take place around the city instead. 

You can find incredible food stalls in Borough Market, quirky fashion in Greenwich Market, cool art and music stands in Camden Market, and amazing antiques at Portobello Road Market. The choice is yours. 

Now you’re ready to take on London as a real Londoner. 


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