West London

5 vibrant areas in west London full of green spaces, restaurants and cultural attractions.

July, 2019


Little Venice

Little Venice is home to quirky waterside cafes, cosy pubs and charming restaurants.



Puppet Theatre Barge

+44 (20) 7249-6876

35 Blomfield Rd
London W9 2PF

The Puppet Theatre Barge has been putting on a programme of unique and magical puppet shows on a converted Thames barge for over thirty years. The audience begin their journey as soon as they step onto the gangplank and climb aboard. They descend below the water line (wellingtons not necessary) and leave the real world behind.

See website for attractions.


Jenny Wren Canal

+44 (20) 7485-4483

250 Camden High St
London NW1 8QS

Jenny Wren is a canal boat offering public cruises along the famous Camden Lock London.

Mon - Fri daily cruises 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm, Saturday & Sunday Cruises at 12:30, 2:30 and 4:30 pm. See website for info & booking.


The Summerhouse

+44 (20) 7286-6752

60 Blomfield Rd
London W9 2PA

Sophisticated seafood served in an airy and light dining room with terrace overlooking the canal.

Mon. - Fri. 12:00 - 11:30 pm, Sat. 10:00 am - 12:00 am, Sun. 10:00 am - 11:00 pm. See website for info & booking.

The Bridge House

+44 (20) 7266-4326

13 Westbourne Terrace Rd
London W2 6NG

Theatrical pub with pub and brunch menus, Tuesday wine club, Sunday roasts and board games.

Sun. - Mon. 12:00 - 10:30 pm, Tue. - Thu. 12:00 - 11:00 pm, Fri. 12:00 - 11:30 pm, Sat. 11:00 am - 11:30 pm. See website for info & booking.


South Kensington

Home of the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), Science Museum, and Natural History Museum.



Victoria & Albert Museum

+44 (20) 7942-2000

Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge
London SW7 2RL

The Museum holds many of the UK's national collections and houses some of the greatest resources for the study of architecture, furniture, fashion, textiles, photography, sculpture, painting, jewellery, glass, ceramics, book arts, Asian art and design, theatre and performance.

Daily 10:00 am - 17:45 pm, Fri 10:00 am - 22:00 pm. See website for attractions.

Science Museum

+44 (20) 7942-4000

Exhibition Rd, South Kensington,
London, SW7 2DD

The Science Museum’s world-class collection forms an enduring record of scientific, technological and medical advancement from across the globe.

Daily 10:00 am - 18:00 pm, School holidays 10:00 am - 18:30 pm. See website for attractions.

Natural History Museum

+44 (20) 7942-5000

Cromwell Rd, South Kensington
London SW7 5BD

The Museum is a world-class visitor attraction and leading science research centre. It exhibits a vast range of specimens from various segments of natural history.

Daily 10:00 am - 17:50 pm, last entry 17:30 pm, closed 24 - 26 December. See website for attractions.


South Kensington
Farmers' Market

+44 (20) 7833-0338

Queens Lawn, Imperial
College London SW7 5NH

London Farmers' Markets opened its first market in 1999 In Islington, the first pioneering farmers' market in the capital. Currently around 200 farmers and food producers sell at over 20 weekly farmers' markets.

Every tuesday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Sometimes moves to Princes Gardens, off Exhibition Road SW7. See website for info.

Scoff & Banter

+44 (20) 7666-1891

68-86 Cromwell Rd
London SW7 5BT

Contemporary restaurant in a grand townhouse hotel serving British dishes with a modern twist.

Daily 11:00 am - 10:30 pm. See website for info & booking.

Stein's Berlin

+44 (20) 3968-4600

51 Exhibition Rd
London SW7 2PH

German Restaurant Cafe and Terrace. Stein's is a group of German Restaurants in Richmond and Kingston. Opened in 2004 as a family business, it is a long established favourite with German expats.

Mon. - Sat. 10:30 am - 12:30 am, Sun. 10:30 am - 11:00 pm. See website for info & booking.


Hyde Park

+44 300 061-2000

Hyde Park, London

Hyde Park is a Grade I-listed major park in Central London. It is the largest of four Royal Parks that form a chain from the entrance of Kensington Palace through Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, via Hyde Park Corner and Green Park past the main entrance to Buckingham Palace.

Daily 5:00 am - 12:00 am. See website for info & attractions.

Kensington Gardens

+44 300 061 2000

London W2 2UH

Kensington Gardens, once the private gardens of Kensington Palace, are among the Royal Parks of London. The gardens are shared by the City of Westminster and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and sit immediately to the west of Hyde Park.

Daily 6:00 am - 12:00 am. See website for info & attractions.


Notting Hill

Multicultural neighbourhood, hosting the annual Notting Hill Carnival.



Electric Cinema

+44 (20) 7908-9696

191 Portobello Rd
London W11 2ED

The Electric Cinema is a movie theatre in Notting Hill, London, and is one of the oldest working cinemas in Britain.

See website for attractions.

Notting Hill Arts Club

+44 (20) 7460 4459

21 Notting Hill Gate
London W11 3JQ

Live music, niche club nights and art exhibitions at popular venue with dance floor and small stage.

Fri. and Sat. 7:00 pm - 2:00 am. See website for attractions.

Notting Hill Carnival


Notting Hill, London

The Notting Hill Carnival is an annual event that has taken place in London since 1966 on the streets of the Notting Hill area of Kensington, each August over two days.

Aug 24 – Aug 26, 2019. See website for info.


Museum of Brands

+44 (20) 7243-9611

111-117 Lancaster Rd
London W11 1QT

The Museum of Brands in London examines the history of consumer culture from Victorian times to the present day.

Mon. - Sat. 10:00 am - 18:00 pm, Sun. 11:00 am - 17:00 pm. See website for info.


Electric Diner

+44 (20) 7908-9696

191 Portobello Rd
London W11 2ED

Electric Diner serves a French-American menu, including shaved rib of beef sandwich, Diner hot dog, double cheeseburger, and honey-fried chicken with chilli and sesame seeds.

Mon. - Wed. 8:00 am - 12:00 am, Thu. 8:00 am - 1:00 am, Fri. & Sat. 8:00 am - 2:00 am, Sun. 8:00 am - 11:00 pm. See website for info & booking.

Portobello Road Market


306 Portobello Rd
W10 5TA

Portobello is really several markets in one, Saturday being the day when all are in full swing. Then you can experience a mile of hustle, haggle, colour and energy. The feature of Saturdays is the opening of hundreds of antique and specialist shops and stalls. There are some talented and bizarre street performers to be spotted too.

Mon. - Wed. 9:00 am - 18:00 pm, Thu. 9:00 am - 13:00 pm, Fri. & Sat. 9:00 am - 19:00 pm, Sun. Open 24 hours. See website for info.



Close to Hyde Park and Regent’s Park, the area is dotted with traditional pubs.



Alexander Fleming
Laboratory Museum

+44 (20) 7886-6528

135a Praed St
London W2 1QY

St Mary's Hospital is home to the Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum. Fleming discovered the antibiotic penicillin at St Mary's Hospital in 1928, a breakthrough that revolutionised medicine and earned him a Nobel Prize.

Mon. - Thu. 10:00 am - 13:00 pm. See website for info.


Regent's Park

+44 300 061-2300

Chester Rd London NW1 4NR

Regent's Park is one of the Royal Parks of London. It lies within north-west London. It contains Regent's University London and the London Zoo.

Pedestrian gates into the park are open from 5:00 am all year round. Closing times vary depending on the season, acess by Regent's Park Station. See website for info.

GoBoat Paddington

+44 (20) 3887-6955

Merchant Square
London W2 1AS

GoBoat is the fun, self-drive boating experience. You are the captain, you choose the route. From their location in Paddington, GoBoats have access to a stunning sections of London's canal network.

Mon. - Sun. 9:00 am - 21:00 pm. See website for info & booking.


The Mad Bishop & Bear

+44 (20) 7402-2441

Praed St
London W2 1HB

Airy bar inside paddington station with ornate decor and a chandelier, serving a British pub menu and craft beers.

Mon. - Sat. 7:30 am - 11:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am - 10:30 pm. See website for info & booking.

Zizzi - Paddington

+44 (20) 3302-1895

17 Sheldon Square
W2 6EP

About a 2 minute walk from Paddington Station this restaurant offers an ideal place to grab a bite to eat before or after a long train ride. And with a view overlooking the canal it's great for some drinks and dining after work.

Mon. - Thu. 11:30 am - 11:00 pm, Fri. - Sat. 11:30 am - 11:00 pm, Sun. 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm. See website for info & booking.

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