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Top Choice Turkish in Kensington & Hyde Park

Kazan

Aromatic Kazan gets repeated thumbs up for its set Turkish mezze, shish kebabs and kulbasti (rosemary-rubbed grilled fillet of lamb). Flavours are rich and faultless, service is attentive and the Ottoman ambience al…
Top Choice Argentine in Greenwich & South London

Buenos Aires Café

Top Choice Modern European in Greenwich & South London

Abbeville Kitchen

Nestled on a villagey street of Clapham, the Abbeville Kitchen has a local feel with its little terrace and cosy dining room yet its appeal is universal. The cuisine is a blend of modern British and European making …
Top Choice Bar in The South Bank

Scootercaffe

A well-established fixture on the up-and-coming Lower Marsh road, this funky cafe-bar and former scooter repair shop with a Piatti scooter in the window serves killer hot chocolates, coffee and decadent cocktails. U…
Top Choice Pub in Greenwich & South London

Draft House

Its 18 ales, stouts and lagers on tap backed up by over 50 different bottled beers, Draft House is no slouch. A standout watering hole along urbane Northcote Rd, where middle-class cash and high expectations seamles…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in The West End

American Bar

Home of the Hanky Panky, White Lady and other classic infusions invented here, the seriously dishy and elegant American Bar is an icon of London, with soft cream and blue deco lines and live piano. Cocktails start a…
Top Choice Greek in West London

Mazi

Mazi has shaken up the Greek tradition along pretty Hillgate St, concocting a lively menu of modern and innovative (many of sharing size) platters in a bright and neat setting, with a small back garden (for summer m…
Top Choice Notable Building in Richmond, Kew & Hampton Court

Chinese Pagoda

This 49.5m-tall eight-sided pagoda (1762), designed by William Chambers (who designed Somerset House), is one of the Kew Gardens' architectural icons. During WWII, the pagoda withstood the blast from a stick of Luft…
Top Choice Eastern European in The South Bank

Baltic

In a bright and airy, high-ceilinged dining room with glass roof and wooden beams, Baltic is travel on a plate: dill and beetroot, dumplings and blini, pickle and smoke, rich stews and braised meat. From Poland to G…
Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Richmond, Kew & Hampton Court

London Wetland Centre

One of Europe’s largest inland wetland projects, this 43-hectare centre run by the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust was transformed from four Victorian reservoirs in 2000 and attracts some 140 species of bird, as well …