London, the capital of England, is vastly known for its rich history, architecture, iconic landmarks such as the Big Ben, the London Eye, Westminster Abbey and more. But, beyond the these staples there is a city that boasts one of the most diverse food cultures in England, a vibrant music scene, beautiful parks, and sea of discovery beyond what meets the “London Eye”.

Area Guides

Curated By Local Artists

artist guide
London, UK
Ghost Car
Punk rock/riot grrl quartet intertwined with tub-thumping, glam rock riffs having a touch of The B52s, with Farfisa organ and theremin, their Knight Rider synths fighting against chunky guitar and drum thrashing mixed with infectious...
artist guide
London, UK
Flawes
Soaring indie-pop trio Flawes released their highly anticipated debut album ‘Highlights’ via Red Bull Records on January 31. It’s been an exciting 3 years for the London-based band, having bolted before there was even a...
artist guide
London, UK
China Bears
Originally formed in Somerset by twin brothers Ivan and Frazer, the line up was complete in late 2015 after meeting James and Dean at university in Guildford, UK. ondonAfter self releasing 3 singles and picking...
vibe manager
London, UK
Joao Correia – Vibe Manager
Meet Joao Correia, the Vibe Manager for Hard Rock London. What is a Vibe Manager? A VIBE manager, or rather  the Visionary Individual Behind Energy, has the task of curating the hotel atmosphere with lighting,...

London, UK

Area Guide of Things to do

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The Windmill Brixton

“Our other home, this is the perfect South London pub/gig venue. We’ve played with some amazing bands here and it has the perfect dive bar/venue vibe you want for headbanging to some local punk.” -Ghost Car

22 Blenheim Gardens London, United Kingdom
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Moth Club

“It’s an old working man’s pub, we had our single launch there. Some famous names drop by every once and a while to do a set like Lady Gaga and Dave Grohl. Very cool stage!” -Ghost Car

Old Trades Hall Valette Street E9 6NU
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End Clothing

“We all love trainers, and Soho has a pretty good selection for shoe shops! Check out End Clothing if you’re ever there.” – Flawes

59 Broadwick St, Soho, London W1F 9QS, United Kingdom
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Cafe Z Bar

“The best local restaurant is Cafe Z in Stoke Newington – They do the best breakfast in East London and the menu is never ending so you’ll always find something to sort your hangover out.” – Flawes

5-25 Scrutton St, Hackney, London EC2A 4HJ, United Kingdom
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London Marathon

“It has to be the London Marathon! We’re all pretty keen on running, and love the buzz it brings to the city every year. JC was scheduled to run it last year but had to pull out due to an injury, but one day we’ll cross the finish line as a band…” – Flawes

Greenwich, London SE10 8QY, UK
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Banquet Records

“Banquet Records in Kingston is an awesome shop. They really support artists and put on loads of gigs. We played an in store performance there recently and had a great time.” – Flawes

52 Eden St, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1EE, United Kingdom
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Shacklewell Arms

“One of our favourites in the city down a little road called Shacklewell Lane, always great music, always cool people coming from everywhere. We have had many a hazy but great night in there… ” -Ghost Car

71 Shacklewell Lane E8 2EB
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The Bar With No Name

“The best place to get a drink after midnight is The Bar With No Name – Highbury Corner. It’s a little discreet cocktail bar with a live pianist usually open till around 2am. Great spot for a night cap.” – Flawes

69 Colebrooke Row, The Angel, London N1 8AA, United Kingdom
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Gökyüzü

“Gökyüzü in Manor House (where we went after a heavy day of recording at Hermitage Studios up the road, hangover included) has an amazing atmosphere near Finsbury Park. Delicious food and great service. Go for the Mezze platter if there’s a crowd of you, perfect for sharing after a heavy night.” -Ghost Car

26–28 Grand Parade Green Lanes London
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Halo Burger

“Whenever I’m hungover I get a Halo burger. They have a shop in Brixton or you can get it delivered. it’s the best greasy Vegan fast food I’ve had.” – China Bears

Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8PQ, United Kingdom
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Rough Trade East

“Our favorite local record store has to be Rough Trade East on Brick Lane. Such an iconic store, you can spend hours in there. Also such a dreamy part of London to have a walk round after you’ve bought tonnes of good music.” -Ghost Car

91 Brick Ln, Spitalfields, London E1 6QR, UK
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Lion Coffee + Records

“Lion and Coffee records in Shoreditch is a special place for us. We played their as a warm up for the Great Escape Festival in 2019. It’s a tiny little room but has the coolest vibe and best selection of new and old records. Every time I go in ‘just for look’ I always end up buying something.” – China Bears

118 Lower Clapton Rd, Clapton, London E5 0QR, UK
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Bar Italia

“It’s probably the oldest and most authentic Italian Coffee house with the best cappuccinos and custard tarts. Good for celeb spotting if you’re into that.” -Ghost Car

21 Frith Street, Soho London, W1D 4RN
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Crobar

“When you’re looking for a dive bar after midnight in central London, it can sometimes be quite hard to find the right vibe. We love this one for some old school metal/rock n roll with a jukebox and local metalheads. Always packed!” -Ghost Car

17 Manette St, Soho, London W1D 4AS, UK
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The Paper Dress Vintage

“The Paper Dress Vintage in Hackney is a great place to find some alternative clothing. They serve some great coffee and beers, and upstairs the shop turns into a venue at night.” – China Bears

“Paper Dress Vintage in Hackney has an awesome collection of clothes and vintage stuff just beside the station. This place is super cool because after hours, it turns into a bar and disco. We’ve also played some pretty crazy shows there!” – Ghost Car

352a Mare St, Kingsland, London E8 1HR, United Kingdom
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Bradley’s

“There’s the little Spanish bar behind Tottenham Court Road, it’s really cool, called Bradley’s. It’s tiny but cosy and fun, eclectic decor. Get anything on draft and pick some tunes on their jukebox!” – Ghost Car

42 - 44 Hanway Street W1T 1UT London
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Pichi Cafe

“Pichi Cafe in West London make a great Americano. We played there once for a Sofar Sounds event and they are the loveliest people. Plenty of space to find a corner for yourself and unwind.” – China Bears

332 Ladbroke Grove, North Kensington, London W10 5AH, United Kingdom
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Cat & Mutton

“The Cat & Mutton in East London do the best themed quizzes. They’re dog friendly so I always get to meet some new friends. I always drink Hackney Lager – it’s my favourite!” – China Bears

76 Broadway Market, Hackney, London E8 4QJ, UK
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