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We're dedicated to finding London's greatest treasures, but we couldn't do it without the thousands of readers who share their recommendations with us. Read on to discover the places that Londoners really love... and love to hate.
Review of the week
- Rated as: 5/5
In this delightful movie, Emma Thompson plays ‘Mary Poppins’ author Pamela Travers. Thompson takes the audience along with her in an Oscar-worthy performance, as she portrays Travers’s leap from disgruntled prune to kite flying optimist. The rest of the cast don’t disappoint: Tom Hanks paints a masterly portrait of Walt Disney as a complex, benevolent visionary (his dark side is mostly overlooked) who spars deliciously with Travers. Colin Farrell is a revelation as Travers’s beloved alcoholic Aussie dad – sweet and carefree, but also beset by personal demons. And Rachel Griffiths convincingly plays the super efficient great-aunt who rescues the Travers family from disintegration – and the character is instantly recognisable as the Down-Under source of the nanny with the black umbrella.
Exhibitions to visit
‘A collection of black action figures and memorabilia from the 1960s and 70s. It’s a colourful mix of black pride and P-funk - an inspiring trip down memory lane.’ Phoebe Thorne
'Absurdly creative images capture the joyfulness and melancholia of English seaside towns. A vivid celebration of eccentricity.' Steven Robson
'The wonder lies not in the size of these gems, but in their delicacy. This exhibition is made up of dozens of tiny, dazzling universes... it was impossible to choose a favourite.' Darren Ross
'Loved this - incredible photos by amateur astronomers. Makes you feel that with a little bit of knowledge around a camera and some determination, you too could take some very cool photos of the night sky.' Elizabeth Seymour
Favourite places to eat
- Price band: 3/4
"London on a sunny summer's day from up high is just so magical, the crowds and traffic seemed far away, and after we felt as if we had been on a trip out of London for the day, not just a lunch." Lyn Cecil
- London Bridge
"Rare wines that are perfectly served, great staff and ambience - if you have an interest in wine or want to impress someone who does, this is the place." Pete Smith
- Price band: 2/4
"If you have not been before, make sure you get the bone marrow mash, it is (according to my girlfriend) like eating a hug. So comforting." Rory McNully
We need your suggestions!
We've chosen our favourites - now suggest your burger joint of choice in the comments.
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London through your lens
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(Photo: Lee Nichols)
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A sunny lunch break, St Paul's
(Photo: Quoc Nguyen)
Watching tango, Spitalfields
(Photo: Julian Chan)
Invisible street performer
(Photo: Sean Batten)
Yoga in Covent Garden
(Photo: John Barber)
Red Bull Soapbox Derby
(Photo: Tyla, everyhundredthofasecond.wordpress.com)
(Photo: Lee Nichols)
Most popular right now
- Southbank Centre Christmas Market
- Hyde Park Winter Wonderland 2013
- Oxford Street Christmas Lights 2013
- Covent Garden Christmas 2013
- The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
- Natural History Museum Ice Rink 2013
- Skate at Somerset House
- Carnaby Christmas 2013: The Year of the Robin
- 3D: Printing the Future
- Berners Tavern
- Hogwarts in the Snow
- 52 thrilling things happening in London this weekend
- Wear a Christmas jumper and get a free meal
- All hail the return of Chris Bracey’s God’s Own Junkyard
- Will London’s Underground stations become shopping centres?
- New bar Farr’s School of Dancing opens in Dalston
- Seth Troxler’s Smokey Tails pop-up is back