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What’s your favourite Australian place in London?

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Although it’s about as far from London as you can get without leaving Planet Earth, Australia has contributed one of the city’s biggest expat populations: 53,959 at the last count, in 2011. Our shared history, language and head of state make the Smoke a big draw from Down Under, and the antipodean influence is strong here.

Now we want to know: what’s your favourite Australian place in London? Whether it’s a favourite brunch spot, a proper Aussie bar, an art gallery, cultural centre, cabaret show or something else entirely, let us know in the comments below. We’ll use the best tips in an upcoming issue of Time Out London.

Done? Get more antipodean action with our guide to the best of Kiwi London.



Liz R

Not London, but not far! Boomers Cafe at Dockside Outlet Centre Maritime Way Chatham Maritime - owned and run by an Australian lady with Hot Milo and the best Lamingtons ever! They also have a separate outlet that sells all things Australian including Tim Tams!

Trevor D

Artisan Coffee in Ealing, part Aussie owned and operated. They've three other branches in West London, and a coffee school to teach UK baristas how to make a good brew. Going into an Aesop store - an Aussie product - the fragrance makes me feel at home. Finding Mud Australia ceramics and good Aussie wine in Selfridges and watching the Melbourne Cup inside Australia House.


Watching the mighty Wandsworth Demons play Aussie Rules Footy on Clapham Common!

Emma L

Watch the wandsworth Demons play afl on clapham common

Nathan R

Social Brew Cafe in Putney. Aussie owned and operated

Emma S

Kaffeine on Great Titchfield Street! Amazing coffee. Amazing ANZAC cookies. Amazing friands. Just... amazing. 

Nathan M

the larger Tesco & Waitrose sells jars of Vegemite!

Christopher C

'Darker, stranger Australian folk'

 Not a place, but currently on tour in England are the trio Bush Gothic, who take hackneyed old traditional songs like 'Waltzing Matilda' and 'Botany Bay' and completely reinvent them to reveal their dark heart. They are playing at e5 Bakehouse in Hackney as part of the Nest Collective's Campfire Club on the 22nd of September, and the Slaughtered Lamb in Clerkenwell on the 30th.

Their new single is the old tale of Jim Jones of Botany Bay and the video see's them cuddling wombats!

James L

Definitely CôBa in Kings Cross. Viet food like they do in Melbourne.

And Taylor St coffee for a morning (or any time) wake up