Divanun Guide/ London
 

This DivaNun Guide is a one pager of everything to do, see, and eat in London.


Historical

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  • Big Ben
    • It was covered in scaffolding when I was there so I never visited but I did see it while on a bus.
  • Tower Bridge
    • Really gorgeous bridge great spot to take photos
  • Buckingham Palace
  • St Dunstan's in the East
    • this really cool dilapadated church which is great for photoshoots

Cultural

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  • Carnival
    • An annual summer celebration towards the end of August. One of the most crowded events I've ever been to. It honestly stressed me out and was very difficult to leave.
  • Tate Modern
    • An amazing museum you need to go
  • RIflemaker
    • a really cool museum in an old rifle making shop
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
    • If you love botanical gardens like me then this place is a must. 
  • Guest Projects
    • a really cool art space that is right off a cute canal
  • Barbican Centre
    • Beautiful brutalist architecture that enclose a cafe, art space, and gorgeous views

Food

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East London

  • Pivaz
    • A cute little restaurant on Chatsworth Road where I used to live. Great meditterean food for a bomb price
  • Martello Hall
    • PIzza shop right next to London Fields that has a really good brunch special 
  • Netil360
    • Rooftop bar with great city views and a good atmosphere
  • The Barge House
    • Brunch spot known for their bread baskets, very delicious
  • Waterhouse
    • Tiny spot on a canal that has amazing sandwiches. Try the fried chicken or mushroom burger. 
  • Dishoom Shoreditch
    • really good indian
  • Andina London
    • very good spot for juices or South American themed cocktails
  • PIzza East
    • really delicious pizza spot 
  • The Boundary Project
    • rooftop restaurant that might require a reservation. Best time to go is on Sunday night when they have half priced shell fish!
  • Gunpowder
    • Indian
  • Som Saa
    • Thai spot
  • Clapton Craft
    • nice spot to pick up craft beers

 

West London

  • Shackfuyu
    • Asian fusion place get the sampler platter so you can try everything this place has to offer
  • Bun House
    • get your fill of dumplings at this spot
  • Crosstown Doughnuts & Coffee
    • delicious confectionary goods

South London

  • Mango Indian
    • one of my fav Indian spots in the city
  • Fish, Wings, and Tings
    • get the appetizers which are fried codfish or peas and a cocktail and you have yourself a good afternoon
  • Healthy Eaters
    • my favorite spot to get some goat curry and a beef patty
  • Ghost Whale
    • nice spot to pick up some craft beers
  • Persepolis
    • Vegetarian and Vegan MIddle Eastern food
  • Ganapati
    • the location of some amazing swordfish curry and other south Indian fare
  • Pedler
    • a nice brunch spot 

Miscellaneous

  • Nightlife
    • Dalston Superstore
      • a great queer club, had so many good nights dancing here
    • Eagle London
      • hosts a party every sunday called Horse Meat Disco
    • Pxssy Palace
      • an amazing queer and femme of color centered dance party that happens every couple of weeks
    • BBZ
      • another queer and poc centered art and party space that hosts amazing events 
    • 5Miles
      • a cool event space in Tottenham that my friends threw parties at often

 

  • Facebook Groups
    • Hackney Wick Spaces
      • How I searched for housing in East London
    • London Fashion Creatives
      • a facebook event where artists and creatives and models can come together and collbaborate