- Satisfy your sweet tooth and indulge in handmade luxury chocolates and truffles at Prestat.
- Grab a tasty lunch, such as a burrito or mac’n’cheese, from a street food truck.
- Bite into a sweet or savoury pancake at My Old Dutch.
- Breakfast in Mayfair doesn’t have to be expensive. Eat a hot sandwich or full English at Cardinals of Mayfair, just off Park Lane.
- Buy a freshly cooked lunch from a stall at foodie paradise Borough Market.
- Tuck into piping hot chips and crispy battered fish at one of London's famous fish and chip shops.
- Eat affordable and authentic Chinese food in Chinatown.
- Munch a mouthwatering frozen yoghurt at one of the many Snog outlets in the capital.
- Treat yourself to a delicious pastry, cake or cupcake at one of London's best cake shops.
- Choose from 120 different types of cereals and more than 30 different varieties of milk and toppings at the Cereal Killer Cafe.
- Grab a burger at one of London's top 10 burger bars.
- Watch an innovative play at a pub theatre.
- Laugh the night away at a stand-up comedy show.
- Score a goal at table football at Cafe Kick at Exmouth Market.
- Enjoy two-for-one cocktails during happy hour at one of London's top bars.
- Strike it lucky at retro-style bowling alley Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes.
- Get your hands on tickets to a cheap gig in London.
- Soak up gorgeous night-time views of London at Sky Garden.
- Gaze at the river Thames through a pair of binoculars while enjoying a pint at the Morpeth Arms’ Spying Room, in Westminster.
Off the beaten track
Fun for families
Home from home
- Soak up the historical atmosphere at Sutton House, the Tudor home of Thomas Cromwell's protege Ralph Sadleir.
- Explore the home of Dr Benjamin Franklin, scientist, diplomat, philosopher, inventor and Founding Father of the United States, at Benjamin Franklin House.
- Visit the Hampstead-based home of Sigmund Freud and his family at the Freud Museum.
- Discover the former home of two talented musicians with Handel & Hendrix in London.
- Sup a pint in front of a crackling fire at one of London’s cosy pubs.
- Quaff a glass of wine at one of the candlelit tables at the cave-like Gordon’s Wine Bar.
- Celebrate London life with a glass of bubbly at one of the city's champagne bars.
- Opt for a mocktail during an alcohol-free night out in London.
- Sip a creative concoction at JJ Goodman's cocktail bar, the London Cocktail Club.
- Choose from the vast list of more than 400 gins at The Gin Bar at Holborn Dining Room.
- Take a load off, unwind and sit down for a purr-fect cup of tea among the resident cats at Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium in Shoreditch.
- Read a book over a pot of tea in Bloomsbury's London Review Cake Shop.
- Enjoy a half-price martini during happy hour at Dirty Martini.
- Get your caffeine fix at one of London’s top 10 independent coffee shops.
- Settle in for classic board games, shuffleboard and a vast selection of craft ales at Elephant & Castle hangout Spit and Sawdust.
- Stop for a brew and a chat in Terry's Café – a thoroughly British affair with a charming local vibe in Borough.
- Buy a pretty bunch of flowers at Columbia Road Flower Market.
- Give £1 to a street performer in Covent Garden.
- Get your mitts on a Harrods shopper bag.
- Discover some culinary delights at Maltby Street Market.
- Find bargains galore at one of London’s top 12 markets.
- Feast on chocolate at one of London’s delectable chocolate shops.
- Buy some sweet-inspired memorabilia at M&M's World.
- Dress for less at London’s bargain fashion stores.
- Buy a book at one of London’s top bookshops, including the famous Foyles and the Edwardian bookshop Daunt Books.
- Look out for cheap deals, especially during the January sales.
- Channel the retro vibe at one of London’s vintage clothing stores.
- Find a bargain while donating to a worthy cause in London's charity shops and thrift stores.
Culture for less
- Be dazzled by the moon, constellations and planets at a live planetarium show at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich.
- Take a tour of Highgate Cemetery, where revolutionary Karl Marx is buried.
- Step inside James I’s drinking den at Banqueting House.
- Take a tour of Wilton's Music Hall, the world's oldest and largest surviving grand music hall.
- See an arthouse, cult or classic film at the Prince Charles Cinema, just off Leicester Square.
The write stuff
- Visit the London Canal Museum to hear the colourful story of the capital’s canals, boats, ice trade and ice cream.
- Delve into history and walk through a still-life drama at Dennis Severs' House.
- See the oldest section of the London Underground at the Brunel Museum.
- Love The Beano and The Dandy? Take a jaunt to Bloomsbury’s Cartoon Museum.
- Film buffs should hotfoot it to The Cinema Museum for its awe-inspiring collection of posters and memorabilia.
- See the world’s finest collection of fans at The Fan Museum.
- Watch demonstrations of surgical techniques from the past at The Old Operating Theatre and Herb Garret.
- Anyone who loves machines and engineering should visit the Kirkaldy Testing Museum.
- Handle torture devices at the Clink Prison Museum.
- Take a nostalgic journey through childhood toys, fashion and magazines at the Museum of Brands.
- Enjoy a refreshing swim in one of London’s gorgeous lidos.
- Climb 311 steps to reach the top of The Monument for sweeping views of London.
- Take a classical ballet or hip hop dance class at Pineapple Dance Studios.
- Hire a pedalo or rowing boat on Hyde Park’s famous Serpentine Lake (from April to October).
- Hire a Santander Cycles bike to explore London.
Walk the walk
- Uncover the gruesome history of London by gaslight with the Sweeney Todd and Other Demons walking tour.
- Rent a deckchair in the summer at some of London's best parks, including Green Park, Hyde Park and St James’s Park.
- Swim in the historic men's, ladies' and mixed ponds on Hampstead Heath.
- Discover the history of textiles and the latest trends at the Fashion and Textile Museum.
- Visit Red House, the arts and crafts home of socialist and craftsman William Morris.
- Find out about the Duke of Wellington’s glittering London life at Apsley House.
- See works by Rembrandt and Gainsborough at Dulwich Picture Gallery.
- Explore a treasure trove of paintings, sculptures, furniture and porcelain at The Wallace Collection.
Time to travel
- Take a Uber by Thames Clippers boat from the London Eye to Greenwich.
- Enjoy a cheap sightseeing tour of London by taking the 74 bus between Putney and Baker Street, via South Kensington, Harrods, Hyde Park and Selfridges.
- Take a canal boat ride from Little Venice to Camden.
- Complete your London experience with a ride in one of the city's black cabs.
- Glide above the Thames in the Emirates Air Line cable car.