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33 : Find Neal’s Yard

In the heart of the West End, 5 minutes away from Covent Garden, Neal’s Yard is a tiny hidden square that looks more Californian than British.
Neal's Yard 1
It is accessible via a small tunnel from Soho’s Monmouth Street. Though it is not always easy to find it at first – I was myself taken there by a friend – it is a rewarding discovery. Away from the noise of the city’s traffic, it’s a friendly place with multi-coloured houses and small plants. It hosts two cafés (belonging, it seems, to the same company) that serves what seems to be Brasilian organic food (maybe a little too organic to my taste) and fresh fruit juices and welcomes a mostly English clientele.

Neal's Yard 2

Nearest Tube station: Covent Garden, Tottenham Court Road

14: Enjoy the view from Tate Modern’s 7th floor café

The Tate Modern is, of course, an outstanding museum with world-renowned collections and some of the most popular exhibitions in London. However, one thing that this museum’s aficionados seldom forget to mention is that it offers one of the more spectacular panoramas on the Millennium Bridge and Saint Paul’s cathedral on the other bank of the Thames.

view on the Thames from Tate Modern's café

The entrance of the museum is free and you just need to take the lift to Tate’s café on the 7th floor – there’s no need to order anything – to enjoy the view.  I think that this is definitely a place to keep in mind since most buildings with a good view on the city can be quite expensive – just think about the London Eye!

Nearest Tube: Southwark