City Secrets: London, UK

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London, England: it’s where Sofar all began almost ten years ago! You know famous sites like Buckingham Palace and Big Ben, but we asked London City Director Natasha to share her favorite lesser-known spots that everyone should check out. To listen while you read: some of Sofar London’s most recent favorite alumni!

Right at the bottom of Portobello Road sits the real magic.

“Begin at Lisboa where you can drink a milky coffee, eat a pastel de nata and listen to the locals talk about how Portobello has changed. Then wander down Goldborne Road on a Friday morning, and try and beat me to the best records and antique furniture for a couple of pounds.”

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Lisboa Patisserie @nottinghill_ldn

Notting Hill Carnival

“A yearly celebration of London's Caribbean communities bringing together the best in music, food and, fingers crossed, sunny weather on the August bank holiday.”

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Notting Hill Carnival Jacob Harrell

Canals

“Walk along the canal from Camden to Broadway Market on a Saturday, grab a drink outside one of the cafes and people watch the day away.”

Two Amazing Views

“Walk across London Bridge at night and to the top of Primrose Hill at sunset – two iconic views you won't regret seeing.”

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Primrose Hill Albena Atanassova

Vinyl Hunting

“My pick is Sounds of the Universe in Soho.”

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Sounds of the Universe Sounds of the Universe

And of course, attend a secret Sofar show in London! No travel plans coming up? Experience the London music scene through the London City Spotlight playlist.

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