My favorite places in London video&text

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Everyone knows London Bridge, Oxford Circus, Borough Market, but I’m going to show you some of the coolest areas around London to check out, that you’ve probably never heard of. By the way, if you’re new here, I’m Jess and I make lots of videos for people who are coming to visit London and want to see the cooler side of the city.

We’re in the area of Clerkenwell, which has lots of really good pubs and restaurants, but the standout spot is Exmouth Market. During the week at lunchtime, there is a pop-up food market where you can get a really good affordable lunch. By the way, make your way down Spa Fields Lane if you want a cool little park to have your lunch in.

Even if you visit Exmouth Market when it’s not lunchtime, on a weekday, there are tons of really great food and drink spots as well as shops to check out while you’re here.

London Fields is in East London, and it’s a favorite area amongst Londoners. Besides all of the great pubs, bars and restaurants that you can check out around here, you can head down to Regents Canal and go for a cycle or a walk along the river.

This is also where the world famous Columbia Road flower market is. It happens on Sundays. It does get really busy so once you’ve checked it out, and you’ve had enough, make sure you head over to Ezra Street. And get yourself some oysters or a pint while you sit on the sidewalk and enjoy with the rest of the Londoners.

During the Windrush hour in the 50s, much of what became the British Afro-Caribbean population settled here in Brixton, so this is the best place to come if you want African or Caribbean cuisine. I’d recommend heading to Brixton Village or Market Row. That’s where you’ll find those places. You’ll also see a bunch of boutique shops and other types of restaurants too.

Do me a favor, write down in the comments if you’re now going to visit any of these areas that I just talked about and don’t forget, before you come to visit London, watch one of my other many London tip videos. They’ll help you to get the most out of your visit. By the way, make your way down Spa Fields Lane, a bug just flew in my eye.

Vocabulary

  • some of the coolest areas
  • pop-up food market
  • really good affordable lunch
  • food and drink spots
  • go for a cycle or a walk along the river.
  • It does get really busy
  • African or Caribbean cuisine.

Vocabulary pronunciation

areas

cuisine

Interactive Favorite places in London exercise

True or false exercise

  1. She wants to show cool places in London.
  2. Lunch at the pop-up market can cost you a lot of money.
  3. You can only walk along the river. Not cycle.
  4. Flower market is open at the weekends.
  5. You can try African food in Brixton.
  6. Market Row is famous for Caribbean cuisine.
  7. There are only African and Caribbean restaurants in Brixton.

Check out another London listening lesson plan!

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