Top food blogger Ms Marmite Lover has given up her top attractions in the capital, giving food for thought to those staying in central London hotels.
The blogger, also known as Kerstin Rodgers, regularly reviews and lists the best places that people staying in cheap London hotels can grab a bite to eat.
“If you want to get to know (and eat with) Londoners of all types – young, old, trendy, rich, poor, creative, foodies – from all over the city and even all over the world, then check out [her] site,” explained Time Out magazine.
Her top suggestion is the Devereux Arms, which she describes as an “unassuming and ancient panelled pub”.
However, the venue has a dark history of being a meeting place for magic believing fans of Aleister Crowly, who still meet every Wednesday.
“Go along to one of the talks; entry is only a couple of quid and don’t worry, there isn’t any black witchcraft going on so you’re safe,” she commented.
Mangal II in the Stoke Newington area is said to offer up excellent Turkish food and is regularly frequented by famous artist team Gilbert & George.
The writer added: “I don’t bother them, but I like the feeling of sitting next to modern masters while scoffing my meze.”
Hampstead Heath’s Boudicca’s Mound is another top destination for visitors to London, which is said to be the final battle site of the Celtic queen’s stand against the Romans.
“I believe it was surveyed but no tomb was found,” she remarked. “Interestingly, Boudicca is rumoured to have been buried at Kings Cross Station, around where the famous platform nine and three-quarters from Harry Potter is located. I wonder if JK Rowling knows that.”
Finally, the eccentric foodie suggests that people stop off at Bonnington Square, which used to serve as a squatters enclave in the 1970s.
While the squatters are all gone, the Bonnington Cafe still retains the old “community vibe”, featuring different chefs each night.