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Hosier Lane

Just off Flinders Street is Hosier Lane, a cobbled street with walls covered in graffiti and urban art. A few other connecting lane-ways have also been given decorated. I even saw a couple taking wedding photos with the walls as a backdrop. Its not lit well at night so go during the day to get a good view.

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ArtScience Museum

The ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay hosts major touring exhibitions (like Harry Potter, Art of Brick, Secrets of the Tomb) in a new designer building modelled after a lotus flower. There is a small permanent exhibition but its not really worth seeing, just keep an eye out for current exhibitions. Usually there are two on at one time, and you can pay to see either or both at a discounted price.

Tickets are usually S$12-20 depending but varies on the exhibition(s). Discounts for locals and EP holders.

Bayfront or Promenade MRT station

Daily 10:00 ~ 22:00 (check website for closures)

National Gallery London

The National Gallery is right on Trafalgar Square in a huge, impressive building. It is a public gallery containing over 2,300 works from Western Europe. Their website highlights 30 of them here, including Vincent van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ and a Rembrandt Self Portrait.

Walk from Piccadilly Circus, Charring Cross or Leicester Square Tube Stations or Soho to Trafalgar Square. FREE entry.

Sat – Thur 10:00~18:00
Fri 10:00~21:00

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Camden Town Markets

I don’t know why it took me so long to go to Camden Markets, because they’re awesome! You will find clothes, art, music, furniture, food, pubs, Shisha bars and more. This really is the best market in London. There is a ton of small restaurants serving all cuisines, Thai, Mexican, Japanese etc, many of them have at least one vegetarian option but you should ask to confirm if it’s vegan. For pure Vegetarian (99% vegan) options inside the market, Ha Ha Veggie Bar has you covered.

Make sure you visit Cyber Dog while in the markets. This Cyber Punk shop is almost a tourist attraction of its own. They sell club gear, retro-modern toys, and “adult products” in the basement. Even if you have no interest in electronic music or the Cyber Punk world, its worth checking out. All the staff are dressed up, there are podium dancers, and sometimes live DJ sets.

If you walk down the hill from Camden Town Station, you will first see a small market section on the right which is mostly clothes and shoes, further on down you will pass inSpiral Lounge and cross Regents Canal and Camden Lock (a boat interchange where the water level is raised/lowered within the lock space to allow boats to continue on the river). To the right, by the canal, is one section of shops, but to the left is the main area of Camden Markets.

The markets are open daily, but the weekends are busiest and all shops guaranteed to be open.

10:00 ~ 18:00