Resources for interns

Make the most out of London

Part of the joy of an internship in a new place is exploring it!

The lovely Olivia Le Podevin, BBC Minute’s Instagram producer and a PressPad Host-Mentor (2018) has compiled a list of places to visit and try. We’ve also added some of our favourites.

A couple of other good places to look for recommendations and things to do are Time Out London or theEvening Standard’s Going Out London guide.

We’d also love to hear your suggestions: You can email us at info@presspad.co.uk or message us on Facebook or Twitter with your favourite spots for food, and London adventures.

  • Fleet Street
  • London Press Club
  • St Bride’s Church
  • Frontline Club: The go-to place for people in the media industry. Here journalists and pundits speak every week on topical issues – from how to report on the Middle East, to the Russian election.
  • Magpie Alley
  • The Fleet Street Press Coffee Shop
  • Hot up on the latest academic insights on global affairs by attending a public lecture at SOAS, LSE and UCL. A great opportunity to network and many of the talks are free.
  • Sign up to Funzing – they put on interesting talk nights around London
  • Tate Modern and Tate Britain: From modern art to the great British classics
  • Royal Academy: This year is its 250th anniversary
  • British Museum
  • White Cube Gallery

Our favourites:

  • Fleet Street
  • London Press Club
  • St Bride’s Church
  • Frontline Club: The go-to place for people in the media industry. Here journalists and pundits speak every week on topical issues – from how to report on the Middle East, to the Russian election.
  • Magpie Alley
  • The Fleet Street Press Coffee Shop

Dinners to impress:

All round great supper places:

  • Peckham Levels: If you want to schmooze with guardian and vice rules then head here. Try Le Canard or Westeine kitchen
  • Salon in Brixton market. Seasonal eating goodness.
  • Bone Daddy’s: Busy day? Need a casual bite with w colleague? Head to this Brooklyn-style Ramen bar in Soho https://www.instagram.com/bonedaddies

Food Markets

  • Broadway market on a Saturday
  • Malty St Market
  • Borough market. An all-time classic
  • Brixton market. Drinks,  bites and dinner
  • Tooting market. Less well known but has some miller winery and eateries there for a casual evening supper

Drinks with a view

Journalism is hard work, so make sure you unwind in style.

  • Primrose Hill: Take a picnic to primrose hill & soak in the views of the city skyline
  • Netil 360 (Hackney)
  • Skylight London (Tobacco Docks)
  • Boundary Project (Shoreditch)

Pubs

  • The Punch (Fleet Street)
  • The Blacksmith and Toffeemaker (Clerkenwell)
  • The Westminster Arms (Westminster)
  • The Coach and Horses (Soho)
  • Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese (Fleet Street)
  • Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
  • Arsenal Museum and Stadium Tour
  • Chelsea Museum and Stadium Tour
  • Marylebone Cricket Club Museum
  • South Bank
  • Covent Garden
  • Hyde Park
  • Green Park