The Peanut Vendor (133 Newington Green Road) is a treasure trove of vintage furniture and other household items from yesteryear, lovingly run by Barny and Becky. It's a wonderful place to browse, and the betting is you'll make a purchase or two before you walk out the door. Closed Mondays. MAP
Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art (39a Canonbury Square). An impressive collection of Futurist works, together with figurative art and sculptures, is housed inside an exquisite Grade-II-listed Georgian building. MAP
Upper Street in Islington is a fun place to shop, hang out and people watch! MAP
The Lanesborough Hotel (Hyde Park Corner) - it's not cheap, but if you can stretch to having afternoon tea at the Lanesborough, you won't ever forget it. The UK Tea Council gave it an Award of Excellence last year, so they must be doing something right. MAP
Westminster CathedralMAP lies just a short walk from Victoria station. Cathedral, and Buckingham Palace is a little further down the road too.
If you fancy a pint at the end of your journey, there's a great little place away from the hubbub of Victoria called the Cask & Glass (39 Palace Street). MAP