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Tom’s Liked Places
House of Shields is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

1. House of Shields

7.5
39 New Montgomery St (at Stevenson St), San Francisco, CA
Bar · Financial District · 109 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: It’s often either packed or empty. If you have a slightly larger group or need a bit of privacy the upstairs area is my favorite. But don’t tell anyone.

Pret A Manger is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

2. Pret A Manger

6.4
Terminal 3, Airside (LHR Airport), Heathrow Airport
Sandwich Place · 10 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: Pret is a UK staple and does good, tasty, reasonably cheap sandwiches. The toasties are nice and prepared quickly, the ham and cheese hot croissants particularly easy to consume.

Piccadilly Circus is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

3. Piccadilly Circus

9.0
Piccadilly (Regent St), London, Greater London
Plaza · Piccadilly · 597 tips and reviews
Liberty of London is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

4. Liberty of London

9.0
Great Marlborough St, London, Greater London
Department Store · 258 tips and reviews
Franco Manca is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

5. Franco Manca

7.5
337 Kentish Town Rd, Kentish Town, Greater London
Pizza Place · Kentish Town · 11 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: Surprisingly cheap mod-market pizza chain along the lines of a Pizza Express. Good food and drinks.

Sadler's Wells is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

6. Sadler's Wells

9.0
Rosebery Ave, London, Greater London
Theater · Clerkenwell · 62 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: Went to see Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake and it was *sensational*. The venue itself is nice, clean, fairly comfortable and modern and well-connected.

John Lewis & Partners is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

7. John Lewis & Partners

7.1
All Saints Green, Norwich, Norfolk
Department Store · City Centre · 22 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: I mean, fundamentally it’s a John Lewis. You know what you’re going to get. But it has good parking, is pretty large and has everything you’re likely to want.

Blickling Hall & Estate is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

8. Blickling Hall & Estate

8.7
Blickling, Norfolk
Historic Site · 13 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: Wonderful building and estate in the heart of Norfolk. Gets lit up beautifully over the Christmas period.

Saint Espresso & Kitchen is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

9. Saint Espresso & Kitchen

8.6
296 Kentish Town Rd, London, Greater London
Coffee Shop · Kentish Town · 10 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: The coffee is good, they do chai and matcha lattes (the latter are a bit grassy) and they have a really good selection of breakfast items from avocado toast to a full English with amazing mushrooms

London Paddington Railway Station (PAD) is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

10. London Paddington Railway Station (PAD)

7.1
Praed St (London St), London, Greater London
Train Station · Paddington · 464 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: It’s a bit weird to celebrate a train station but Paddington is an attractive and efficient train station with a lot of history. If you’re a tourist, worth a quick wander in for a look.

Department of Coffee and Social Affairs is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

11. Department of Coffee and Social Affairs

8.2
3 Lowndes Ct (Carnaby St), London, Greater London
Coffee Shop · Soho · 196 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: One of a chain across London, all of which do decent coffees and very nice pastries and snacks. A great place to meet a friend in town.

New Loon Moon Supermarket | 新龍門行 is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

12. New Loon Moon Supermarket | 新龍門行

7.6
9a Gerrard St, Chinatown, Greater London
Grocery Store · 16 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: A genuine find in the middle of London. Food from Thailand, China, Korea, Japan and many other places. The staff are not uniformly helpful but the stock is amazing.

London King's Cross Railway Station (KGX) is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

13. London King's Cross Railway Station (KGX)

7.9
Euston Rd (York Way), London, Greater London
Train Station · King's Cross · 296 tips and reviews
Canopy Market is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

14. Canopy Market

8.4
West Handyside Canopy (Handyside St), King's Cross, Greater London
Market · 6 tips and reviews
Kentish Town Railway Station (KTN) is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

15. Kentish Town Railway Station (KTN)

4.9
Kentish Town Rd., Kentish Town, Greater London
Train Station · Kentish Town · 5 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: Like all London public transit you can use Apple Pay or a touchless card to just walk through the barriers. This is particularly good for tourists who might not want to get tons of cash out.

GAIL's Bakery is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

16. GAIL's Bakery

7.7
204 Kentish Town Rd, Kentish Town, Greater London
Bakery · Cantelowes · 5 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: Really good bakery and patisserie in the heart of Kentish Town. If you are in need or a great cake or a decent coffee you will not go wrong here.

Jarrold is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

17. Jarrold

7.1
1-11 London St, Norwich, Norfolk
Department Store · Norwich Lanes · 10 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: Jarrold’s used to be a run of the mill regional department store, but it’s really raised its game with designer clothes, decent food and quite a good up market deli.

Waitrose & Partners is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

18. Waitrose & Partners

6.8
Cromer Road, North Walsham, Norfolk
Supermarket · 2 tips and reviews
Winterton On Sea Beach is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

19. Winterton On Sea Beach

8.1
Winterton-on-Sea, Norfolk
Beach · 6 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: If you come during December and January, there are masses of beautiful Atlantic Grey Seals on the beach. Absolutely beautiful creatures. The rest of the year perfect for dog walking.

20. Belaugh St. Peter Staithe

Harbor / Marina · 2 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: It’s not much more than a place to board a boat on the river or a stopping off point for day trippers, but it’s nice and (if you’re on a boat) gives you access to one of the broads’ nice tiny villages

21. Walpole Arms

The Common, Itteringham, Norfolk
Pub · 2 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: Really lovely country pub with surprisingly good and comparatively inexpensive food. The portions are substantial and tasty on the whole. Recommend the burger and Chicken Supreme.

Origin Coffee is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

22. Origin Coffee

9.0
65 Charlotte Rd, London, Greater London
Coffee Shop · Shoreditch · 79 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: The Matcha Lattes are very well made, and on the unsweetened end of the spectrum. Cakes are good too.

Tsujiri is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

23. Tsujiri

7.9
47 Rupert St, Soho, Greater London
Ice Cream Shop · 34 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: Fast food matcha and ice cream and the odd dessert snack. Hot Matcha Latte on the sweet end but very tasty.

The Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9¾ is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

24. The Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9¾

7.1
King's Cross Railway Station, London, Greater London
Souvenir Shop · King's Cross · 41 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: Very busy. Surprisingly fun though with some actually plausible, non-tacky gifts.

Magma is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

25. Magma

8.3
29 Shorts Gardens, London, Greater London
Gift Shop · Holborn and Covent Garden · 1 tip

26. Simon And Natalie’s house

San Francisco, CA
Home (private) · Hayes Valley · No tips or reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: My little puppy is adorbs.

Handy Handyman Hardware is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

27. Handy Handyman Hardware

6.8
2075 Market St (btwn Church & 14th), San Francisco, CA
Hardware Store · Duboce Triangle · 11 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: For a local hardware shop they have a surprisingly big selection of things and they’re nice and helpful when they’re not overwhelmed. A few more staff would be good.

28. Moniker

2169 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA
Design Studio · Mission District · No tips or reviews
Maxfield's House of Caffeine is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

29. Maxfield's House of Caffeine

5.8
398 Dolores St (at 17th St), San Francisco, CA
Coffee Shop · Mission Dolores · 51 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: The smoked salmon and lox bagels are nice and it’s a great place to work and catch up with people. Don’t come for the coffee.

AMC Metreon 16 is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

30. AMC Metreon 16

8.2
135 4th St Ste 3000 (at Mission St), San Francisco, CA
Movie Theater · SoMa · 280 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: You can skip the line for the ticket machines if you go upstairs to the theatre. There are other machines at the far end of the entry hall no one uses