City Hotel is one of 36 Hours in...Londonderry.

1. City Hotel

6.8
Hotel · Queens Quay, Londonderry, Londonderry

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Mid range: City Hotel (028 7136 5800; cityhotelderry.com) occupies a prime city-centre location. Quality rooms, with pool and gym on offer, too. Ask for a room with river views. Doubles from £64.

Merchants House B&B is one of 36 Hours in...Londonderry.

2. Merchants House B&B

Bed & Breakfast ·

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Budget: Merchant’s House is a good choice if hotels aren’t your thing. Doubles from £50.

Peadar O'Donnell's is one of 36 Hours in...Londonderry.

3. Peadar O'Donnell's

8.6
Bar · Londonderry, Londonderry

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Stroll along to the atmospheric old-school pub, Peadar O’Donnell’s (peadars-gweedorebar.com), for a pint of the black stuff and perhaps some live Irish music.

Exchange Restaurant & Wine Bar is one of 36 Hours in...Londonderry.

4. Exchange Restaurant & Wine Bar

6.5
Restaurant · Queen's Quay, Londonderry, Londonderry

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Slip around the corner to The Exchange (028 7127 3990; exchangerestaurant.com; mains from £12) for a relaxed, informal dinner. Try the Jamaican jerk chicken; there is a good wine list, too.

The Playhouse Theatre is one of 36 Hours in...Londonderry.

5. The Playhouse Theatre

Theater · 5-7 Artillery Street, Londonderry, Londonderry

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Sample the city’s burgeoning cultural life at The Playhouse (02871 268 027; derryplayhouse.co.uk), which offers a vibrant mix of theatre and dance.

The Guildhall is one of 36 Hours in...Londonderry.

6. The Guildhall

7.5
Monument / Landmark · Guildhall St, Londonderry, Londonderry

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Guildhall Square is the heart of the city: the sandstone walls of the Edwardian Guildhall, with its historical links to London, has beautiful historical stained glass windows.

St Columb's Cathedral is one of 36 Hours in...Londonderry.

7. St Columb's Cathedral

Church · London St, Londonderry

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: St Columb’s Cathedral (028 7126 2746; stcolumbscathedral.org) is the city’s oldest and most significant building. The cathedral and city were founded by London merchants in 1613.

Free Derry Museum is one of 36 Hours in...Londonderry.

8. Free Derry Museum

History Museum · Londonderry, Londonderry

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: The Museum of Free Derry (028 7136 0880; museumoffreederry.org; £3) offers the best opportunity to take in the different narratives that make up this city’s compelling and difficult history.

The River Inn is one of 36 Hours in...Londonderry.

9. The River Inn

Bar · Londonderry, Londonderry

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Try The River Inn (028 7137 1965) for good pub grub at very reasonable prices.

10. Culturlann

Uncategorized · Londonderry, Londonderry

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: The Stirling Prize-nominated Culturlann (028 7126 4132; culturlann-doire.ie; free) comes as something of a shock: its emphatically modern lines stand out amid these elegant, harmonious urban terraces.

Ebrington Square is one of 36 Hours in...Londonderry.

11. Ebrington Square

Plaza · Browning Dr, Londonderry, Londonderry

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Return to the river, crossing the Peace Bridge to Ebrington. The former arrmy parade ground has been turned into a new public square, complete with café and wide views across the city and river.

Browns Restaurant is one of 36 Hours in...Londonderry.

12. Browns Restaurant

Restaurant · Londonderry, Londonderry

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Ian Orr, the chef at Brown’s (028 7134 5180; brownsrestaurant.com), was named Irish Chef of the Year. The focus here is on local produce, from Donegal seafood to Fermanagh lamb. Mains from £15.