London-my home away from home. What can I say? I love this city! There are plenty of things to do in the English capital and there is always something happening or something new opening hence it is challenging to give a definite ‘Things to do” list. However I have managed to come up with the classic must do’s whenever you are in town.
10 Things to do:
1. Westminster- Get off at the Westminster tube station and you will see Big Ben,House of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and the London Eye.
2. Experience an English afternoon tea: Be it a traditional or quirky afternoon tea- there is something for everyone. There are options such as a fashion inspired, art-inspired, Alice in the Wonderland themed or Beauty &a the Beast afternoon tea. Another Instagram worthy place is Sketch.
3. Tower Bridge often mistaken as London Bridge. The bridge is next to the Tower of London.
6. Piccadilly Circus- the Soho of London
7. Get lost in Harrods
8. Visit Warner Bros Harry Potter
9. Watch a Musical in the West End- people often ask “Which is the best musical?” and my answer is ALL of them if not they wouldn’t be showing in London! I have to say I have not seen every single musical but I have seen many and so far there is not one that was bad. Some of the ones I have watched are Lion King, Grease, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Matilda, Aladdin, etc.
10. Mayfields Lavender Field- You don’t have to go to France to see lavender! There is one located in the south of London. The season of lavender is from June to August.
Victoria & Albert Museum (free edmission)
Sherlock Holme’s Museum
Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum
Vist Camden Town
For some retail therapy, head to Oxford Street/ Regent Street
When in England, you have to try the english classic Fish & Chips. You must drizzle vinegar and sprinkle some salt for a true English experience!
And obviously the big English breakfast
Places to Stay:
Budget: Premier Inn or Hub by Premier Inn– There are many branches around London so you can pick the one that is most convenient to you.
Marriott Hotel: This hotel is located in Westminster and some of the rooms have a view of the Parliament building.
1.The currency is British pound (£) not Euros (€)
2. London Underground- if you are going to be taking the tube multiple times the same day, i would recommend taking a day pass as it would be more economical than having an oyster card (card for the tube).
3. A more economical alternative to the iconic Black cabs is Uber. If there is more than 2 of you then you should consider taking cabs instead of the tube as this would be a more economical option travelling around central.