Saturday, 20 September 2014

London days- top tips

'Just touched down in London Town'
Estelle

Living in London, it had never occurred to me to do a top tips for visiting my City- however, seeing the lovely Brooke's post over at http://www.worldofwanderlust.com inspired me to share my tested and tried tips for a weekend full of fun in the capital.  

Saturday
Head straight to Borough Market for a wander (and breakfast). Found under the arches of London Bridge this market is a haven for foodies and caters to every taste under the sun.
From there a walk along the Southbank to Waterloo, taking in the Tate (and having a drink in their penthouse cafe bar) or catch a train from Waterloo to Richmond for a stroll along the river and through Richmond Park to Twickenham for a different (and gorgeous) view of London.


In the evening I'd totally recommend a treat-yourself-meal at Rules, the oldest restaurant in London.  They do a great fish and chips - a staple English dish.  After dinner I suggest you get yourself to the Hippodrome Casino - catch a live Burlesque show, smoke some shish if it's your thing and definitely have a cosmo (or two) at the mezzanine bar, watching the gamblers below you.  You could always catch a West End show if you fancy a bit of culture (however the only true cut price booth in Leicester Sq is TKTS so beware of other places charging a premium).
Sunday
Have a leisurely breakfast at The Breakfast Club - they have a few dotted around London, perhaps start in Hoxton.  From there wander either to Brick Lane or Spitalfields Market, both easy walking distance. Brick Lane is famous for vintage shops (and curry houses), Spitalfields houses an eclectic mix of stalls, restaurants and quirky shops.  They're both worth a visit at some point.  
If you fancy a bit of greenery I'd head to Greenwich to see the meridian time line, the O2 arena and the Cutty Sark ship - you could definitely find somewhere yummy to stop for lunch, or have a picnic at the Observatory overlooking Greenwich.  If shopping's more your thing head to either Stratford or Shepherd's Bush to visit our shopping mecca - Westfield.  A shopoholic's dream for sure!

If you have any energy left after that you could head for a British afternoon tea at The Ritz, Claridges, The Savoy or I've recently discovered an Afternoon Tea on a London red bus which looks like a great idea to eat cake and see the sights all at once.
What are your must-sees for London town?

x

11 comments:

  1. I loved afternoon tea at the Ritz! I also like a wander down southbank to see all the sites :) x

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    1. quintessential london tea at the ritz is great!

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  2. That's a really good guide I think I'll do it!

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  3. Love London! Just wandering around, eating and drinking my way through the city is my favorite:)

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  4. I've never visited but that sounds like a great plan! Thanks for linking up with #WeekendWanderlust! If you wouldn't mind placing our badge with a link back to one of the hosts' blogs at the bottom of your blog post, that would be great - just so other people can find our linkup party, too! :) Here are some instructions in case you need them! http://justinpluslauren.com/link

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  5. Love Rules! One of the best restaurants in London - great list of things to do in london x

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  6. This is a fabulous taste of London guide!

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  7. Your town looks absolutely adorable and fun!! I would love to visit London one day :D

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