A few weeks ago, I travelled with the Caledonian Sleeper train from Aberdeen to London- as the name suggests the train has cabins that you can sleep and wake up in your destination fresh and rested. Not only was I lucky to wake up in London without the stress of coming in and out of airports (or getting concerned of turbulence) but I also had the incredible pleasure to follow a unique itinerary designed by the PR agency that invited me in London to document my trip here, on the Blog, and make this London travel guide for you. So without further ado, here is my London travel guide including all the things you must do once in London!
20 THINGS TO DO IN LONDON THIS WEEKEND
- Enjoy the stunning city views from the top of the Tate Modern.
- Try some delicious pancakes at the Where the pancakes are, one of the most Instagrammable places to have brunch.
- Have a break and enjoy an affordable afternoon tea experience at the London Bridge Hotel…
- …or go for something more luxurious and gather your friends for an afternoon tea at the St. Pancras Renaissance (and don’t forget to take a picture at the famous staircase!).
- Experience a panoramic view of the city of London by hiring a private capsule at the London Eye. Thirty minutes of 360° views of London and 135 meters above the city, provide a unique backdrop that is difficult to forget!
- Taste the most insane cheese collection at the Boisdale of Bishopgate, and if you do don’t forget to get the Monkey Manhattan cocktail!
- Visit the British Museum, the Elgin Marbles are a must-see!
- Have breakfast at Duck and Waffle, the highest restaurant in the city with the most breath-taking views, and did I mention that it is open 24/7?
- Visit Buckingham palace and have an impromptu picnic in Hyde Park. Hire a bike and explore the nearby Holland Park too, cycling is the quickest and best way to do see both parks within the same day and it’s totally worth it!
- Take the train to Greenich and spend your day exploring the National Maritime Museum and the Royal Observatory. Make sure to bring your camera along because this is where you’ll get the most beautiful views of London city.
- Rummage through the Portobello Road stalls and go from Mr. Gruber’s corner, red store for some vintage mugs. And since you are there don’t forget to buy some nibbles from the Fabrique baker and get your friends some tasty souvenirs from the Biscuiteers!
- Drinks at Covent Garden before going shopping at 7 Dials. Make sure to get some Snog frozen yogurt or some gelato from Amorino next door.
- Visit the Petersham Nurseries in Covent Garden, from flowers to candles and good wine, you can find everything here.
- Lunch at Rake’s. Incredible interiors and good food in reasonable prices just next to the Liverpool Street Station.
- Have some cake at Peggy Porschen’s, one of the most beautiful, pink bakeries of London!
- Afternoon tea at The Savoy or Sketch London because there is nothing like these two!
- Donuts and take-away coffee at the Borough Market on Saturday morning.
- A visit to the Zoo!
- Brunch at the Californian inspired, Hally’s and Little H! This place is like sunshine, warm, light and energetic. Once you step in you feel like home. A tiny bit pricey but worth every single penny!
- Shop till you drop at Selfridges. A little bird also told me that they have 80% discounts, so this is the time to do it!
And here are a few pictures if words weren’t enough to convince you!
Brunching at Where the pancakes are
Instagram tour around Notting hill!
Pastel de nata in Greenwish market
Exploring South Kensington
Enjoying the city views from the Greenwich Royal Observatory
Dinner at Côte Brasserie
Walking around Southbank and London Tower Bridge on Saturday morning
Views from Tate Modern
Quick stop at St. Christopher’s place for a coffee takeway on our way to Selfridges.
And that is all from me now, I hope you enjoyed this London Travel Guide and please do not forget to come back for more tomorrow! The Friday Edit Series are back 🙂
Now tell me, what are your favourite things to do in London?