Sunday, August 14, 2016

10 Things to Do in London


1. Have brunch at Beach Blanket Babylon.
Order the avocado toast. And make sure you walk around the entire restaurant - the decor on each floor is unreal!

2. Take an afternoon stroll around Notting Hill.
One of my favorite parts of London. The houses are adorable, and the shopping on the side-streets is killer (read: expensive).

3. Go to Portobello Market on Saturday morning.
Streets are filled with outdoor vendors, sharing items from their stores like antiques, clothing, and even fruits and vegetables. Must-see.

4. Take a bus tour.
It's hands-down the best way to see the entire city. I did the "yellow route" with Original Tour London.

5. Take pictures at Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and Tower Bridge.
They're all super close to each other!

My favorite part was the exhibit with Princess Diana's and the Queen's dresses. Also make sure to take a stroll around the gardens and the large park surrounding the palace while you're there.

7. Go shopping in Soho.
Check out Carnaby Street, and make sure you stop at Liberty - one of London's nicest shops. The building itself is gorgeous.

8. Have a few afternoon snacks at Borough Market.
Tons of outdoor stands with fresh fruits, veggies, breads, cheeses, etc. I had an amazing tomato/pesto bread, fresh mozzarella, and fresh-pressed juice. I also bought a jar of English honey to bring back home.

9. Grab dinner and drinks at Duck & Waffle.
The restaurant is fourty stories up, so the view (at night, especially) is incredible, and the food and drinks are just as good.

10. Visit Abbey Road.
A must if you're a Beatles fan. Bring a sharpie so you can write on the wall! Take a picture where the Beatles snapped their album cover, and make sure you go into the gift shop as well. (The public cannot get into the recording studio itself, but try to sneak a picture of the front door. I did)!

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