#LONDON – The City of Dreams. The Big Smoke.
#London has got to be the coolest city to be in for the weekend!
There are so many cafès, markets to shop around, parks to visit, a Hogwarts Express to catch….
I have constructed a list of twenty cool activities to do in #London on a reasonable budget which I think you will enjoy.
Visit a museum: Most museums in London are free, although certain exhibitions you have to pay for. I recommend the Imperial War Museum Museum of London & Natural History Museum – enjoy as many free exhibitions as you can!
Go on a tourist attraction: London Eye, London Dungeon, Madame Tussauds, London Duck Tours – go on, be a tourist for the day!
Visit a market: There are so many markets in London to visit, grab a bite to eat, have a coffee, find some unique items that only you will own! The list is endless.My favourite markets are Spitalfields Market, near Liverpool Street (food, antiques, art and clothes) & Borough Market, near London Bridge (food, fresh produce, cakes, olives etc)
Wander around one of London’s beautiful parks! There are so many beautiful parks in London just waiting to be explored. The biggest park close to central London is St. James Park – just opposite Buckingham Palace. I also suggest checking out Hyde Park, Greenwich Park or Richmond Park (you might even see some Deer roaming around here!)
Get the Hogwarts Express: sadly, not literally! At Kings Cross Station, they have a very cool photo opportunity for you to take on the 9 and 3/4 platform! Check it out here!
Southbank is one of the coolest places to be! Lots of restaurants, street performers, market stalls and even a skateboard ramp – what is there not to love? Check it out here.
Love to bowl? Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes has to be one of the coolest venues to go bowling! With regular themed Hip Hop nights plus karaoke rooms you are bound to have a great night!
Have a delicious breakfast at The Breakfast Club- various locations – London Bridge is my fave! Note: You will need to book in advance if you want to avoid waiting in line.
Go Shopping; two very famous shopping areas in London are Oxford Street and Covent Garden. Both of these areas serve a variety of luxury and high street brands – if you are after visiting department stores such as House of Fraser or Selfridges, then I suggest Oxford Street. Both areas have great food options too!
#Theatreland London is also known as Theatreland! There are countless theatres that are showing a huge variety of performances, at least one of them is bound to take your interest. A favourite show of mine is The Lion King at The Lyceum Theatre in Covent Garden. Lots of restaurants also do ‘pre-theatre’ dinners, so look out for some great deals.
Feeling Generous? There are lots of exciting street performers in both the Covent Garden and Southbank areas. If you are feeling generous after watching their performance, why not donate £1? There are also lots of people dressed as interesting characters that you can donate to get your picture taken with as a souvenir of visiting London.
See the stars at The Royal Observatory in Greenwich. The have plenty of experiences, photography exhibitions, and opportunities to view the stars, explore and discover planets. Perfect for astronomy lovers!
Alexandra Palace is a wonderful old palace and public venue which has acres of land to explore, a golf course, boating lake, indoor ice rink and event a farmers market. Alexandra Palace is in the North of London but easily accessible.
Ride the Thames on a Thames Clipper! See the sight’s of London on one of the Thames Clipper River Cruises and ride the waves of the choppy Thames!
Like being in the sky? Ride the Emirates Airline Cable Cars at the 02 Arena. Enjoy panoramic views of London – and there is no extra charge for beautiful nighttime rides!
Love Pasta? Have Lunch at Padella in Borough Market – there are often lines outside which do move quite quickly, however, this was voted #WorthTheWait 2016! The food is delicious!
Like jokes? If you are into your comedy then The Comedy Store is the place for you. With regular Stand Up shows on Fridays and Saturdays and plenty of special events you are guaranteed to have a great time.
Visit Trafalgar Square and admire the wonderful fountains, architecture or get involved in special events that often take place in this public square. Look at what the square has to offer here.
Speakers Corner If you are feeling sassy and want to exercise your free speech visit Speakers Corner at Hyde Park – this public space is used as a positive platform to exercise freedom of speech – but this is not an opportunity to offend anybody! Keep it positive!
Hopefully, you get to enjoy at least one of these activities to do in #London this weekend!