Let's travel to: London, England
In a nutshell: blend of rich history and modern architecture
What to do:
St. James’s Park – situated behind Buckingham Palace and complete with its own duck pond, this park is a dream to walk through, especially at sunset.
Take a stroll through the Tower Bridge/London Bridge/London Eye/Westminster area to see the major attractions. Also visit the Tower of London, a historic castle that houses the Crown Jewels.
For a relaxing and educational afternoon, visit the museums, such as the Natural History Museum, British Museum, or the Tate Modern. Bonus: they’re free!
What to eat:
Indian food – check out Brick Lane
Fish and chips
Pub food – Wetherspoons is a well-known chain
High tea – I had a lovely time at the Wolseley
British food – make a reservation at Duck & Waffle for a fine dining experience
Italian food – my personal favourite for Italian tapas was San Carlo Cicchetti. Get the truffle ravioli if you go!
Where to go out/shop:
For high-end shopping, check out Old Bond Street/Mayfair, which houses Harrod’s, Selfridge’s, and Fortnum & Maison.
For the hipsters out there, be sure to visit Camden Market and the Portobello Road Market .
Instead of paying £30 to get to the top of The Shard, take a lift to the 32nd and 33rd floors and grab a drink at Oblix or Hutong for half the price. You’ll get the same amazing view of the entire city, as well as delicious drinks!
For an amazing view of St. Paul’s Cathedral, take the elevator up to the bar in the One New Change building.
Instead of spending all your pounds riding the tube, first check out this map that shows the time it takes to walk between tube stops
LIST BY: CONNIE
I’m an adventure-seeking, food-loving, health & fitness-obsessed traveller currently living in Toronto. I love exploring different countries to learn about eclectic cultures, meet people of various mindsets, and try yummy foods. Having been to >25 countries, I’m always looking for my next adventure.
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