My London bucket list!
Next up on my new #TravelTuesday series is London! I’ve lived in London for over 12 years now, so I thought it was about time I added a London travel related post, and I’m starting off with a must-do bucket list!
Last week I did a bucket list for Tokyo, my amazing hometown. You can check it out here if you haven’t already! Discovering new places in cities I know well is always so exciting, and I love hearing your ideas and thoughts. Also, please do let me know what city you think I should do next, I’m really enjoying this new travel series!
Please share this with anyone who might be interested – if someone is traveling to the English capital, or if someone lives here and has something to add. I’m always keen to expand my horizons and try something new, so please do let me know!
What's to do in London?
There’s an old quote that gets said a lot:
Now as a Londoner, I don’t actually know that is true. But if you’re coming to visit or explore London, then yes! There is no time to be bored, there is so much to be doing!
This is my London Bucket List – it’s not a comprehensive travel guide. But I hope that it’s a fun little list of to-do’s! I know travel guides can be long, and I will be doing one for London soon. This is just a quick whistle-stop list of what you shouldn’t miss in London.
Now this isn’t what a typical Londoner does, but it will give you a great sense of what London has to offer!
Have you been to London? Or do you live here? Let me know if you’d add anything else! I’d love to know what you think, and also discover something new in this crazy place.
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My London bucket list!
- Watch the sunrise from Primrose Hill
- Walk down the Pall Mall
- Admire the Thames from the Southbank
- Walk across the Jubilee bridge at sunset
- Catch a football game at Stamford Bridge (or any other London team – not as good )
- Grab some lunch at Borough market
- Have afternoon tea at the Savoy
- Sing-a-long to a musical at the West End
- Feed the ducks at the ponds in Hampstead Heath
- Ride a bike through Hyde Park
- And while you’re there go to the Serpentine Galleries
- Eat some dim sum in China Town
- Go to a pub on Camden Passage and take in the old – timely village street
- Take a photo with Nelson’s Column (Trafalgar square)
- Then pop into the National Gallery and look at some Monet
- Pay the rare entry ticket to St. Paul’s Cathedral and admire it’s magnificence
- Walk across the millenium bridge from St. Paul’s to Tate Modern
- Modern art viewing at Tate Modern
- Have a cuppa in the Tate Modern viewing Tower
- Ride on a London Bus (to anywhere!)
- Have a curry on Brick Lane
- Shop on Oxford Street
- And window shop on Regents Street
- Go to Selfridges and pop into their food hall
- Have some peace and quiet at the Japanese Gardens in Holland Park
- And then explore the Design museum
Still with me?!
- Be amazed at nature at the Natural History Museum
- If you’re there while its on, visit the incredible Wildlife Photography of the Year exhibit
- Go next door to the Science Museum
- And then head next door again to the amazing Victoria and Albert Museum
- Get lost in the maze that is the British Museum
- Have some traditional fish and chips
- Go to the pub in St. Catherine’s docks
- For some time out of the city centre, go to Hampton Court Palace
- And take the boat to Kingston-upon-Thames
- Hang out with deers in Richmond Park
- Then admire the beauty of flowers at the Isabella Plantation
- Watch the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace
- Sunbathe (weather permitting!) on the deck chairs in Green Park
- If it’s cold, go ice-skating at Somerset House or Alexandra Palace
- And get a hot chocolate or mulled wine from Winter Wonderland (in Hyde Park)
- Buy a classic LONDON t-shirt and be a proud tourist!
- Take in the night time view of London from the London Eye
- Have a fancy lunch at Aqua Shard
- And then go up the Shard observation tower
- If you’re not up for paying for a view, check out the Sky Gardens for a free ticket to a panoramic view of the city
- Feel fancy walking down Old Bond Street
- And have brunch at The Wolsely
- Have a traditional Sunday Roast at literally any pub
- And watch some football while you’re there
- Take the tube!
- Navigate through the Shoreditch night life
Related post: Winter activities in London
What's on your London bucket list?
Do you live in London? Or have you been there? Please let me know what else you would add to this list! I’d love to know 🙂
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See you in the next one,