LONDON RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • See the city via the grand bike tour of London - my favorite way to get around any new city is by bike (I always do it first thing upon arriving so that I can get a feel for the city and so I have time to go back to whichever spots I want to see more of).  This one I especially recommend because you get to see all the major spots at once, such as:
    • The London Eye
    • Houses of Parliament 
    • Westminister Abbey + Big Ben
    • Buckingham Palace (+ the changing of the guards)
    • Trafalgar Square
    • And many more! (click the link above for a full list)
  • Brunch at No. 11 Pimlico in Chelsea - do not miss this! So, so good & the most adorable decor
  • Tea at Sketch London - if you use Instagram you've definitely seen this place at least one million times :) The entire room is pink with gold/copper accents, and even the bathroom is instagramable! Definitely worth the $$$
    • If you're feeling extra fancy (we were), stop at Blow LTD for a blowout.  We loved ours & it's a nice walk from Blow LTD through Regent Street over to Sketch.  You can also have them come to you if you don't want to go to them!
  • Regent Street, of course :)
  • Walk around beautiful Notting Hill.  Stop by The Churchill Arms while you're in the area 
  • Borough Market - fun to walk around, worth a visit.  Stop by Monmouth for a coffee
  • Madison Rooftop Bar for a drink! It has an open roof terrace with an amazing view of St. Pauls.  It's pretty fancy, so make sure you are dressed appropriately!
  • For a sunset view, Sky Garden!
  • I never made it to Dishoom but had it recommended numerous times so I'm sure it's worth the visit.  I was told to try the black daal and the chai tea & get there early (people wait up to 2 hours)
  • We stumbled upon The Leman Street Tavern one evening & ended up eating there numerous times it was close to our hostel.  Good food & even better decor + vibes!
  • Stay at Wombats City Hostel.  It has a fun bar & the location is decent especially since London is so easy to get around via the tube. 

 

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