Hello love bugs! Hope you all had a rested long weekend, even though I’m sure most (if not all) are sitting here wondering where exactly this weekend went! What did everyone get up to? I’m sure tons and chocolate bunnies and eggs were consumed these past 4 days, which means lots of gym and healthy eating for the months to come! 🙂 I must admit that I didn’t jump on the Easter train this year, no chocolate bunnies and eggs were consumed, that’s only because I’m very aware of the fact that I’m heading to Hong Kong and the Philippines next week Thursday, which means bikinis, shorts and crop tops will be worn!
After my recent visit to London, I’ve put together a list of the top things to do and things to see in London (according to me at least). These come in no particular order:
1. Oxford Street and Bond Street shopping
Since our hotel was on Oxford street, this is pretty much what we did on the first day. I must admit that you will see the same shops 5 times on the same street but surprisingly, there are some variations. The best thing about walking down Oxford street is that you feel the hustle and bustle of a cosmopolitan city amidst century old architecture, the buildings in London are absolutely spectacular.
2. Big Ben and London Eye
You cannot go to London and not visit Big Ben and the London Eye, which are the two iconic structures that represent London in all pictures and souvenirs. There seems to be something about rain and the London Eye though, every time I’ve been, it has rained miserably. If you’re in that area, the London Dungeon is right by the London Eye too, it’s something great for the kids too.
3. Trafalgar Square
There’s something about Trafalgar Square that I love, perhaps it’s the vibe and the buzzing atmosphere. Trafalgar Square is right outside the National Gallery, if you’re interested to take a look inside.
4. The British Museum
If you’re into phenomenal architecture, a tour of the ancient times and some good coffee, definitely pay the British Museum a visit, entrance is free. You can also grab a few items in their souvenir shops to remember your experience.
5. The Borough Market
We absolutely loved the Borough Market, it’s like the Farmers Market in Fourways on STEROIDS!! It’s massive to say the least and there’s food available for varying tastebuds, there are cheeses, wines, sandwiches, meats, breads, fresh produce, coffees, paella, cooked seafood, raw seafood… pretty much everything you can think of. We discovered the most amazing place for oysters, they were HUGE!! 🙂
6. High Tea at Ladurée in Harrods
If you haven’t yet read about my high tea experience at Ladurée in Hong Kong and what is the perfect macaron, click here. There’s something about going for high tea in London, maybe because the idea is so very English and where is the best place to do it other than where it all started? Harrods is a must, even if you can’t afford anything in there but just to have a stroll and take in all the wonderful things there are in this world, but high tea at Ladurée is a must, their hot chocolate is out of this world!
7. Leicester Square
Also known as “Theatreland” bearing the statue of William Shakespeare in the middle of the square, if you want to watch anything theatrical, you know where to go. Plus, M&M World is there and it’s bigger than the store in New York!
8. Westfield Shopping Centre
If you’re a shopping centre kinda girl and you cannot imagine braving the cold right now, head to Westfield Shopping Centre, every clothing shop you can imagine is there whether luxury brands or high street brands, I wouldn’t give this one a miss.
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