Wednesday, June 4, 2008


This is a list of some of my favorite things to do while in London (typing this makes me homesick....)

Tower of London -
Cabinet War Rooms -
Westminster Abbey – go to Evensong
British Museum -
Buckingham Palace
Sir John Soane Museum -
Victoria and Albert Museum – interesting exhibits (great gift shop) -
Museum of Garden History -
London Eye (great for kids) -

Kensington Palace – beautiful palace where Princess Diana lived (no tours)—great park to take a picnic lunch

On Saturday morning go to Portobello Road for the outdoor Antique Market

On Sunday morning go to Hyde Park for Speaker’s Corner

Check-out evening classical concerts (sometimes by candlelight) at St. Martin in the Fields church—also, they have a great café in the Crypt (downstairs) – across from Trafalgar Square

Walk across Waterloo Bridge for the best view of London

Patisserie Valerie – great pastries, sandwiches, omelettes (Brompton Road)
Wagamama (asian food)
The Ivy (expensive, but very hip and trendy—will need reservations, best sticky toffee pudding)
Patara Thai – 9 Beauchamp Place

Anything on Sloane Street all the way to Sloane Square
Harvey Nichols
Abbott and Holder (across from British Museum) best antique original/print shop

The Claverley – clean, great location (right around corner from Harrod’s), but more expensive

Check-out for reviews, seat maps, etc.
Open Air Theatre Regent’s Park
Go to TKTS booth in London for half-price tickets day of performance in Leicester Square

1 comment:

  1. So excited I am *finally* able to use this information! So happy to have it as a resource.