London Travel Guide

London Travel Guide

Okay, I love London. After spending six weeks living at Palace Court, I have decided I need to move here for work. I love this city and culture. I have made several lists of my favorite things to do, to eat, to see and I have to share!

Things to do:

British Museum – free entry. go see the Rosetta Stone

Victoria and Albert Museum – free entry. I loved the fashion and jewelry sections but also the Greek and Roman art

National Gallery – free entry. Beautiful collection of art including pieces by Monet, Rembrandt, Da Vinci, Van Gogh, and more

Imperial War Museum – free entry. Museum containing WW1 and WW2 stories

Churchill War Rooms – we had a tour. But this was neat because all of Churchill’s communications and interactions happened in this underground bunker

Tower of London – tickets needed. the Crown Jewels are a must

Tour of parliament and Westminster abbey – reservations needed. We had a tour guide for parliament and the audio guide for Westminster

St. Paul’s Cathedral – worth every step

West End shows – worth it. I saw lots because I love the theater. It’s hard to choose a favorite but I recommend Hamilton, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Phantom of the Opera, and Les Misérables.

Kings Cross Station – such a cool train station plus platform 9 3/4

Primark – shopping at a college students budget. kinda like Walmart but better

Warner Brothers Studio Tour – tour the Harry Potter studio and fulfill childhood dreams

Red telephone booth – yes it’s touristy but makes such a cute picture

Ride a double decker bus – it’s just a fun way to see the city

Ride the tube – slightly confusing at first but simplest way to get around the city

Places to eat:

okay this list is going to lack slightly because I didn’t eat out much

Borough Market – the grilled cheese is to die for and the treats are making my mouth water just thinking about it

Pizza Express

Shake Shack

Ben’s Cookies

Laudree

My Old Dutch

Tesco meal deal

Pubs for fish and chips while watching football, aka soccer

Franco Moncas

The Elephant Cafe – Edinburgh

Fruit markets

Sites to see:

I went into detail about some of these places so I’ll link those posts but they are still my favorite so I’ll share them still

Oxford

Seven sisters cliff

Edinburgh, Scotland

Windsor Castle

Kensington Palace

Stonehenge

Hampton court

Hyde Park

The Gherkin

Tower Bridge and Tower of London

Trafalgar Square

Piccadilly Circus

Hamstead Heath

Harrods

Notting Hill

Some of these things are the main tourist attractions to London but a lot of places I never heard of and had to go for class. It definitely was an experience I’ll never forget. Everyday I wish I could be back explore here because although I was in a completely new place, I felt like London was for me.

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