- Take a walk by the river
Walking by the Thames is my favourite thing to do in London, and it’s also the best way to get the real taste of the city and see all the pretty architecture; some of the most beautiful buildings in London are located by the Thames: Big Ben, House of Parliament, Tower of London, London Eye and Tower Bridge.
- Shop off Oxford Street
Oxford Street is nice, but often (always) too crowded. If you want to find something more unique than H&M or Top Shop, try the side streets, especially around the Carnaby Street.
- Try English tea
Find a good deal on a full English tea “package” with finger sandwiches and scones (so good), served on a posh plate. The best thing ever for you, your eye and your Instagram. I did it last time I was in London, and from now on, no visit to London will be completed without a proper English tea!
4. Grab a coffee in Hyde Park
Hyde Park is a beautiful big park in the middle of the city, and it might be just me, but I love parks and walks (and coffee is a good idea not matter what). Especially in a big, busy city. It’s the best way to recharge your batteries and breath some fresh air.
5. See London eye and Big Ben from Westminster bridge
This is also a new discovery. Westminster Bridge is a good place for a shoot of some of London’s most known landmarks, and it’s a pretty bridge.
6. See Buckingham Palace and St James Park
Right after Westminster Bridge you can walk to Buckingham Palace through St James Park, which is not very far away. Beautiful park, full of cute little animals (if you just like me, can’t walk pass any animal uninterested) and at the Buckingham Palace you can check out if the Queen is home by looking at the flag (if it’s up, it means she is home).
7. Window shopping at Harrods
Or any other kind of shopping if you’re the lucky one. Harrods is just such an iconic and beautiful place and it really is a must!
8. Stroll in Notting Hill
It’s not only a beautiful neighbourhood, full of charming white streets, cool shops and cafes, but one of the best movies of all times “Notting Hills” was filmed there, and it’s more than a good reason to go.
9. Go to Trafalgar Square and The National Gallery
Many of London’s galleries and museums are free of charge and there is always something interesting to see.
10. Take metro and red double- decker bus
I’m mot going to say that my every day metro journey to Uni in Copenhagen is very exciting but in London it’s a whole different story! Metro and the iconic red double- decker buses are just such a big part of whole London spirit, so you just have to try it 😉
See my London Photo Diary HERE 🙂