Oh, you are over there packing your things for a flight to London.
Gosh, how envy I am if you could only imagine! Although people often say London is boring, dark, and not cozy, for me it isn’t so. So, if you still have a couple of minutes before your departure, go through these tips for London travelers, believe me, they will make your trip more effective!
Travel to London
If you are a first-time traveler, I will share some of my mistakes, so you can avoid them. If you’ve already been there, I got some information for you too, or at least you can laugh at the ‘Clumsy Me the Traveler’ and get some tips on the places and activities in London if you haven’t been there yet.
First day: museum and markets day.
Good food is definitely one of the most effective summer traveling tips, so you should have a breakfast somewhere in Notting Hill Area at the coffee-shop at Granger and Co. Visit the Portobello Road Market earlier in the day, otherwise, it’ll be crowded. Notting Hill neighborhood is the typical London, don’t forget to take pictures. Food stalls at Portobello Road Market are great and don’t forget to visit Kensington Gardens and the Kensington Roof Top Gardens with the unforgettable views of London. Rent a bike and ride around visiting Natural History Museum, followed by a dinner in Kensington.
Second day: nice things to see in London.
Among fun things to do in the summer in London is sightseeing. Victoria & Albert Museum, Buckingham Palace, The National Art Gallery, Trafalgar Square are in the plan for the second day and don’t forget the Carnaby Street, it’s perfect for window shopping. Cafés to visit this day are Benugo’s Victoria & Albert Café and Smack Lobster Roll in Soho.
Third day: History day
Places to visit on day 3 are: Platform 9 and 3/4 at Kings Cross Station, Shouryuu, Camden Market, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Millennium Bridge, Shakespeare’s Globe and Tate Modern, Big Ben and Westminster Abby.
Places to eat: King’s Cross Station, The Real Food Market, London Shard for drinks.
Shopping activities: shopping at Covent Gardens, Regent, Oxford Street, and at Harrods. End your day with sunset at Hampstead Heath.
Eating activities: Ben’s Cookie, Shake Shak, Chain’s either Itsu or Pret a Manger, Franco Manca in Hampstead Heath.
Activities: consider visiting Leadenhall Market, London Towner Bridge, Sky Garden, Columbia Flower Market.
Eating places: Local London Neighbourhood, Spitalfields Market, Brick Lane Market, Borough Market, and Chinatown.
Remember that you are obliged to have fun there in London.