Friday 29 July 2016

I've been in London for 10 months now and I'll be heading back to Bournemouth come September for my final year of university, which means I want to make the most of my time left here and hopefully tick off everything from this list that i've still yet to do! I'm going to include things I've already done on here just to give you guys a complete list of things to get up to if you're visiting the city or planning a move here!


I'm not going to go into detail about each of these because you probably know what they all are and if not your tour guide/google will tell you all about them, but these are all the landmarks you should definitely snap up whilst in the city.

The Big Ben

Leicester Square

Covent Garden

Piccadilly Circus 

River Thames

London Eye

London Bridge

Buckingham Palace

St Paul's Cathedral

Westminister Abbey

Globe Theatre

Hyde Park

The Shard

This list is full of quirky and unique restaurants situated all over London. Head to The Blues Kitchen for some southern soul food or to Sketch London for some french cuisine and egg shaped toilets. For you vegan folk out there Farmacy and Farm Girl in Notting Hill are great options! 

Sketch London

Cereal Killer Cafe


Farm Girl

Lady Dinah Cat Emporium 

Love Shake 

Duck & Waffle

The Breakfast Club

Alice In Wonderland High Tea @ The Sanderson

La Bodega Negra

The Blues Kitchen

Phoenix Artist Club

Borough Market


Sadly Dippy the Diplodocus won't be there to great you anymore as he's being replaced by a whale, but the NHM is probably one of my favourites and you could easily spend hours in there - but then you wouldn't have time for the science museum. Tate Modern has to be my favourite of all of them and most of these museums and galleries are free of charge and just ask for a donation if you're up for it. 

British Museum

Natural History Museum

Victoria and Albert Museum

National Maritime Museum

Tate Modern Museum

Imperial War Museum

Science Museum

The Royal Observatory


Now this all depends what kind of music you're in to! I'm not really one for house and techno so there might be a lack of those in this list...but most of these clubs offer a variety of music from old school tunes to RnB and chart topping hits. Mahiki definitely offers the best cocktails and the whole place smells like Hawaiian Tropic. The Grand is the perfect laid black club that makes you feel like you're at university again and is popular with the Southern Hemisphere folk. Most of these clubs are known for their a-list guests so don't be surprised if you end up knocking bums with Rihanna at Tape on a Friday night. 



Cafe De Paris 

The Grand


The Toy Room 

The Cuckoo Club 

The Box 

Kensington Roof Gardens 



Cirque Le Soir


Everyone is familiar with Oxford Street, or as I like to call it hell on earth (on the weekends). Unless you can make it there during the week when everyone is at work, find an alternative such as Kensington High Street to do your shopping at! Westfield's in Stratford is great and is a great option for when it's raining. You can also find some bargain antiques at Camden and Portobello market. 

Westfields | Stratford & Shepherds Bush

Portobello Market | Notting Hill

Camden Market | Camden

Oxford & Bond Street

Kensington High Street 

Carnaby Street

Covent Garden



Who doesn't love a good Instagram worthy location? Well luckily London is full of them! Whether it's colourful buildings, neon lights or pretty gardens, graffiti and buildings, London has a lot to offer when it comes to picturesque things.

Neal's Yard 

Bywater Sreet 

God's Junk Yard 

St Dunstan in the East Church Garden

Notting Hill 

Richmond Park 



As much as I hate the cold, London is prettiest in the Winter. I've been going to Winter Wonderland for the past 4 years now and love wandering around the place with mulled wine a bratwurst sausage and a strawberry and banana crepe. But there are plenty of things to do in the summertime too! Head to a roof top bar or experience one of the outdoor cinema showings that many venues have to offer. 

Winter Wonderland | Hyde Park

Ice Skating at Somerset House

London Dungeons 

Madame Tussauds 

Ghost Tour of London

Oxford Street at Christmas

London Zoo

Sea Life

Outdoor Cinema

Sky Garden

Rooftop Bar

A WestEnd Musical

A Live Gig

Be Part of TV Show Audience 

There are soooo many things I could add to this list but then you guys would probably lose interest half way through! If you're from London or have done some unusual or different things in London I'd love to hear about it in the comments below!

♡ GS ♡


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