1)Buckingham Palace: you CAN’T leave London without visiting the Buckingham Palace ! it is one of the most famous palaces all over the world. Thousands and thousands of people are visiting it every day. It’s your chance to see where the royal family lives.
2) Ride a red double decker bus. It is a great way to see London and take some really cool pictures (don’t forget to bring warm clothes and a raincote).
3) Visit Covent Garden. You will find colorful (instagrammable) buildings, street artists and lots of shops (kiko, charlotte tilbury, ladure, burberry, apple and more)
4) Westminster Abbey : Every year Westminster Abbey welcomes over one million visitors who want to explore this wonderful over 1000 year old church.
5) House of Parliament: The House of Parliament, also known as the Palace of Westminster, is the seat of United Kingdom :House of the Lords and the House of Commons (also where the Big Ben is).
6) London Eye: is a giant wheel. It is Europe’s tallest ferris wheel. It is the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom. When you reach the top you will have the highest puplic viewing point in London.
7) Tower Bridge : London tower bridge is one of London’s must-see landmarks. Explore it’s iconic structure, fascinating exhibitions, spectacular views and glass floor.
8) Broadway Market: London is full of markets. You can search which one will be open the days of your visit. I chose Broadway Market because it’s one of the most famous. In markets you can find vintage clothes, furniture, snacks, vinul records and much more.
9) Another super famous market is the Portobello market.
10) Harrods : built in 1824 Harrods is one of the oldest and most prestige department stores in the world. You will find the latest men’s and women’s designer labels, kid’s fashion, homeware, luxury gifts, food and accessories.
TIP: Many brands design customized collections for Harrods.
11) Watch a play. It doesn’t matter which play you are going to watch it is going to be a special experience anyways.
12) Take a stroll through st. Jame’s Park. It is a beautiful place just to relax and take a break from London’s crazy life.
13) National Portrait Gallery is an art museum in Trafalgar Square. The National gallery houses one of the greatest collections of paintings in the world.
14) Check out the view at Sky Garden it is BREATHTAKING and also free. But you have to make a reservation and keep in mind formal dresscode is required.
15) Shakespeare’s Globe welcomes thousands of visitors to experience world renowned productions of Shakespeare every day.
16) Tate Modern: There are four Tate art galleries. Tate modern and Tate Britain in London, Tate Liverpool in Liverpool and Tate st. Ives in Cornwall. It is the most visited art gallery in the world.
17) St. Paul’s Cathedral: Located in Ludgate Hill, at the highest point that’s why you can view it from any high building in the city) of London. The English Baroque cathedral was built back in the 17th century and designed by Sir Christopher Wren. It’s a short walk to Tate Modern, crossing the Millennium bridge.
18) Visit Kings Cross station and take a photo at Platform 9 and three quarters!!! And don’t forget to visit the gift shop nearby.
19) Check out the pop up stores. You will find lots of designer brands at super low prices.
20) Rent a bike and ride through Hyde Park. It is the best way to explore the city (in fact any city).If the weather is good it will be a great experience.
21) Shop at Primark. You will find all these cool things you always see online but never find in store- at super low prices.
22) Take a river cruise. It’s a different ,fun way to explore London.
23) When in London you have to keep an eye for cool street art.
24) Visit the Victoria and Albert Museum is the world’s largest museum of decorative art and design. It houses a collection of over 4 million objects (ceramics, furniture, fashion, glass, jewelry, metalwork, photographs, sculpture, textiles and paintings). It is where you’ll find astonishing art and design exhibitions.
25) One of the places I will definitely visit when I go back to London is The Sherlock Holmes museum. It’s certain that you will leave with an air of mystery.
26) Queen Mairy’s gardens is a place out of this world. It is the perfect place to take some cool shots and relax.
27) Visit the renowed Royal Albert Hall in Kensigtonand also the Serpentine Gallery which is in Hyde Park just across the street. Serpentine bar and kitchen for excellent fish & chips with tartar sauce.
28) Madame Tussauds it’s way to cool to miss it!! This museum is your chance to take a photo with your favorite hollywood stars and celebrities (well at least their life like wax figures).
29)Another cool experience is go to a pub. London is full of them.
30)Marylebone High Street: a shopping street that has been described as the hidden wonder of the West End.
31)The British museum is dedicated to history art and culture.
32)Kensington Palace is a royal residence set in Kensington Gardens and in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London.
33)Don’t forget to plan your visit at the Natural History museum. The Museum offers a wide-ranging programme of temporary exhibitions and events all year round which inspire a love of the natural world and educate on the power of nature. Other highlights include dinosaur fossils and Wildlife Photographer Of the Year.
AND NOW LET’S MOVE TO MY FAVORITE PART….FOOD!
34)If it’s summer and you start feeling like melting run to Gelupo for a tasty ice cream break!
35) First things first in the morning is coffee. You’ll find delicious coffee at: Pain Quotidien, Paul Bakery, Peggy Porschen and Costa the U.K. rival of Starbucks.
36) For this one you might have to disregard the calories. Get yourself a full English breakfast and be ready to enjoy every bite!
37) In between the museums take a break and try fish and chips at Poppies Fish & Chips. It’s the most iconic English dish.
38) Traditional English pie. I have to admit I haven’t tried one of those but it’s recommended by tons and it also looks super delicious.
39) You have to try nandos when in London.
40) If you want to enjoy a cocktail like a true Londoner have one at Claridge’s. Pricey but total worth it.
41) Have a burger at Five Guys.
42) If you are looking for super tasty crepes try the Portobello Crepes.
43) If you are a cookie lover like me you will LOVE Ben’s cookies.
44) Hummingbird Bakery has the best cupcakes in London.
45) And last but not least the Cereal Killer Café. There you can choose your favorite cereal from a huge range of different ones and do your own mix and match. It’s a cool place to start your day and have your usual (not) cereal breakfast.
Enjoy your trip!