I go to London pretty regularly for work, but this year I’ve also managed to get down for a couple of very fun weekends with friends and Sam too. I really love London, but in a city that is so big it can sometimes feel a little bit overwhelming to know where to start with creating an itinerary. So today I thought I’d share a list of some of my favourite things I’ve got up to in the city recently in case you’re on the hunt for some inspiration.
Here are 8 super fun things to do in London…
1) Cocktails at The American Bar at The Savoy
For someone who is usually on the hunt for a bargain, I’m a huge fan of going for a drink somewhere super swanky and the American Bar at the Savoy definitely ticks that box. The surroundings here are obviously amazing and the drinks are incredibly well made – let your server know what sort of thing you usually like and they’ll be sure to recommend you something perfect.
2) Take in the view from the Sky Garden
Set 155m up and directly facing the Shard, the Sky Garden is the perfect place to enjoy a cracking view of London. With beautifully landscaped gardens and an open air terrace looking out over the city, this is one of the prettiest tourist attractions I’ve ever visited. There’s also a pretty ace bar so you can enjoy a drink up there too. Best of all though? It’s free – just be sure to plan your trip in advance to ensure you get hold of a ticket.
3) Spend the evening at Dinerama
When we visited Dinerama a couple of weeks ago it totally reminded me of Brooklyn – filled with hip food trucks, trendy bars and neon lights, it’s a super fun place to spend a Saturday night. I can definitely recommend the sticky Thai chicken from Farang and the vodka slushies which were both delicious. The location (in the heart of Shoreditch) also makes it the perfect place to start your night out.
4) Check out the exhibitions at Tate Modern
There are plenty of galleries and museums to choose from in London but my favourite is always the Tate Modern. They seem to have the most interesting exhibitions and their gift shop is absolutely next level (rivalled only by MOMA in New York in my opinion). Plus they have a viewing level which boasts some pretty great views across the Thames on a clear day.
5) Eat your way around Borough Market
I’ve already written before about my love of Borough Market, but I really do think this is one of the most fun things to do in London. It’s always busy and bustling and there is such a great selection of delicious goodies to eat – I’ve heard that the Bread Ahead doughnuts are next level. There are also plenty of bars and pubs nearby, so you can definitely make a day of this.
6) Enjoy the Scandal Water afternoon tea at London EDITION
This was something I did on my last trip to London a couple of weeks ago and it’s definitely something I’ll be indulging in again! I’m not usually a huge fan of afternoon tea, but Scandal Water at London EDITION is different. It centres around the teas, of which you choose 3 to try, and each one comes accompanied with a rum punch and a little nibble. Everything we tried was delicious, and the setting inside this super swanky hotel will make you feel pretty fancy.
7) Go shopping at Seven Dials
There are so many places to shop in the capital, from the big Westfield malls to the always busy Oxford Street, but my favourite area to get spendy in is Seven Dials. Based between Covent Garden and Soho, Seven Dials is made up of pretty cobbled streets housing quant boutiques and trendy coffee shops. You’ll find some well known brands here, but also a couple of shops offering something that little bit different.
8) Check into the trendy Hoxton hotel
I’ve stayed in more London hotels than I could count on both hands, but after my stay at The Hoxton the other week, it’s now the only place I ever want to check into. The beds are plush, the rooms are beautifully decorated and the vibe is suitably hip, with trendy creatives working away in the lobby and a cool coffee shop next door. I stayed at the branch in Holborn which was perfectly located, but I’m dying to stay at the Shoreditch hotel next time.
What are you favourite things to do in London?