Being in the city for 3 days now, I must say, we’ve hit a majority of the must-see sights pretty strategically! If you’re only staying around London for a weekend, here is a little over view of some fun spots to check out:
Tube stop: Notting Hill Gate on either the Central Line (red on the map), Circle Line (yellow on the map) or District Line (green on the map)
What to do: Walking along Portobello Road you will see adorable pastel houses perfect for a photo op, vintage/antique markets & shops.
Where to drink: Lasbroke Arms Pub. Got a yummy Camden Pale Ale and sat in the front garden 🙂
What to do: Vintage shops & markets on Camden Passage. Depending on the day there is a variety of antique and vintage markets on the street as well as a good amount of cute boutiques!
Where to eat: Breakfast at The Elk In the Woods – Hands down best smoked salmon benedict I’ve had and probably will have in my entire life. Chris got the vegetarian English fry up which was super awesome too.
Tube stop: Aldgate on the Metropolitan Line (maroon on the map) or Circle Line (yellow on the map) and/or Tower Hill via Circle Line (yellow on the map) or District Line (green on the map)
What to do: We started East End walk which I found that leads you around key historical sites (some being locations of Jack the Ripper’s victims) make sure you check out a map first to see the route, we got a bit lost. Also was super sad to learn the false ceiling book installment at Leadenhill Market was no longer up but it was still a cool place! We also walked further south across the Tower Bridge and amazingly timed it perfectly to get to the south side of the river right around 8 at sunset. There’s a nice walk way along the water which was nice to explore and also grassy patches to hangout and watch the sun set over the city.
Where to eat: Dinner at at Tayyabs, voted top 10 Indian restaurants in London by TripAdvisor. You can also bring your own alcohol drinks of choice for no corking fee!
Buckingham Palace and Big Ben
Tube stop: Westminster on the Circle Line (yellow on the map) or District Line (green on the map)
What to do: Pretty self explanatory, Big Ben and the palace are must sees of course! Make sure you wear comfy shoes because you can walk through St. James park which has super pretty flowers.