The capital city of London is picturesque to the next level. Stand anywhere you like and you will get a perfect picture! I spend about 10 days there and I can’t wait to go back and enjoy the long walks and cold winds.
If you’re planning your trip to London, you obviously have the tourist destinations like the Big Ben, London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and London Bridge on your to do, but here are a few things that you must add on to your bucketlist.
1] Meditate/ Read a book at St. James Park
London and it’s parks, totally had me awestruck. I could just lie down and read a book or do some yoga and meditate on the grassy parks without anyone disturbing me. Maybe the squirrels would keep me company every now and then!
2] Raise the bets at the Hippodrome Casino
Whether you bet or not, a visit to Hippodrome Casino is a must. The vibe of the place is lively and fun! The dealers are friendly and you can definitely grab a bite here and a few drinks here. But don’t forget to concentrate on your game!
3] Live the royal life at Windsor Castle
History enthusiasts, your visit to London is incomplete without a visit to Windsor. Take a tour inside the castle and get acquainted with the history and lifestyle of the royals.
4] Shop at Oxford and Bond Street
If you’re in London, you can’t leave without shopping! Get the best of high street fashion at Oxford and Bond Street and a lot of great deals as well. If you’re not too brand conscious, just step into Primark and fill your shopping bags with gifts for yourself and your loved ones.
5] Cultural Walk at Piccadilly Circus
My most favourite part of London was Piccadilly Circus. From great food and shopping to arts and culture, this street has it all! I particularly loved the road shows and performances that were happening at every little stretch. This one you can’t miss out on.
6] Madagascar Life at Wouborn Safari
If you like to move it, move it, then Wouborn Safari is the place to be. Take a walk with the kangaroos, say hello to the giraffe or let the monkeys do some monkeying around and on top of your car at this drive-through safari park. This one is an experience of a lifetime!
7] Catch the theatrical Lion King
Book well in advance for Disney’s award-winning musical which is now in its 18th year at London’s Lyceum Theatre. To get good prices and great seats, make sure your bookings are done atleast two weeks in advance.
8] Cast a magic spell at Platform 9 3/4
Harry Potter fans, say Aye! *Wingardium Leviosa* Get ready to levitate cause you’re at Platform 9 3/4. Get your cameras ready and head to King’s Cross Station where you can break the internet with a picture of yourself at Platform 9 3/4.
9] Take a walk through London’s Tower Bridge
Usually confused with London Bridge, Tower Bridge is the iconic symbol of London which crosses the River Thames. There is a walkway on the bridge for pedestrians and it is an absolute delight to walk over it in the night.
10] Grab a beer over the Thames next to the London Eye
The London Eye, River Thames, Beer and everything you love, in one frame! Stop by for a beer or two at Tattershall Castle which is a pub on a ship. Won’t vouch for the food, but the view from the deck is worth every penny!
11] Revel in nostaligia at M&Ms World
I turned into a little kid when I entered the M&Ms World and I’m pretty sure you will too! Located at Leicester Square, it’s so wonderful to see your favourite candy in all colours and forms alongwith cool merchandise, all under one roof!
12] Grab a bite at Hyde Park
After a long walk in the huge Hyde Park, you are bound to feel hungry. Find your way to the Lido Cafe and Bar which is inside the park. With a stunning lakeside view along The Serpentine and a large alfresco dining area, The Lido Café and Bar is perfect to just sit back, relax with a glass of beer, a burger and some good company!