35,000 steps, 10 locations and wayyy too much food later...
Make sure you pack your comfy walking shoes for a trip around London, even after several trips to the capital you are never short on things to see and do. Here is what I got up to on my most recent trip...
Now, this trip was primarily to meet up with a friend who I don't get to see too often so the whole weekend was very relaxed and there wasn't a specific schedule to stick to but if there is anything specific you want to see/do you need to try and book in advance.
Where to Stay?
If you’re looking for a cheap place to stay I’d highly recommend the Premier Inn Hub, now the rooms are small and often don’t have any windows but if you’re not going to be spending time in the room other than sleeping and getting ready it has everything you need. If you are planning a longer stay I would probably look elsewhere.
It’s no surprise that London can be very expensive so anytime I find somewhere to explore for free I jump at the chance. All of these locations have an underground stop close by if you’re not a fan of walking.
Seven Dials Food and Drink Market
Wow!… This place is an absolute treat for the senses, there is a whole range of cuisines to see and smell and if you are in the mood why not treat yourself to something. I ate at Bong Bongs Manila Kanteen so if you’re overwhelmed by the choice I’d without a doubt recommend for you to try them.
Green Dragon Court
Another food-related market to explore, definitely more of an evening vibe and there are a lot more cocktail bars and street food options here. I visited Whiskey Ginger for a loaded hotdog to keep me going for the rest of the day.
Want to get away from the skyscrapers? There are plenty of green parks in central London so take your pick! I visited Hyde park and Regents Park on this occasion, Hyde Park is much more of a dog/family orientated area with a lake and activities to keep younger ones entertained while Regents park is much calmer with fountains and rose gardens to explore.
Covent Garden is not only great for shopping but there are always buskers putting on a show, everything from singers to acrobats and they often get the little ones involved in their performance. Buckingham Palace also has some parades throughout the year so check those out ahead of time.
Camden Market is a great place to window shop if you’re not looking actually to
spend loads of money, it is a maze of little ally ways to one-off unique shops and some of them might even give out a little free sample. Even if you’re not a keen shopper the place itself is a great photo opportunity with this umbrella alleyway as a personal favourite.