I feel like I could write a book about what to do in London and still not cover half of it. I was in the famous city for about 4 days (part of my Manchester London Weekend visit) and while I can usually tour a city in full in that amount of time, a month would quadruple this list of cool things to do in London. It’s an interesting city in every way: it’s rich in history, has many photo ops, plenty of museums to tour and cute cafes to visit. I was excited to just walk around and photograph different areas from Notting Hill to Chinatown to Soho to Carnaby.
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COOL THINGS TO DO IN LONDON
Bubblewrap Waffle – Unlike a lot of pretty food, these waffles rock. I got a waffle with vanilla gelato, a drizzle of chocolate and popcorn. Friends got the strawberry and chocolate one and we all agreed that they were absolutely delicious. I’d probably recommend sharing because the it’s A LOT of waffle but if you are still brave after seeing my photo, go for it and order your own! Cost is approximately 7 pounds.
Flower shopping at Wild at Heart – Let’s be honest, if you come here, it’s to take lots of photos of this super photogenic flower shop. Not only is the shop located on the cutest corner but it sports blue tile and some of the prettiest flowers you’ve ever seen. This is a hotspot for Instagrammers and I completely understand why.
Eat at Covent Garden – Walk around Covent Garden until you get hungry and then grab a bite. I loved the burger joint with the yellow stools (photos below). It was a cute shop and the staff were really nice. Note that this particular restaurant is for a quick bite. Covent Garden has a lot more restaurants much more elegant than this one.
Wander Notting Hill – Even if you’re not a Notting Hill movie buff, this neighborhood is definitely one of the top things to do in London. The houses are picturesque, the shopping is boutique-style and for some reason, it just doesn’t feel as touristy as some other parts of London.
Afternoon tea – Take your pick from a pool of choices for afternoon tea. You’ve got London Marriott County Hall for elegant tea with a view, the Shangri La for a more modern take on tea time, the Savoy London for a classy experience and so many other options.
Enjoy a coffee and eclair at Maître Choux – This delightful eclair shop has the prettiest eclairs I have ever seen. It’s prime location makes it the perfect spot to sit and enjoy a coffee and some people watching.