Cool Things To Do in London England

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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.

Cool things to do in London

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.

Cool things to do in London

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.

Cool things to do in London

Cool things to do in London

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.

Cool things to do in London

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.

Cool things to do in London

Cool things to do in London

Cool things to do in 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 Maรฎtre 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.

Cool things to do in London

 

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    • Grace
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      June 2, 2018 / 4:03 pm

      Thank you!! It’s such a fun city!

  1. June 2, 2018 / 1:55 pm

    Great post! I’m going to London next weekend just for a day and a half and don’t even know where to start with planning what to do!

    • Grace
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      June 2, 2018 / 3:32 pm

      I feel ya! There are SO MANY things to do there. I would suggest picking an area and sticking to it. The first time I visited I tried to go to several different neighborhoods and it was so overwhelming! haha ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. June 2, 2018 / 3:40 pm

    Omg, love all the pretty buildings!! And that bubble wrap waffle – looks delicious! Can’t wait to try when I’m in London next month

    • Grace
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      June 2, 2018 / 4:02 pm

      Yes!! It is the perfect dessert/snack and they all look so pretty!

  3. June 2, 2018 / 3:56 pm

    I’m in love with flower markets <3 Also, that bubble wrapped waffle looks so good. Great pictures, you'll have to let me know how you're editing them!

    • Grace
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      June 2, 2018 / 5:35 pm

      Same here! The waffle was amazing – I wish I had a shop like it back home ๐Ÿ™‚ p.s. I edit in Lightroom!

  4. June 2, 2018 / 4:07 pm

    Your photos are beautiful!! I love the Wolseley for tea but can’t wait to try your recommendations. PS immediately searched for what camera you have because your pics make me want to get rid of my Sony A6000 – ha!

    • Grace
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      June 3, 2018 / 3:44 pm

      Ahh I’ll have to add the Wolseley to my list! I use a Canon 6D – I really need to write a blogpost about it someday ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. June 5, 2018 / 7:11 pm

    London is such a cool place to explore and your pictures show that, Grace! Your post caused the travel bug to itch me and I guess I’ll have to cross London off my bucket list. How many days would be enough to see all of the highlights there?

    • Grace
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      June 5, 2018 / 8:05 pm

      Hi Lydia! Ahh that’s a tough question. I guess it depends on what type of traveler you are and if you don’t mind rushing through things. I would think 7 days is fine for a more laidback trip. This would mean you could do a few museums, photograph all the popular neighborhoods and enjoy tea and restaurants. Of course, I think people say even a month isn’t enough in London but I guess it’s that way everywhere ๐Ÿ™‚ If you don’t like to spend too much time in one place and only have a few days, you could split your time between London and Manchester. I actually wrote a blogpost about an extended weekend seeing both. That’s more of a rushed trip but great if you don’t have too much time to spare. Just search my blog for Manchester or London and it will come up ๐Ÿ™‚ Let me know if you have any other questions!