As I approach one month away from my home (London), I wanted to share a few of my favourite things about it with you all…
1. The Tube
Very under-appreciated, the London underground transport system known as the Tube, is certainly the fastest way to get around the city. Did you know that you can cross from one side of a major capital city to the other in 25 minutes? It’s magical! Plus, you never know who you’re going to run into…
2. The Royal Family
Everyone loves the royal family, how can you not? Now that Harry and Meghan are expecting, we can’t wait to see another baby prince or princess who’s cute as a button.
3. Getting a Cockney cab driver
There’s truly nothing better than jumping in a black cab and hearing in a gruff but friendly and familiar accent, “Where to, mate?”.
4. The view from London Bridges
You may not think that a bridge is a good reason to visit somewhere, but London bridges are awesome. Offering incredible views of the London skyline, go for a walk while enjoying the beautiful scenery around you.
Columbia Road, Borough, Portobello, Camden Lock, Old Spitalfields – London has more markets that you can shake a stick at. Incidentally, Old Spitalfields is a great place to buy a stick.
6. Sitting the front of the DLR
The Docklands Light Railway is a driver-less train, so if you’re the ones to get to the front seats of the train, you can pretend you’re the driver…It’s way more fun than it sounds, especially if you’re with your best friends.
7. Enjoying the sun on the South Bank
There are many gorgeous places to sit and enjoy a drink and appetizer in London (Pimms is the go-to beverage) but there’s not a better place than the South Bank. There’s the great view of the river, the London eye and plenty of foodie pop-ups to enjoy. You’ll probably need some food to soak up the Pimms.
8. Visiting the Tower of London
At just over 900 years old, the Tower of London is the city’s oldest tourist attraction. There’s rumors that it has its fair share of ghosts…it also features the famous Beefeater guards and it’s where we keep the Crown Jewels. As towers go, it’s a pretty impressive one.
9. Seeing art in London
Some of the world’s most famous works of art are displayed in London. You will find Van Gough in the National Gallery, Warhol in the Tate Modern and Banksy is…anywhere, really.
10. Relaxing in London’s parks and gardens
William Blake once described England as ‘a green and pleasant land’, and London is no different thanks to our spacious parks and lush gardens. There’s also lots of great places to watch pasty Brits get sunburned.
London’s iconic theatre scene attracts the biggest stars, the best shows, and an audience of over 14 million people a year. Whether you live or are visiting London, you must take the time to stop and see a show. It’s easy to find cheap London theatre tickets to the shows you’ve been dying to see.