I recently took a trip to London with Tyler’s family to celebrate his sister’s 21st birthday. We did plenty of cool things that I thought I’d share with you. So, this blog post will take you through my top 5 things to do in London, that I did.
#1 Gauchos Brunch
Going to Gauchos is something you can also do in Manchester and in other areas in the world like Dubai and Singapore. If you’re planning on going to London and love brunch, it’s a must. They do some of the tastiest food ever.
I don’t usually like Avocado with anything but their avo toast was one of the nicest things I’ve ever tasted in my whole entire life. (Bit extreme Kate).
Plus, if you’re a meat lover, their steak and eggs are to die for. You get great value for money because of the amount you can eat and drink. Initially, people can be put off by the price which is around £50.00 per person but it’s so worth it.
#2 Rooftop Bar
I think when you like in such a small (but cute and quirky) town like I do when you go to any big city, things like rooftop bars, drinks or food festivals and watching live bands or comedy acts is kind of like “wow, you don’t get that in Stoke”. (For others who live in Stoke, we often witness a lot more unusual and slightly disturbing sights).
Anyway, the hotel where I stayed, DoubleTree Hilton at Tower Bridge, had its own rooftop bar. It was honestly stunning and because we were overlooking Tower Bridge and the Thames, it was super picturesque. We only went up for a few moments to admire the view and what not but I could have stayed for hours on end.
They had a DJ and cool music playing and the bar itself was so decorated so nicely it looked proper boujee and expensive. I know there are other great rooftop bars in London yet with only having 3 days there, it’s impossible to test them all to see which is the best. Either way, whether you like heights or not (I hate them), go to a rooftop bar in London.
#3 Afternoon In Covent Garden
On Saturday we spent the afternoon in Covent Garden. It was great as lots of street acts were entertaining us, we were surrounded by bars which was ideal as practically everyone had intentions of getting drunk and there are lots of good shops too. I ended up spurlging in The Abnormal Beauty Company on lots of Ordinary beauty products which surprisingly came to around £15.00 for 4 great products. (If you don’t know, get to know.)
I have more of The Ordinary products and so have included these below.
If you have little ones with you, the street acts make great entertainment and there was plenty of other children running about to play with. If not, like I said there are lots of quirky bars – I swear everything in London is quirky – and each time I’ve been there has been something on for adults. This time it was a selection of stripey beach deck chairs, jugs of Pimms and Wimbledon on a big projector.
#4 Stroll Along Southbank
Southbank is probably one of my favourite spots in London. It’s really cool and major street, skater vibes which I love. We must have stood to watch the skateboarders for a good 30 minutes, during which I was Shazam-ming all the amazing tunes they had playing.
We then all stopped for icecreams and stuff and watched the various street performers that we then also saw more of in Covent Gardens. I think pretty much wherever you are in London is great as there is always something going on.
I’m by no means a London travel expert, so if you have any extra additions, comment below.