I spent last weekend down in the Big Smoke visiting my sister. We mostly chilled and enjoyed a little walk but having been down to the capital numerous times since she moved I have complied a short little list of paramount London activities. I have the hope that this also fulfils my Blogging 101 assignment of a different post type.
On with the show.
My London activities in no particular order…
1. Get cultured!
There is much to see and do in London and something for everyone to sink their teeth into. From renowned art galleries such as the National Portrait Gallery to paying a visit to Parliament Square and the amazing architecture of Elizabeth Tower and Westminster Abbey.
2. Rediscover roots!
London is one of the longest inhabited cities in Europe, with archeological evidence indicating the area around Vauxhall Bridge has been occupied for at least 3,500 years. All that history and scandal and death in one city. Take advantage! Choose to visit the incredible Historical Royal Palaces, homes of great monarchs, past and present. Or unearth prehistoric wonders in the Natural History Museum, including information and artefacts.
3. Take a nap!
When the insane hustle and bustle of the inner city and the continuously busy tube gets you down, and the only thought keeping you from falling asleep on the tube is ‘what if I dribble?’ why not retire to your hotel for a cat-nap? Just twenty minutes can do wonders for your motivation to get back out there.
4. Eat good food!
London is a cosmopolitan; rich in cultures from around the world thanks to its millions of inhabitants. This means, with knowing where to look, you can find almost any world cuisine you can hanker for. For more great food recommendations, visit warsawsworld.co.uk
5. The West End!
I can think of nothing that compares to live theatre. If you have never had the pleasure, perhaps you are dubious to the cost, I urge you to go. Yes, admittedly it does cost that little bit extra, but really how cheap is a cinema trip these days? From stand up comedy to full theatrical musicals there is some thing to suit all tastes. See a classic, like The Lion King, or chose to be one of the first to see a brand new show, like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Choose something that is on permanently, or get downtown for that one show that’s only playing for a few weeks! Choose the theatre.