101 Things: London

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Touristy Destinations

  1. Big Ben (can’t go up this one unless you’re a resident)
  2. Westminster Abbey
  3. St. Paul’s Cathedral
  4. Paddington Bear statue
  5. London Eye
  6. View From the Shard
  7. Globe Theater
  8. See a West End show
  9. Tower of London
  10. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
  11. Trafalgar Square
  12. King’s Cross Station
  13. Platform 9 3/4 at King’s Cross
  14. Buckingham Palace + Changing of the guard
  15. Harry Potter Studio Tour (worth EVERY FREAKING PENNY)
  16. Millenium Bridge
  17. Tower Bridge
  18. The Gherkin
  19. Hyde Park
  20. Walk past the MI6 building (I don’t think you actually want to go inside)
  21. London Zoo
  22. Regents Park
  23. See a proper football match
  24. Take a cruise along the Thames
  25. Royal Observatory
  26. Take a picture where the Beatles once stood
  27. Walk around Notting Hill
  28. Kew Gardens
  29. Take a stroll along the embankment
  30. Ice skating in front of the Natural History Museum
  31. Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
  32. The Royal Opera House
  33. Jack the Ripper walking tours
  34. Ride the Tube and marvel at how much more efficient it is than the MTA
  35. Explore whichever neighborhood you’re staying in

Museums

  1. Victoria & Albert
  2. Natural History Museum
  3. Sherlock Holmes Museum
  4. Tate Modern
  5. Tate Britain
  6. National Gallery
  7. National Portrait Gallery
  8. British Museum
  9. Madame Tussauds
  10. Science Museum
  11. Imperial War Museum
  12. Royal Museums in Greenwich

Shopping

  1. Harrods
  2. Selfridges
  3. Liberty London
  4. Debenhams
  5. Claridge’s
  6. Pharmacies (Boots + Superdrug)
  7. Primark
  8. New Look
  9. & Other Stories
  10. Boxpark in Shoreditch

Tasty Treats

  1. Have tea somewhere fancy
  2. Cereal Killer Cafe (cereal)
  3. Wagamama (ramen)
  4. Bone Daddies (ramen)
  5. Costa (coffee)
  6. Monmouth (coffee)
  7. Gregg’s (sausage and bean pasty)
  8. Get some curry on Brick Lane
  9. Bob Bob Ricard (press here for champagne)
  10. Nordic Bakery (their cinnamon rolls are amazing)
  11. Long White Cloud (coffee)
  12. Brick Lane Bagel Bake

Markets

  1. Borough Market
  2. Church Street Market
  3. Portobello Road Market
  4. Leadenhall Market
  5. Shepherd’s Bush
  6. Gray’s Antique Market
  7. Brixton Market
  8. Spitalfields Market
  9. Bermondsey Market
  10. Petticoat Lane
  11. Columbia Road Flower Market
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