I’m excited to announce another guest post on this blog, this time by Sarah over at www.wearegoingonabearhunt.com.
She has an awesome blog that’s full of great travel tips and information, so definitely check it out!
Hello, my name is Sarah Pearl, I write the travel blog www.wearegoingonabearhunt.com. I was brought up in London and am still exploring it myself. People say if you get bored of London you get bored of life. There is always so much more to discover…
The perfect weekend in London
Visiting the fun-filled, vibrant city of London never fails to disappoint. No matter how much time you have in the city you will be guaranteed to find something that suits you. Try not be overwhelmed by the sheer number of activities, just pick a couple of things to focus on and stick with them. You will not be able to see everything in one weekend or indeed one week but just use that as an excuse to come back another time. Here is an example of my ideal weekend spent in London:
Kick your weekend off by checking out Covent Garden – super easy to get to on the tube. Here there are plenty of restaurants to choose from (cheaper five guys or more expensive Clos Maggiore). I would recommend if choosing a popular, expensive, place to book a table before hand as Friday nights in London are busy. After dinner go to the Punch and Judy pub or Bar 21 – here you can sit on the balcony and watch over Covent Garden. Listen to the street artists sing or watch the magicians go about their routine shows. If you are in the mood for a fun clubbing night, check out the Roadhouse.
Camden town is a must see in London. It has quirky market stalls selling lots of goods, gifts and food. It is very different to other areas in London and attracts all kind of folk. If it is a nice day, take a walk down the Camden Locks canal or even get a boat ride. The picture to the left is a mad hatter’s tea party occurring outside Camden station.
From Camden town you can walk or take the tube to Regents Park (Baker Street Station) where you can walk around the perfectly cultivated rose gardens, hire a paddle boat on the lake or simple sit and people watch. It is my favourite park in London. The Sherlock Holmes museum is also here so feel free to pop in.
Make your way over to Oxford Street for a window shop and some dinner. If you want to stay out late, there are fun bars, pubs and clubs in Soho (a short walk from Oxford Circus station). Roxy is a personal favourite (pretty cheap and fairly trendy).
Start your Sunday at Borough market. The cakes there are phenomenal. Chose a delightful treat to fuel you up for the day. From Borough market you can walk to the Golden Hind boat (chose to go in if you wish or even stay the night on-board). Following checking out the boat, you can walk along the Thames to the South Bank. Here you will be kept entertained for the rest of the day. You can pop into the Tate gallery for free and check out the exhibits. The South Bank Centre always has fun events going on and there is a books and old maps stand outside to check out. You can chose to go on the London eye, take boat tours or visit Tower Bridge. The options are endless. If you are unsure what to do I would say just head for the South Bank and see what takes your fancy while there. If you do not fancy walking the best tube station is Waterloo or Embankment.
I could write an entire book on what to do in London, these are just some ideas. I hope you have a wonderful visit.