#ALLTHINGSLONDON - THINGS TO DO IN LONDON

26.5.15

I visit London on a very regular basis, however I've never really experience the sites and tourist attractions.

Recently my Best Friend of 17 Years turned 20, and what better way to spend your 20th than a Weekend Away to London planned by Me, experiencing #AllThingsLondon.

So I thought I'd share my favourite things to do when in London with you so whether you're travelling to London for the first time and want to know Things to Do in London and what to cram into a weekend in the Capital City or whether you're a regular traveller like myself and what to see what else you can visit you haven't already!

My Guide: What to do when in London?





I found this Hotel while searching online to find the perfect hotel for our stay in the perfect location, at the perfect price.
The Hilton Tower Bridge is a stunning hotel in a stunning location with views of Tower Bridge and The Shard. Located a two minute walk from Liverpool St Tube Station surrounded by attractions as well as food and cafés from M&S Food, LEON, Cafe Nero, EAT and many more a stones throw away from the hotel.

My favourite part of the hotel was the decor as well as the location.
The Lobby is stunning and so stylish!
I was most impressed with the service too. As we arrived at the hotel around 10am, and on booking was told I couldn't physically get into my room until 3pm, which is quite standard.
However, upon arrival at 10am was told my room was ready and I could get settled in straight away, theres nothing better than getting into your hotel room early, let alone in the early morning!

The rooms were amazing.
We booked x2 Superior Rooms which were side-by-side one another with an extremely spacious bathroom and wardrobe, large TV and dresser area as well as a table and seating, with a huge King Size Bed, stylish decor but most surprising was our amazingly breathtaking View of The Shard straight from our window.

We really couldn't have asked for a better Hotel, in a stunning Location at an amazing Price!




Walking the Embankment:
One of my favourite things to do in London whenever I'm free is to get the Tube to Waterloo, Embankment or Westminster and do the walk of The Thames, Westminster and Embankment past one of the prettiest FREE views London has to offer.

What I love about the walk is whichever station you get off at whichever direction you walk The Thames, you can come to either Westminster Bridge or Jubilee Bridge and walk the other direction too past The London Eye, Jubilee Gardens, Whitehall Gardens, Skyline View form the Bridges and of course The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.




Buckingham Palace:
I love to walk to Buckingham Palace from Westminster, I take Whitehall past Downing Street to Trafalgar Square and wall up The Mall along side St James' Park which on a sunny summers day is beautiful.

Buckingham Palace always makes appreciating our country, our royals and our traditions.
The Palace is such a treasure to our country and If you're visiting London for the for time it's definitely a must on the 'To Do List' when travelling the city.

Green Park:
Green Park is in my Top 3 Places I Love in London.
I always make a trip to Green Park if I can when in the City, it's my Central Park of London.
Surrounded by streets of stunning architecture and amazing locations like The Ritz incased in a park of beauty just baffles me.
I'll walk up The Mall to Buckingham Palace and through Green Park to the Tube to admire it.
I love in the summer when Green Park is covered in summery Deck Chairs for your to rent and enjoy the scenery in style over lunch or a cool down.




Harrods is one of London's biggest treasures, and somewhere you can really kill a lot of time by just browsing all the floors and sections getting lost spending imaginary money on anything and everything from Beauty and Fashion to Food and Pets!
But if you've not got all day, the Food Halls on the Bottom Floor are a definite must!




Oxford Street & Regent Street:
Oxford Street and Regent Street are the Shopping Streets of England.
With designer and highstreet options and a department store at what feels like every turn, if you're on a shopping weekend in the capital Oxford & Regents Streets are a must!
With Selfridges, 3 floor of Topshop, Hamleys Toy Store, the biggest Primark ever and with Carnaby Street just of Regent Street offering you the most adorable colourful street of stores as well as backing onto Liberty, is well worth a trip.

Westfield White City & Westfield Stratford:
If you're looking for a weekend of Shopping and don't fancy hitting the hustle and bustle of Oxford & Regent St I'd recommend taking the Central Line to Westfield White City (West to Shepard's Bush) or Westfield Stratford (East to Stratford) for a jaw dropping Mall experience.
My personal favourite out of the two is Westfield White City personally because I love easy to shop layout, the variety of restaurants and The Designer Village.

Having been to London so many times it's quite random I've never been on The London Eye.
So this time with my best friend and boyfriend it was the perfect time and perfect way to lose my London Eye Virginity!


We got fast track immediate entry so we didn't have to cue and didn't wait around for any time and we guided straight to our little pod which was amazing.
I'm a little hesitant with heights but The London Eye makes you feel so safe and the height issue really wasn't a problem for me, it also helps that the Eye moves so slowly so you don't feel like you climbing in height at all theres also so much distraction to the height issue with the breathtaking views of London.
Having now enjoyed The London Eye experience I see what all the fuss is about, it was an incredible experience and the views were stunning, I'd love to do it again.




I'd heard of The Ice Bar and stalked photos of Facebook friends attending for years but never been myself.

So on this Birthday Weekend Trip to London I thought that this would be the ideal experience to go to the oh-so talked about Ice Bar London.
It really was the most incredible experience.

Situated just off Regent Street in a little courtyard of Bar and Restaurants of Heddon Street with The Ice Bar London's Warm Bar in the entrance where you can enjoy Cocktail after Cocktail in or outside.
For The Ice Bar itself you sign in, get given the hilarious eskimo thermal poncho (equipped with hood and gloves!) then into a Stars in their Eyes like door and like magic arrive in The Ice Bar.
Yes, it's cold.. Very cold at -5°C, but so awesome!
The Ice Bar is from £13pp which includes a 40 Minutes Trip to The Ice Bar as well as your Thermal Cape & Gloves, Personal Cocktail Glass made of Ice and 1 FREE Cocktail from the Ice Cocktail Bar.

40 Minutes doesn't sound very long although if you're anything like my boyfriend and feel the cold 20 Minutes would've been enough for the most amazing and incredibly random Ice Bar experience.




Covent Garden:
When visiting London, Covent Garden is one of my favourite places.
Perfect for shopping and food and the best for people watching situated on a square of cobbles with a Shopping and Food Plaza in the middle full of unique shops and restaurants a delightful place in the summer months.

Covent Garden is full of unique shops and my new favourite place in Covent Garden is The Blo Blow Dry Bar!



Pop in for Breakfast Club and enjoy a Blow Dry over Breakfast in The Blo Blow Dry Bar's gorgeous salon without feeling like you're cheating on your hairdresser.
Experience their Dry Styling if you've not got time for a complete Wash and Dry and choose a style of your own or from their amazing Blo Dry Menu.

Such a unique idea, and great place to pop in after all the city hustle and bustle and give you and your hair the perfect pamper treat at The Blo Dry Bar.

My Beach Wave Dry Style at Blo Blow Dry Bar, Covent Garden.

Nottinghill:
I've recently fallen in love with Nottinghill.
The stunning streets, the gorgeous houses in every colour imaginable, the amazing roads feel like you're on holiday, the unique shops are just so cool and refreshing!
Not forgetting the amazing and very famous Portobello Road which is a very busy market with Market Stalls selling the weird and the wonderful is such a beautiful area of London to visit and just walk, and walk the streets of Nottinghill for hours.


Restaurants & Bars:

When in Westfield White City if you're after a Happy Hour Cocktail in a quirky Bar pop into The Meat Co and choose from their amazing Cocktail Menu with a fun and quirky atmosphere and decor.

Football Café:
When in Westfield Stratford if you're with your girly friends I wouldn't recommend this step.
However if you're with a football loving male friend and want to go for a bite to eat or a drink The Football Café is a great stop for any sports lover.


The Meat Co (left) & Football Café (right)

We love Prezzo!
When in London we always love to go to Prezzo Charring Cross in Trafalgar Square.
Trafalgar Square at night isn't only easy to get to and central it's all lit up and stunning.
Prezzo is a great place to go for Lunch or Dinner with something for everyone, especially the Pizzas.

Snog:
I'm a massive Frozen Yogurt addict.
Especially when walking around London all day it's the perfect refreshing thing to grab on the go.
I usually go to Snog in Westfield White City where you can choose from a handful of yogurt flavours and so, so many yogurt toppings.

If you're around Oxford Street and don't mind walking a couple of streets back away from the busy, crammed streets you'll find Honest Burgers with their great range of Burger options at great prices with the most amazing relishes and fries!

Strada Italian:
Before heading home to catch our train at the end of our amazing weekend away in the Oxford Street area we popped into Strada Italian just next to Honest Burger for Dinner indulging in some lush Pizza's!

When we stay over in London and usually after our trip to Prezzo we pop to Henry's Café Bar in Covent Garden for too many Cocktails and Grey Goose, with the option of a little boogie if you want too!
Although I never have, you can always get a bite to eat in Henry's as well as enjoy their amazing drinks and cocktails with 2 Bars, upstairs or downstairs with plenty of seating for all is a great place to begin the long evening of partying.



I hope you enjoyed my Guide to London and it's introduced you to some New Things to Do and New Places to Eat in London when we visit.
It's a beautiful City and I'm very proud to have a fast train link to it from The Midlands, however If you've never been it's well worth the visit.

Thank you for reading!





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