A friend and I are planning a few days away in London in May. I am super excited! Its been five years since I have visited the nation’s capital, so its been far too long. Accomodation shouldn’t be a problem as my friend has a wonderful brother who has agreed to put us up.Yay! In celebration of our future trip, I thought I would list a few places in the city I’d like to visit. Be assured, my present stab at ‘Healthy Eating’ has not dampened my enthusiasm for ‘Afternoon Tea’s’. A couple are mentioned in this post. :))
Natural History Museum on Cromwell rd is one of several Free museums in London. It houses a multitude of exhibits from the natural world including the iconic ‘Dippy’ in the grand entrance hall. Learn more here.
I love the look of this colourful alleyway in ‘Covent Garden’. Neal’s yard houses health food cafes and shops including Neal’s yard Dairy( an artisan cheese shop) and Neal’s Yard Remedies. Such vibrant colours.
No trip to the city is complete without a ride on the London Eye. The giant ferris wheel on the south Bank of the Thames has amazing views ( it is Europe’s largest ) and takes 30 minutes to spin you round the city’s famous landmarks. Book tickets here.
Fancy an Afternoon tea and sightseeing in one ? The Afternoon Tea Bus Tour run by BB Bakery takes you round the sights of central London on a vintage routemaster bus, whilst you enjoy a delicious selection of tasty sandwiches and cakes. What a fabulous idea!
The Shard wasn’t even built on my last visit to London. It would be pretty amazing to drink in the views ( and a glass of champagne 😉 ) from the viewing deck , 800 ft above ground. See for yourself here.
Karl Marx, Douglas Adams, George Elliot and Christina Rossetti are just a few of the famous names who are at peace in London’s Highgate Cemetery. I for one, would love to take a tour of the west side of Highgate, known for its many gothic tombstones and elaborate mausoleums. This fascinating cemetery has English Heritage Status and has grown into a nature reserve too. Read about it here.
I’ve been to ‘Harrods’ when in London but never that other iconic department store Liberty of London on Regent street. The tudor style facade houses an elegant shopping emporium with swish elevators and glass atriums.And the famed Liberty Print fabrics of course.
We would love to indulge in afternoon tea in such decadent surroundings as the Savoy. Its terribly expensive but what a treat…with a pianist playing as you enjoy dainty sandwiches and fancy cakes. The Thames Foyer Afternoon Tea is one of many that can be sampled in the city.
One thing we have booked already is a trip to the theatre. Outdoors! Regent Park in central London holds outdoor performances through the summer. We shall be seeing Peter Pan. We may need our brollys!
And another must for us crazy cat ladies is a dining experience with a difference. Lady Dinahs Cat Emporium in Bethnal Green is a cat cafe , where you can cuddle up to a kitty , whilst eating a famous ‘Brick lane Bagel’. The cats are all rescues and the emporium is their home and you are their guests.I’ve been to ‘Le Cafe de Chats ‘ in Paris and enjoyed it, so would love to visit Lady Dinahs as well. 🙂
What would you like to see and do in London?
As I write this post my thoughts are with the people of Paris, a beautiful city , I hope to visit again soon.