You are heading to London and looking for some tips ? Here is a short overview of activities to do to enjoy your stay in the British capital.
Sightseeing in London
From the magnificent monuments to the shopping spots, take full advantage of your stay in London. In order to take a tour of London’s most prestigious monuments, board the Coca-Cola London Eye bus. You will thus be able to fully admire the city. Discover the amazing Hampton Court Palace. Also worth a visit is the famous Buckingham Palace during its summer opening. Then, to enjoy a spectacular panorama, go up the magnificent St Paul’s Cathedral to enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the city.
For art lovers, visit the Egyptian mummies and the famous Rosetta Stone at the British Museum. Paintings and sculptures await you at the famous National Gallery in London. Finally, you can spend some time in the famous Camden neighborhood (Amy Winehouse’s favorite) with its market and Camden street, unique in the world.
Want to eat in wonderland ? Discover Sketch restaurant with its incredible decoration and zany. Decorated by Martin Creed, the restaurant is divided into several rooms with different atmospheres. Whether for a drink; for a tea time, lunch or dinner, Sketch offers a wide range of unique products to savor in any situation. Walls are decorated with works of the designer David Shrigley. And, trust me, you will want to go to the toilet … The place is amazing !
Looking for a brunch ? Come and eat at Nac Mayfair. Indeed this restaurant offers a wide choice of dishes of London inspirations in a « lifestyle » atmosphere. I recommend the pancakes with salted butter caramel … A killer !
Need a taste of Morocco ? Rendez-vous with the French-Algerian restaurateur Mazouz who opened his Restaurant in London in 1997. You will taste one of the best Couscous of the British capital and you may enjoy a show with oriental dancers. You can also end up you dinner by smoking a good hookah on the outside terrace !
citizenM London Bankside
Looking for a place to sleep in London at a reasonable price ? Discover the sleek design of the citizenM Bankside Hotel. With its cozy extra wide beds near the windows, it offers all the comfort you need during your stay in London. This lifestyle hotel offers on demand movies for free in each room. For light therapy lovers be aware that light is infinitely adjustable, and if you wish you can self check in ! A fridge filled with sweets and drinks also awaits you in your room at citizenM Bankside.
The Sanderson Hotel
Just steps from the famous Regent street and north of Soho, you will find the Sanderson Hotel ! This Morgans Hotel Group hotel welcomes you in an original, elegant and refined atmosphere with spacious and contemporary bedrooms. From the lobby to the striking long bar that seems to be watching you, the billiard room, the sun terrace or the Spa, you will be surprised by the atypical decoration and the atmosphere that prevails in this very unique hotel in London.
Shopping in London
The British capital is known for its shopping neighborhoods. Here is a small overview the best places :
This area is home to the famous department stores like Selfridges or John Lewis.
Fancy a chic neighborhood? Regent street has a wide choice of luxury brands as well as more affordable boutiques.
True address for shoppers worthy of the name, Carnaby Street with its thirteen streets offers more than one hundred and fifty « prêt à porter » brands as well as a wide choice of restaurants. You will also find some famous brands such as H & M or Zara.
Knightsbridge and Brompton Road
To discover typical brands like Harrods, visit this district very appreciated by the London shoppers. You can also shop at Harvey Nichols, another famous London brand.
If you’re looking for top-notch items and original souvenirs, there’s nothing like going to Covent Garden. Do not miss Floral Street.
Looking for a nice flea market ? Head to Notting Hill, the famous residential area full of thrift shops and vintage addresses, as well as antiques, books, original gifts and even organic products. And do not forget to go to Portobello Road, a must see for a weekend in London.
Westfield London is the perfect place for shopping and dining with family or friends. This address is full of chic boutiques like Jimmy Choo and Louis Vuitton.
Located at the very center of the capital and known for its giant screens reminiscent of Times Square in New York, you can not visit London and not stop there !
You now have some tips to enjoy a nice weekend in London, so don’t wait any longer !