Here goes! This is my quick itinerary and London Guide for those who only have a few days in the city and want get the whole London experience. This itinerary is able to be done in about 5 days, but better for 7.
Tourist "Must See"
As much as you don't want to be a "tourist" there are just some iconic and historical spots you just can't miss.
- Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abby and the London eye. You can do this whole loop really easily. Very touristy, but you can't leave London without seeing them.
- Shakespeare's Globe. You're in London, you gotta get to the theater. We saw A Midsummer Night's Dream. It was fresh, unique and funny. An open-air theater with very affordable ticket prices. We just went just for the first half and loved it.
- Take a stroll around Covent Garden and pop into Neil's Yard. Browsing luxury fashion at its finest.
- Pop over to Notting Hill to see all the colorful row houses and shop the best antique street market on Portobello Road.
- Tea Time. It's expensive, a little outdated but such an important part of British history. For the most royal of all tea times, head over to the Ritz. Unforgettable experience.
More "Local" Experience
For a more creative and trendy experience, there are a few key neighborhoods you will love.
- Camden Town. I could spend a lifetime here. Amazing street art, creative storefronts, eclectic markets, and street food. With a little canal waterway and tons of good vibes. Hang out here for a while.
- Mayfair. One of the most expensive areas in the world. Bordering Hyde Park. Here is where we enjoyed the most "instagrammable" tea time. Yes, tea time can be boring but not at Sketch in Mayfair. Get ready to spend your whole paycheck to be stuck in an instagram bubble.
- Shoreditch / Brick Lane. Vintage shopping, vegan options, artisan coffee and trendy nightlife. Need I say more?
- Greenwich. I took the cable cars over from the Good Hotel and ended up on the water, escaping the city. A nice escape.
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