London Tourist

London Silhouette

One year in London. Let’s see how many of these I can do.

  1. Visit all the bookshops on my Bookworm Guide to the World – London portion.
  2. Attend a West End show.
  3. Ride the Eye.
  4. Cruise down the Thames.
  5. Catch something at the Globe.
  6. Eat fish and chips.
  7. Visit Platform 9 and 3/4 at King’s Cross.
  8. Check out Abbey Road.
  9. Go to Highgate Cemetery and look for Karl Marx.
  10. Witness Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace.
  11. Witness Mounting the Guard at Horse Guard Parade.
  12. Visit the top 10 most haunted places in London: (1) Tower of London, (the Wakefield Tower, the Salt Tower, Lady Jane Grey, the Bloody Tower, Anne Boleyn). (2) The Bank of England Ghost. (3) Red Lion Square – Cromwell, Ireton & Bradshaw. (4) Oliver Cromwell. (5) Hampstead Heath – Highwayman. (6) Spaniard’s Inn, Hampstead. (7) Nell Gwynne. (8) Lady in Red – St. James’s Park, (9) Theatre Royal, Haymarket. (10) The Queen’s House, Greenwich
  13. Take the Jack The Ripper Tour.
  14. Scale the O2.
  15. Eat curry at Brick Lane.
  16. Visit all the major outdoor markets, starting with Borough Market. (Borough, Portobello, Exmouth, London Fields, Brixton, Brick Lane, Camden, Columbia Road Flower, Maltby, Spitalfields)
  17. Watch a trial at the Old Bailey.
  18. Dine at Dans Le Noir.
  19. See ballet at the Royal Opera House.
  20. Do a Museum Day that includes V&A and Natural History Museum.
  21. Attend a formal (black or white tie) ball (or a themed party).
  22. Pub crawl.
  23. Hit up the parks (and gardens with picnics for bonus!): Hyde, Regent’s, Kew Gardens, Richmond, Victoria, Holland, Greenwich, Hampstead Heath, Primrose, Kensington Gardens
  24. Take part in a huge sports event.
  25. See the Tower Bridge raised.
  26. Experience the Notting Hill Carnival.
  27. Visit Hogwarts at Warner Brothers.
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