Friday, 23 April 2010


I'm off to the big smoke on Sunday...

... and I'm tremendously excited!

I haven't paid a proper visit to the capital of this fair isle for years. I don't think last year's fleeting plinth vist counts as a 'proper visit', as fantastic (and surreal) as it was, so I'm hoping to actually see a little bit more of the city this time and actually do some things that I've never done before.

Numbers 13-17 from The Big 50 will hopefully be crossed off (is it wrong that the thing I'm most looking forward to is a Laduree macaroon?) and I'd also like to go to the V&A if I get time. In amongst all my sightseeing I shall be meeting up with various people, including a couple of my favourite blogging/tweeting lovelies. Super excited about that.

Does anyone have any other suggestions/recommendations for things to do/eat/drink whilst I'm darn sarf?


pinkjellybaby said...

Oooooooooooooooooo you have to let me know if you still have time and what you would like to do! I don't mind coming along with you on one of your adventures xx

foxinthesnow said...

Drifting around Liberty's, touching beautiful (and expensive) things, is always a pleasure. And you can wander up Carnaby Street afterwards.

Brennig said...

Don't drink the water. And when you brush your teeth just spit it out. It's not pure you know. Drink bottled water. I think they used to say that you couldn't flush your loo paper away and provided a bin beside the WC for used toilet roll, but they may have caught up on that now. And the underground public transport system was put in by the Victorians and hasn't really been updated since, it's nowhere near as good as the Metro in Manchester, so be warned.

But seriously...

I found myself hungering for a Hard Rock Cafe burger last night. And if the weather stays good, I'd suggest a walk around St Katherine's (Tower Hill tube) because it's lovely.

Or climb up The Monument?

P said...

Have fun! I'm down in June for work again and really looking forward to it.

Tuppence said...

Okay here are a few of my old faves from my years down in the Big Smoke...

Walk over Westminster Bridge, along the South Bank, pop into Tate Modern (very nice cafe if you fancy a pit stop) and then walk across the Milennium Bridge to St Paul's. My favourite walk in London!

Browse the galleries at the Wallace Collection in Manchester Square followed by afternoon tea in the Oliver Peyton restaurant in the Sculpture Garden.

Wander round the National Gallery and get lost in my favourite painting, The Boulevard Montmarte by Night.

Take a stroll through one of the Royal Parks and forget that you're in the heart of the city - I used to love Regent's Park and Hyde Park the best.

Wander round Foyles bookshop and Fortnum & Mason's on Picadilly.

Ooh, I want to go now!


Gingerella said...

Have a lovely time in London my dear. :D

I don't really have many friends or any family in London so can probably count the number of times I've been on one hand, and the first time I actually went to our capital city was in my 20's!

How long are you going for? Because one thing I really want to do (and maybe you can try it and tell me what it's like) is visit the stall for a wonderful blog I read called Crumbs and Doilies Cupcakes. On Saturdays they have market stalls in Covent Garden and Chelsea,

Also, there is a place called Tinsel Town that do fabulous milkshakes of whatever flavour or chocolate bar you can think of! My fave is Ferrero Rocher

Oh and I of course love the Häagen-Dazs shop!

Your Big 50 has inspired me to create a big list of things I want to do before I'm 30 (5 years, plenty of time right? :P)

Jen x