My last visit to London still brings fond memories back to mind. Last year around this time I jumped on a plane with a friend and spent four days in London. It was so much fun, I could fancy spending a day in London any day. Maybe I already should start planning; there’s still much to discover!
TRAVEL: A day in London
Discover Secret London
Discover a side of London that most tourists (and probably even some Londoners) have never seen before! Go check out the mysterious London Stone at 111 Cannon Street, which you can find two doors down from the London Stone pub. Legend has it that the stone was part of an altar in a temple built by the Brutus of Troy. An ancient saying predicts “so long as the stone of Brutus is safe, so long shall London flourish”.
Enjoy a quick lunch at Café in the Crypt underneath St Martin-in-the-Fields church in Trafalgar Square, which serves home made food for quite reasonable prices.
Fancy some secret art? On Wednesdays between 2p m and 5.30 pm you can pop across the square to the National Gallery for an exclusive look around Room A. This secret gallery is normally closed to the public; doesn’t that make you feel all Bond-like?
Sneaky cocktails at Shoreditch’ based bar Callooh Callay, that ownes his name to Lewis Carroll’s poem Jabberwocky. Once inside, you’ll discover a cosy venue serving quirky drinks & bites. More hipster bars can be discovered with Yelp, that recently launched a world map to help you find local hot spots based on user reviews.
A Day in London
London on a dime
Big cities like London can get very expensive. Luckily most of them have enough fun stuff to offer for free. Visit some of the many London museums and galleries that are free of charge. Or spent some time hanging out & relaxing in Hyde Park, perfect for some people-spotting!
Keen on some cheap sightseeing but don’t fancy walking? Take London Bus Route 4: it passes famous spots like the Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral, Fleet Street, and Waterloo.
Another sightseeing bus route is 88, which will take you from Camden to Clapham via Regent and Oxford Streets, past bright & shiny Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, and highlights as Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Friendly for your budget and your feet!