Samuel Johnson famously said:
“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life”
Here is a small selection of my favourite things to do in London…..
For Beauty, Inspiration, and Knowledge nothing beats a museum!
The other advantage is that entrance to museums in London is FREE
GALLERIES AND EXHIBITIONS
Hidden gems in London’s lesser known museums.
Galleries and special exhibitions will charge a small entrance fee.
Modigliani at the Tate Modern (23 Nov 2017 – 2 Apr 2018)
Claude Monet at the National Gallery
Courtauld Gallery Leighton House
Wallace Collection Sir John Soane’s Museum
The Geffrye Museum Kenwood House
THE MARY ROSE SHIP AT PORTSMOUTH
Only 1h30 train ride from London to Portsmouth you can visit the historic ship, the Mary Rose. Henry VIII built the Mary Rose in 1510. It sank in 1545 and was discovered in 1971.
Now, a brand-new museum allows us to view the restored ship up close and gives us a deep insight into Tudor England.
A great way of getting to know the city or of re-discovering it hidden gems and history are the famous London Walks. Walks are on a wide variety of topics, last 2h and only cost £10. My favourite way of spending a morning or afternoon exploring London!
THEATRE, OPERA, BALLET, MUSICALS
Almost twice as many people visit the theatre every year in London as watch Premier League football, according to a National Theatre report and spend more money on shows than on going to the cinema. There are 241 professional theatres in London, with more than 110,000 seats and attendances of 22 million.
Which one will you go to??!
Shakespeare Plays Royal Opera House
Shakespeare’s Globe Top Ten Musicals
Theatre and Musicals
The main reason for my regular pilgrimage to London are the bookshops…
The rise of online competition at least has one advantage. It’s forced the city’s booksellers to up their game, and those who have survived have done so thanks to the sort of literary niches, characterful service or café-style shopping experiences you simply don’t get on the web. Or anywhere else in my opinion!
Open every weekday until 22h00 and open also on Sunday’s from 12h00 onwards.
Window shopping, retail therapy, bargain, sales, impulse buying, good value for money, luxury goods, vintage clothes, souvenirs… What’s on your shopping list?
Berry Bros. & Rudd: the famous Wine&Spirit Merchant since 1698
AFTERNOON HIGH TEA
Go on, treat yourself to the best British indulgence!
After a busy day, it’s time to lean back and enjoy the best Afternoon Tea in London.
Forget the silly prejudice about Fish and Chips… it’s time to discover the real London Restaurant Scene with me!
Do you fancy something cheap or expensive, casual or fine dining, outdoor, brunch, or just a quick bite? Are you hungry for Traditional, Fusion, Asian, Indian, Japanese, Caribbean, or Lebanese? Feast your eyes and discover new delicacies in the best restaurants in London.
Three of my favourite restaurants at Covent Garden:
Simurgh – Persian cuisine, delicious apricot chicken.
Busaba – delicious Thai food in the heart of soho
Sarastro – Mediterranean cuisine with a unique ambiance. Called the show after the show, explore the 360-view on the website.
Wagamama – Japanese quick noodle dishes at Covent Garden.
Rules was established by Thomas Rule in 1798 making it the oldest restaurant in London. It serves traditional British food, specialising in classic game cookery, oysters, pies and puddings. Best Champagne cocktails in town! Exclusive Cocktail Master classes can also be booked!
For an apéro, a night-cap, or an after-hours try the most unusual Wine Bar in town: Gordon’s Wine Bar
Are you tired yet? And there is so much more to explore……