London is one of my favorite places in the entire world. I appreciate the culture, food, fashion, architecture, accents (lol), etc. I feel like it's my home away from home. Maybe that's because I spent an entire month getting to know the city or maybe it's because it's somewhere entirely different than where I was born. Either way, I enjoy the city very much and hope to continue to explore it for the rest of my life.
In prep for my month in London, I did research, lots of it. I didn't want to miss out, so I had an itinerary of things I had to do, had to eat, etc. Although I didn't completely finish the list, I found my favorites rather quickly. When I returned in April, I was happy to relive my favorites once again.
So if you're headed to London and don't have a clue of what to do, what to eat, where to go, etc. Try out my list. I promise you won't be disappointed.
To put you in perspective real quick, I stayed in Shoreditch, a cool, trendy section of London, filled with street arts, street food, and the best street style.
To get around, I used the tube. It's a Londoners best friend, and your best friend if you want to take advantage of the short amount of time you have in London.
So let's get onto the list:
What to see:
Covent Garden: I love Covent Garden. It's a touristy area, but the shops and food finds are worth the wait. Make sure you try out a cider while you're there.
Where to eat:
Borough Market: (Or any market in particular) Markets offer the best street food, plus the prices are low so you can try many different options. (Including these Nutella Danish pancakes)
Pop Brixton: A cool place to hang out. Get some drinks and eat some food with good company.
Meat Liquor: Don't be turned away from the name. They have the best burgers in the business.
Molly Bakes: For milkshakes bigger than your head.
Where to drink:
Brooklyn Coffee: Coffee galore.
The Book Club: Library/bar.
Queen of Hoxton: Rooftop bars are London's summer highlights.
Where to shop:
91 Brick Lane: Vintage thrills and unique street style that will inspire you for the rest of your trip.
Boxpark: Shopping and food. Does it get better than this?
Seven Dials: For a more elevated shopping experience.
Let me know in the comments below your favorite London spots.