London Travel Diary + Top 5 Things to Do

London was one of my favourite cities to visit and explore. I loved everything about London – the atmosphere, the crowd (although it was too much at times), Oxford Street, the tourist spots and so much more. So, instead of posting my usual  travel diary alone, I thought I would share my top 5 things you should do if you go to London.

 

• • • • • • • • • • 1. BIG BEN + LONDON EYE • • • • • • • • • •

Now of course the #1 thing to do in London is visit Big Ben and take a round on the London Eye. Big Ben is incredible and there’s so many different photo ops around. The London Eye on the other hand provides an incredible 360 degree view of London. The views are incredible and I would definitely recommend taking a round on the eye because it’s worth it for sureeee! We did the London Eye + the London River Cruise together (they’ve got a package) see #2 below.

 

• • • • • • • • • • 2. LONDON THAMES RIVER CRUISE • • • • • • • • • •

I did the London Thames River Cruise on my last visit to London before heading back to Australia and it was such a nice little way to end my time in England. The river cruise was so good because you get to learn a little about London and its history. You also get amazing photo ops of the Tower Bridge, Big Ben and London Eye. I would definitely recommend this cruise!

 

• • • • • • • • • • 3. HARRODS • • • • • • • • • •

Honestly Harrods is a fashion lover’s dream! If you don’t know what Harrods is, it’s a luxury department store with high end brands and items. We’re talking Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Gucci, Parada and so much more! I was so incredibly awestruck at the decor and design of Harrods – I hadn’t seen anything like it! It’s filled with chandeliers, marble, gold and much more!  They also have a little cafeteria/food section where they sell deeeelicious pastries, sweet treats, food and so much more.

 

• • • • • • • • • • 4. HYDE PARK • • • • • • • • • •

Guuuuuys, Hyde Park is HUGE but definitely a must do thing in London. It’s just super nice to sit around and relax in Hyde Park. Or if you don’t have time to sit around Hyde Park, it’s also a good idea to walk through Hyde Park to some locations.  My friends and I decided to walk from Marble Arch to Harrods through Hyde Park and the walk was SO nice! One end of the Hyde Park also connects to Buckingham Palace. So if you’re planning on heading to the Queen’s palace, the walk through Hyde Park is lovely!

In Hyde Park!

Buckingham Palace!

 

• • • • • • • • • • 5. DISHOOM • • • • • • • • • •

If you’re tired from all that walking and need some where to go for dinner, I would 100% recommend Dishoom. Dishoom is an Indian restaurant in both Covent Garden and King’s Cross with ‘revamped’ Indian food. I had heard about Dishoom but didn’t think anything of it and just thought of it as ‘any Indian restaurant.’ BUT THEN, I met up with Trishna (Tips Capsule) in London and she told me I should definitely go to Dishoom because it’s SO good. And guys, I only wish I had more time in London to go and eat there because it was incredible. I’ve heard there can be quite a big line to get in around dinner time so plan wisely! We went there around 5.30/6pm and only had to wait 2 or 3 mins to get a table.

 

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Aaaaand lastly, not a tip but more of a suggestion, WALK AROUND EVERYWHERE. My friends and I hardly travelled on the tube/bus in London. We’d walk to most places because that meant we got to see more of London. We even got lost on our way from Harrods to Soho but it was incredible because somehow we ended up in Trafalgar Square and then stumbled into Chinatown (places we wouldn’t have otherwise gone to!).

Chinatown!

 

So that’s a little snippet into my top 5 things to do in London. Obviously, there are so much more to do and see around London!

If you’ve been to London/live in London, what are some of your favourite things to do in London?

 

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