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London is our second home. It has been years of love for this city (more precisely 8 for Ti and 4 for Fe). Still, we do not get tired of discovering new places that always remind us why we like it here.

(This is a more personal list, but if you would like help arranging your visit to London based on your interests, budget and travel time, contact us! We will be happy to help you 😉 )

What to do in London

What to do in London:
Centre

1- Visit St Paul’s Cathedral and seeing close to you the second biggest dome in the world (behind St Peter only, in Vatican)

2- Going up on the roof top of the One New Change Mall (it is only 6 floors, don’t get too excited 😉 ) which is just next to the cathedral. The view is amazing and there are a couple of nice bars up there too

3- Pass by The Monument (which represents where the 1666 Great Fire supposedly started) and cross over the Millenium Bridge

4- And reaching Tate Modern, the super cool modern art museum located inside an old power plant

5- Watching a play at the Shakespeare Globe. The place and the architecture are the same from the Shakespeare’s time, whom used to stage its plays over there. Besides having a cool and an eventually interactive theatre, the tickets are usually quite cheap

6- Walking from Tate Modern to Tower Bridge by the Thames River

7- Crossing the Tower Bridge by foot to feel its magnificence that close

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8- Seeing the Tower of London and get the bumps just imagining all the prisoners that once had been jailed in there (and beheaded with their heads thrown into the Thames). Ah, you can visit its interior as well

9- Have your lunch at the Borough Market

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10- Walking around Carnaby Street, a vibrant pedestrian only street full of interesting and colourful shops

11- Go to Piccadilly Circus, the famous area with its big screens, street artists and the Cupid Fountain

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What to do in London

12- Do you need clothes and/or sports accessories? So go straight into the 5 floors shop just behind the Cupid Fountain, the Lilly White. You won’t regret it

13- Walking along Oxford Circus (this is one only for those who like shopping and don’t mind crowds)

14- Watching at least one of the capital’s musicals (we definitely recommend the “Book of Mormons”)

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15- And the British Museum, which, despite its name, tells the story of the whole world

16- Walking around Trafalgar Square and climb in one of the lions to take a picture (yeah, we all like to be silly sometimes!)

17- Finding out what is the Fourth Plinth, one of the Trafalgar Square’s pillars designated for an art piece. A monument of art in the midst of many war monuments

18- Getting lost at Soho, the oriental London’s neighbourhood

19- Having a pint at the Irish pub Waxy O’Connor’s and fall in love with the place

20- Walking around one of the cutest parks in the city, St Jame’s Park

21- See (from the outside as we prefer, or from the inside if you like) the London Eye, the famous giant wheel

22- Having a drink or eating something at the Sushi Samba’s restaurant, probably the best view of London (the food is not so spectacular though)

23- If it’s Sunday, don’t forget to eat the traditional Sunday Roast at one of the thousands of pubs around town

24- Eat pizza at the Homeslice, located in the charming and colourful Neal’s Yard. The restaurant serves a pizza of about 40cm of diameter, the wine is measured with a ruler, the plate is disposable, the price is very affordable and, ah, it is one of the best pizzas in town!

25- Walk around Downing Street and see the famous house number 10, the prime minister’s house and get acquainted with the protests around

26- Walk from Trafalgar Square to Westminster through Whitehall Avenue

27- If you are curious about the history of the monarchy, you will like to see the Change of the Royal Guards, which happens daily (on summer) at 11h30am in front of Buckingham Palace. If you do, you had better get there an hour early or the crowd will not allow you to see properly

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28- Cross the Westminster Bridge. The view from there, having the Big Ben from one side and the London Eye on the other, is perfect for a good photo shoot

29- To see the Buckingham Palace, the official royal residency in the London

30- To the sweet people, you have the M&Ms shop at Leicester Square. It is one of the only five stores in the world and the largest candy shop as well

North

31- Walk around Camden Locks, Camden Town’s street market (check it out here our video about Camden Town)

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32- Then definitely getting in the CyberDog, probably the craziest shop you will ever get yourself into

33- Having a beer at The Hawley Arms, the pub where Amy Winehouse worked and frequented, even after the fame

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34- Walk or cycle along Regents Canal up to Little Venice. And dream about living in one of those house barge boats

35- Feel like going to Hogwarts when seeing Harry Potter’s trolley half way in platform 9 ¾ at Kings Cross Station

36- Invite three friends to come with you to Abbey Road, just to take the picture from the Beatles’ famous LP cover

37- Go for a pub crawl in the bars of Shoreditch and Old Street, some of the coolest in town

South

38- Go to the Imperial War Museum, one of the most interactive museums we have ever been

39- Eat in at one of the diverse Brixton Village’s restaurants

40- Taking the opportunity in Brixton Village to have a cocktail in the cool Seven at Brixton bar

41- Do not fancy going home just yet? So, carry on to Gremio de Brixton, a bar underneath a former church just next to Brixton Village

East

42- Go to the Natural History Museum inside an old and beautiful building

43- Watch a West Ham match game, a very Londoner football club. The current stadium is the former 2012 Olympic Stadium, which still impressive. This is the club which inspired the film Green Street about hooligans

44- Go to Canary Wharf, in the DLR station, going through all those charming streets and channels

45- See the ground zero at the Greenwich observatory, where the meridian cross

46- Have a walk through the University of Greenwich gardens and the Old Royal Naval College. It is an old palace from the Tudor’s era which has been the shooting scenario of many films, such as Thor, Pirates of Caribbean (by the way, Tiago graduated from there)

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47- See the old Cutty Sark Ship

48- Take a boat from the Greenwich port and go to Westminster, at the city centre. Many people who live in there actually use the boat as a way of transport rather than the metro. The ride is beautiful and it’s almost the same price as the tube

49- Walk around Hackney Wick to see some of the best and coolest graffitti in town

50- Have a beer at Crate Brewery in Hackney Wick. The place serves a very good pizza, owned brewed beers and you can sit down inside the barge boat which is part of the bar

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West

51- Have a walk around Hyde Park, see the lakes, the Princess Diana Memorial and the Kensington Palace (once the residence of Lady Di and more lately William’s and Kate’s house)

52- If shopping is your cup of tea, then you wouldn’t want to miss a visit to Harrods, the fanciest shopping mall in the capital

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53- To make a picnic at Richmond Park, which is as far as it’s beautiful. In the summer, you can spot some wild animals around, such as the deer

54- And have a pint in one of the traditional pubs around the park

55- Play outdoor chess on a gigantic table with massive pieces at Holland Park

56- If you can spend a little more, make sure to dine at one of the best restaurants in town (in the world, actually), the Dinner by Heston Blumenthal. The great British chef presents a reread of historical British dishes. The Dinner is at the Mandarim Oriental Hotel and offers a view of the Hyde Park. It is beautiful and unique. Just don’t forget to book a place well in advance

57- Visiting the antique street market of Portobelo Road, in Notting Hill

58- And eat in one of the delicious food stalls from over there

59- Go slightly up the road and have a beer at the flowered pub, the Churchill Arms, one of the prettiest in town