What if you only have a little over twenty-four hours to explore London? It’s nice to witness all the attractions that everyone has on their must-see list. But it’s also fun to discover the London that only Londoners know.
Breakfast: Regency Café
A hearty plate of bacon, eggs, sausage, beans, and tomato is the quintessential British breakfast. One of the best places to get an authentic full English breakfast is at Regency Café. Not a fan of a heavy meal in the morning? Get beans on toast and wash it down with a cup of hot tea.
Get Artsy: East London and Brick Lane
London has an impressive array of museums and art galleries. But when you want to admire great art without paying any admission fees, head over to East London and peruse some of the best pieces of street art that London has to offer. You can also swing by Brick Lane and the Brick Lane Backyard Market to buy artworks you can bring home.
Walk with Nature: Richmond Park and Battersea Park
When you are more of a nature-lover, you could take a walk in the lesser-known but equally beautiful Richmond Park. Renting a paddleboat in Battersea Park to get a stunning vantage point of the park from the water sounds nice too.
Lunch: Italo Delicatessen
When it’s time for lunch, grab a seat at Italo Delicatessen. This charming café in Bonnington Square cooks up delicious, reasonably priced dishes that you wouldn’t believe are vegan-friendly. If you don’t like sitting at the café, you can also pick up a few things from the café and have a picnic at Vauxhall Park, otherwise known as Bonnington Square Garden.
Architecture Spotting: Laden Hall Market
If you are a bit of an architecture fan, bask in awe of the beauty of Victorian architecture in Landen Hall Market. If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you’ll recognise this as the filming site for Diagon Alley.
Afternoon Tea: LaLit Hotel
Nothing is as British as afternoon tea. Sure, you can experience high-tea at the Ritz. But if you want afternoon tea with a twist, go to LaLit Hotel. This family-owned hotel serves an elegant Indian afternoon tea of finger foods, pastries, and sweets with a hot pot of chai.
Insta-Break: Notting Hill
Notting Hill is famous for its pastel-coloured residences that are always Instagram-worthy. This means that you can stand on the side of the street, asking a friend to take your photo. If you got the reference, you know that there are a lot of things to see in the area. Go ahead and explore!
Sunday Roast: The Sun in Splendour Pub
Since you’re already exploring Notting Hill, why not pop in a local pub like the Sun in Splendour for a Sunday roast dinner? Pubs offer a hearty meal spread consisting of roasted meat, veggies, and Yorkshire pudding to start. Aside from the great food, another nice thing about having dinner in a pub is that you don’t have to go out for drinks. You can order a pint of beer or a gin and tonic before, during, and after dinner. But if you want to drink like a Londoner, a pub crawl is customary.
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