What Should I Do In A Weekend in London?

The upside of an overseas business trip that involves five flights in seven days is that I get to spend the weekend in London... and they are celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. I fear that I might have to buy a suitcase to bring back an egregious amount of things with the Union Jack on them.

The most common response when I tell people I'm visiting London for the first time is, "It's been nice knowing you. You're going to want to stay there forever."

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I'm stoked that my friend Koren will also be there for work so we're meeting up for dinner at Rasoi. I clearly need to hit as many markets as humanly possible. What else should I do? Check out what I already have on my London Google Map and share your tips!


Mama Gaga said...

Oooooh I am jealous. I <3 London!! Not sure if already on your map but I think some of the best lattes/pastries I've ever had were at Monmouth Coffee http://www.monmouthcoffee.co.uk/shops and the traditional fish and chips at Rock and Sole are pretty mind blowing http://www.yelp.com/biz/rock-and-sole-plaice-london. No matter what you do, just walking around and soaking up all the history in that fine city in the spring/summertime will be amazing. Have a blast!! Can't wait to read about your adventures!

Anonymous said...

If you want to do touristy things I totally recommend doing the hop on bus. It's cheesy but it's a great way to see all of London and then you can go back and focus on the most interesting parts. The pass is good for 24 hours so my friend and I did the whole tour through one day, then the next morning we picked the places we wanted to see the most. Buses come around regularly so you can just hop onto another one.

And if I can just recommend one attraction it's the Stables in Camden Town. My favorite spot! So bohemian.

Michelle said...

Okay for some reason the comment says I'm anonymous! Sorry! ~ Michelle