A Snapshot Of..., London, UK

A Snapshot of London

When to Visit:

There is no bad time. Winter in the UK is fairly long (or maybe it just feels that way?), so you can assume that from September to March you will get chilly. If you are after warm weather go for June to August, but remember – the UK cannot promise sunshine!

How to Get Around:

The tube is simple to use and fairly cheap, so that is what we would recommend. Unlike New York, there are also tube maps on display almost everywhere – easy!

Don’t Miss:

There is so much to see and do in London – from the V&A to the Tate to Big Ben…if you haven’t visited before you are going to have a busy time. But, for a real historical treat, make sure you visit 18 Folgate Street (Dennis Severs’ House). Here you will be able to step into the life of an eighteenth century silk merchant. Almost nothing has been changed in the house since then, so it’s a rare opportunity not to be missed.

Where to Eat:

It depends on your budget. If you’re like us and you travel on the cheap then head to Beigel Bake in Shoreditch (east). There you can get the best bagels in London, and its open 24/7 – you have no reason not to make time for a visit.

If, on the other hand, you’re reading this and thinking ‘hey, I’m fancier than that’ then head straight to Mayfair and book into The Wolseley. You’re right, you are fancy. If you’re even fancier you’ll pop to the Langham afterwards to drink at their bar.

Where to Drink Coffee:

There are coffee shops everywhere in London, including plenty of speciality places that will make your drink perfectly. But, we recommend Kaffeine. Get Googlemaps open and order that cortado.

For Lovers of History:

London is not messing about when it comes to museums. But, the Imperial War Museum is fascinating, held in an architecturally outstanding building, and well worth a visit.

For a lighter time, head to the Museum of Natural History. Dinosaurs exist here.

Market Day:

Market day is simple in London – there are plenty to enjoy. Borough Market has great food and coffee. Columbia Road flower market is an instagrammers floral dream. Brick Lane market is a bric-a-brac car boot lovers haven. Spitalfields is great for clothing. We wouldn’t recommend Camden Market though, unless you’re really into Nirvana t shirts.

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