A River of Roses

7 Things to do in London

Here we are again! – I’m telling myself that because I’ve just completed a 2000 word blog post about my whole trip to London. But then I realized that was far too much; so… here we go again!

 
You can check out the lengthy version here. If not, here is a brief/itinerary of what I got up to on my latest tourist-y trip to LDN!
 
In this list I’ll probably sound like I hate everything, it was probably down to the torrential downpours we experienced on our trip – I had a good time really!

 

National History Museum

The last time I visited this place I was around the age of 7 years old. Since then, it has been on my bucket list to go back. I would have to say that this one would be a bucket list contender for families, but not for couples like us. Though we did find our 3-hour trip very interesting, there were a lot of interactive children’s activities.

Admission: FREE – but donations keep the museum going so do donate!
Nearest Tube Station: South Kensington – Accessed by Circle, Piccadilly & District Lines

London Eye


The London Eye is a relaxing experience – one for when you’ve done loads of shopping and you need a good 45-minute chill. On our recent trip, I thought it would be a great idea to go when it was dark with the twinkling lights. However, I forgot about the weather, didn’t I…?

Nevertheless, it was still a nice experience and now I know that the next time I go, I’ll make sure to do it on a nice sunny day!

Admission: £27.00 per adult, £22.00 per child, Under 3 FREE (cheaper online)
Nearest Tube Station: Waterloo

 


Not my most memorable visit, I must say. It wasn’t busy in the slightest because of the rain, and her majesty was home, so it wasn’t visiting hours! I’ve always wanted to pay a visit inside the palace so I’ll more than likely return one day.

Nearest Tube Station: Westminster


I didn’t even know this place existed! I love a good park – you know, now that I’ve worked with plants for 5 years and I feel like I’m an expert. On the other hand, this park is literally the queen’s garden, so of course it is going to have some cracking features, such as a black swan… I mean, come on!

This is the same place as Buckingham Palace, so the above Tube Station still stands.

The Tower of London

It’s a shame that this place gets so busy (especially when it’s a rainy bank holiday). My partner and I absolutely thrive off castles and historical monuments, and this one is no exception. If it wasn’t raining we could’ve easily dedicated a full day to this one, but it was constantly in and out so… not on this occasion thank you!

One of the other most interesting things I found about this place was that they have located where Henry the Eighth died, and they have the final resting place of Anne Boleyn, which I didn’t notice unfortunately, but I did recall feeling a presence in the chapel where she is apparently laid to rest.

The star of the show for this one, and something we were not expecting was to see the crown jewels! You can’t take any pictures, however, so this will have to be one to explore yourself.

Admission: Adults – £25.00, Children – £11.90 (Prices cheaper online)
Nearest Tube Station: Tower Hill – District & Circle Lines

I still want to go again. The last time I went to Hyde Park, it was a friends 21st birthday – we went to visit the winter wonderland and I really love the place! My favourite find, however, has to be the Parakeets. This was really unexpected and I want to visit London for a full week one day, and spend at least half a day in this park!

Nearest Tube Station: Hyde Park Corner

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This place is not just a restaurant… it is an experience. We all know about the chain of Hard Rock Restaurants, hotels, and Venues all over the world. What stands out about the London one is that, not only is it the original Cafe, nearing 50 years to its name, but it also has its very own underground museum! It may be small, but it’s there, it has its very own tour guide, and it is called the vault!

Admission: Whatever you pay for your food!
Nearest Tube Station: Knightsbridge

 

Where did we stay?

 
During our London trip, we stayed at the Hub at Premiere Inn, Kings Cross. I knew exactly what to expect, thanks to YouTube, and I was excited! If you haven’t been yet but you’ve been to the casual Premiere Inns, you’re going to love this one!
 

If you have been to London, please leave below your favourite tourist spot. Not only will it help future readers, but it will also help me… thanks!

 

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