I. Love. London.
Period. The End.
The city was amazing. The day we landed, we explored around the hotel and then made the hour commute by Tube (their subway system is 90000x better than Toronto’s!) and train to the Harry Potter Studio Tour. I am a huge Harry Potter fan and had been looking forward to this for quite awhile. The studios themselves were way bigger than I thought and each studio had a ton of props and sets – we ended up being there for three hours!
We also did two walking tours of the city by the company Sandemans. The first one was free and focused on some of the big touristy attractions like Leicester Square, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and Covent Gardens. Our tour guide was amazing and really made the tour fun and engaging.
The second tour we did was at night, and showed us the east end of the city. It was really interesting to see the south bank of the Thames, as well as some of the more non-touristy parts of the city.
The final day, we walked around Chelsea and went to tea at Harrods! I had quite a few requests from friends and coworkers to bring home tea from London. We also walked through Hyde Park and did a little shopping on Oxford St.
My top three things to see/do if you go to London:
- Harry Potter Studio Tour (if you are a Harry Potter fan)
- Eat in a real, local pub (and obviously eat fish and chips with a British ale)
- See the Tower Bridge by walking across the London Bridge.
Have you been to London? What were your favourite things to do?