I’ve been home for a month now and I miss London so much. My world feels a little mundane at present so I wanted to list out my top 3 favorite London places.
Upon arrival and leaving London I usually find myself at Westminster Bridge around Parliament. There’s a little park between Parliament and Westminster Abbey that provides the perfect view.
Directions: Westminster has multiple underground stations linking you all over London. The underground lines at Westminster are Circle, District and Jubilee. Follow the exit signs to Parliament. Once you exit, take a stroll across the bridge to the London Eye and continue strolling on the South Bank.
With street art, markets and food vendors galore, it’s wonderful to get lost and wander around Camden Town. Based in North London, it’s an eclectic mix of stores, food and people and worth the visit. I recommend taking a walking tour of the Street Art which will provide some insight into the street art scene and the local culture.
Directions: Camden Town is on the Northern line and the stop is “Camden Town” Follow the exit signs to the high street as there are markets and vendors in either direction.
As I was based in Essex for work, London Liverpool street was where the fastest train arrived into central London. I’m starting a trend of my favorite places being street markets but it usually involves finding one of a kind finds and excellent people watching while sitting at a café. Spitalfields market is open daily and will have clothing and antiques along with some food vendors. Shoreditch and Brick Lane are nearby for Bangledesh culture and street art. Again I recommend a walking tour to understand how the area has evolved over the last 50 years. I booked a tour with alternative London which offers a “pay what you want” price.
Directions: The nearest underground station is London Liverpool Street. Follow exit signs to Bishop’s gate and you’ll see street signs that will guide you in the direction to Spitalfields market.
Enjoy the markets and people watching that shows how diverse and unique London really is! What are your favorite parts of London? I could discuss for days so feel free to leave a comment!