I really like to plan things. Like REALLY like to plan things.
I had a good friend of mine visit from New York last spring, and of course, I planned out the ten days of her trip so that she can make sure to hit up all the neighborhoods and have some organization to her trip. Since I’m not a native Londoner, I had several Londoners approve my itinerary. And it was approved! Some days are busier than others but if you follow this plan you will get to see a neighborhood or a few neighborhoods per day. Please don’t forget to share this post.
Kensington/Fitzrovia/ Marylebone/ Bloomsbury
Sherlock Holmes Museum
Start off your day Having Breakfast in Bloomsbury or Fitzrovia. Work off your breakfast by taking a stroll through the Bloomsbury Writer’s Walk and head towards the British Museum, where you can peruse through the museums vast collection of historical artifacts. This place is huge and will require several hours of your day. Admission is free.
Walking distance from the British Museum are plenty of stores and restaurants. If you’re ready to put your feet up and enjoy a relaxing Cuppa‘ stop by Yumchaa or Kaffeine. Depending on how long you spent at the British Museum, you may be ready for dinner, head to Bao for some delicious cheap Taiwanese eats.
Nearby Tube Stations: Goodge, Tottenham Court Road
Hyde Park is Huge so you will want lots of time to explore this beauty. Stop for some lunch at Serpentine Cafe or a pint at the local favorite. The Churchill Arms in Kensington. Apsley House and Wellington Arch are both nearby. If you’re ready for some Afternoon tea The Orangery at Kensington Palace is a spot worth visiting. Head to Knightsbridge to see the world famous Harrod’s.
Afternoon Tea at the Orangery
Covent Garden is rated one of London’s coolest neighborhoods.
Spitalfields, Barbican. Shoreditch
Shoreditch Street Art
Cereal Killer Cafe (Shoreditch)
The Tate Modern
Tower of London
View from Sky Garden
King’s Cross Platform 9 ¾
Little Venice to Camden
Chin Chin at Camden Market
The Grain Store
Bond Street/Oxford Circus
Houses near Holland Park
Portobello Road Market
Holland Park Station
Notting Hill Houses
Related: Five Things to Do in Notting Hill