Trying to find ONLY the 5 best things about living in London was a hard task! I can easily provide you with a million reasons.
Things to Do
Museums, architecture, cycling, theatre, rooftops… the list goes on, there is A LOT to do in London!
There is always something fun to do, I have lived in London my entire life and still have so much to see and explore, and there is always something new to see and do.
Visiting museums and galleries, trying new foods, walking along the River Thames and in parks are some of my favourite things to do.
Whilst the majority of people assume that things to do in London are costly, in actual fact, alongside the costly attractions there will always be many be free or low cost attractions. We are very fortunate the nearly all museums and galleries are free – where in the world would you find that! Some of the best art work and exhibitions are available for you to stroll in and admire at your own pleasure.
There is such a wealth of food opportunities to find in London, from street food, food halls, fine dining and great take away options. The range of food reflects the diverse mix of residents who call the city home.
I love to eat and try new restaurants and cuisines – I will create posts to review my favourite restaurants, cafes and bars in London that I have tried and loved.
The people! There is such a mix of people that call London home, that I believe you can not find anywhere else in the world. The city has been built on and built around its residents which makes it so unique.
Transport & Connectivity
It is incredibly easy to travel around the city, the tube system connects most places (how I miss the night tube). I love the history of the tube system and if you are like me, I would recommend checking out Geoff Marshall Youtube page or booking onto Underground treasure hunt – which I have done twice and greatly enjoyed! Moreover London is served by 5 international airports which provide flights to all over the Europe and the rest of the world.
40% of London is green space – this must be celebrated. The green pockets that are dotted across London have become even more so important during Lockdown and have provided and will continue to provide areas to relax, jog, walk and picnic.
My favourite green spaces include:
One of my favourite walks to do is existing Chalk Farm Station, walking up Primrose Hill and through Regents Park – a great leisurely stroll.
A UNESCO World Heritage site and is home to the Royal Observatory and Prime Meridian line and a great view point over London.
Tip – visit the Old Naval College and National Maritime Museum which are both located close to the park.
Located in Kensington this park is often overshadowed by Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park which are located along Kensington High Street. Check out Kyoto Gardens and its resident peacocks! The park neighbours the Design Museum, which I believe is incredibly underrated and well worth a visit.
A perfect way to spend a day is strolling around Kew Gardens! There is a lot on offer at Kew Gardens, make sure you have enough time to see all the sites. Some of my favourites that Kew Gardens has on offer include the Prince of Wales conservatory, Palm House, tree top walk, rose garden and Temperate House.
My tip is to pack a picnic and take an hour out of your visit to relax and enjoy your lunch.
At 2,500 acres it is home to large herds of deer and several cycling / walking trails. Sawyer’s Hill and King’s Henry Mound provide view points with views out over London.
“A bad day in London is a better than a good day anywhere else”