the queen of hoxton

I was in London for about a week and a half and I was seriously so bored by the end of it. I did the usual touristy stuff then I had nothing to do and ended I going to primark everyday lol I was by myself too so it was more boring :( if I were to go back what other non touristy places would you recommend?? - anonymous. 

Well, anon. You’re in luck as I often get asked what I do for fun in London and what I recommend so here is my guide :)

 

Tourist Attractions

  • London Eye
  • Big Ben
  • The Shard (amazing views of London)
  • The O2 Arena Climb (more amazing views)
  • Westminster Abbey (very cultural)
  • St Paul’s Cathedral
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Piccadilly Circus
  • China Town
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Tower of London
  • Canary Wharf (pretty cool place)

Museums (most are FREE!)

  • Science Museum
  • National History Museum (my fave - visit the ant farm thing)
  • V&A
  • Not been to any others but there are quite a lot

Theatre!

  • Phantom of The Opera
  • The Lion King (must see)
  • Book of Mormon
  • Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
  • Wicked
  • Matilda
  • Shrek (I think?)

Shopping Places

  • Oxford Street (obvs)
  • Westfield (Stratford for cheap shops/Shepards Bush for posh)
  • Regents Street (Hamleys toy store!)
  • Harrods (Knightsbridge)
  • Carnaby Street
  • Camden Market (favourite)
  • Portobello Road Market
  • Covent Garden

Other Things:

  • SeaLife Aquarium (South Bank)
  • Kew Gardens
  • Thames Boat Ride (speed boat for definite!)
  • If they still do them the Duck boat tour thing
  • Aubin Cinema (cinema with armchairs and sofas!)
  • Somerset House (if you come in the summer they do a really cute outdoor cinema screening thing)
  • London Zoo
  • Cutty Sark

Places to Eat/Party: (will warn you clubs tend to be quite expensive in London so be warned and some places you have to book tickets beforehand)

  • Tiger Tiger (favourite)
  • China Town (amazing cheap Chinese food & all you can eat)
  • The Strand
  • Fabric nightclub
  • Egg nightclub
  • Funky Buddha (not actually been lol and I think its members)
  • XOYO
  • Ministry
  • Queen of Hoxton
  • If in doubt and just want to get drunk for cheap, ALWAYS seek out your nearest Wetherspoons.

If you need anything else or want to ask me any questions please don’t hesitate to ask and enjoy your stay!