London: My Top 10 Things To Do

An article that does what it says on the tin – in reverse order, here’s my top 10 things to do in London!

10) Visit Piccadilly and have afternoon tea at the Ritz before seeing the bright lights of Piccadilly Circus followed by drinks at Mahiki.

9) Have a night out in Shoreditch – head to Barrio for a cocktail with a jammy dodger biscuit – and take an Uber to Karaoke Box to properly finish your evening.

8) Hire a bike and cycle around Hyde Park and the Serpentine Lake.

7) Walk from Horse Guard’s Parade and up the Mall to see Buckingham Palace, home of Queen Elizabeth II, to see the changing of the guard.

6) Spend a day shopping on both Oxford Street and Bond Street, finishing with a special dinner at sketch.

5) Head to Covent Garden and Leicester Square and take your pick from various West End theatrical shows and a plethora of different restaurants (my favourites being Flat Iron Steak – £10 steak! – and Burger & Lobster) or bars (head to Be at One!).

4) Take a turn on the London Eye and enjoy the views of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.

3) Walk across Tower Bridge to explore the historic grounds of the Tower of London, before heading up towards Liverpool Street for dinner at either Duck and Waffle or SushiSamba.

2) Book a trip to the Sky Garden and sip a cocktail (or two) while checking out the unparalleled rooftop views of the Shard.

1) Take an epic walk: starting at the Monument to the Great Fire of London, walk along London Bridge to Borough Market and continue along the south bank, past Shakespeare’s Globe, up to the Tate Modern art gallery – finishing your journey with food and nibbles at the Oxo Tower.