While amid grueling presentations and exhausting exams, I’ve caught myself reminiscing on my summer travels. With no school and a very-lax intern schedule, I visited one of my favorite cities in the world: London. Here, I ate, drank, and shopped my heart out for five days, while taking in all the city had to offer. With Thanksgiving and Christmas break coming up, I thought I’d share all of London’s best kept secrets!
If you’re dying for a quality brunch spot, Honey & Co. is a go-to. They serve the best Middle Eastern food in the city and it won’t break the bank, I promise!
Hakkasan is another personal favorite. While yes, they have restaurants across the globe, the London atmosphere is to-die for and the drinks are spectacular.
If you’re up for strolling around one of the oldest food markets, head to Borough Market. Browse, eat & enjoy!
Obviously, Harrods’s. This store gives me life. What other store can you shop for jeans on one floor, and stuff your face with pastries on the next?
Another fave department store of mine: Selfridges. Get prepared to get lost in here for HOURS.
And lastly, what’s a trip to London without a stop on Bond Street? All the best designer boutiques, all in one place.
Afternoon tea, one of London’s oldest traditions, is an obvious activity. If you’re looking for traditional setting, head to Claridge’s or the Charlotte Street Hotel. If you’re looking for the perfect Instagram, Sketch, is the place.
If you happen to head across the pond in July, Wimbledon is a must. The oldest and chicest tennis tournament in the world originates in the city. Watch a few matches, see the Royal family, and enjoy some complimentary champagne.
And lastly, being a tourist means doing tourist activities (sigh!). Hit up Big Ben, Hyde Park, and Buckingham Palace.
Okay, off to start planning my next adventure!