Mia is a senior at The Ohio State College and an STA Journey Scholar Ambassador. She studied overseas in London her sophomore yr and loves all matters British. Listed here are a few of her favourite locations in London to spend a day.
To see: I’m obsessive about Camden Market. All the pieces I might ever wish to purchase or eat is right here. Need some souvenirs to deliver dwelling? In search of a pair of handmade sneakers? Want to purchase extra tea? You’ll find all of it and a lot extra right here. When the climate’s good there’s dwell music outdoors, too. This place significantly has all of it.
To eat: When you’re already at Camden Market, it’s a must to get the Inexperienced Dough. Inexperienced Dough is the place the place you possibly can stuff your face with edible, vegan cookie dough custom-made with whichever mix-ins you want (that’s wholesome… proper?). Bonus: by stuffing your face with these scrumptious items, you’re serving to the setting too! Saay whattt? Yep you heard me proper – a portion of the proceeds go in direction of planting timber. Tree huggers rejoice!
To do: Need to take a look at the pub scene however aren’t certain the place to start? You’re in luck! Join the Camden Pub Crawl. Spend a night working round Camden with an area information, making buddies and consuming beer. Included along with your ticket is a t-shirt (who doesn’t LOVE t-shirts?!), free photographs, discounted drinks and a assured good time.
To see: For the music loves on the market, Brixton is the house of David Bowie. Pay tribute by trying out the mural of him throughout the road from the Brixton tube station.
To eat/drink: Within the coronary heart of Brixton is Brixton Village and Market Row. You’ll find all the pieces right here, from quirky espresso retailers and connoisseur pizza to worldwide Colombian and Ethiopian goodies. Cease by Federation Espresso to get your physique puffed up on caffeine and prepared for the remainder of your night time in Brixton.
To do: Think about your self a hipster? Hangout at Pop Brixton for a real hipster expertise. Pop Brixton is an area venture that turned an empty house into a spot for native companies to arrange store, artists to work and the neighborhood to assemble. The pop-ups are set inside delivery containers (significantly cool), and the pop-ups vary from classic retailers to tasty meals stalls and a lot craft beer, so put a while apart to test it out!
To eat: Dishoom is among the hottest (and in my view, greatest) Indian restaurant in London and certainly one of its branches is true right here in Covent Backyard. Whether or not you’re a spicey curry or gentle paneer lover, yow will discover the meal of your desires right here (plus the inside of every Dishoom restaurant is an attraction in itself!). Stuff your face all you need (attempt the Okra fingers), simply keep in mind to save lots of room for dessert.
To eat/see: Talking of dessert… in case you are within the space it’s a must to attempt Udderlicious. Whether or not it’s 10 or 90 levels outdoors, it’s a deal with you want to expertise. When you’re having fun with the heavenly reward that’s Udderlicious ice cream, stroll down the road to the Seven Dials. On the Seven Dials, seven streets merge collectively surrounding a small monument and a few inexperienced house. Sit and luxuriate in some individuals watching on the finish of your lengthy day.
To do: Covent Backyard is within the coronary heart of London’s West Finish. Make a night out of your time there by snagging some theatre tickets. Reveals taking part in within the space proper now embody Matilda and The Lion King. Simply attempt to not cry too exhausting when Mufasa dies (RIP).
To see: Take a stroll round Shoreditch and you can find the good avenue artwork in all of London. I might spend a whole afternoon wandering across the neighborhood trying out the gathering of murals. From items making political statements to only enjoyable preparations of shapes and colours you’re certain to go away impressed and feeling artistic.
To eat: I LOVE breakfast. I might eat breakfast for each meal for the remainder of my life. When you’re something like me, it’s a must to take a look at The Breakfast Membership. The restaurant is at all times bumpin’ and there’s often a line to get in (as a result of it’s that good), however belief me, it’s well worth the wait.
To do: Columbia Highway Flower Market is a should see. Open solely on Sundays, you should purchase actually any plant your coronary heart wishes (plus, good day nice backgrounds for insta pics!!), drink nice native espresso and take heed to buskers taking part in on the road corners. Ensure to take a look at the collection of unbiased companies on Columbia Highway to seek out some quirky souvenirs.
To eat/see: What could possibly be higher than having a picnic within the park throughout a heat afternoon? Hampstead Heath is a beautiful park to put out and take within the open air. Cease at PAUL in your stroll from the Tube to Hampstead Heath to seize some scrumptious French-inspired sandwiches and pastries then stroll by the park till you discover that excellent picnic spot. I want I might suggest one thing to get from PAUL however I can’t as a result of my advice is your entire menu. The baguette sandwiches although – Oh. My. God.
To do: OK, so that is technically not in Hampstead however a brief 10-minute stroll away is the next-door neighborhood of Highgate, dwelling to Highgate Cemetery. I do know, visiting a cemetery does not likely sound like a great time, however this one is completely different (actually, I promise). It’s a stunning place to stroll by, and good to get some quiet time to discover away from the hustle and bustle of central London. When you’re a historical past nerd like me ensure to go to the tomb of Karl Marx who’s buried there.
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