Blue skies over Trafalgar Square, London

18 things to do in London before 2018

  1. Drink hot chocolate at SAID dal 1923 (41 Broadwick St, W1)
  2. Climb the Monument (Fish St Hill, City of London EC3)
  3. See the Rosetta Stone at the British Museum (Great Russell St, WC1)
  4. Sip cocktails in a converted toilet at Cellar Door (0 Aldwych, WC2)
  5. Breakfast like the Kray twins at E. Pellicci (332 Bethnal Green Road, E9)
  6. Be educated and grossed-out at the Old Operating Theatre (9a St Thomas Street, SE1)
  7. Go on a ‘gelato crawl’ (Covent Garden, WC2)
  8. Admire The View From The Shard (Railway Approach, SE1)
  9. Enjoy tea and cake at Sutton House (2-4 Homerton High Street, E9)
  10. Visit the new Design Museum (224-238 Kensington High St, W8)
  11. Consume lots of calories at Maltby Street Market (Ropewalk, SE1)
  12. Pretend to be posh i.e. have shopping spree in Marylebone (W1)
  13. Go on a bargain Thames boat cruise (hop-on-hop-off, piers along the river)
  14. Indulge in a fancy afternoon tea—ideally with a cheeky Travelzoo voucher
  15. Try a rainbow bagel at London’s famous Beigel Shop (155 Brick Lane, E1)
  16. Swim in an outdoor pool (Hampstead Bathing Pond, NW3 or London Fields Lido, E8)
  17. Go on a photo-taking expedition in a lesser-known part of town
  18. Stand on the Meridian (GMT) Line at the Royal Observatory (National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, SE10)

Obviously, there’s A LOT to keep you busy in London. When I first moved here, my weekends were filled with stuff despite the fact I had next to no money—luckily there’s a lot of free stuff to do, too.

Familiarity brought about a rut. There’s always next week right..? NOT ANYMORE. Nothing makes me get shit done like a list and I want to tick-off these 18 things this year.

Leicester Square Underground station, LondonClassic British red telephone boxes, Covent Garden, LondonLondon Underground station at Trafalgar Square, London

Things to see & do in London—as recommended by a Londoner!

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3 thoughts on “18 things to do in London before 2018”

  1. Love this list! I’m moving away from London next month and its definitely made me realise how complacent I’ve got in the last couple of years. 1, 4 and 10 are on my list too if it stops being so damn miserable outside!

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