One of the richest cities... both in finance and culture... London never disappoints... From the Buckingham palace to Hyde Park (for a day picnic or some rowing) to the glitzy and glamorous Knights bridge, this city is the place to be! Not to add the cosmopolitan culture makes it such an interesting place to visit... People from all over the world live there and you hear the most incredible stories... There's sooo much to say about London, I could go on forever... In concise, A sure visit!!!
Food, sight-seeing and shopping
Nobu is one of my favorite fancy restaurants... If you have a liking for Sushi and a glitzy atmosphere, you must go... In addition, a Friday evening at 'Le Tasca' (many of them all over) is also a must visit... Order in a pitcher of Sangria and take a Salsa lesson while you drink it... One of the 'funnest' things to do! A simple walk around Leicester square, Piccadilly circus, the paved streets of Covent Garden will give you a feel of the place...The quaint little Bistros and Cafes are sooo inviting... specially around Summer ( 2 weeks in August tops...let's not get ambitious) are great to sit while you sip your tea as you watch other people hustle about... I suggest Camden Town is the most unique in it's bohemian fashion... Even if you're not into that stuff, a visit is a must just do you can see the the most daring tatoos, hairdos and some outrageous clothes... One can't go wrong with a walk around Oxford Street all the way into Bond street... Selfridges and Harrods are always there but I prefer Harvey Nichols... Once you're on Oxford street,
there's fashion for everyone and all budgets... You have New Bond street for the high end labels... A stroll there is pleasant and if you're lucky you may even see Posh waltzing around in a shopping frenzy...
Activities & things to do
One must visit the Saturday afternoon markets at Vauxhall and the numerous flea markets that take place in Elephant & Castle, Dulwich, etc.. You can get some good bargains for day to day use items and the food is always yummy... I suggest the ribs in Vauxhall market are just delicious!!! Hyde park is one of the most popular parks to be... with boating, lots of food carts, serene greenery and great paths to stroll/run/skate, Hyde park is definitely worth a day visit... London eye specially after Twilight shows you a breathtaking Arial view of the city. One must visit 'Sloane Square'..one of the most hoity toity areas of London... This is in Chelsea. The shopping and restaurants are great and if one is a keen observer, one might notice that everyone walking there is doing so with their heads tilted a little higher than normal... (some might call it being snobbish... I call it attitude... and hey... if you got it, no harm in flaunting it eh?) The nightclubs in London are also awesome... Ice-Bar is a must visit...
Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc.
Once you get to Heathrow, best option(if you're travelling light) is to take the underground from the airport to wherever you plan to stay... The underground is so well planned that it takes all of 5 minutes even for a first timer. Most places are walking distance from the tube stations but if too far, you can always call a cab. If possible, always call a mini-cab(in advance). If you must, hail a black cab (very expensive but safe)... Do not hail a cab from the street (if not black) as they are not legit and you could get in trouble... specially if you don't know the routes or at night... All in all, it's a safe, sound and exciting city to visit... Have fun on your trip.
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