London is one of my favorite cities in the world! Such a big city has endless options of things to do, so I’ve narrowed it down to 48 things you absolutely must do in London. Here are 48 things you must eat, see, walk, shop, drink, or ride in the British capital.


  1. Chocolate from Thornton’s Chocolate
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  3. A proper English breakfast at a grubby cafe
  4. Chicken Tikka Masala (England’s national dish!)
  5. Dinner at Granger & Co.
  6. Fish and chips from a fish and chips shop
  7. Proper afternoon (or high) tea
  8. On the rooftop terrace at OXO
  9. A Sunday Roast


10. The art at the Tate Modern and the Tate Britain
11. The Rosetta Stone at the British Museum
12. An old school red phone booth
13. Iconic Big Ben
14. Westminster Abbey
15. The changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace
16. The Sky Garden in the Walkie Talkie
17. The Crown Jewels at the Tower of London
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19. William Thacker (Hugh Grant) at his Notting Hill Doorstep (or at least dream of seeing him!)
20. St. Peter’s Cathedral
21. A Shakespeare play at the Globe Theatre


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22. Through Hampstead Heath and lay in the grass in the sunshine
23. Through Kensington Gardens early in the morning
24. In Piccadilly Circus late at night
25. Around the Hampstead neighborhood and fall in love with the cute posh streets
26. Along the Thames
27. Across Tower Bridge
28. Across Millennium Bridge at night
29. The iconic Abbey Road crosswalk
30. Through Trafalgar Square


31. On busy Oxford Street
32. In Camden Town to bring out your inner punk rocker
33. In iconic Harrods
34. In Covent Garden
35. At the Spitalfields market
36. At Cyberdog in Camden Market, or at least browse the rave-like scene
37. On Bond Street
38. On King’s road for some posh choices
39. At the Portobello Road Market




40. A martini at Vista on the Trafalgar rooftop
41. A pint at the Sherlock Holmes bar
42. Your morning coffee at The Attendant
43. At World’s End
44. At the top of the Shard

45. On an iconic red double decker bus
46. The London Eye
47. The tube like a local (though I recommend avoiding it during rush hour)img_5887
48. A cart into Platform 9 3/4


What are your favorite things to do in London?



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