A Londoners day out  ….. 

I’ve lived in London for over 40 years , but I’ve never really taken the time to see London. Like most people who live in an iconic city you never quite make time to see what’s around you. So I decided to spend a day being the ultimate hometown tourist.

In order to cram in as much of London as possible, an early start is a must, aim to be out of the door by 8am at the latest.
Always have a physical map , don’t rely on your smart phone, batteries die and an oyster is essential kit for a day in London

Morning

Jumping off the tube at Westminster , it’s a great place to start a London Adventure. Big Ben and the London Eye are steps apart.


Just steps up the road is Horseguards Parade , it’s the place for that soldier selfie.

One of the best ways to see London is jumping on the Thames Clipper for a jaunt down the river, there’s a boarding point to the right of the London Eye.

If your peckish, jump off the Clipper at London Bridge and go grab some food at the iconic Borough Market , open every day but Sunday, it’s a foodies heaven & the perfect stop for lunch.

Afternoon

After lunch, its time to go check out the view at the Sky Garden just 10 minutes walk across London Bridge. And the good news is entry is free , but you’ve got to pre book.


After checking out the view , it’s time to jump onboard one Londons Iconic Red Routemaster Bus. Route 15 is the Heritage route, starting from Tower Hill by the Tower of London via St Pauls, to Trafalger Square.

After working up a thirst stop off for a spot of afternoon tea. London has plenty of places from a posh high tea, to a couple of scones & jam.


Evening

No day in London is complete without a visit to one of London’s iconic museums, and with the introduction of Friday lates, you can visit some of Londons museums up to 10pm at night.

The best way to end a day in London, is an evening stroll along the Southbank taking in the view of the Thames ….


For more ideas on what to see & do in my great hometown checkout http://www.visitlondon.com

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