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Things I Want To Do & See In London

I live only 45 minutes away from London by train but there is so many things I’ve never done or did years ago so I decided to make a list of them. I tried to pick various things including touristy bits and some more random ones. Everytime I go I find something new I want to do,visit or see but this is just a starting point.

The London Aquarium, London Dungeons, Madame Tussauds and The London Eye

All of these are within spitting distance of each other apart from MT but i’ve lumped them together anyway. I’ve been to the aquarium when I was younger but I haven’t been in a lot of years so would love to visit again. I also want to take Ethan and Ezra as he loves Penguins so aquariums are one of his favourite places.

I have never done Madame Tussauds or London Dungeons but feel like both are proper London things to do, Ethan would find MT boring but think he would love / be slightly scared of the dungeons.

I rode the London Eye with my dad back in 2000 when we thought it would close by the millennium however I would love to do it again as I don’t really remember it. I also want to take Ethan  on it as he keeps bugging me to go on it and Nick also really wants to do it so I would love to take him with the boys.

The Shard & Sky Garden

It’s one of the newest buildings in London and the views are meant to be incredible so I want to get tickets to go and have a drink with a sunset view over my favourite capital city.

I know this one is pretty similarbut the sky garden itself deserved a point as it’s gorgeous and an usual find within the city. Tickets for the Sky Garden are free but are often hard to get hold of so this is something that will have to be planned ahead.

Portobella Road Market

You see it on all the tv shows and it’s a blooming popular market so it’s somewhere I would love to visit and hopefully come away with a few good bargains. It’s known for its vintage stalls and amazing food so it’s something I hope to plan and do in the summer.

Borough Market

My Instagram is often filled with food photos from there as there is just so many different street foods on offer and they look awesome. Borough Market is a wholesale and retail food market in Southwark. It is another popular market in London and is one of the largest and oldest in London and I want to go as I have seen it in so many films.

Brick Lane Market

Starting to notice a theme here? Where I don’t live in central London I have never really attended the markets or the super touristy stuff. I want to attend Brick Lane Market and apparently the best day to do this is a Sunday. It’s also the home of the Brick Lane Beigel Bake shop which I’ve heard amazing reviews of and apparently it’s the best bagel shop in the UK. It’s also the home of the rainbow bagel which of course I NEED to try!

Shakespeare’s Globe

For so many years I’ve said I would love to go and see a play here and never done it so it’s made my list. It made my 30 before 30 list too so it means I will do it but I have to make sure the play is something I want to watch and not just do it because it’s on the list.

Walk Over The 02

I’ve saved this one for last as it’s something I’ve wanted to do for a few years but the idea scares me witless. I’ve told my Dad and Nick that they are doing it with me and they doesn’t get a choice. The Millennium Dome holds some good memories for me and dad as we went the night before it closed and enjoyed the whole experience. After that night it closed and got turned into a music venue which is what we know now. I think this is gonna be something that I have to plan to do in nicer weather as it’s not gonna be pleasant or safe to do it in rain or cloudy windy weather.

Somerset House @ Christmas Time

I purely want to do this just to feel christmassy. [Is that a word?] I have never been ice skating and as much as I would like to I am petrified of hurting myself but it always looks amazing in videos etc so I would love to just enjoy a drink and watch other people risk their limbs on the ice.

Uber Boat

uber boat

I saw this on Mark Ferris YT video about London and didn’t know it existed so just want to do it because it looks cool and I have never done a boat on the Thames so why not add it to the bucket list? I would also love to go on a Rickshaw because they look awesome but I know they are expensive.

UPDATE: Ethan and I did this on 17th February 2022 and it is awesome and we would totally recommend it 100%! It does take time though so don’t do it in a rush.

Sky Tour – Tottenham Stadium

Now if you know me you know I am an Arsenal supporter but Nick and I both said this would be super cool to do and they now do an abseil down the building too which I really want to do – I told Nick he would have to film it. I wouldn’t say never for going to a Spurs game but as an Arsenal supporter I am supposed too.

The Churchill Arms @ Christmas Time [Kensington]

This is the Christmas Tree Pub in London but it is only on a Thursday at 6pm otherwise it doesn’t look anything special. I also saw this on Mark Ferris Blog so thank you Mark.

Toy Museum in Bethnal Green

I have wanted to do this since I was a child as we go past it on the train into London and I haven’t yet made it to go there so I plan to try and make it there in 2022/2023.

Postal Museum in Covent Garden

I want to take Ethan to this as I think he will love it and I saw it on Instagram or YT and it looked good and brought out my geeky side. It is quite well priced considering but I think it is something we will do without Ezra as I can’t imagine its all that buggy friendly.

Show Nick The Millennium Bridge

Really simple one as Nick didn’t realise it was a real bridge when we watched Harry Potter.

Update: Completed 7th March 2022

Camden Food Markets with Nick

We are SUPER foodies so we want to do lots of food markets in London and the only one I really know of is Camden Market so thought we should start here and work our way around them trying random things. He hasn’t ever explored London so we are going to do the touristy places as well as some off the beaten track.

Harry Potter Tour [Again]

I have asked to go for my 29th/30th birthday so fingers crossed as so much has changed since I went 8 years ago. I loved it the first time and I really want to do it again ASAP.

TBC: 11/08/22

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33 Comments

  1. mxrshmallowqueen says:

    I’ve been on the London Eye but it was such a long time ago! I need to revisit London really. It’s great there but I don’t live very local..

    1. I did it years ago but barely remember it! I’m 45 minutes away from London by train.

  2. I did it years ago but barely remember it! I’m 45 minutes away from London by train.

  3. hollystockport94 says:

    I love visiting London and I’m definitely there with you about trying everything you mentioned! Don’t know if I can get my other half to do most of this stuff with me since he hates heights, but stuff him I’ll go on my own! xxxx

  4. Bailey Armitage says:

    Love this post! So full of ideas x

  5. jessierenea says:

    London really looks like such a beautiful place !! I’m on the other side of the world unfortunately but I wanna go there someday! Great post !! 💛
    When you get a chance, would you mind checking out my latest post ??

    1. I Love London but I wanna travel too! Your post looks great!

      1. jessierenea says:

        Thank you !! 💕

  6. musingsofkriti says:

    I live in London and I admit I haven’t done half of the things on the list. I’ve only gone on the London Eye twice in my life. But a great list to do.

  7. These are such good places to go! I’ve been to a few of these when I was in London a few years ago, but I hope to travel over there in the next year or two and get up to the Sky Garden and The Alchemist. <3

    xx, Brittaney | TheDecemberEdit.com

  8. These are such good places to go! I’ve been to a few of these when I was in London a few years ago, but I hope to travel over there in the next year or two and get up to the Sky Garden and The Alchemist. <3

    xx, Brittaney | TheDecemberEdit.com

    1. Your site looks great!

  9. mydreamality says:

    Gorgeous post!! The one I really want to see is Portobello Road. Have you seen the Disney film Bedknobs and Broomsticks? There’s an amazing Portobello Road scene.

  10. mydreamality says:

    Gorgeous post!! The one I really want to see is Portobello Road. Have you seen the Disney film Bedknobs and Broomsticks? There’s an amazing Portobello Road scene.

    1. No I haven’t xx

  11. I Love London but I wanna travel too! Your post looks great!

    1. jessierenea says:

      Thank you !! 💕

  12. I’ve never been to London before (other than to go to the airport) but I’m planning on making a visit this summer. Visiting the London Eye and the Shard have been on my bucket list for the LONGEST time. x
    El | Welsh Wanderer

  13. I’ve never been to London before (other than to go to the airport) but I’m planning on making a visit this summer. Visiting the London Eye and the Shard have been on my bucket list for the LONGEST time. x
    El | Welsh Wanderer

  14. I have a few friends who are visiting the UK or studying here, I’ll be sure to do some of these activities with her!

  15. I have a few friends who are visiting the UK or studying here, I’ll be sure to do some of these activities with her!

  16. My favorite of these would have to be Sky Garden. It took me over a year to get a reservation! It’s best to go on the weekday. I would also suggest Camden Market, it’s a really fun alternative market with all sorts of food and stalls. I went to The Alchemist in Cardiff and didn’t know there was one in London until I passed it last time I was there! It’s quite fun but a bit expensive.

    Rachel || http://anotherstationanothermile.com

    1. Hi, thanks for the comments! I’ve done Camden market lots of times it’s actually somewhere I love! Wow didn’t know the Sky Garden was soo busy!

  17. My favorite of these would have to be Sky Garden. It took me over a year to get a reservation! It’s best to go on the weekday. I would also suggest Camden Market, it’s a really fun alternative market with all sorts of food and stalls. I went to The Alchemist in Cardiff and didn’t know there was one in London until I passed it last time I was there! It’s quite fun but a bit expensive.

    Rachel || http://anotherstationanothermile.com

    1. Hi, thanks for the comments! I’ve done Camden market lots of times it’s actually somewhere I love! Wow didn’t know the Sky Garden was soo busy!

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