Friday, August 31, 2012

London, Baby!

On 12th September I’ll be leaving for 10 days of London-y goodness, and I’m very excited! I’ve been to London a couple of times, but this is the first time I’ll be heading into the city alone, and I’m going to do ALL the stuff – well, maybe not *everything*, but a lot. I’m planning to indulge at Cocomaya, spend part of my day at Hatchard’s near Piccadilly Circus, wander around on the set of Harry Potter and this year, I finally want to take flight in the London Eye.

There’s no need to worry about content on the blog; I’ve planned ahead and scheduled a bunch of posts to go up. The only thing missing will be the In Case You Missed It posts, because, well, if I’m in London, I can’t really write those posts. I’ll be too busy eating scones and taking pictures the Owl-y buildings.

Since a lot of my bookish friendsies live in the UK, or at least have been to London, I was wondering if you guys had some tips on stuff I should really check out while I’m there. I’ve already visited Harrods (and Selfridges right before Christmas – gorgeous!), saw Buckingham Palace along with the Changing of the Guard, wandered around most of the parks and spent a day in the London Zoo. I’ve done a lot of the typical tourist-y stuff, except visit some museums, which I plan to do this year. Yup, it’s going to be a busy holiday!

So far, I’ve got this planned; London Aquarium, Harry Potter Studio tour, Hatchard’s, visit one or more museum(s), Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe, go see a musical (any tips for discount booths?), London Eye, do some shopping, hang around in one of the parks. I don’t want to plan everything yet, because it’s nice to just decide what to do when you had breakfast, but if there’s anything I’ll have to buy tickets for, it’s nice to know beforehand. I’d love to go to a signing while I’m there, so if you know of any, please let me know!

Anyhoo, the bottom line is.. Can you recommend me something to do in London? J

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you've got most of the main attractions covered!
    On discount booths, my best advice is head to Leicester Square where they have so many booths there. Sometimes you don't get the best deal on the day so it's worth going the day before you want to see the musical and asking. Depending on the popularity, sometimes they can be really cheap when the average price for a West End show is £65.

    On museums, go to South Kensington where there is the V&A, Science Museum and Natural History Museum - and they're all free! The British Museum is also cool, and free.
    One other place I can think of in London is perhaps have a look at the Olympic Stadium? You can the DLR (like the Tube but not the Tube...)and it goes right by it, it is an amazing sight. Oh and go to Covent Garden! It's so lovely there
    Sorry just thrown some places at you. Hope you enjoy London!


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