Hey guys, are you planning to go to London in the upcoming time or are you currently doing an internship in London? Then you should take five minutes to read about my secret tips which will make your trip to a local adventure.
In the last year, I visited my sister twice, one time in November and the other time in July (way sunnier!!!). Luckily, I had a good tour guide then and she showed me many places I wouldn’t have visited otherwise. Of course, it is nice to see the main sightseeing points. But when you are done with them or even stay there for an internship in London, do this:
Go to the Shard, it is the highest building in London, and say you would like to drink something in the restaurant. It is in the 31. floor and from there you have an amazing view over the Tower Bridge, the Thames and the city of London. However, a wine costs around 8$ but it is worth it. When you would buy a ticket for the viewing platform you would pay the same and without wine or something else to drink. You can of course eat there as well, but that will get a little more expensive. Or you can also go to the sky garden in the walkie talkie. When booking appointments for free to enjoy the view. It is next to the Shard on the other side of the Thames.
If you feel hungry afterwards you can easily walk to the borough market which is just a 5 min walk away. It is Britain’s most renowned food market with all various kinds of food. You can find so many new things to taste and try for the first time.
If you would like to eat some more food, don’t be shy to go in an inconspicuous or small restaurant. You ‘ll probably be surprised how good and cheap the food is. I went to a Chinese restaurant close to London Eye but located in a small street with not as much traffic as in the other parts. As the outside didn’t look very promising to me, my sister had to force me to go in. At the end, the food was awesome, cheap and we had plenty. The waiters were super nice and we had an enjoyable conversation with them. So just go for it! During your internship in London, you should tryout as many different dishes as possible.
If you love Pizza as much as I do, then you should definitely eat at my favorite Pizza Place: Homeslice at Neal’s Yard. They have the biggest Pizza in London and it is so delicious. As there is no reservation required, you should allow for a little waiting time, but it is definitely worth it! Another good pizza place is Santore Restaurant. Their friendly stuff serve you as much Parmesan and Pepper as you like.
If you haven’t been inside Westminster Abbey yet, but would love to go without paying 20$ for a tour, just check the times for the Evening Services.
They require no admission charge and are held on a daily basis. The services are on a first come first serve basis and you can enjoy a beautifully sung chorale service for free (the same applies for St. Paul’s Cathedral.) When friends wants to visit you during your internship in London, it is always nice to know how to save money while seeing the main attractions.
Camden Market is also a wonderful place to visit! It offers over 1000 places to shop, eat and drink and it is open every day.
There is a variety of creative sellers, street food and other stores wherever you look. Besides that, you can do very good pub crawls in Camden as well. My tip: Stop by at the Amy Winehouse bar! If you want to go clubbing, you can either stay in Camden or go to Shoreditch. The district is surrounded by many different bars and clubs. From the roof top terrace at the Queen of Hoxton to rock clubs with alternative music. I can also recommend the Magic Roundabout at Old Street station and the Book Club. Another secret tip for great summer roof top parties is Dalston Roof Park. It is for free if you sign up on the guest list. The music is great and you have a nice view over London while dancing to the beats.
If you have a hangover the next day, you will definitely recover more easily with a super tasty breakfast at Bills Restaurant in Angel. They offer typical British breakfast, lunch and dinner. To have some time to relax afterwards, you can visit the Primrose Hill. You can lie on the grass and enjoy a beautiful view over London.
Both times when I visited to London I went to a musical. The first time I saw Mama Mia and the second time Lion King. Both were stunning and I can recommend it to everyone who loves musicals.
What are your favorite spots in London?