What would I do to create a perfect day in London? What would be my dream day if I was well prepared with money to burn….?
I’ve put some thought into it, so come and join me for a day to remember.
Well firstly, the weather gods would need to co-operate. I don’t want any pea soup fog. My favourite days in London are early autumn. When the mornings are just starting to get cooler and the nights are drawing in, but the days are still warm and the skies are the clearest blue with white fluffy clouds. We did have a few of these this year and I relished every second on my walk to work.
So, now that the weather is sorted get ready for a full day. I said it would be perfect, but that doesn’t necessarily mean realistic. We’re going to have to teleport everywhere if we want to keep up with my itinerary, I’m also moving Wimbledon to autumn to fit my schedule. Oh and bringing someone back from the dead…
First let’s wake up and wander down to the new Granary Square development in Kings Cross and park our bums at my favourite cafe, Caravan, for some avocado on toast. Yum! You need all that fuel for your next stop, St Pauls Cathedral.
We’re up with the larks so we’ve bet all the tourists. You can marvel at the splendour to your hearts content before heading up the spiral staircase to the Whispering Gallery and higher to see the views of London from what was the highest point in London until 1967.
If you’re in need of more views from a higher vantage point, we can squeeze in a sky high view of the Thames from the Sky Garden. While we’re in the east, a trip to Old Spitafields Market for a cupcake from Flavourtown Bakery is a must. Seriously they cannot be beaten!Next we need to hop, skip (or fly?) over to Richmond Park. We’ll rent a bike for the day (these guys are great) and pack a picnic lunch. We’re cycling around the park to the lake in the middle. It’s so secluded you will forget you’re in one of the biggest cities in the world for a moment. Be sure to make friends with the deer on your way.
Next up? Some world class sport. Yes! For once I won the ballot. Tickets to centre court in our hot little hands we’re off to one of the most quintessentially British events I know of. Be quiet as you go in, you don’t want to put Serena off.
You can’t spend a perfect day in London without catching some of the world class West End theatre. We have tickets to a matinee screening of my favourite musical Wicked. Enjoy!Phew! You must be hungry. Time for a fancy dinner? My cuisine of choice is Japanese of course. I have always wanted to try out Roka, so guess where reservations are sorted..? We’ll be dining on sushi, prawn tempura and the Roka dessert platter tonight.We’re finishing the day on my ultimate London high, a gig at Wembley! Because this is my perfect day, let’s see Bowie play Wembley. The gig of a lifetime, you must have sorted tickets out over a year ago for this…. You’re welcome.
It was lots of fun dreaming up ideas for this post. It’s a compilation of all the best things I have done in London, from the everyday to the fantastical, to those things that are still on my wish list. What would you do? What do you think I have missed?
The idea to talk about a perfect something came from the Travel Linkup bloggers. I’m too late to add my post to the link, but check out other bloggers ‘A perfect…’ interpretations through one of my favourite blogs Silverspoon London. Just scroll to the bottom of the post.
All pictures are my own aside from the below listed. Photo credits with thanks:
- Flavourtown Cupcakes: flavourtownbakery.co.uk
- Roka dessert platter: Andreaspassions.com
I would go to the deftones concert because their coming next year and it’s to early for me to get my shit sorted 😦 but flavour town looks good, Piccadilly markets, universal studios, the best macaroon shop you’ve carefully selected and maybe a token pub meal 🙂 also mildly interested in seeing a football hooligan haha.
Can’t wait till I can show you around. One day Nikki. I know the best macaroon shop. Will send you pics next time I’m there:)
Loved this post Andie!! Just a reminder of all the cool things we never got to do and all the awesome stuff that has popped up since (or that we never knew about! Can’t wait to get back there! 🙂
Thanks Ange. Can’t wait to explore with you guys again xx
I would take the boat to Hampton Court, a picnic at Regents Park and a live summer concert at Hyde Park and, if I could stretch the day out – the last night of the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.
Aah London 🙂
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a perfect day in London:) I’d remove the tennis and add afternoon tea:))
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Good option too.. I would like to fit in afternoon tea..
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