If you would like to see a different and cosy London, this is the itinerary you must follow.
We discover you the place where to enjoy the typical English tea, rest in one of the most beautiful green areas in London and have a drink overviewing St. Paul’s Cathedral and the river Thames without exceeding your budget.
Day #1 Westminster y Waterloo:
We will walk throw the neighborhoods of Westminster and Waterloo, visiting the Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, London Eye and Trafalgar Square.
In the afternoon, we will head to Knightsbridge area, here you can visit Harrods, the most famous department store, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the well-know national design and fine arts museum and Hyde Park, one of the biggest parks located in the centre and divided into two by the Serpentine lake, where you can find the Kensington Palace.
Close to Temple Station, we will visit Twinings the British tea shop where inside you see a bit of the reminding history of tea and taste the tea of the day, the shop is very small but if you have time is a great visit because from there, you will have overviews River Thames.
Day #2 Notting Hill:
We will visit the notorious neighborhood of Notting Hill and its colorful houses inspired by several films. Here you can walk through Portobello Market, a flea market famous for its antiques and unconventional items.
In the afternoon, we will rest in the cozy Holland Park, one of the best green spaces in London, which is about 10 minutes away by tube from Notting Hill. This park is inspired by Japanese culture where you can find waterfalls, small bridges, koi carp and some peacocks that walk freely through the gardens.
I personally recommend this visit because it is a not so touristic and not crowded of people like the more central parks and it is my favorite along with the Golders Hill Park while I was living in London.
Close to Holland Park, you’ll find the Design Museum and Westfield, one of the city’s largest shopping centers. This area is the most expensive of London and renowned for its mansions and large houses where you can appreciate the British architecture and possibly meet some famous.
Créditos de imagen: Ivy lettings
Day #3 Oxford y Picadilly Circus:
We will start the day in Covent Garden and head to the streets to Oxford and Piccadilly Circus. In one of the streets parallel to the central square, in Piccadilly Arcade you will find Fortnum & Mason, a department store where they sell high-quality products and where you can enjoy a typical afternoon tea, the price here is high but it will be great to try it for once in the lifetime.
In this street, you will also find luxury shops and curious boutiques like Maille, a shop dedicated only to the sale of mustard sauce where they have more than 50 varieties of mustard and vinegar and where you can try their products for free.
In the evening, we will have a drink at the OXO Tower, a tower overlooking the river Thames and St. Paul’s Cathedral.
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