Dream week itinerary for London (on a moderate budget)

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bramwan bramwan
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Dec 16, 2007
This is based on a trip that a friend and I did to London for a week. After living in London for 2 years, my role was tour guide for my friend who had never been there.

So here it is:

Arrive Saturday night - go to the pub for a quiet one to get into the swing of things

Sunday - walk along the canals to Camden market. Walk around, grab a bite at the food court section. Check out the long haired freaky people and buy a couple of funky t-shirts at the market. Later in the afternoon, take a bus through to Regent Street and take a walk around Carnaby Street, down to Picadilly Circus, through Leicester Square to Covent Gardens. Have dinner at Cafe Pacifico - my favourite mexican resraurant in London (got to try the taquiza and vanilla mojitos).

Monday - Take a walk from Waterloo station to the London Eye. Then a boat from there to Grenwich. Pub lunch in Grenwich and a bit of a walk around. In the evening, grab some chinese - mmmm crispy aromatic duck.

Tuesday - tour the HMS Belfast before going to the Design Museum in Shad Thames. Try out some cocktails at the Hidden Julep near the London Bridge Station.

Wednesday - spend some time shopping around Oxford Street, Bond Street, Regent Street and Carnaby Street. Go for drinks and a pub style dinner at the Walkabout in Temple.

Thursday - Check out some of the fancy shops - Fortnum & Mason (saw Michael Caine there), Harrods and Selfridges - for a laugh only as they are generally too expensive to buy anything there as a foreigner. Dinner at Champor Champor in London Bridge area - for awesome malasian fusion type food. Not cheap but worth it.

Friday - Go to Borough Market in the morning for a walk around the awesome food market, snack on the many offerings of cheese, bread and cold meats. Grab a bite to eat for brunch. Take a walk down the South Bank from there. Stop at Gabriels Wharf for a pancake and to ride the wooden toy horses etc. Relaxed dinner.

Saturday - Take a trip out to St Albans (just north of London) to get a bit out into the countryside. Take a walk in the park, check out the cathedral and have a waffle at the waffle house nearby. In the evening, start off with a walk down Brick Lane to check out the curry houses, then go and eat elsewhere. Check out a show on the west end (I would recommend Spamalot, We Will Rock You or Lion King as some great options). Go out, have a couple of cocktails and go partying in the area - the Verve is a pretty entertaining spot near Covent Gardens.

Sunday - go home. If you still have some time, try and go for a walk around Hampstead Heath to relax from the night before.

Some of the locals checking us out
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londonstudent says:
Great selection of things to see and do! My only suggestion is that the Monday walk around Greenwich could be a bit more structured: walk away from the river and up the hill across Greenwich Park. It's a lovely park, the views from the top over the Thames and London are stunning, and the Old Observatory is fascinating and well worth a visit.
Posted on: Apr 18, 2008
Eric says:
Good itinerary! I'd also suggest visiting the Tate Modern. Really cool artwork in an unusual setting.
Posted on: Jan 09, 2008
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