10 Most Valuable tips to balance your trip to London - Part 2
Welcome back travelers,
As I promised, we are back for more valuable tips about London.
First, as I mentioned in my last post, the following Apps are the most useful Apps that you should consider using while staying in London: Culture Trip- don’t miss this App it is awesome! and Visit London App- a must have App.
When you want to take a break in the middle of the day, just to let your feet a little bit of rest after walking around, there isn’t a better way of doing so than a cold pint of beer near a warm fireplace. Just in the middle of the fuss, step in “The World’s End” pub. A wide selection of beer and whisky that will not let you down, and great food menu will wait for you there. After resting enough you can go for a walk in the heart of Camden town, do yourself a favor and, don’t miss the old stables of Camden market.
Where: 174 Camden high st. Camden Town, London
How to get there: By tube(!) Take the Northern line (the black line) to Camden town tube station.
The One and Only: Mr. Sherlock Holmes
Let me tell you about my 6 years old daughter and her captivation towards detective tales.
I knew the next visit is going to make her super-excited and i was right! Baker street was welcoming, just like Arthur Conan Doyle described it in his fictions.
It is an extraordinary experience just to see the efforts that were dedicated in order to bring a fiction character into life. In every aspect you can imagine, Sherlock’s fingerprints are all over Baker street. Take your time to visit the amazing museum and to see what’s in the tube station.
As a treat, unrelated to detective stories, allow yourself to check the London Beatles Store, that standing right next to the Sherlock Holmes museum.
Where: 221B Baker st, Marylebone, London
How to get there: By tube(!) Take the circle line (yellow line)/ the Metropolitan (the purple line)/ Hammersmith & city (the pink line) to Baker street tube station.
£: Adult £15 Child £10
The Gifted Singer and his Memorial Wall in Brixton
Brixton street is full of music, you can hear it from every corner. It is the street of the O2 music academy. The Brixton market is very authentic and has good stuff, especially fresh food. For me it was really important to see the memorial wall of the legendary David Bowie, my daughter was fascinated as well and took pictures next to the portrait.
Where: Brixton street, London
How to get there: By tube(!) Take the Victoria line (light blue) to Brixton tube station.
St Dunstan in the East
Upon Dunstan Hill, there it stands or stands partially. The church of St Dunstan was bombed in the Blitz of 1941, and after the decision was made to leave the ruins as is, the ruins were turned into a public garden. The perfect spot for you and your book.
Where: St. Dunstan’s hill, London
How to get there: By tube(!) Take the circle line (yellow) or the district line (green) to Tower Hill tube station
£: It’s free!
Leicester Square Can Save You Money When Buying a Theater Ticket.
I know it is a positive header, and it’s true! Leicester Square stalls will offer the cheapest prices for tickets, for the same night or for the next couple of days. Our recommendations for now is “The Book of Mormon” and “The Lion King”. However, you will spend the money you saved from low-ticket price, in Leicester Square stores, such as the huge m&m store and the Lego store... If it wasn’t at the exact same place, be sure that I would write about those impressive stores that Leicester Square has to offer. I can assure you that you won’t regret spending some money there ;) I’m still dreaming of the colorful m&m’s that we ate there. From Leicester Square its just a short walk to Piccadilly which is one of the interesting streets of London.
Where: Leicester Square, London
How to get there: By tube(!) Take the Piccadilly line (blue) to Leicester Square tube station.
Spend your Saturday in Portobello Road Market and Sunday in Covent Garden
Try to get on a Saturday morning to Portobello market as it is the main market day (any other day would not look as good as Saturday), and keep in mind that during the late hours of the day it’s getting crowded. It appears to claim the title for the world’s largest antiques market. If you look around, you will notice the pastel colorful sweet apartments- that are making, the road market looks like a set that was taken out of a movie scene.
The well-known Covent Garden.
There’s always live entertainers on a weekend. Moreover, it is one of the greatest spots for shopping and culture. Don’t miss London Transport Museum, nor the Apple shop and the Moomins shop. Also, make time for a walk in the floral street.
Where: Portobello Road, London
How to get there: By tube(!)- for Portobello road market Take the circle line (yellow) or the Hammersmith & city line (pink) to Ladbroke Grove tube station.
and for Covent Garden- Take the Piccadilly line (blue) to Covent Garden tube station.
Lets wrap up with a few more bars options.
In the weekends we enjoyed the nearest bar to our hotel, it calls “The Swan” and it’s located almost in front of the Lancaster Gate, Its atmosphere, service, food, and drinks were all superb. Another bonus is the amazing view you have to Hyde Park.
Another bar that we liked on Sundays afternoon called “The Beehive”. It is Authentic and really sweet, with great beer selection and nice large beer garden area outside. “The Beehive” is located in Shoreditch area, you can continue from “The Beehive” to the “Brick Lane” Sunday Market and see all the graffiti art on the walls.
Where: 104 Empson St, London
How to get there: By tube(!) Take the Northern line (black) to Old Street tube station.