London is such a diverse city. So much going on and so much to see. We lead busy lives and sometimes overlook what’s right under our noses. I have lived in London many years and definitely would like to make more time to explore a bit better.
The best way to do this is to just take a staycation. Why not take the time and have a romantic weekend with your partner and explore London. There are also some great Hotels near London Bridge to stay.
Disclaimer: The spending money was gifted by Hotels.com, but all experiences and views are my own.
We decided to go sightseeing to London Bridge. The area is full of history and places to visit. London Bridge lies between the City of London and Southwark, in Central London. While visiting you can see the Southwark Cathedral, which has a very Gothic structure and worth a visit, even more so if you like to explore the historical and biblical side.
We then walked towards Tower Bridge and took some epic pictures, because why not! My son was the photographer for the day, so he took some excellent pictures throughout the city and of course of me.
There are so many pictures to be taken throughout the city of London and there are lots of places to visit, from the epic Shard to the Sky Gardens. I didn’t this time visit the Shard, but it is on my list to visit next. I can highly recommend a visit to the Sky Gardens, as you can see some epic views of London and take some equally epic photos.
There are many places to visit also, when in London it’s a must to go to the theatre. I wanted to see Aladdin and have always wanted to see The Lion King. There is always the cinema too, as the London ones are bigger and have a brilliant atmosphere.
There are many eating places too. Borough market is just a stone’s throw away from London Bridge station. The market has food from all different countries, as well as beautiful flowers and beverages. I found the most delectable stall that sold macarons, which are my favourites.
Don’t they look yummy!
Padella is a very popular place to eat at the moment and is located in Southwark Street, so not far from the station. Don’t be alarmed however when you see a big queue in front of the restaurant. Although, there is a queue, it is well worth a meal there (pasta of course). I can highly recommend the Stracci with sweet onions and gorgonzola foduta (you need to ask for vegetarian cheese). It’s best to always ask if they have vegan and vegetarian options available.
When one is having fun, then taking a few photos is a must for the memories. So here a few of the highlights of London:
I just love the above picture – the flying bird is a beautifully captured.
When in London, if you like shopping than Oxford Street is the place to shop. With so many stores and so much choice, it’s a shopper’s haven. Just watch out for the rush. I also stopped off for a bit of light shopping. My favourite for clothes is Zara, and there are a few in and around Oxford Circus, so bonus.
While in London we also stopped off at an Instagrammable cafe called Feya. For me the highlight was that it served halal. I can recommend the chicken vol au vents, as they are very light and tasty. The vol au vents were made up of Puff Pastry Shells with a Creamy Filling of Chicken, Mushrooms and Tarragon. Delicious. We also had the avocado toast, named Rose Avo Toast. A coffee is a must after a good walk around the city, so we went for a mocha as well as a Comfy All Day; (Thick layered Strawberry Mango Smoothie with Oats, Banana, Coconut Butter and Almond Yogurt).
All in all we had a great time looking around the London Bridge area and having some all-important yummy snacks and meals. A trip to London is well worth the making time for!
Where would you go in London, if you had the chance?