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TRAVEL GUIDE TO LONDON ENGLAND IN 24 HOURS

November 21, 2016

If you had only 24 hours in London, England, what would you see, where would you eat?  My London travel guide will give you some tips and inspiration on quirky London locations and places to eat.  WARNING, these locations are very instagrammable and touristy.

To give you a little insight, we arrived by Eurostar from Paris (my Paris travel guide here) on a 10:00am train and arrived in London at 12:30pm.  We arrived at St. Pancras station and proceeded to the the London Tube.  The tube is the cheapest and best way to get around London.  It’s the equivalent of our subways in North America, but I have to say a lot more comfortable as the seats are cushioned (ahhhh…).  Other ways to get around are Uber and taxi.  Although I do not recommend taxis because they are hella expensive.  Uber rates are pretty fair but I would only take it if I’m in a rush to be somewhere.   We only ended up taking it twice because I had an appointment and it was raining cats and dogs. Lastly, be prepared to walk – a lot. I personally loved walking, it was a great way to see London in all its glory.

After checking into our Hotel (in the Buckingham Palace area), we started to explore around 2:30pm.

With only a couple hours of daylight left we were only able to visit one area on our first day to try to get a couple of good pictures. Where to?

Let the journey begin!
london-notting-hill-10 1. Pretty pastel homes were calling to me so we took the tube to Notting Hill.

london-farm-girl 2.  But first, food please. Farm Girl Cafe in Notting Hill

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london-notting-hill-3 3.  Take pictures of all the pretty pastel houses in Notting Hill

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london-picadilly-3 4. Take a stroll through London streets on your way to dinner. We passed through Picadilly Circus, similar to New York Times Square.
london-picadilly-harry-potter And omg. A Harry Potter dedicated building. Life is complete.

london-compagnie-des-vins-surnaturels-5 5. Made it to Dinner at Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels London located in a hidden, almost exclusive alleyway.

london-compagnie-des-vins-surnaturels-1 A trendy hip after hours crowd in a popular trendy restaurant in the heart of London.

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london-compagnie-des-vins-surnaturels-4 The meal was delicious and I enjoyed all the dishes especially the deep fried squid. SO GOOD.  Thank you to Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels for the amazing hospitality and food.

london-picadilly6. Day 2, bright and early in the rainy morning, we headed back to Picadilly to take some photos. It was worth it. I recommend getting there for 8am before the shops open.

london-fortnum-and-mason-27. In Picadilly, Fortnum and Mason has a grand staircase that changes up its decoration as the seasons change. Here is their Christmas theme. Pretty eh?

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london-aubaine 8. Morning coffee and pastries at Aubaine in Selfridges. I recommend arriving right when it opens so you can take an almost empty photo of this corner in the cafe.

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london-me-london 9. I recommend visiting the ME London Hotel award winning Radio Rooftop Bar where the views are just breathtaking. 

london-me-london-3Thank you ME London for giving us an early morning tour of your amazing rooftop!
london-westminster-bridge 10. Just steps away from ME London Hotel, take a walk on the Victoria Embankment and head towards Westminster Bridge
london-eye 11. Along the way, you will be able to take a memorable photo of the famous London Eye

london-westminster-bridge-big-ben 12. Once you reach the Westminster Bridge, you’ll easily see good ol’ Big Ben
london-tate-britain-2 13. Not too far from Westminster Bridge is the Tate Britain art gallery for those needing some culture.
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london-peggy-porschen 14. Who needs lunch when you can have yummy cake and more coffee at Peggy Porschen. That’s what I call an afternoon pick me up.

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london-buckingham-palace-2 15. Our last stop was Buckingham Palace, located near our hotel.
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A couple of things I regret was not being able to try some really good Fish and Chips (cus I wanted cake instead haha) and Crosstown Doughnuts. Cus I loooooove me some doughnuts. Oh well, next time!

I swear, this was all done in 24 hours, it’s very possible! Hope you liked my 24 hour London Guide and feel free to leave a comment and let me know your favorite London spots!

Xx
Tee

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4 Comments

  • Reply Julie November 23, 2016 at 4:35 am

    Love this travel guide! I’m thinking about going to London next year and with so much to do there it’s tough to know what to prioritise.

    Your imagery is also gorgeous 🙂

    • Reply Tee November 24, 2016 at 8:11 pm

      Thank you so much Julie! Hope you get to go to London. I definitely want to go back and explore more. Xx

  • Reply Stephanie November 23, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    London is definitely one of my bucket list Blog about your Paris trip too, please ❤️ Oh and you’ve got the nicest pictures ever!

    • Reply Tee November 24, 2016 at 8:10 pm

      Thank you Stephanie! I am actually writing the Paris blog post right now! Stay tuned! Xx

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