Oh, London! I'm in love! That city is so thrilling and inspiring I really would love to move there immediately. And I'm obsessed with the British accent and the open minded and chatty manner of the people there, it's just so adorable. It's a pitty I've just been there for a long weekend. But I saw, ate and discovered as much as I could during my short stay there.
THINGS TO DO IN LONDON DURING A WEEKEND TRIP
I was trying to avoid places that are too touristic to get the feeling I'd be a part of the million-strong metropolis instead of just being a visitor. I think it worked out quite well and I've been to authentic and great places. Here they are – my eight highlight tips for a short weekend trip to London town!
Authentic, not touristic and nice staff
The Betsy Smith | 77 Kilburn High Rd | London
Absolute insider tip
Wether breakfast or lunch – here you can find delicious food all over: Avo toast, raw bite balls (sooo good) and brilliant coffee for fair prices. You get wifi and an instagrammable interior on top – my blogger hear was definitely beating faster.
The Attendant| 27A Foley St|London
Strolling through a cute market area, food trucks and people to watch. I'm totally flashed!!
Camden Market | Camden High St |London
Delicious food and drinks, you should definitely go there on Saturdays
Maltby Street Market | Ropewalk|London
Burger & Co.
and the best fries ever!
Big Easy Bar.B.Q. & Crabshack | 12 Maiden Lane | Covent Garden
Burger, onion rings and instagrammable food
The right place to go when you l o v e fast food.
Honest Burger | 4A Meard St | 60 Southwark Bridge Rd
Only open for two weeks a year – from July 2016. Try the drink Pimms and Cider, yummmmyy
The Roundhouse | Chalk Farm Road |London
Art district with authentic, urban charm and countless pubs and dance floors, really hip! Don't miss it!
Shoreditch | Shoreditch High St |London
HOW TO SURVIVE IN LONDON - HACKS:
- You should change your money at the airport or in the post office. Do'ntgo in the small markets – they might charge a fee. It pays to compare!
- In England they have different power outlets – buy an adapter before you fly. You forgot to do so? No worries! There are loads of possibilities to buy one in London.
- I recommend you to get an Oyster card for public transport. This is way easier than to buy a ticket everytime you want to use the subway or bus.
- The cheapest way to leave from airport is to use public transport. It takes more time than a taxi but it's definitely a saving.