I love London! And when I have friends visit, I love showing off all the things that make London such a great place to live. I recently asked Twitter for a few things to do when a friend was visiting, and inspired by all the wonderful ideas, I decided to put a few of them together here along with a few of my own.
So whether you’ve got friends visiting from out of town or you’d just like to treat yourself to a fun day out, check out one or two of these — or put a few together and make a whole day of it! And if you’re just in London for a few days and want some company while you’re seeing the sights, then get in touch — I’d love to join you!
Tate Modern Kitchen and Bar, Bankside
I love this place so much! Check out the permanent collection or one of the special exhibitions — and then pop in for a drink and some nibbles with a view at the bar, or treat yourself to a beautiful three-course meal and a glass of bubbles while enjoying one of London’s most spectacular views of St Paul’s across the Thames. Make sure you reserve a table with a river view!
Gordon’s Wine Bar, Embankment
This not-so-hidden gem is a London classic. Thought to be the oldest wine bar in London, it is popular with locals and tourists alike — and for good reason! The perfect place to take a visitor, it’s cosy and historic, and also conveniently located to grab a drink after a day in the National Gallery and before catching a show.
Borough Market, London Bridge
This is my go-to for impressing dinner guests — let’s buy the ingredients together and then cook up a storm? You can also pick up everything you need for a great cheese and charcuterie platter (check out my platter tips too). While you’re there, drop into Southwark Cathedral for a bit of Gothic Revival architecture, and for tourist bonus points, walk from there along the Thames to Tower Bridge before hopping on the boat for the return. Nailed it.
Sky Garden, Fenchurch Building, City
The Walkie Talkie building has some of the best views in London, and the Sky Garden bar does fabulous cocktails! I had a winter gingerbread cocktail recently that was delicious, and perfect for watching the lights of London come on as the sun sets. There’s also a lovely restaurant up there if you’re hungry.
Spitalfields & Brick Lane, East End
I love a market, and the handmade goods of Spitalfields Market are so fun to peruse. If you need a snack, don’t miss the donuts from Donovan’s Bakehouse and the soft and steamy bao of Yum Bun. From there, take a wander through the vintage markets of Brick Lane — and it’d be a crime not to finish the day off with a curry!
Portobello Road Market, Notting Hill
Notting Hill is one of the most picturesque places in London, so it’s no wonder that visitors love it. The market is good fun, and there are plenty of things to nibble on as you wander around (my personal favourite is a cardamom bun from the amazing Buns From Home). Once you’ve had enough of wandering, the fabulous CORE by Clare Smyth is a fantastic dinner option if you want to really treat your guests.
There are so many options for a lovely day out in London, and it’s impossible to cover them all — if you have any ideas for things you’d love to try with a London brunette escort, then I’d love to hear from you! Let’s do something new together?