A London Bucket List

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Living ‘up North, it is very rare I get to travel to London to visit our country’s capital city. In my entire life, I have visited twice. My first visit was to see the one and only Michael Buble in concert at the O2 with my youngest sister and one of her friends. It was such an amazing experience and we used the day after to visit some sights and get all touristy! Brilliant time. The second time was last year with Olivia for her 11th birthday. Last March we travelled on our own to visit some places Olivia had been begging me to go to. She had her heart set on ‘meeting’ Zoella at Madame Tussauds London and when we arrived, she wasn’t disappointed. Again another amazing time.

Now, in 2018 I will be visiting again. With the same sister as a belated birthday present to see Wicked. A show we have both been wanting to see for such a long time now. And finally, we are going to get to see it! We thought it would be nice to take a 2-night break this time and finally get around to checking out some of what one of this country’s most famous cities has to offer with our London Bucket List.

Explore, experience and immerse yourself in all life has to offer……

This visit we want to make sure we do as much as we can. See, explore, learn something new. With Wicked booked for the first night of our trip and a meal with some blogger friends for our second night, we have a lot of free time to get around and out and about. But what should we see and where should we go?

It goes without saying that for the busier, more popular attractions, it is worth booking before you arrive. Not only will this save you time on queuing, but also save you more money too. Discount London has packages available for a variety of different attractions all at a discounted rate than you would pay on the day. This is something we will be doing before we visit to save ourselves some time and of course, money!

On our last visit, we posed with celebrities at Madame Tussauds and took in the view from the sky in the London Eye…Β This time we want to make our way to places we haven’t yet seen and do things we haven’t yet experienced.

Take in a show, hop on a bus tour, join in a walking tour and so much more……

We can take to the water a river cruise and more. Or have a look at what Harrods has in store. We can relax at a spa, or sit at a bar and while away the hours as we watch from afar. We can take our time, or rush at warp speed. Explore culture, the history of all things London or marvel at the new, theΒ modern all merged into one. Afternoon tea at the Ritz, or a 3-course dinner, the choice is there the only major decision is where! So here is my bucket list of things we can do, as our 2-day break to London slides into view.

Bus Tour

red london bus with passengers on a tour of londonImage Source

I would love to do a bus tour. I have literally never done one in my life and this would be the perfect opportunity to take in more of the sights whilst in the city.

River Cruise.

This didn’t exactly end well for me and my sister in Gran Canaria, however, should the water not be too choppy, I think a river tour would be fun as you can experience London from a completely different angle.

Afternoon Tea

What’s not to love about a leisurely afternoon tea? The only issue is deciding where to take it? Last time we headed to Choccywoccydoodah and it was out of this world! I’ve been both times I’ve visited so it wouldn’t be a trip to London if I didn’t go again would it! That being said, it’s nice to try something new and I’m pretty sure London has no shortage of places to visit for afternoon tea.

Leicester Square

Again I have visited before but I really want to take in a movie this time whilst I’m there. Just for the experience. I’m thinking The Greatest Showman would be perfect!

Harry Potter Sights.

woman pushing trolley into wall at platform 9 3/4Image with permission from Suburban Mum

So this one may be a bit tough with my muggle sister, but I am totally planning a visit to Kings Cross. It has to be done. I would love to visit Warner Brothers Studio and do the tour, however, I highly doubt I would be able to convince her. Another time I think for that one. I have a niece who would indulge me and quite happily come along!

What would be on your LondonΒ bucket list?

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