The Best of London: from Locals' Eyes

London is our beloved home, and a great destination for solo female travellers. This week on Instagram, we have introduced some of our favourite places and things to do. They may not be on the regular travel guides, but will give you a different perspective of this great city.

Best views of London

Parliament Hill view point

Parliamant Hill

See how the city's planned

Nearby: Karl Marx's Tomb is walking distance, it is a peaceful place to visit.

 

Primrose Hill

Primrose Hill

Great sunset view from the top of the hill.

Nearby: Jewish Museum London

Sky Pod Garden

The view from Sky Pod Bar

Great for not just the view, but also drinks, food, and the Sky Garden. 

Nearby: Borough Market is just across the river. 

 

 

Hidden gems

The Kyoto Garden

The Kyoto Garden at Holland Park

A taste of Japan in London. Autumn's our favourite season to visit.

Nearby: Leighton House Museum - not just great art, but the building itself is an art. 

 

Barbican Conservatory

Barbican Conservatory

Get lost among the tropical plants right in the middle of the City.

Nearby: Guildhall

 

Glass walkway

The Glass Walkway of Tower Bridge

Watch the bridge opening from the top is an unique experience.

Nearby: CitizenM Tower of London - not just the regular hotel, but a great place to work and meet people. 

Iincoln's Inn Chapel

Lincoln's Inn Chapel at Temple

Temple is a great area to explore for history and architect fans. 

Nearby: Royal Courts of Justice, Sir John Soane's Museum. 

And don't miss the Sarastro Restaurant for an unique dining experience in the most beautiful deco.

 

Bank

Bank, especially during weekends

The ultra-busy place slows down and reveals it self during the weekends, great to just walk around and soak it in.

Nearby: Challenge yourself with some puzzles with Escape Entertainment

Bushy Park

Bushy Park & Hampton Court

Visit the deer park at dawn or dusk, before or after your visit to Hampton Court. Pack your lunch, it's worth a full day.

Nearby: Kingston upon Thames

 

Things to do

Project awesome

Free morning workout: Project Awesome

Kick start your mornings with Project Awesome. 6:30-7:30 on Monday (check Faceook for annoucement), Wednesday (Ctiy Hall) and Friday Primrose Hill)

SUP

Stand-up Paddle Boarding in Thames

A different way to enjoy London.

House of Parliament

Watch live debate in House of Parliament

It is not just for sightseeing. You can apply to join a live debate in the most beautiful building! 

V&A Cafe

Have a cuppa tea in V&A Cafe

Don't miss the Cafe at Victoria and Albert Museum. If you are lucky, you'll get a live piano performance while having some tea.

Brunch

Bottomless Brunch

Take your time and enjoy! Many places have bottomless brunch, our favorite is Bourne & Hollingsworth in Clerkenwell.

Flower Market

Columbia Road Flower Market

You've got to be in a good mood when surrounded with the flowers.

Our other favorite markets: Old Spitalfields Market, Brixton Market, Borough Market.

 

London has a lot to offer. It was difficult to narrow the list down to the few. Hope you'll enjoy them.

Next week, our Community Manager Beth will introduce her home - Wales to us. Stay tuned by following us on Instagram.

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