Stuff to Do in London

Below you will find recommendations for restaurants and things to do by our fellow classmates. These are some great ideas for your free day!

Restaurants:

Blackbird Pub-on the corner near our hotel

Brick Lane Curry Houses-This is a blog that rates the (mostly) Bengali curry houses in East End’s Brick Lane neighborhood. Sheba’s my favorite so far.

M&S Simply Food-Mark and Spenser grocers is kind of like Whole Foods. They have small satellite stores all over London, including one near the Earl’s Court tube station. You can get lots of convenience food, fruit, veggies, microwave meals, etc. Great for budget-conscious travelers who have microwaves and refrigerators in their hotel rooms.

Places for Fish and Chips– another “best of” blog

Borough Market-seriously amazing food and drink

Museums/Galleries:

British Museum-Home of the Elgin Marbles, the Rosetta Stone, and so much more

National Gallery-Home of unbelievably incredible paintings from all over the world throughout history

Tate Modern-if you like modern/contemporary art of all kinds

Natural History Museum-‘nuf said (a favorite with many students)

Geffrye Museum-a museum of the English home and gardens throughout history

Whitechapel Gallery-East End art gallery: “art for everyone”

Attractions:

London Eye

Tower of London

Buckingham Palace’s Changing of the Guard Ceremony-one of my favorite things about this attraction is how much fun the cops have with the crowd.

Covent Garden-go on a weekend day when you can see the street performers. Good for shopping, eating, and people watching

The Globe Theatre-yeah, home of Shakespeare. ‘Nuf said

Shopping:

Harrods

Oxford Street

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