WHAT TO DO IN SIX HOURS IN LONDON

November 13, 2019 London, UK







I made last minute travel plans to spend one day in London while I was in Europe last month. I took the Eurostar from Gare du Nord to St Pancras and spent about 6 hours in London. Short, but sweet. I revisited my favorite places and captured them on film, which I luckily was able to get developed in Amsterdam before heading back home. One thing I was able to do was take the tube which was on my bucket list since I uber'd around last time. I hope next time I'm in UK I'll be able to explore Shoreditch and hopefully the countryside. Here's a short itinerary of my suggestions (and favorite places) if you have only couple of hours or a day in London!


First stop...
Covent Garden
- brunch and coffee at Grind (a must when in London)
- walk around the shops and watch street performances
- stop by The Shop at Bluebird
Neals Yard
- head over to Jacob the Angel or Monmouth Coffee (which is right outside of Neals Yard) if you haven't had coffee yet or want another cup of coffee
-adorable area to just sit and take snaps of this colorful place. The entrance has a mural of Princess Diana with William and Harry.
Mayfair & Soho
- Carnaby Street, a shopping street in Soho, walking distance to Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus. stop by Fortnum & Mason for tea and biscuits (a must!)
- stop by Burlington Arcade, which was in a scene in Parent Trap.
- head to Mayfair, a posh area that makes you wonder how wealthy you have to be to live here. Very beautiful and one of my favorite areas to stroll around! My friend Bekah took me to Roka for my birthday, an amazing Japanese restaurant!
- if you want a bite, go to Dishoom in Carnaby Street for Indian food tapas style
- stop by Liberty London for a snap of the pretty blooms sitting outside waiting to be picked
- head to Sketch for high tea and let your feet rest before heading to your next destination. The bathroom is something worth going for, they're individual egg pods. The staircase is also lined with diptyque candles.
Selfridges
-one stop shop to get all your shopping in one place, my favorite department store! Their stationary and card selection is amazing. I always stock up when I stop by Selfridges.
- nearby is a donut place called Crosstown Doughnuts
Notting Hill 
- stroll Portobello Market and you can find something to snack on and take back home! Click here for times.
- head to Biscuiteers for their iconic biscuits to take back as souvenirs or take bites of on the train back
- Notting Hill Bookshop, but first you need to watch the movie Notting Hill (which is a classic).
- stop by Juice Baby if you want to recharge with a smoothie, acai bowl, or snack on something healthy. granola here is amazing!
- Granger & Co, my favorite aussie cafe to dine at.
- stop by Sezane, one of my favorite brands - their jack sneakers, claude bag, and victor bag are my go-tos.
- go to the Love Actually (another classic) movie location at St Luke Mews
- take snaps of the pretty blooms at Wild At Heart.
- wander around and you can stumble across cute shops and colorful homes

If you have extra time...
- stop by The Tower Bridge
- Monocle Cafe in Marylebone.
- Chalcot Crescent, a colorful residential area






Love, Sharon

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