London, even on a rainy day, is alluring. Tuck into a cozy afternoon tea or explore the city’s many museums. And if you’ve got your umbrella handy (which you should), check-out our other London must-see and do list below!
How to Get Around: Get a Oyster Card so you can top up for Tube travel. A little Tube etiquette tip: Don’t make conversation or even eye contact with strangers. It’s some strange unwritten London code. They aren’t into chatting with friendly strangers. Leave that for the bar or pub.
Art Museums to Visit: The National Gallery, The Wallace Collection, Tate Modern
Shop Till you Drop: Spend a couple hours walking around Oxford Street. Wear comfortable shoes!
Site to See: Skip queuing up for the usual tourist traps. Instead head up the elevator to the top of the One New Change building to get a breathtaking view of St Paul’s Cathedral. You won’t be disappointed.
Bengali Beauty : Wander Brick Lane, East London’s Bangladeshi area filled with fragrant curry houses. But there’s also Punjabi food to be found in this historic area of warehouses and cobblestone alleys. After a long day or walking, we filled up at Needu Grill. Be warned though-the curries are tasty, but very oily.
Where to Shop for South Asian Style: Drool over the latest Indian designer wear at Pernia’s Pop-Up Shop in swanky Mayfair. Or for more of a real-life London experience, head east to Forest Gate’s Green Street for Pakistani fashion or to Ealing Road in Wembley for Gujarati bangles and sarees. When you’re in need of a snack, pop into Sakoni’s for the Crispy Bhajiya (thank us later).
Why we Love London: Aside from the occassionally temperamental weather and sometimes (ok always) grummpy Tube riders, what’s not to love?!