London In 36 Hours: Where To Sleep, Eat & See

London In 36 Hours

London In 36 Hours

London In 36 Hours

In the last month I’ve been up and back to London a fair few times. Living about 3 hours south means I have to make the most of my time whilst I’m up there. My most recent trip was for the L’Oreal Hair launch so I only booked one night (any excuse for a London trip) and I planned to fit in as much as possible in 36 hours.

Where to stay: The more central you stay the more there is to do and the less you spend on tubes however it also gets super expensive! Kensington is my go-to place for accommodation. It’s the perfect location that is close to shops, beautiful parks and on a main tube line only 10 minutes from central London. Hotels are cheaper and more available which means you get to pick your favourite and they also have a fair amount of apartments/Air Bnb choices too. These apartments are great and come with a kitchen so you save money on food.

London In 36 Hours

Where to go: Staying in Kensington is great for visiting other areas, Holland Park is beautiful and only a 5-10 minute walk from the high street. Head here for beautiful gardens and a peaceful picnic. If you’re looking to visit a market head one stop on the tube (or a 15-20 minute walk) to Notting Hill. Famous for it’s beautifully painted multicoloured houses and Portobello Road. If not, Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park are just off the high street and are a must see on a sunny afternoon to escape the city crowds. Keep on walking and you’ll end up on Oxford Street. Head into Central London for some shopping and sightseeing by getting the tube to Embankment. Cut through the Embankment Park and head along the South Bank to Waterloo Bridge for breath taking views of the city before making your way up to Covent Garden and Piccadilly. I love exploring Carnaby Street before popping into Liberty to make a mental wish list of beauty products! If you have time hop on the tube and head east to St Pauls, for the perfect viewing point take the lift inside the shopping mall ‘One New Change’ to the sixth floor for breath taking rooftop views over the whole city.

London In 36 Hours

Where to eat: London has the best places to eat the list is endless! I cant resist popping in to Homeslice for my favourite pizza every time I’m by Neals Yard, Covent Garden. It’s affordable and so delicious that it’s just too good to pass. I love stocking up on snacks in Wholefoods and they also have an amazing variety of fresh food from salads to mac ‘n’ cheese ready to takeaway and eat on the go. It’s perfect if you’re trying to be healthy but there’s something for everyone. If you’re in the Notting Hill area head to Farm Girl Cafe for brunch before heading to the Hummingbird Bakery for a cupcake or two. If you’re in Soho and fancy indulging head to The Breakfast Club, you won’t regret it!

London In 36 Hours

 What are your favourite things to do in London in 36 hours?

Daisy x

  • I’ve never been to London, but it’s definitely on my travel list! Wonderful post and lovely photos too!

    xoxo, Truc
    http://livingblissfullybalance.weebly.com/

  • I really love London and was actually there today. Even though I live under an hour away, I’d love to stay over so I can do and see more – I’m keeping note of the places you’ve mentioned haha!

    Lucy | Forever September

    • I’m so jealous that you live that close! I would be visiting all the time haha 🙂 xx

  • Those apartments look so cute! Even though I live/work in London, I seldom explore Notting Hill – the last time I was there was ~2 years ago, I know, shocker! It’s beautiful to walk through there though, the colorful houses are so dreamy! It irks me sometimes though, because it seems to stereotype London… I live in the South East, where houses are nothing like that and it’s a very different picture. Apart from that, I do need to take a stroll up there someday!

    My other fave places are in Greenwich: the planetarium! Also loads of food markets – Maltby Street Market, Brick Lane for vintage shops, and when I used to live near South Kensington, there were such cute boutiques all the way leading up to King’s Road ^__^

    Cherie | sinonym

    • I would love to live in London at some point! There’s always something to do and I love that! South Kensington looks lovely and I can’t help but visit Chelsea! xx

  • Such cute apartments! I love the Hummingbird bakery for a little treat 🙂
    – Ambar x
    http://www.herlittleloves.co.uk

  • I love the photos in this blog post!
    Ciara
    http://bellisssimo.blogspot.co.uk/