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9 places to shop in London

shop in London

There is no city that has an unbridled passion for fashion more than London. You will notice this by wandering the streets and looking at the street style of its inhabitants. Colorful, eccentric, sophisticated. Here you will find everything. It is no coincidence that it is one of the best cities for shopping. Between trendy shops, department stores, markets, luxury boutiques, there is everything you have always wanted and more. Have fun joining the crowd of fashionistas and venturing into the best shops in the City.

Shopping In London: 9 Shops Not To Be Missed.

1.Harrods – Brompton Road

There is no one who does not know Harrods. A must, even just to watch. It is in fact one of the largest luxury warehouses in Europe and one of London’s icons. The very special interiors are inspired by Ancient Egypt. Its slogan “from the pin to the elephant” and “everything for everyone everywhere” illustrates the variety offered by the shop. And inside there is really everything, from the hairdresser to the travel agency. In addition, you can indulge in clothes, accessories, beauty products, footwear, food. Before entering, try to imagine something you want to buy. At Harrods, you will find it!

2.Selfridges & Co. – Oxford Street

It is the second warehouse after Harrods. Here too you will find everything: clothes, make-up, linen, housewares, kitchen, stationery. The phrase “The customer is always right” is believed to have been coined by Selfridge, the first owner of the store. The building on the outside is one of the most beautiful in all of London, not only for its historicity but also for the fantastic windows that the warehouse sets up. Do not imagine simple product displays: Selfridges windows are real sets, sometimes animated, that fascinate everyone, without exception.

3.Primark- Oxford Street

This is a stage suitable for all budgets. Primark is in fact a huge store that contains clothing and accessories at unbeatable prices. You will find a lot of really nice things, without having to pass out. The place, however, is always super crowded, avoid going there on Saturdays and Sundays and choose a day of the week in the morning, when the British are at work or school. You will avoid mileage lines!

4.Topshop Topman – Oxford Street

The first rule of a London fashion addicted: you are not really trendy if you don’t know him. A true temple of English fashion, it is one of the most well-stocked and fashionable shops in the city. On its 5 floors, you will find everything at competitive prices. Clothes, shoes, accessories, make-up, more clothes, more shoes … If shopping is your passion, then Topshop is your mecca, where you will also find emerging designers, more up-to-date. Then be careful to cross some stars: it is not difficult to come face to face with some VIPs in this shop!

5.Marks & Spencer – Oxford Street

Here is another London department store. Inside you will find everything and more, from clothes to accessories, to household items, to food. This is precisely the “main dish” of the chain that sells foods that carry the chain’s brand and that are really good. Try the Peppermint Tea and wrap yourself in the aroma of mint. And if you are passionate about cooking, you will find an entire floor dedicated to all the tools, measuring cups, and spoons to follow the recipes, cookie shapes, and all the most innovative products for a perfect cake design.

6.Fortnum & Mason- Piccadilly Circus

It is a shop for tea and gastronomy lovers. Fortum & Mason, founded in 1707, also supplies the English Royal Crown. Do you want to try royal baby tea? Find it here. Its seven floors are crammed with jams, honey, biscuits, pastries of all kinds, and lots of tea. The best, of course, and the most traditional. Whether you want to pamper yourself or buy gifts, this is the right place for all gourmands.

7.Hamley’s – Regent Street

Toys aren’t just for kids, especially if you’re at Hamley’s. Seven, seven, floors dedicated to myriads of toys, each divided by section and category. Your eyes will never have seen more teddy bears, toy trains, dolls, wooden toys, or super tech all concentrated in one place. Every now and then you will also find wonderful themed sets. More than seeing a fairytale, you live it here.

8.Philip Treacy- Elizabeth Street

Do you know those weird and super eccentric hats that the Queen wears on the most important occasions? Or those extravagantly shaped hats of English Ladies during horse races? Do you want one too? Here, you find it at Philip Treacy. The famous shop, also famous in Ascot, where the chicest horse race in the Kingdom is held, does not sell simple hats, but real architectures of fabric and feathers for hats!

9.Liberty London – Regent Street 

It is worth taking a trip to Liberty if only to see. Prices are high, but the building is very distinctive. The historic and typically English wooden exterior and elegant interior will take you back to the past. Here the fashion is that of the most important brands and the latest designers. Very famous for its fine fabrics and fabrics with floral prints. Lightness, softness, flair in total British style.

How to visit Death Valley?

visit Death Valley

What to see in Death Valley? The most spectacular natural landscapes you can imagine. The moment you start your visit, get ready to enter a parallel world made of rocks and deserts that will leave you breathless.

Death Valley is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful American national parks. It is certainly among the most evocative, unlike anything else you have ever seen!

How to visit Death Valley?

The park is mostly in California, while a small part is in Nevada. The distance from Death Valley to Las Vegas is approximately 210 kilometers, covered in 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Why is it called “Death Valley”?

Its name is rather disturbing, translated into Italian means “Valley of Death.” It is so-called for the very high temperatures that characterize it throughout the year.

We crossed it twice during our on the road trips and both times in July.

I can assure you that the heat was truly hellish (pass me the pun); already, in the early hours of the morning, the thermometer showed around 45 degrees. In the hottest hours, we reached 54 degrees!

The feeling is always being in front of a huge bonfire that burns; not even being in the shade is their relief (assuming you can find the shade).

How to get to Death Valley

Meanwhile, it should be noted that there is no public transport to reach it. So no trains or buses.

You can reach the park by plane since there are two small airports inside, but this would halve the opportunities to see the many wonders that characterize it. Furthermore, this option is certainly the most expensive.

The best choice is to cross it for its entire length by car. In this way, you can shop as many times as you want to take pictures or simply enjoy many fantastic views.

We entered from the west entrance, coming from Lee Vining, and continued to Las Vegas, with a whole series of intermediate stops. These include the lunch break in the only restaurant in the park.

How long does it take to visit Death Valley?

It is impossible to determine how long it takes to visit the park; it all depends on the number of stops you will make during the crossing and on the duration of your breaks.

We took it very comfortably both times we crossed the valley, sometimes without even getting out of the car during the hottest hours. But in general, it never took us more than four to five hours from the moment we entered to the moment we left.

Without making stops and driving without interruptions, it could take you half an hour. But I honestly don’t think it makes much sense to go through Death Valley without taking your time to see all the things it offers!

Useful tips for visiting Death Valley

The first important recommendation is to bring plenty of water with you.

Considering the very high temperatures, you will need it for drinking, but not only. Your car’s radiator may also need it, so in addition to the bottles for you, bring a nice tank just in case.

The same goes for fuel: inside the Death Valley, there are not many possibilities to refuel and it would be very unpleasant to run out of water in this little hell. So it’s good to have the tank full at the start and refill as soon as you can.

Do not be surprised, but you will happen to see some unconscious pedaling at full blast with those crazy temperatures; I keep wondering how they do it!

Refreshment points

Inside the park, there are only two refreshment points where you can stop. The first one you come across when coming from the west is Stovepipe Wells (a very appropriate name, as stovepipe, means more or less stove).

Here you will find a hotel and a small store where you can buy sandwiches, snacks, drinks, and souvenirs, and where you can take advantage of the toilet. Continuing on the road, you will come to Furnace Creek (and again, the name says it all!).

Death Valley Visitors Center

Here, you can stop for a meal at a very nice restaurant run by Native Americans. There is also a large store, a gas station and an information point for tourists. Finally, there is a luxurious and expensive hotel. We advise you to make a long stop here because then you won’t have many other possibilities.

A curiosity: I read around that it is not advisable to stop on the asphalt because there is a risk that the car tires melt.

Don’t worry, and I can assure you that it is not true! However, if you wear rubber slippers, they will tend to stick to the asphalt due to the intense heat.

Finally, remember that most cell phones in the park have no access, so you will not be able to receive or call. If you have a problem, stay close to your car and wait for a few cars to pass.

Surely someone will stop by to help you solve your problem or will accompany you to Furnace Creek or Stovepipe Wells for help.

There are still rare telephone booths, but you may not be within reasonable walking distance. And by now, I very much doubt that they work!

When to visit Death Valley

The answer is: always!! Of course, there are times when facing the heat of the park is a challenge.

As I said, the summer temperatures are terrible. Fortunately, the climate is extremely dry, so the perception of heat is slightly muffled.

In the months that cover spring and autumn, temperatures drop, making the visit to the park much more affordable.

Winter would be the ideal period, even if you will have to prepare yourself to face significant temperature variations; the temperatures during the night often reach zero.

Seeing snow in Death Valley is a very rare event, but not impossible.

England Prop Alex Corbisiero gets Early Release from Saints Contract

The Northampton Saints Rugby Union Club has granted Alex Corbisiero an early release from his contract with them, following a number of long-term injuries.

In his time playing for the Saints, Alex has helped the club to victory many times over and he also has an impressive track record playing both for England and for the British and Irish Lions.

Injuries

Following a string of injuries going back as far as 2013, Alex then sustained a back injury in the last game he played; a pre-world cup game against France in August 2015, which left England defeated. Since that match he has not been able to play and has not appeared in the Saints line-up at all this season.

27-year-old Alex has stressed his thanks for the support he’s received from the club, both on and off the pitch. He is quoted as saying, “I’ve had some amazing highs and some frustrating lows at Saints but have always been looked after.”

He has also thanked the Saints fans for being incredibly supportive, adding that they always made him feel welcome at The Gardens, and have created an unforgettable atmosphere at every game.

Corbisiero was signed to the Saints in 2013 following a stint at London Irish. He has notched up a total of 19 England caps since 2011 when he made his first international debut. He has also had two caps for the British and Irish Lions and 10 for the England U20 team from his younger years.

Corbisiero was a key player in the Saint’s victories over the last two years, including the European Challenge Cup Trophy and the Aviva Premiership Trophy in 2014. In 2015 the Saints also finished top of the league.

The Future

Alex has not confirmed when, or if at all, he will be returning to professional rugby, although there’s no doubt he’ll carry on with his rugby drill practices,  and work on building back his strength and keeping his fitness levels up.

As a well-loved player for the Saints, both the club management and the fans have expressed their sadness and regret at his departure, but have wished him every bit of luck for the future and fully recognize what he’s helped achieve for the club.

Impress your guests with dessert delivery London

dessert delivery London

A great way to minimize stress and ensure that you impress your guests at a dinner party is to have some of the dishes made and delivered by catering companies. Many of these can deliver tasty and beautifully presented dishes straight to your door, so all you have to do is serve the dish.

Whenever you throw a dinner party for friends or family, there is always the expectation that you will provide them with a fancy and sophisticated meal. Many people, do not have a huge amount of experience cooking and preparing a range of dishes, and this can make it a stressful and daunting prospect. This is particularly true when you are expected to provide them with a starter and dessert too, as often this is a meal that people do not make themselves and also the presentation is key with these dishes. Fortunately, there is an easy way around this, and this will ensure that the evening is a complete success and your guests will be amazed at the food you serve.

This is to have some, or all, of the food delivered to your door by catering companies. Many people like to cook the main meal themselves, and then have a stunning dessert delivered which is the perfect way to finish off the meal and it enables you to relax. The best dessert delivery London has to offer will have a wide range of dishes available, and this could include white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake, apple tatin tart, chocolate truffle, exotic fruit salad, lemon tarte, profiterole tart, and many more delicious options. These will all be beautifully presented and will come with storage and serving suggestions.

With the dessert taken care of, it will massively reduce the stress attached to putting on a dinner party and ensure that your guests are left more than content.

London in three days

London in three days

Traveling to London is usually one of the most common items on most tourist lovers’ to-do-before-death list. However, either due to family commitments or difficulties when making a gap in our workday, it is difficult to plan in our calendar to find a week in which we can escape.

For this reason, we wanted to propose to our travelers this small London route in three days , so that you are able to visit this incredible city (and one of the most tourists received every year in the world), without having to three days on your trip.

Travel to London in 3 days, is it possible?

It’s not exactly going to be a smooth trip, but carrying out this travel plan is certainly a unique opportunity to visit London in 3 days. We are not going to tell you in this guide where to eat or stay, because we reserve that for other articles, but here we are simply going to propose a list of the most famous and popular tourist places in London among tourists.

Tips for your trip to London

Our first advice, more than advice is a gift, because we offer you the option of booking a FREE TOUR through the center of London. A fantastic activity that we always recommend as it allows experts in the city to show you monuments and curiosities that are difficult to discover by yourself.

Now our advice number two, to save and be able to make the most of your trip by following almost all the points of the guide is to get the London City Pass. There are two modalities:

London City Pass : Used for days and you have access to more than 60 tourist activities. And that you can use it to see as many as you want during the validity period of your card.

London City Explorer : This card is purchased for activity bonuses. You can buy access to 3,5 or 7 activities. If you are interested you can buy it here .

Finally the transfers from the Airport to the Hotel. The airports are quite far away. Approximately an hour by train or bus (they are the cheapest ways to make the journey) and then combine it with the subway or taxi … the truth is that it is somewhat tedious. If you are traveling as a couple or with more companions, we strongly advise you to hire transfers with a driver who will wait for you at the airport and take you to your hotel … You will think very expensive … it is not much more expensive than the “cheap” option but it is much more comfortable .

What to see in London in 3 days

We are aware that transporting around the London city is not possible simply by walking from one place to another, but don’t worry! We have strategically planned the route of each of the three days, grouping the tourist places of London according to their proximity, so that you have no problem when visiting the most emblematic tourist sites of London. Go for it!

London Guide 3 days: Day 1

Whether you land at the airport you land, the starting point of your trip to London in 3 days will be Trafalgar Square, as this will allow you to visit a huge number of monuments on the first day (many of London’s tourist attractions are close to this square).

You can go from one to another on foot, if you like to walk through the cities when you go on a trip to enjoy the people, the architecture and the unknown environment, or go by taxi from one place to another (obviously, the first alternative is less aggressive for your pocket). Brace yourself, because there are tons of places to see in London in one weekend !

Trafalgar square

Designed by John Nash in 1830, Trafalgar Square is the largest square in London . With all the cultural events taking place here, including demonstrations and New Years celebrations, it is often considered the center of the city. Nelson’s Column stands in the center of the square, with four lion statues around it. It was built in 1848 to commemorate Admiral Nelson.

Nelson’s Column is the monument that dominates Trafalgar Square. It was built in the 1840s to commemorate Admiral Horace Nelson, one of Britain’s most beloved heroes. His most famous battle was the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, in which he defeated Napoleon and the French and the Spanish fleets, but at the same time cost him his life. Nelson’s column has been the scene of many protests and is considered one of London’s biggest landmarks.

The National Gallery

The National Gallery in London has a collection of more than 2,600 pieces of art . Not surprisingly, it is one of the most visited galleries in the world. Classical art predominates in it, including paintings by El Greco, Jan van Eyck, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, and many very famous artists. It is really huge and entry is free, so if you consider yourself art lovers you should allow enough time to visit it quietly.

London Eye

The London Eye or “London Eye”, according to its translation, is the largest Ferris wheel in Europe. The views from the top are just fabulous, especially at night . It is highly recommended that you book your tickets online and arrive around half an hour before the scheduled time so that you have enough time to collect them.

Westminster Palace

The elaborate Palace of Westminster is home to both houses of the UK Parliament – the House of Commons and the House of Lords. It is an exceptional example of Neo-Gothic architecture dating back to 1097, when the oldest part of the complex, Westminster Hall, was built. It is the center of political life in London !

Palace of Westminster and Big ben London

The building that contains the most famous bell in Europe, perhaps even the world, is one of London’s iconic landmarks . The tower is the third largest bell tower in the world and is over 150 years old. Its name was recently changed to Elizabeth Tower as a tribute to Queen Elizabeth after 60 years of reign. There is no elevator, but 334 steps lead to the top; however tours are only available to British citizens organizing a tour through Parliament. The skyline in this part of London is spectacular, so taking photos of Big Ben with the London Eye in the background is very popular.

Westminster Abbey

The first monks lived here in the 10th century. Henry III rebuilt the abbey in 1245 when he chose it as his burial place, and succeeded in turning it into one of the most important Gothic buildings in the country. Many other notable figures are buried here. Today it is a place where weddings and other royal ceremonies are held. Additionally, Westminster Abbey has been used for coronations since 1066.

Buckingham palace

This majestic palace is the official residence of the British monarchs. Originally built as a home, it became a private residence for Queen Charlotte in 1761. The palace was rebuilt and expanded during the 19th century and has been used as a residence for British monarchs since 1837. You can visit some of the rooms in select days, but what you shouldn’t miss is the Changing of the Guard ceremony !

Picadilly Circus

Piccadilly Circus is a famous road junction in London’s West End. It is famous for all the neon signs around the square, the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain that commemorates the work of Lord Shaftesbury, and the statue of Eros. It is popular for protests and demonstrations because of its size, although the square also inspired many artists and musicians in their work.

London’s Chinatown

Exploring the restaurants, bakeries, nightclubs and enjoying the great atmosphere of Chinatown is worth a visit. Chinatown is home to around 80 restaurants, many of them specializing in authentic Chinese and Asian cuisine. You have tons of places to eat to choose from! As you walk through Chinatown, you can find various blue plaques, commemorating famous people and events.

Oxford street

With approximately 300 stores, Oxford Street is the most important shopping street in Europe and is home to a number of department stores and many brand name stores. If shopping in London is on your list of things to do in this city, then the shopping district that intersects Regent Street and Bond Street is sure to enchant you.

Located in the West End of London, Oxford Street is approximately 1.5 miles (2.5 km) long and used to be part of the London-Oxford road. Actually, it follows the route of a Roman road that linked Hampshire to Colchester. The area is usually crowded with shoppers and tourists and gets quite polluted at times due to the number of buses that circulate through it, but it is still worth going without any doubt.

On this first day we have taken the opportunity to see great icons of London such as Big Ben, Trafalgar Square or Piccadilly Circus… So it has been a very well spent day… Now it’s time to rest for the second day which will be just as exciting!

London Guide 3 days: Day 2

After waking up, having a good London breakfast and and let’s pick up the visit from where we left off yesterday. The first day ended and it was on Oxford Street. Today we will take the opportunity to see very interesting places for all travelers.

Covent Garden Market

The Covent Garden area is located near Oxford street about 10 minutes walk or a couple of metro stops, it is a very interesting area for travelers , it has a special atmosphere and many attractions, without a doubt the most interesting is Covent Garden Market. It has a charming atmosphere and several shops and stalls where you can buy jewelry, homemade soaps or delicatessen, among others. Also, with some luck you can enjoy live performances by singers or jugglers. Very entertaining.
Nearby are the transport museum and the Royal Opera, among many other attractions …

British Museum

Open daily and with free admission (£ 5 donation optional) it features impressive collections of relics from virtually every civilization, a journey through history from 2 million years ago. Especially interesting is the section of Egyptian art in which we will also find the Rosetta stone, thanks to which we know Egyptian history in our days.
Mandatory Visit!

Camden Town Market

We have finished our visit to the British Museum and it’s time to eat… it’s time to go to Camden!
Camden Town has become one of the mandatory stops for everyone who visits the English capital, it is an alternative neighborhood with shops of all kinds, where you will find things that you did not even imagine existed … but it also has a market of Impressive international food, you can walk while they give you to taste food from different countries until you decide what to eat … In the end you will end up trying a little of everything since there is no one who can resist such variety.

Without a doubt a place where you can get lost for a couple of hours maybe more and enjoy something different and unique in London.

Hyde park

The great park of London, a fantastic way to end this second day is to take a walk through Hyde Park, it is huge and has different very interesting areas within it. Walking calmly and enjoying the largest and oldest park in the city for a couple of hours is the relaxing way to end an interesting day like today.
Within Hyde Park we will find the main tourist attractions such as the statue of Peter Pan , or the Memorial to Princess Diana of Wales …
Our second day comes to an end and it is time to go to enjoy a good dinner and why not of a pint of beer.

London Guide 3 days: Day 3

The last day of our trip to London is also full of places to see, so we hope that the day before you have been able to rest a little. In any case, even though you haven’t done it, think that you will have time to rest when you get home, take advantage!

St. Paul’s Cathedral

A huge white cathedral and the highest point in the city is also the seat of the Bishop of London. The present church was built by Sir Christopher Wren, one of the most famous English architects, after the Great Fire of London. You should not miss this famous religious building, with its elaborate interiors and mysterious crypts.

The Globe (Shakespeare Theater)

The Globe Theater is the modern replica of the theater where some of Shakespeare’s plays were first staged. The original theater was built in 1599 by the men of the Lord Chamberlain, Shakespeare’s company. If you want to take the opportunity to see a play, don’t forget to book your tickets well in advance. If not, you can also take the guided tour to learn more about Shakespeare and the building.

Tate Modern Museum

The reference museum of modern art. If you are interested in this type of art, it is a must, but if art is not one of your main focuses of interest, it is also convenient to know that it has a free tour that can be seen in about 30 minutes and that is quite interesting. So it is not necessary to pay entrance to enjoy a little bit of modern art ?

The Monument to the Great Fire of London

This monument commemorates the Great Fire of London that destroyed the city center in 1666. It was designed by Sir Christopher Wren. There is an observation deck at the top so this is a great opportunity to take some photos!

London bridge

This fascinating bridge is one of the icons of London. The views from above are incredible and it is quite a sight to see the bridge opening for the boats to pass. There is a free exhibition in the two towers dedicated to the history of the bridge. Another good place to take some pictures and make your trip to London envious in 3 days.

The tower of London

Also known as the Royal Palace and Her Majesty’s Fortress, the complex was previously used as a prison. Many notable figures were sent here, such as Sir Walter Raleigh with his wife Elizabeth Throckmorton, and even Elizabeth I before becoming a queen. It is now a famous tourist attraction and home to the Crown Jewels .

The Docks of Santa Catalina

Our last stop is the Muelles de Santa Catalina. Ships anchored here in the past. Now this area is a great place to hang out, thanks to the various facilities around it, including numerous shops, bars and restaurants. A perfect place to end our London travel itinerary in three days.

Other recommendations to visit in your 3 days in London

We have prepared a great itinerary for you, but we know that depending on the type of traveler they can take advantage of the day more (simply because they see the sites faster or they entertain themselves less in certain types of things or they prefer to suppress certain sites that are more noisy …) and who may want to visit more places in their 3 days of travel, so we are adding new tourist attractions to visit on your getaway to London.

Windsor castle

Take a public transport vehicle and head to Windsor Castle.
This medieval castle is one of the UK’s landmarks, as well as a weekend home for the Queen. Many kings have been using this palace since the time of Henry I, the fourth son of William the Conqueror. In addition to being the home of the Queen, the castle hosts official visits and is used for ceremonies.

Part of the Royal Collection is located here. The medieval castle combines Georgian and Victorian style with some Gothic features. The rooms were designed by Jeffry Wyatville in the 19th century and combine Rococo and Victorian Gothic. Upon entering the castle area, you will undergo an airport-style security check. Eating and drinking are not allowed in the castle and photography and filming are only allowed in some areas.

National Maritime Museum

If you want to familiarize yourself with the history of the British navy and all of Europe, you have reached the most suitable museum. In fact, it is one of the largest maritime museums in the entire world. Many artifacts related to the sea and navigation are displayed, such as ship models, instruments that were used for navigation and paintings. Admiral Nelson’s uniform is also on display here.

Greenwich Meridian

The Royal Greenwich Observatory is a bit boring if you don’t like astronomy, but the Greenwich meridian line is definitely a must see. You will rarely have the opportunity to be in two hemispheres at the same time!

It was established in 1851 by Sir George Biddell Airy, an English mathematician and astronomer. The Greenwich meridian with longitude 0º is the reference line of the Greenwich meridian; This means that each new year begins on this line.

Harrods Warehouse

What started as a small grocery store in East London has now become one of the most iconic and distinctive stores in the world. Synonymous with Luxury Harrods offers a unique shopping experience. It is also a place of reference for tourists since walking through some warehouses like this even if you don’t buy anything is a fantastic memory of your London visit.

Museum of Natural History

When you visit the Natural History Museum the first thing you see is an impressive building, but more impressive is its entrance and the large dinosaur skeleton that awaits you in its hall. Some impressive stairs that start a very interesting guide through nature. A highly recommended site for adults and children .

Notting Hill and Portobello Market

Especially famous as a result of the film by Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts, it is a London residential neighborhood with beautiful houses in different pastel shades, a pleasant walk through the Notting Hill neighborhood where you can enjoy a breakfast or a delicious lunch surrounded by the purest London atmosphere.

Any self-respecting visit to this area should end up visiting the Portobello market, a long street with shops and stalls on both sides where you can find everything, very interesting for those who like relics and antiques. At the end of a whole fresh produce market where you will see the essence of London markets.

Visit London in 3 days. Conclusions

What do you think? Did you find our plan to visit London in 3 days interesting? If you dare to make a trip to London in three days , a weekend or a trip on a bridge, it will serve as a guide so you don’t forget the essentials of London.

If you have little time to travel to London, you can get a lot out of these days and visit the emblems of the English capital and one of the icons par excellence for all travelers. A must for every self-respecting tourist. If you don’t have more days, nothing happens, you have a perfect itinerary to enjoy London in a weekend.

Obviously, in such a short trip, you will not be able to learn all the ins and outs and corners of London, or soak up the abundant London culture, we will not have time. But to live London and get to know it perfectly, you will need much more time or even go live there for a while … who knows if this getaway cannot be the origin of something like this …

Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in London

Tourist Attractions in London

There are 10 top-rated tourist attractions in London that you cannot miss if you are planning a trip to the British capital, especially if it is your first time in London. You should make sure to see at least the 10 things that we name below. In addition to London’s best attractions, we recommend that you visit one of the London markets and one of its famous parks.

How to plan a trip to London?

plan a trip to London

One of the cities that does not go unnoticed by anyone in London. Wide avenues, culture, very diverse people, fashion, the best hotels and restaurants, and endless etcetera make this a unique place. It can be a bit cumbersome to think about visiting the capital of these characteristics since, given so much offer, we will not know what to choose and how to adjust the visit to our needs. London offers possibilities for everyone: for children, adults, those who love to walk and the quiet, a dream come true for the whole family. Here, we explain how to organize a trip to London and thus enjoy it to the fullest.

First time traveling London: 10 things not to miss

traveling London

A weekend in London must be successful. Without falling into cliches, here are some essentials not to be missed when leaving for London for the first time.

Sleep at the Franklin Hotel

For your first visit to London to go well, it is essential to choose the right hotel in which you will put your bags. The 5-star The Franklin hotel has 35 rooms and suites. Spacious and bright, they all reflect Anouska Hempel’s inimitable sense of design and eclectic tastes. The centerpiece is a Simmons brand double bed specially created for the hotel with details inspired by Art Nouveau. The must of the most? Choose the pillow of your choice from the menu available in the room. Above all, don’t forget to ask for a view of Egerton Gardens or Knightsbridge, to feel even more peaceful in the heart of the city.

24 Egerton Gardens, Chelsea, London SW3 2DB, United Kingdom

Indian food at Roti Chai

It’s no secret that Indian gastronomy has taken London’s neighborhoods by storm. To eat Indian in London, push the door of the Roti Chai restaurant. Here we eat with our fingers and share bites of crispy potatoes with yogurt, Kerala chicken skewers, a lamb kebab burger, samosas, and much more. For dessert, we don’t miss out on kulfi, an Indian milk-based ice cream usually flavored with cardamom or pistachio.

3 Portman Mews S, London W1H 6HS, United Kingdom

Discover Soho

If you are coming to London for the first time, it is imperative to discover Soho. This trendy district, the heart of London, never stops beating. Former “red light district”, it abounds in trendy bars and restaurants. We stop at Cahoot’s to drink good cocktails and enter the First Street Gallery to fill up on culture.

Eat at Padella Pasta

It is the flagship address of the capital. At Padella Pasta, we taste simple but delicious pasta recipes, prepared on-demand, and in front of you. Do not miss The pappardelle with the beef stew that simmered for 8 hours. A delight.

Big V London, 6 Southwark St, London SE1 1TQ, United Kingdom

Stroll through St James Park

If Hyde Park is one of the most emblematic parks in London, you shouldn’t miss St James Park, which is a little less crowded. Spread over 23 hectares, St James’s Park has a small lake with two islands. Ducks, pelicans, and a host of birds dabble in the park. You can even meet a few squirrels there. In short, London’s central park!

Take a walk in Portobello

Made famous by the movie ‘Love at first sight in Notting Hill’, Portobello Road is a must-see when first coming to London. With its large avenue of more than three kilometers long, Portobello Market, like Camden Market, one of the most famous street markets in London which owes its notoriety in part to the pretty colored facades of the houses of Notting Hill. Vintage clothing, jewelry, trinkets, trinkets, books, accessories, paintings, furniture, decorative items, collectibles: a real Ali Baba cave.

Brunch at the Breakfast Club

If you saw a long line, you are at the Breakfast Club. Here, we come for breakfast and brunch, soft pancakes, smoothies, and varied and natural orange juice, but also eggs, bacon as well as refined sandwiches, burgers of course but also burritos! At the Breakfast Club, for sure, you won’t go hungry!

Take a tour of Sketch

The sketch is one of our unusual and trendy addresses in London and is a must-have when you come to the capital for the first time. This concept with unusual decoration includes a two-star restaurant decorated in a seventies-style, as well as a candy pink room in the basement, The Gallery, which acts as an art gallery. We serve afternoon teas and suppers. In another room, The Glade, cocktail bar, takes us to an enchanted forest, Alice in Wonderland style. But the highlight of the show remains the East Bar, a sort of flying saucer where cocktails are served. One thing is for sure, at Sketch, you won’t get bored.

9 Conduit Street, London W1S 2XG

Stroll through Camden Market

Like Portobello Road, Camden Market is a landmark in London. In addition to small stalls and vintage shops, there are mostly small food stalls that reflect the cosmopolitan gastronomy of London: Indian, Israeli, Lebanese, Mexican… There is something for everyone.

32 Camden Lock Pl, London NW1 8AL, United Kingdom

Visit Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is nothing less than the place of residence of Queen Elisabeth II. Between tradition and royal ceremony, the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace is one of London’s most emblematic attractions. Dressed in their traditional attire and topped with the famous bear hair headdress, keep them proudly parading under musical cadences to the palace gates and entering Buckingham Palace through the east gate located near the great gates of Green Park. In August, it is possible to visit the interior of the Palace while Elizabeth II is on vacation in Edinburgh. Without forgetting, of course, the inevitable Big Ben and the English parliament for a successful first time in London.

Best places and things to do in New London CT

things to do in New London CT

With an endless cultural and leisure offer, museums with incalculable collections, street markets to get lost in, perfect green spaces and charming neighborhoods, this city is perfect for a weekend or more day getaway, without the possibility of getting bored at any time. In addition to visiting all the tourist attractions and shopping in some of its most commercial streets, you can enjoy the best gastronomy from every corner of the world in London.

Things to do in New London CT

Based on the three times we have visited the city, the last one we spent more than a month living in an apartment in Notting Hill, during which we wrote this guide to tips for traveling to London, we have made this list of places and things to do in New London CT. Let’s start!

1. Visit Camden Town

Spending a morning in the surprising and entertaining Camden neighborhood is one of the best things to do in London. This neighborhood, famous for having the largest market in the city with more than 1000 stalls and alternative stores, is perfect for finding a unique gift, eating at one of its street stalls, or simply listening to live music.

Although it is open every day and many people recommend going on a Sunday, we recommend visiting Camden Town during the week to avoid getting overwhelmed by the large number of people that accumulate during the weekend.

One of our favorite areas to shop, in addition to the stalls of the Camden Stables Market, is Camden High St, where the stores with the most picturesque themed facades are concentrated and where you can find everything from gothic clothing to shops to make a tattoo.

To get to Camden, you will have to take the tube, the Northern line and get off at the Camden Town stop. Another option that we love is taking a boat in Little Venice, which will drop you off at the market in less than an hour.

2. Go around the Big Ben

In the Palace of Westminster, you will find the British Parliament and Big Ben, its famous Clock Tower, which has become one of the icons to visit in London over time.

Over 100 meters high, this tower was built in 1858 in the Gothic style and stood out for the four clocks on each side.

Although generally when we talk about Big Ben we refer to the Clock Tower, this name is not entirely accurate, since Big Ben is a huge 14-ton bell that is located inside the tower, which next to the Palace Westminster in Victorian Gothic style, are a World Heritage Site and are located on the bank of the Thames.

The two buildings can only be visited by residents of the United Kingdom, although in summer the palace is allowed by booking in advance on this page.

Visiting hours: Saturdays between 9:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. with a guided tour. August and September are open from Tuesday to Friday.

3. Have a nice time in Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge or Tower Bridge, built-in 1894 over the River Thames, is the most famous bridge to see in London and its name is due to its proximity to the Tower of London, which is right next door.

You can enter this stone drawbridge to see the steam engine’s operation that lifts it and climb to the top to walk on a transparent glass walkway while enjoying excellent views of the city. We recommend approaching this photogenic bridge day and night and seeing it from both banks.

Admission is included if you have the London Pass or the London Explorer Pass. These two cards allow you to save time by skipping the queues and quite a few pounds if you plan to visit London’s most tourist spots. The difference between both cards is that the London Pass goes for days, while the Explorer can choose up to the last minute the entrance for the 3, 5, or 7 of the main attractions, saving up to 40%.

Visiting hours: April to September from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the rest of the months from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

4. Visit in the London Parks

One of the best things to do in London for free is to walk or play sports in its many well-kept parks.

Among the most famous parks to visit in London are:

  • Hyde Park: It is the largest and most famous park in the city where you will find from a huge lake, various monuments, a rose garden, the gardens, and Kensington Palace, to endless trails for walking or running.
  • St James’s Park: Located near Buckingham Palace, it is one of the Royal Parks of London and the most beautiful in the city.
  • Regent’s Park: Another one of the perfect parks for a walk where its lakes stand out and in spring, its beautiful rose garden.
  • Kew Gardens: This Royal Botanical Garden located in a neighborhood away from the center impresses its greenhouses full of exotic flowers and plants.
  • Primrose Hill: Located on a hill near Camden, it is perfect for a picnic with beautiful views of the city skyline.

5. Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey, a World Heritage Site, is the oldest and most famous religious temple to visit in London. Almost all the coronation ceremonies of kings, English monarchs, and weddings like that of the current princes and funerals like Princess Diana of Wales have been held since 1066.

In the beautiful interior of the Gothic style (no photos can be taken), you will find the tombs of kings and famous figures such as David Livingstone, Isaac Newton, Charles Dickens, Laurence Olivier, or Charles Darwin. Some of its most outstanding corners such as the Lady Chapel, the cloisters, the poets’ corner, the Chapter House, the High Altar, and the Throne of San Eduardo.

You can find more information in this guide to visit Westminster Abbey. Visiting hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sundays open only for mass.

6 of The Strongest Green Vein Kratom Strains to Try

Kratom Strains to Try

With so many Kratom varieties available in the market, selection becomes quite tricky. If you are looking for a Kratom variety who don’t want too relaxing or too stimulating impact, then green Kratom would be most appropriate. Even if you know that you want a green vein Kratom, it doesn’t make your job easier. Numerous varieties are available in the green vein category.

Below we have covered some of the most potent Green vein Kratom strains. This article aims to give you information about the green vein variety of Kratom strains. We do not recommend the usage of any of these strains.

  1. Green Maeng Da 

Ingredients:

The effects of Kratom strains depends on the kinds and quantity of alkaloids present. Green Maeng Da strain is rich in 7-hydroxymitragynine and Mitragynine. These two alkaloids activate nerve receptors that are responsible for controlling pain.

Another vital alkaloid present in Green Maeng Da is corynanthidine. This alkaloid helps in overcoming withdrawal symptoms.

Effects:

This strain is known for enhancing stimulation, improving motivation, focus, energy, and concentration. The strain also has analgesic properties, hence it can be used to relieve pain. The effects start within 15 minutes of consumption and can last for almost 3 hours.

  1. Green Borneo Kratom strains 

Ingredients

The strain is rich in the following alkaloids:

  • 9-hydroxycorynantheidine
  • 7-hydroxymitragynine
  • Speciogynine
  • Mitraphylline
  • Mitragynine

These alkaloids combination results in a powerful analgesic/ pain-relieving effect with a feeling of a high energy boost.

Effects:

Besides an excellent pain reliever, a good quality Green Borneo Kratom is also known for enhancing energy, focus, productivity, and mood.

  1. Super green Malay Kratom

Super Green Malay Kratom is considered as one of the most effective green vein strain. The word ‘super’ in the name reflects its high-quality and superior effects.

Ingredients:

This strain got a unique composition. Like other Kratom strains, super green Malay strain also contains Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine. But both of these are present in moderate quantities. This means that both these alkaloids are slightly boosted in this strain.

Effects:

The effects generally last for almost 4 hours. Some of the prominent effects of this strain are:

  • Energy booster
  • Pain reliever
  • Managing depression and anxiety
  • Deal with addiction
  1. Green Indo 

Ingredients:

Green Indo Kratom strain is rich in Mitragynine, 9-hydroxycorynantheidine, and 7-hydrocymitragynine. Together these alkaloids help in reducing chronic pain, enhancing energy levels, and improves focus and alertness.

Effects:

The effects generally last for almost 5 hours. Besides energizing effects, this strain also helps in improving cognitive behavior in the user. As the strain does not have any adverse side effects, it can be used in stressful situations or when the user needs high concentration and high energy levels.

  1. Green Bali: 

Ingredients:

The strain comprises of following active alkaloids:

  • Mitragynine,
  • 7-hydroxymitragynine,
  • 9-hydroxycorynantheidin,
  • Several others.

The high level of 7-hydroxymitragynine makes this strain an effective pain reliever.

Effects:

The effect of the strain may last for 4-6 hours, depending on the dose taken. The strain helps in appetite suppression, relieving pain, reducing anxiety, and relaxing the brain and the body.

  1. Green Thai Kratom strain

Ingredients:

In this strain, the concentration of 7-hydroxymitragynine is low, whereas the level of mitragynine alkaloids is quite high. The specific concentration of these two alkaloids is responsible for the psychoactive effects of this strain.  

Effects:

The Green Thai strain is very useful in increasing energy, enhancing mood, reducing social anxiety, and relieving pain.