Lucy’s London Top Five

I was in the wonderful wilds of Dorset over the weekend for a friends wedding.  I had planned to share the best of English-Country-Wedding traditions with you – the 13th century church, beautiful flowers, an even more beautiful bride – but failed to take a single photo!  A true sign of a fantastic party.  Instead I’m going to pass on my top tips and favourite bits of London.

Lucy’s London Top FiveMost London galleries permanent collections are free.  Nearly all have late openings, talks and events and fantastic book shops!  Tate Modern has my favourite.  Its worth looking out for free openings for other major public buildings like St Paul’s Cathedral as well. Look up! and down and under.  London is layered with architectural design, detail and colour. Above:  Tower Bridge.  Below:  Below Blackfriars Bridge.Go to a pub.  European cafe culture is all very well but nothing beats a British pub with brass hangings, pints and packets of crisps.The French are totally amazed how multi-cultural London is.  For me thats the best bit …at the very least it means anytime of cuisine, pretty much any time of day!  For Greek and Lebanese food try around Bayswater, real-deal kebabs in Hackney and Chinatown for the obvious.Get a map, get on your feet and get off the main roads… you’ll see so much more.  Above: Pollock’s Toy Museum on Scala Street (behind Oxford Street).  Below:  The Kensington Fish Shop off Notting Hill Gate.


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