London is such a fantastic, interesting place but it’s so easy to get overwhelmed. Here’s a few exciting places to check out on your next trip.
Seven Dials Market
I can’t believe I didn’t know about Seven Dials Market before! Open 7 days a week, this new food court is completely indoors, and consists of two sections: Cucumber Alley which has a few shops and take away bakeries, and Banana Warehouse, which is where the main food court is. It also turns into the Market Bookshop during the day! I haven’t been able to eat there yet, but I’m really excited to go.
This is one of my favourite places in London, and I’m there a lot of the time! BFI Southbank show a lot of independent releases, as well as re-releases of older or restored films. There is also a research library, a couple of restaurants and a free media library in the building as well. The cinema has a wide range of events going on throughout the year, and is in a great location for sightseeing.
Dominique Ansel Bakery
This is a lovely little bakery on the same street as Victoria coach station, and it is definitely worth a visit, especially to pick up lunch for a coach trip. You are able to sit in and have lunch, or to take food away. The prices are expensive, however, the food is really tasty.
House of Minalima
On Greek Street, just around the corner from the Palace Theatre (where Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is playing…) you’ll find the House of Minalima. Minalima are the designers of many props from the Harry Potter film series, and the shop displays their props beautifully. The shop goes up and up and up, and everything is so well made. Make sure to take your purse, if you’re a Harry Potter fan you’ll want to buy everything!
Spitalfields City Farm
I had no idea that this little city farm was here but I’m sure I’ll now visit over and over. It’s a small site and run on donations, but all the farmers are really friendly, and the animals are really well looked after. This would be a great attraction to take children to.
Old Spitalfields Market
Old Spitalfields Market is often looked over for other London Markets such as Borough Market, which I think is a shame because there is so much here! Close to famous Brick Lane, this market has so many fantastic looking food places and interesting stalls, and is definitely worth a visit.
St Dunstans in the East Church Garden
This is truly a little haven in the centre of London. A small garden in the ruins of a church, this is a lovely place to take a minute and unwind, read a book or have a picnic. It’s only a minute or so from the Monument to the Great Fire of London and a short walk away from St Pauls.
Where are your favourite places to visit in London?
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