Our London Bucket List

Bit of news, Himself and I are moving back to Ireland for a year! (…I am currently surrounded by boxes – so.many.boxes!!)

Our London Bucket List

To cut a long story short, I’ve had a few acting opportunities come up recently from Ireland so, after much thought, we decided it would be a good idea to give it a whirl for 12 months and see how it goes over there. As an actress, travel is part of the job description, I will always go where the work is, so if an opportunity comes up in London (or anywhere for that matter) after we’ve moved, I’ll just be hopping on a plane – it’s no biggie!

So we created our London bucket list for completion prior to leaving – you know – all those touristy things that you SAY you’ll do but then just don’t because they’re only down the road and sure, you can do them any old time!!?!! Yes, that was us too!

Our London Bucket List

and to be quite honest with you, it has resulted in our last few weeks being absolutely mental – but in a great way! We have been MAJOR tourists and I think you guys (if you live in London) should learn from our mistake and get up and out once every couple of weeks to do a tourist thing – start working your way through our list – or maybe you’re way ahead of the game and have already done them all, in which case, I bow to your organisational awesomeness! If you don’t live in London but are planning a visit, then definitely have a goo at this list to help you pick some fun stuff to do whilst you’re here.

As I post about some of the things we did, I’ll link them below, so bookmark this page and check back for more over the course of the next few weeks!

*eat at Duck & Waffle

eat at The Criterion

eat doughnuts at Borough Market

eat breakfast at Claridge’s

drink at a Roof Top Bar

climb Up At The O2

be a Groundling at The Globe

*see a West End Show

see a Tottenham Hotspur Match

*buy flowers at Columbia Road Flower Market

see the Pink Floyd Exhibition at the V&A Museum

visit the Natural History Museum

visit the National Portrait Gallery

visit Kew Gardens

visit Thorpe Park

visit Buckingham Palace

visit the Harrods Christmas Shop

*the eagle eyed readers amongst you may have noticed that some things on this list, not only have we already done but I’ve actually written about them on this blog before – but we went again dear readers, a “one last visit before leaving London” if you will and those are the visits I’ll be tagging in this post




    • peppermintdolly
      September 9, 2017 / 10:42 am

      Glad to know we’re not the only ones Emma!!


  1. September 10, 2017 / 12:26 pm

    This is great, I do love London, I’ve done 5 things on your list so far over the years and there’s still so much more to see, i want to see Madame Tussaud’s and Wonderland in Hyde Park, when it gets there. x

    • peppermintdolly
      September 11, 2017 / 12:29 am

      Yes Diana!! I’ve done Madame Tussaud’s and it’s great fun, definitely one for the list and – whilst I’ve never visited myself – I’ve heard super things about Wonderland in Hyde Park and it’ll be one for us to do on a return visit to London after we move!!


  2. September 11, 2017 / 12:40 pm

    I love how you’re updating this post once you’ve done the things on your bucket list. This is such a great way to end your time in London!


    • peppermintdolly
      September 14, 2017 / 11:27 pm

      Thanks Belle – it definitely kept us busy but was so worth it!!


    • peppermintdolly
      September 14, 2017 / 11:27 pm

      I couldn’t agree more!!


  3. September 23, 2017 / 10:00 am

    Amazing! I’ve also made it a goal to explore new places at my State, so this was the perfect post to inspire me!

    Good luck on your move x


    • peppermintdolly
      March 9, 2018 / 8:19 am

      Sorry I’m only seeing this now Isra! I’m so glad to hear that my post inspired you – I hope you’ve managed to explore lots within your State since September!!


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