Bit of news, Himself and I are moving back to Ireland for a year! (…I am currently surrounded by boxes – so.many.boxes!!)
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!
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 The Criterion
eat doughnuts at Borough Market
eat breakfast at Claridge’s
*see a West End Show
*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 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
It’s so easy to take a city for granted though – we all do it!
Glad to know we’re not the only ones Emma!!
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
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!!
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!
Thanks Belle – it definitely kept us busy but was so worth it!!
London is such a beautiful place!
I couldn’t agree more!!
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
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!!