My parents are visiting next week. Which would be all good and exciting and everything if my dad didn’t happen to not be the biggest fan of big cities (this sentence is quite an understatement of his actual feelings towards them) and wasn’t sacred of “being bored” (his words).
So obviously, I started compiling lists (yes, plural!) of things for them to do when they’re here (boredom doesn’t stand a chance against my list-addict superpowers!!). Here are my top 10 must-do!
1- Walk along South Bank … It’s been proven that it is impossible to get bored of these views!
2- Notting HillIt simply would be rude to ignore pretty pastel houses.
3- ALL THE PARKS! Are we actually in the middle of one of the biggest cities in Europe? Yes? Really? (Also, deers. If that doesn’t win my dad over, I don’t know what will.)
4- Borough Market Markets in France are very different from what we get here in London (mostly produce-focused vs mostly street-food focused) and the Borough Market miraculously manage to mix both concepts perfectly. Plus litterally ALL THE FOOD!
5- Climb the Monument Best view at the best price (+ extra exercise!)
6- Walk around Covent GardenIt’s just so pretty. Also, there are pies. And tea. Which is basically my idea of heaven.
7- Take a peak of the best museums My favourites include The Tower of London, the V&A and the Museum of London.
8- Have a pub dinner. (pictures from last week’s very succesful dinner at The Pig & Butcher. Really good food inc. *THAT* Brulée Rice Pudding.)A great way to prove that British food can be very (VERY) good indeed and make your mum stop sending absurd care packages (my own mum has gotten better lately though, she doesn’t send pasta anymore!).
10- And most importantly, catching up on everything and spend time together!And if this happens to be over a few rounds of cocktails or some cake, well, what can I do about it?
What do you like to do in London with visitors? Anyhting I should add to my list?