24 Hours in London

In the fall of 2017 I traded a semester at Wake Forest for the chance to live in London for four months. While studying there, I found myself falling deeper and deeper in love with the cityThere’s an ineffable magic to it. My happiest memories there are scattered throughout the various pubs, parks, coffee shops, museums, etc. that I spent my time in. Although part of the fun of exploring a city is discovering it on your own, below is a loose “choose your own adventure” guide to my idea of a perfect day in London.

MORNING:

Hyde Park

Left to Right: Physical Energy Statue, Kensington Palace

**Typical tourists guides will point you toward Kensington Palace, but my favorite spots are the Broad Walk Cafe and the Round Pond.**

Royal Academy of the Arts

https://www.royalacademy.org.uk

Notting Hill

Photo Courtesy of Isabelle Ruiz

**For those as obsessed with charming bookstores as I am, be sure to stop by Lutyens & Rubinstein**

Light Fare at The Holborn Grind

http://grind.co.uk/holborngrind/

The National Gallery

https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk

AFTERNOON:

The Harrods Tea Room

https://www.harrods.com/en-gb/restaurants/afternoon-tea/the-harrods-tea-rooms?icid=restaurantsafternoontea_restaurants_module-26_element-2_the-harrods-tea-rooms-image

Camden Market

https://www.camdenmarket.com

London Eye

Photo Courtesy of Isabelle Ruiz

https://www.londoneye.com

Buckingham Palace

Photo on Right Courtesy of Isabelle Ruiz

https://www.royal.uk/royal-residences-buckingham-palace

NIGHT:

Dinner at Sketch

Photo on Right Courtesy of @SketchLondon

https://secretldn.com/sketch-beautiful-mayfair-restaurant/

Pubs

Photo on Right Courtesy of Isabelle Ruiz

Bars

Row One, Left to Right: The Ice Bar, Adventure Bar

Row Two, Left to Right: The Connaught, Bounce

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Brighton

Photos Courtesy of Isabelle Ruiz

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