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The London Bucket List

10 July 2014

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People sometimes ask me whether I came to London with a list of things I wanted to do or places I want to travel, and the answer is yes! It is quite a long list, and I have added a few more things to it since moving here, but I’ve still managed to tick off quite a few of these.

Here is the full list in no particular order. My aim is to write about more of these items in detail, especially any new ones I tick off.

See Big Ben and Tour Houses of Parliament ✔

Take a ride on the London Eye ✔

Visit Westminster Abbey ✔

See the Tower Bridge opening and do the Tower Bridge Experience ✔

Visit Tower of London ✔

Spend a day at Wimbledon ✔

Climb to the top of St Paul’s Cathedral ✔

Go ice skating at one or more of the temporary ice rinks in winter ✔

Take a ride on a double decker bus ✔

The View from The Shard ✔

Tour Buckingham Palace and witness the changing of the guard ✔

Visit Hampton Court Palace ✔

Visit Kensington Palace and Gardens ✔

Stand on the Meridian line at Greenwich Observatory ✔

Visit every spot on the Monopoly Board

Shop at the M&Ms store in Leicester Square ✔

See a West End show ✔

Go shopping on Oxford Street ✔

Go shopping at Harrods ✔

Visit Kew Palace and Gardens

Visit Fenton House and Hampstead Heath ✔

Admire the view of London from Primrose Hill on a sunny day ✔

See the deer in Richmond Park ✔

Visit Syon Park

Visit the Olympic Park in Stratford ✔

Stand in Piccadilly Circus ✔

Go to Platform 9 ¾ at Kings Cross Station

Day trip to Windsor Castle ✔

Day trip to Stonehenge ✔

See Trafalgar Square ✔

Go to Notting Hill and act out a scene the movie

Enjoy the food at Borough Market

Explore Covent Garden ✔

Visit Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park ✔

Go shopping at Camden Market ✔

Row in the Serpentine at Hyde Park ✔

Take a walk in St James Park / Green Park ✔

Attend the Regents Park Open Air Cinema ✔

Dine at at least one of Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver’s restaurants ✔

Ride a Barclays Bike ✔

Visit Hamleys Toy Store ✔

Go to Harry Potter Studios ✔

Watch a fireworks display on Guy Fawkes Day ✔

See the New Years Eve fireworks in Westminster ✔

High Tea at The Ritz ✔

Attend an ANZAC Day Dawn Service ✔

Go to “that crossing” on Abbey Road

Day trip to Brighton ✔

Attend a show at Royal Albert Hall ✔

London Zoo Lates ✔

Dine in one of London’s high rise restaurants ✔

Ride every tube line ✔

Take a ride on the cable car (Emirates Air Line) ✔

Go to an English Premier League game ✔

Walk across the Millenium Bridge ✔

Attend the Chelsea Flower Show

Visit Mayfield Lavender Farm

Day trip to Hever Castle

Go on a street art walking/photo tour in East London

Visit the secret garden of St Dunstan-in-the-East ✔

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