Something else to do in London?
It´s certainly a busy time in the English Capital this Summer. With so much going on, the team in London wanted to share their top tips and thoughts on where to go.
The best way to start your day is with a tasty breakfast! One of our favourites is The Riding House Café, a modern-day brasserie serving breakfast, tea and drinks as well as main meals. It’s located at the back of Broadcasting House near Oxford Street.
As you continue, please stop to visit us at the Camper Store on Foubert’s Place. If you´re not wearing the right shoes for your sightseeing, we can certainly equip you with some comfortable footwear… and the best way to get around London is definitely by foot. Whilst you´re here, make sure to book an appointment for a relaxing pedicure for the end of the day at Cowshed, just further up Foubert’s Place.
Enjoy the area wandering the streets of Soho, the true essence of London. Here you can find all kind of shops, displaying everything from lighting to adult entertainment – a real mixture of vibrant London. Stop for a coffee at Bar Soho, an institution since the swinging sixties.
Amble through Cambridge Circus and over to Covent Garden – a number of stores can be found here for all tastes. A hub of entertainment and colour Covent Garden, although a little commercial, is still worth seeing. Paul Smith’s first London Store still resides on Floral Street as well as Camper’s first store sitting adjacent, along with many international names and brands.
If your feet get a little tired of walking and you prefer a somewhat faster way to get around, pick up a Boris Bike. They are very simple to use with many pick-up and drop-off points throughout central London.
Cycle around the Aldwych and see LSE (London School of Economics) and Somerset House – here you can ice-skate during wintertime as well as observe the madness of London Fashion Week in February and September. There is also an Open Air Cinema during August, so it´s worth investigating the event guide.
Continue across the Waterloo Bridge – the best view of London from any bridge by far. The Thames at its best! Meander south along the Embankment – past the National Theatre, down to the Tate Modern, our favorite gallery ever! An amazing building worth the visit alone, and many great exhibitions all year round! After the Tate, stop for lunch in one of the many riverside café’s.
Carry on down to the Design Museum, then cross the river via Tower Bridge. From here jump on a train to Shoreditch to experience the world’s first “Pop-up-mall”. Nestled in the heart of the east end for the next five years, Boxpark consists of a unique set of basic building blocks which have been put together to create this mall, a great place for a unique shopping experience.
Make sure you remember to head back to town so you don´t miss that well-deserved pedicure at Cowshed. But the day is not over yet…
Now you´re relaxed and pampered, it’s time for a cocktail at the Oxo Tower Cocktail Bar (Warf Barge House Street, Southbank, SE19 PH). Sit back and sip on cocktails while taking in stunning views overlooking London, the River Thames and St. Paul’s. The scenery will make excellent pictures and create great memories.
Some other hotspots for the rest of your stay:
• Breakfast: Liberty London (Regent Street, W1B 5AH)
Start your day in style by having breakfast at Café Liberty in the heart of central London. The relaxed atmosphere will have you in the perfect mood for a day out and about in London.
• Lunch: Franco Manca (4 Market Row, Electric Lane, SW9 8LD)
Head over to south London for a spot of lunch at Franco Manca. Located in the heart of Brixton Village market, Franco Manca is a great place to go for great tasting pizza. Don’t be fooled by the simple menu and six pizza options as these fresh pizzas will have your taste buds dancing! In the words of Tatler, “If you only eat one pizza this year, make sure it’s Franco Manca.”
• Snack: Brick Lane Beigel Bake (159 Brick Lane, E1 6SB)
Walk around the corner to the famous Brick Lane! Grab a delicious beigel from the Beigel Bake. Open 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, the Brick Lane Beigel Bake is a great place to go to any time of the day, or night.
Great option choices and great prices, what more could one ask for?
While you’re there, why not take a walk on the old cobble stones? Have a browse at the quirky shops, boutique and art stores – a place where inspiration is inspired! Just make sure you´re wearing something easy to walk in – skinny heels and stilettos are not advised;-)