what I love most about London is something in between this cultural melting pot and the beauty of the city. During the last 6 months I spent 4 weeks in total, close to London for my professional training for work. To work abroad and with colleagues from all over the world is something special and I enjoyed this time a lot. I finished my training last weekend, but I can't stop thinking about moving to London for a couple of years. So If there will be a opportunity after my master study, I'll probably take the risk..what do you think?
Because the flights to London from Germany and Europe are very cheap, it's easy to come here for a weekend with the beloved one or friends and family. So here you go with my perfect
Where to stay:
I would recommend to stay in the city center, because there you can explore a lot by walking around the streets. Great is the area around Covent Garden. A cheap and nice way is to rent a air b&b flat. For those who want to stay in a cool, modern Hotel , I can recommend the Mondrian London (130Pund), 20 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD. If you want to spent 250 Pounds per night and more, the Mandarin Oriental, close to the Hyde Park is beautiful and located in one of the most expensive postcodes of the world.
Your first 24h:
Breakfast: "Cafe Loren", Chalk Farm Road, Unit 005 006 Stables Market - an
adorable place where you can eat a wonderful brunch! The waitress is very sweet and efficient.
Sightseeing: The first day usually contains the "classic" London spots: Walk through the regent's park with the boating lake, take the tube or an uber to "tower hill", enjoy a tour through the tower of London and then take a walk over the tower bridge. Afterwards take the tube to the London Eye and enjoy a breathtaking view over the city, Next stop is Regent- & Oxford Street. But first, lunch!
Lunch: For all the sushi lovers out there, there is nice place close to Oxford Street, called "Oka". Kingly
Street, First Floor of Kingly Court. If you prefer something more "english", the burger restaurant "Honest Burger" ,4 Market Place, is also nice for
Shopping: Between the Oxford- and Regent Street are all common brands you can imagine and the best flagship store of topshop worldwide. Go inside and explore what "customer experience" means. And btw. for all victoria's secret lovers, this beautiful store is located in 111 new bond street.
Dinner: I love the area around Shoreditch. Although it's very "Berlin" like, the area is very popular and all young people come here on Fridays. There are different places around
the Kingsland road, where it's normal to bring your own alcohol ( because they don't have a license to sell).
Drinks: On Kingsland Road are not only restaurants, but also a huge amounts of bars. The one I can recommend for delicious cocktails is "Jaguar shoes" (Number 32-34). If you want
something more fancy, try out the following suggestions for your second 24h.
Your second 24h:
Breakfast: There is this beautiful cute cafe called "Farm Girl Cafe" 59A Portobello RD, in Notthing Hill and it's not only the perfect area to start the day,
the breakfast is also healthy (perfect after a hangover) and so yummy.
Sightseeing: After a beautiful walk through Notting Hill, with all the beautiful doors and houses, you can head on to the Hyde Park & explore the Kensington palace.
Afterwards it's time for a little London tradition - shopping (or at least window shopping) at harrods. It's the most famous department store worldwide and just a walk through is an unique
Lunch: It's lunchtime and the following place is inside of Harrods. The "Urban Retreat Café" prides itself on British classics using only the finest home grown products. This perfect location to enjoy lunch is situated on the fifth floor of Harrods.
Something special: My perfect weekend contains at least one afternoon tea. A beautiful place is the "Roseberry Lounge" at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel (66 Knightsbridge). It's very fancy and the sweets & cakes are delicious & gorgeous.
Dinner: Let's stay upper class with a dinner at "Novikov's Lounge", 50A Berkeley St. They serve very good (!) sushi, asian bites and amazing cocktails- Try the
zombie, it's on fire.
Cocktails: Back to the city center and head on to the Aqua Bar, 5 Regent Street: Great atmosphere & always good drinks.
I hope you all found some new Inspiration for your upcoming trip to London. If you have some special recommendations to add, please let me know.