Postcard Teas


Address:
DERING STREET, NEW BOND STREET. LONDON W1S 1AG
Telephone:
0207 629 3654
Website:
http://www.postcardteas.com/site/
Description: Beautiful little shop specialising in unusual types of tea from small farms. They hold tea tastings every Saturday morning, book them through the website. There are also other events and their Instagram is lovely! https://www.instagram.com/postcardteas/
Postcard Teas
 

Westminster – Houses of Parliament


Address:
Westminster, London SW1A 0AA
Telephone:
020 7219 3000
Website:
http://www.parliament.uk/visiting/
Description: If you didn’t have the chance to see the Houses of Parliament with the College tour at the beginning of the year, do not despair! You can still get tours of the Parliament and sit in on the House of Commons.
Westminster – Houses of Parliament
 

The Wallace Restaurant


Address:
The Wallace Collection, Hertford House, Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN
Telephone:
020 7563 9505
Website:
http://peytonandbyrne.co.uk/the-wallace-restaurant/index.html
Description: Tea room within the Wallace Collection – beautiful space. Great for afternoon tea or breakfast but they also do dinner a couple of nights a week. The Wallace Collection itself is a museum.
The Wallace Restaurant
 

The Oval


Address:
Kia Oval, Kennington, London SE11 5SS
Telephone:
0844 375 1845
Website:
http://www.kiaoval.com/
Description: Famous cricket pitch on the southside of the river.
The Oval
 

Sir John Soane’s Museum


Address:
13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3BP
Telephone:
020 7405 2107
Website:

Somerset House


Address:
Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA
Telephone:
020 7845 4600
Website:
http://www.somersethouse.org.uk/
Description: Next to King’s College looking out over the Thames. Beautiful inner courtyard that becomes a skating rink at Christmas time. Home to the Courtauld Art Institute.
Somerset House
 

Secret Cinema


Address:

Telephone:

Website:
http://www.secretcinema.org/
Description: Stage screenings of famous movies with a twist. Immersive theathre. Sign up to the mailing list for more info.
Secret Cinema
 

Royal Albert Hall


Address:
Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP
Telephone:
020 7589 8212
Website:
http://www.royalalberthall.com
Description: Sign up for shows at GC reception to be entered in a raffle for one of the eight tickets for the GC box at RAH, or book tickets on your own. Definitely try and go to the Proms during the summer, the world’s largest classical music festival. Either sit in the GC box or queue up for £5 tickets. A British institution.
Royal Albert Hall
 

Primrose Hill


Address:
Primrose Hill, London
Telephone:

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Description: Beautiful hill north of Regent’s park with good views over London.
Primrose Hill
 

Natural History Museum


Address:
National History Museum, Cromwell Rd, London SW7 5BD
Telephone:
020 7942 5000
Website:
http://www.nhm.ac.uk
Description: Another free museum in South Kensington appreciated by all. Skating rink outside leading up to Christmas. Lates on the last Friday of the month.
Natural History Museum
 

Neal’s Yard


Address:
Neal’s Yard, London
Telephone:

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London Open House Weekend


Address:

Telephone:

Website:
http://www.londonopenhouse.org/
Description: An opportunity to see the inside of many London buildings you wouldn’t otherwise. Enter your name in a draw to visit 10 Downing street. Usually around the end of September.
London Open House Weekend
 

Liberty London


Address:
Regent Street, W1B 5AH
Telephone:
020 7734 1234
Website:
www.libertylondon.co.uk
Description: Small luxurious department store. Beautiful shopping experience! Great loyalty program with frequent discount vouchers. Basement has Margaret Dabbs pedicures.
Liberty London
 

Lord’s Cricket Ground


Address:
Lord’s Cricket Ground, St John’s Wood Rd, London NW8 8QN
Telephone:
020 7616 8500
Website:
http://www.lords.org/
Description: The home of cricket. Look out for tickets reserved for Goodenough during the summer.
Lord’s Cricket Ground
 

Jermyn Street


Address:
Jermyn Street, London
Telephone:

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Description: The street par excellence for men’s clothing shops (thinking Jermyn, Pink, etc.). In Mayfair.
Jermyn Street
 

Greenwich


Address:
Greenwich Observatory
Telephone:

Website:

Description: Head to Greenwich to visit Cutty Sark and the Maritime Museum. Cycle along the Thames or take a boat to get there.
Greenwich
 

Hampstead Heath Swimming Ponds


Address:
Hamstead Heath, London
Telephone:

Website:
http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hampstead_Ponds
Description: Wonderful outdoor bathing ponds on Hampstead Heath. Seperate pools for ladies and men, as well as a mixed one. The ladies pond is enclosed by trees and very pleasant. Highly recommend.
Hampstead Heath Swimming Ponds
 

Hampstead Heath


Address:
Hamstead Heath, London
Telephone:

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Description: A wonderful green space in the heart of North London. Has great bathing pools and vistas of London.
Hampstead Heath
 

Highgate Cemetery


Address:
Swainâs Lane, London N6 6PJ
Telephone:
020 8340 1834
Website:
http://www.highgatecemetery.org/
Description: An amazing cemetary. Make sure to go the closed side which is really the amazing bit. Lots of horror films filmed there. The west side is open all the time and has Karl Marx, Oscar Wilde and George Elliot and is more like a normal cemetery.
Highgate Cemetery
 

Globe Theatre


Address:
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 9DT
Telephone:
020 7902 1400
Website:
http://www.shakespearesglobe.com
Description: Replica of the original Shakespearian Globe Theatre. £5 to stand and see a play as a groundling.
Globe Theatre
 

English National Opera


Address:
English National Opera, St Martin’s Ln, London WC2N 4ES
Telephone:
020 7836 0111
Website:
http://www.eno.org/
Description: Operas in English, can be more interesting than the ROH in Covent Garden. Last minute student tickets.
English National Opera
 

Fortnum & Mason


Address:
181 Piccadilly, London W1A 1ER
Telephone:
020 7734 8040
Website:
http://www.fortnumandmason.com
Description: Grand store on Picadilly street. Delcious shortbread, marmelade and afternoon tea, as well as general visual wonderment. Reach with the 38 or 19 bus.
Fortnum & Mason
 

Daunt Books, Marylebone


Address:
83 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 4QW
Telephone:
020 7224 2295
Website:
http://www.dauntbooks.co.uk/
Description: Famous bookshop on Marylebone High Street. Books are organised according to country.
Daunt Books, Marylebone
 

Duck and Waffle


Address:
Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY
Telephone:
020 3640 7310
Website:
http://www.duckandwaffle.com/
Description: Restaurant with amazing views of London from the 41st floor. Open 24/7. Has a slight dress code (don’t show up in trainers).
Duck and Waffle
 

Columbia Road Flower Market


Address:
Columbia Road, London E2 7RG
Telephone:
020 7613 0876
Website:
http://www.columbiaroad.info/
Description: Sunday East-end flower market that has been a part of London life for over a century. Head there in the afternoon for the cheapest deals. Good to bring visiting friends to.
Columbia Road Flower Market
 

Chinatown


Address:
Chinatown, London
Telephone:

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Description:
Chinatown
 

Charles Dicken’s Musem


Address:
48 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LX
Telephone:
020 7405 2127
Website:
http://www.dickensmuseum.com
Description: The former home of Charles Dickens on Doughty street just around the corner from Goodenough. Nice café at the back.
Charles Dicken’s Musem
 

Broadway Market


Address:
Broadway Market, London
Telephone:

Website:
http://www.broadwaymarket.co.uk
Description: Great Saturday market in East London. Restaurants and shops line the road that fills up with food stalls. The crispy chicken burger is a personal favourite.
Broadway Market
 

Camden Market


Address:
Camden Market, Camden High St, London NW1 8NH
Telephone:
020 7284 2084
Website:
http://www.camden-market.org
Description: A staple of the cool London scene for years. Take a stroll along the locks and sample some of the food from the numerous food stalls. Mobbed with tourists on the weekend.
Camden Market
 

Borough Market


Address:
8 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TL
Telephone:
020 7407 1002
Website:
http://www.boroughmarket.org.uk
Description: A foodie lover’s paradise on the South Bank. Lots of food stalls and sample tasters. Closed on Sundays.
Borough Market
 

British Library


Address:
96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
Telephone:
0843 208 1144
Website:
http://www.bl.uk/
Description: Sign up for the readers card even if you don’t want to take books out as you can then study in all areas of the building. To do so you must provide proof of address and ID (preferably a passport, only UK citizens can show their driver’s license). Has a decent lunch service.
British Library
 

Beas of Bloomsbury


Address:
44 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8NW
Telephone:
0207 242 8330
Website:
http://www.beasofbloomsbury.com/
Description: Afternoon tea is great at this little café just down the road. Forget the Ritz – this is the place to go. Try the meringues
Beas of Bloomsbury
 

Barbican


Address:
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
Telephone:
020 7638 4141
Website:
http://www.barbican.org.uk/
Description: Post war complex in Clerkenwell that houses art exhibits, concerts and conferences.
Barbican