Local travel is still the key word for me – having been to different parts of London a lot lately. If you are like me – lucky enough to live near one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities, then you have endless opportunities to explore new places and events. I can never get tired to London as the city always keeps revealing new sides of itself.
My London is about exploring its many waterways – barges mooring along canals, little riverside strolls, grandeur of river Thames, finding new little fusion eateries and amazing cream teas, sampling foods at Harrods, quirky stores, markets, spotting beautiful historic landmarks and buildings in Belgravia and Knightsbridge.
My London is learning about its long history, slowly changing landscape, amazing cream teas and spotting fashion trends on the road. My London is also about all those famous tourist attractions that locals often miss: London Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, London Zoo and the London Eye – and the latest one, Europe's tallest building, the Shard, which I am yet to visit (and if you're visiting London for longer, the Shard also has London's latest luxury hotel from one of my favourite hotel groups: The Shangri-La London.
It's been nearly 30 years since I visited Madame Tussaud's and I think it's time I show that place to the next generation and we'll see how many not-so-recent figures we can recognize…and view over London, maybe reaching pretty close to our Kentish home is also well overdue. Add there the world's largest museum, Victoria & Albert (or just V&A) and our family must-visit-in-London -list already covers the first school holiday week with activities!
My old N1 post code in London – Islington – is full of surprises from antique stores and cool weekend stalls of river walks and some pretty amazing food. Oh those memories… London is a place so many of us travellers have visited, but rarely experienced outside the obvious – be it a West End musical, football match in Wembley or a pint near Piccadilly Circus.
These are some of my London favourite places and things to do - and I would love to hear your top tips for London now!