London Guide

London Guide on Natalie Catalina

I'm back from London!! My seven-day vacation was glorious and it was just what I needed. It's so fun to travel and take in new inspirations and adventures. I love London. It was my third time going and this round, I got to stay with my bestfriend Mckenna at her adorable flat in Camden. Being a tourist is cool and all, but I much prefer exploring a city as a local! And that's just what we did... of course, no trip to London is complete with out taking in a bit of the usual sights.

With my current travels to the city, I thought I'd share a London Guide full of landmarks, places to eat, things to do, and great stays. We did a great deal of these during my stay last week and from my trips before, but I'm excited to continue traveling to the city to discover more of it. London is quite large, but if you navigate it properly, neighborhood to neighborhood, you can absolutely fit a lot of this in! What are your favorite things to do in London? I'd love to add it to the list!

One Week in London

Sketch London

affordable places to eat

Bronte (brunch is excellent)

The Churchhill Arms (they serve Thai!)

Wahaca (fun Mexican chain)

Electric Cinema (dinner and a movie)

Camden Market Food Stalls (all the things!)

Mamie's (cheap eats)

Hawker House Street Feast


afternoon tea

Sketch London (it's just really cool)

The Organgery

The Ritz (traditional)

The Langham

Wyld Tea at Mondrian London

Big Ben


Big Bed

Tower Bridge

Tower of London

London Bridge

Trafalgar Square

House of Parliament

Palace of Westminster

Westminster Abbey

Buckingham Palace

Kensington Palace



Primrose Hill (view of city)

Walk around Notting Hill

Picnic in St.Jame's Park or Hyde Park

Stroll the embankment

Discover Shoreditch street art

Take a ride on the London Eye

Climb The Shard

Play Harry Potter on the Millenium Bridge

Catch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace

See a Broadway show or musical



Signature shopping

Convent Garden

Oxford Street



Liberty London


local markets

Columbia Road Flower Market

Camden Market

Borough Market

Portobello Road Market

Tate Museum

museums and galleries

Tate Modern

Victoria and Albert Museum

The Saatchi Gallery

Somerset House

The British Museum

Natural History Museum

National Portrait Gallery

Science Museum

Royal Academy


easy day trips

Brighton (seaside escape)

Oxford and Cambridge




Liverpool (The Beetles!)


Warner Bros. Studio Tour (HP fans)