London City Break Bucket List

You can’t really go wrong with a weekend, or short break, to London. With so much to do and such diverse areas across the capital, there is certainly something there for everybody and something to do at all price ranges too.

I have spent a lot of time in London, both for work and play, so I have been lucky enough to try out a lot of different restaurants and activities – and I am yet to be disappointed or bored yet! So here are some of my favourite things to do in London, and I hope you enjoy them too:

Rainy day? Why not give miniature golf a go at one of the many indoor courses across the City. You’ll find Swingers right around the corner from Liverpool Street, featuring a selection of restaurants and a bar to – this is a place you can very readily spend your afternoon or evening whilst keeping warm and dry. It’s probably best to book in advance to ensure you get the time slot you want – but even if you get there a little early you can grab a pizza or burger before you tee off.

The best view? There isn’t a better viewing platform across the River Thames and beyond that from the View from the Shard which boasts incredible views of the city. You’ll enjoy a superfast lift journey to the heights of the pinnacle, where you can choose to walk up even higher to get the best views possible. There’s also a bar for you to grab a glass of champagne, or hot chocolate while you build up the courage to get closer to the edge!

Hungry? You can’t miss out on a trip to The Breakfast Club whilst exploring the city. With several venues available, The Breakfast Club typically has queues out of the door – and often around the corner too. Despite the name, this restaurant serves excellent food all day accompanied by quirky interior design and a laidback atmosphere. There’s even one just across the road from the Shard if you fancy coupling it with the activity above!

Feeling fancy? If you’re looking for the perfect place for dinner, or just to spend a little more, there is nowhere I recommend more than the Mango Tree Thai Restaurant. Despite several visits I am never bored, and the food almost taste as if it gets more delicious with every trip! The restaurant is relatively large, and I believe it offers a lunchtime menu too for those with smaller appetites or budgets. Try the duck curry, served in a pineapple – and you certainly won’t regret it.

Looking for culture? The theatre district is calling your name! Lookout for discounted tickets before you travel to try and get the best price possible for big name West End productions, Discount London is a great place to start. From Wicked to Les Misérables – there are so many choices you’re bound to find a production that works for your budget, time, tastes and date.

What are your bucket list tips for people visiting London?



  1. says

    I think with London as big as it is, it would be hard pushed not to find something you would like doing. I think the only downside to London is the cost of things. But if its a treat it’s probably not that bad.

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