The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the coffee is brewing. Spring is here and I’m ready to leave the cave I call my bedroom and explore the magnificent London city. As the weather is finally looking up in Britain, I decided to put together a list of things to do in London to honour all things British and wonderful.
The ritual of afternoon tea
Whether spending the afternoon with friends or having a treat with family, afternoon tea is an indulging experience for all to unwind and have a bite while doing so. The settings of afternoon tea are usually elegant and mouth-watering appealing. London has an array of cafe’s and hotels who provide consistently good food and great service at a reasonable price. Some places usually have an outside terrace where you can enjoy the view and feel the lovely weather.
Still on the topic of food, why not have a go at making some British traditions, such as Sunday roast, British pudding or a carving master class? There are several cookery schools and workshops in London where you can attend a one-time class or take up a course to improve on your skills. There are classes for all ranges of cooking levels, or if you are feeling to attempt another cuisine there are various to try.
London is notorious for beautiful secret gardens plotted in hidden areas. A great place to hide away, admire the scene and reflect on life. Each garden has its own unique scenery making it perfect for people to visit and experience the different settings. You have Kyoto Garden at Holland Park with a Japanese style waterfall and peacocks walking along the banks, Brockwell Park features a calming fountain with vibrant flowers, Wildflower Meadow enclosed in Hackney and many more.
Visit the British Library
This feature is for all the book lovers out there. The British library is the second largest library in the world, so you can imagine the amazing and most intriguing books and articles you will find there. If you are a student or researcher it’s a perfect place to study or gather research. But if you are also looking to enjoy a good read and chill, there are other great libraries to explore, such as the BFI, V&A or Southbank library.
Shopping, shopping & more shopping!
And last but certainly not least, shopping for spring/summer. It’s around that time to switch up your wardrobe and bring out those legs and show the world what your mother gave you! And London has the best malls to get all you need and more.
So here’s the 5 brilliantly British things to do in London which I for one will start experiencing as we speak.
Leave a comment below saying the things you will like to try!