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If you’re making the big move to London, your first few weeks can be overwhelming. With so much to do, what do you do first? You can live in London for years and not see everything there is to see, so we’ve done a rundown of some unique things to do.
1. The Painted Hall
Enjoy a tour of the Painted Hall. Nicknamed the Sistine Chapel of London, and situated in the beautiful borough of Greenwich, you won’t want to miss the beautiful ceiling. It’s so incredibly impressive.
2. Leadenhall Market
Leadenhall Market is one of the oldest markets in London, dating back to the 1300s. The market has lots of independent bars, shops, and eateries. It’s an incredibly photogenic spot. It’s also a filming spot for the Harry Potter films. Head down there and see if you can figure out which scene it’s in.
3. Brick Lane
Situated within quirky East London, Brick Lane is full of character. Walk around the streets steeped in history and enjoy a wide range of independent coffee shops and eateries. It truly is a hipster’s paradise, with lots of unique family-run spots. In addition to great dining, it’s a great stop for vintage clothes.
4. Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew
Situated in West London the ‘Kew Gardens’ are must-see. The gardens are huge, so even on busy days, it can feel like you’ve got the whole place to yourself. With thousands of species within the grounds, and houses, there is so much to explore. With seasonal events happening all year round, be sure to check out what’s on before you go, and you may also want to book a ticket in advance to avoid any disappointment.
5. Richmond Park
When living in London, there’s no better way to enjoy a sunny day than in Richmond Park. One of the Royal Parks of London, this historic park was created in the 1600s. In this gorgeous park, deer still roam freely. You shouldn’t get too close, but as the deer are quite accustomed to the human presence, you’ll likely to be able to get a great view of them going about their business.
6. The Queens Head Jubilee Pub Pod
You don’t want to miss this London Eye pod that’s been made into a 1950’s time capsule to celebrate the Jubilee. You can enjoy a 30-minute rotation with a royal cocktail while taking in the city’s breathtaking Skyline. While some amazing experiences like this in London can be pricey, if you opt for rooms to rent in London, rather than a full apartment, you can save money to enjoy more experiences.
7. Churchhill War Rooms
This is a must-do if you enjoy a bit of history. During World War II, this is where Churchill hunkered down and made all his big decisions. You can tour the bunkers where he lived and slept and learn about one of Britain’s most notorious prime ministers.
When moving to London, you will be spoilt for choice, so remember to take your time and enjoy everything the city has to offer.