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trip tp london with Ifat

So much was written an said about London.
Some of my all time favorite movies was taken in London – Four Weddings and a Funeral, Night and the City, Wonderland, Love Actually, Notting Hill, Sliding Doors and of course – Harry Potter!

Under London’s grey and cold shield, there’s an amazingly colorful, interesting, vibrant city, that offers endless cultural possibilities, conceptual bars and restaurants, theater, movies and concerts, and of course some of the world’s most iconic urban symbols.

Main Districts in London:

Shoreditch
With no doubt, this is my favorite area in London.
If you love street art- don’t waste your time and just get there.
This place is really special, full of great restaurants and unique bars.

Covent Garden
Your cultural London trip starts here.
From posh fashion stores to the Royal Opera House- this is the place to be.
An interesting attraction is visiting the London Transport Museum.
Covent Garden Market is very recommended as well, don’t miss it.

Soho
This area is just as chic as it sounds.
Oxford street is located in north Soho, and you can find there many stores. This is a great shopping destination in London.
My favorite place in Soho is a tiny magical alley called “Neil’s yard”, where you can also find one of London’s best restaurants- “The Barbary” By Assaf granit.
Thank me later 🙂

Must-See in London:

“The London Eye”
This magnificent Ferris Wheel is London’s number 1 attraction, and it is one of the world’s tallest observation wheels (135 meters!)
I really enjoyed taking a picture of this impressive wheel, while lying on my belly, in a puddle of rain, and here is the outcome:

Was it worth it?

Tower Bridge
This London Icon is often mistaken to be London Bridge, but no doubt- The tower bridge is what you’re really looking for. It’s beautiful in day time, stunning at night, and you can not leave London without taking a look at it.

Buckingham Palace
This is another must-see landmark in London, and funny people’s greatest challenge. The palace is very beautiful, and the real attraction is to catch the traditional ceremony of changing of the guard.
It occurs from Monday to Saturday starting at 11:00 am, and on Sundays starting at 10:00 am . In the summer, you can also tour the inside of the palace and see where the monarch lives.

Big Ben
One of London’t most famous symbols, no words needed here.

Trafalgar Square
A central square, surrounded by museums, galleries, cafés and historic buildings.

St Paul’s Cathedral
This is London’s most famous cathedral.
Some massive royal events occurred in this cathedral, including jubilee celebrations of Queen Victoria and the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana in 1981.

Restaurants and Bars:

Pizza East Shoreditch
An AWESOME Italian restaurant, especially interesting since the space used to be an old Tea Factory.
The pizzas are great, especially the truffles one!
Address: 56 Shoreditch High St, Hackney, London E1 6JJ, UK

BAO Soho
A very yummy Vietnamese buns restaurants.
Address: 53 Lexington St, Soho, London W1F 9AS, UK

Dishoom Shoreditch
An Indian street-food style restaurant.
Address: 7 Boundary St, Hackney, London E2 7JE, UK

Barrafina
A very recommended tapas bar, serving small Spanish plates.
Address: 26-27 Dean St, Soho, London W1D 3LL, UK

The Palomar
An incredible restaurant by Assaf Granit, the food is insanely good.
Address: 34 Rupert St, London W1D 6DN, UK

Experimental Cocktail Club Chinatown
A very special basement-style cocktail bar, in the heart of china town. Try not to miss it, since it’s hidden behind a Chinatown door.
Address: 13a Gerrard St, Chinatown, London W1D 5PS, UK

Books, books, books:
If you’re not addicted to books as me, you can skip to the end of this posts, but if second hand books stores makes you happy and excited- read on 🙂
Charing Cross Road
This street is pure heaven for people like me. Many second hand books stores, I could spend days and weeks there.
Libreria Bookshop
This place is Jorge Luis Borges’s inspiration to write “The Library of Babel”.
Address: 65 Hanbury St, Spitalfields, London E1 5JP, UK

 

Enjoy London, And don’t forget to:

 

 

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