A Getaway to London

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Advisor - Sylvia McFarlane
Curated By

Sylvia McFarlane

  • London

  • Arts & Culture

  • Active Travel

  • City Travel

  • England

  • Sightseeing

  • Local Food

  • Entertainment

Advisor - A Getaway to London
Curator’s statement

London is a destination that everyone has to experience at some point in their life. London is one of the most popular cities in the world for tourists. The city has breathtaking landmarks, along with the wonderful food and drinks to enjoy. London is a memorable place to visit either with your entire family or for couples.

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Where to stay in London

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Things to do in London

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Sky Garden

It is London’s highest public garden, a vibrant social space with 360 degree views of the city’s iconic skyline. Enjoy lush greenery, exquisitely landscaped gardens, observation decks and open-air terraces. Access to the Sky Garden is free of charge, but spaces are limited.

Camden Market

A melting pot of music, fashion, experiences and food across four quarters.

The National Gallery

Art gallery, free admission.

Buckingham Palace

Is recognized around the world as the home of the monarch, the focus of national and royal celebrations, as well as the backdrop to the regular Changing the Guard ceremony. Explore the garden at Buckingham Palace, the history of the royal garden and how it is used today.

Free Private Tour of London (Tip based)

Through Sandemans. 3hr free walking tour of London, walking past Westminster Abbey and the Big Ben, and see where King Charles lives as you go past Buckingham and St. James' Palaces.

Book a spot ahead of time.

London Jack the Ripper Free Tour

2-hour walking tour includes sites and stories about Jack the Ripper, the Black Plague and much more.

Secret Food Tours: SoHo Food Tour

Meet in Golden Square. Follow your local food guide on a carefully curated selection of 7 exquisite stops, hand picked by food experts. From high end fine dining, exclusive evening twilight food tours will showcase the best of this unmissable neighborhood while learning about the food history and culture.

Places to eat & drink in London

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HIDE - A modern, high end European restaurant where you can get all-day food.

Ormer Mayfair Restaurant - An elegant British restaurant that serves all types of food, including pescatarian, vegetarian and vegan foods. Ormer was voted one of the top five restaurants in London by the Hardens Restaurant Guide.

The Palomar - The Palomar is a Soho restaurant in the heart of Theatreland, serving the food of modern Jerusalem

Gymkhana - An Indian restaurant, that has the Indian cuisine using British styles and spices. Dine in for lunch, dinner or even a late night dinner.

Hawksmoor Seven Dials - A classic, British steakhouse, serving all types of steaks and seafood for a wonderful surf-n-turf.

Afternoon Tea at The Savoy - Elegant cafe set in the domed atrium of the upscale Savoy Hotel and specializing in afternoon tea.

Need to Know

For more travel tips, check out Fora Advisor Nadia Bess’s guide, Cocktails & Culture: 3 Days in London.

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This guide is part of our ongoing series on travel to London.