J.J. and Soo
24 hours in London
24 hours in London is hardly ideal; but, then again, you're in London - you can't complain about that! We have fallen in love with this beautiful, buzzy city where everything you eat and drink is gold and every street we turned down was quintessential English. Oh London, how we adore you! Here's what we would do with our 24 hours in one of our favorite new cities.
Start your day in the colorful and eclectic neighborhood of Notting Hill.
Brunch at Granger & Co. - breakfast tea + sweet corn fritters + ricotta hotcakes = oh my yum!
75 Westbourne Grove London W11 2SB UK
One of our favorite things about this neighborhood is getting lost on the streets of the pastel colored row homes. Make your way to the famous Portobello Road and when you happen upon a Santander Cycle docking station, it's well worth the €2, especially since you're touring for 24 hours.
Take your bikes through the posh neighborhood of Kensington and when you've worked up an appetite, dock your bike and head to The Churchill Arms. Do not miss out on a British classic - fish and chips and a cold pint. Crispy, salty, perfection. And fun fact, the back of The Churchill Arms is home to a Thai restaurant. We didn't get a chance to check it out, but apparently it's worth the wait!
119 Kensington Church Street
London W8 7LN
Bike or cab your way for afternoon tea across Kensington Gardens to Sketch. This comes highly recommended by my sis-in-law and is a must do, must reserve ahead of time!
9 Conduit St, Mayfair
London W1S 2XG, UK
After tea time, walk around the corner and check out Liberty London. Yes, it's a high end department store, but with a London twist. Beautiful building with unique and classic designs, plus bathrooms!
Regent St, Carnaby
London W1B 5AH, UK
Walk your way toward Covent Garden.
We love this area of the city because well, Shake Shack. I know it's American, but sometimes it's hard to resist. But besides that, there's a two story indoor/outdoor hall with an array of eateries and public bathrooms! Note - it's €1 to use these facilities, but they are clean.
We ate at Battersea Pie and had tea at Whittard of Chelsea Tea Bar. Please go here and please buy a teapot! Both places had low ceilings and a cozy atmosphere.
To end the day, take an evening walking tour along the River Thames past the more popular sights of London - Big Ben, Palace of Westminster, The London Eye, and Westminster Abbey.
To wrap up your 24 hours in London, head to Borough Market situated near the London Bridge along the River Thames.
Borough High St
London SE1 9AH UK
We love this outdoor food market because of its unique food vendors, specifically the duck confit sandwich, the incredible atmosphere, and easy to find bathrooms.
And that's a 24 hour London wrap! Now start planning your trip back.