So, this is the more Foodie Version, given that I do nom my way around London a fair bit. Still plenty of other tourist sights packed in for good measure though!
- Again, begin the day early exploring Borough Market before all the tourists ram it packed, getting baking inspiration, and carrying away a loaf of gorgeous artisan bread, and something for lunch later. Or pay a trip to Maltby Street market, which is less touristy.
- Then head for a appetite-inducing walk along the river towards Westminster. Head up the OXO tower and admire panoramic views of London.
- Admire the quirky shops of Southbank, and the Houses of Parliament.
- Cross Westminster Bridge, and head over towards St James Park. Have a nice picnic lunch here and feed any leftovers to the ducks and squirrels (but they are fat enough).
- Admire Buckingham Palace and take some touristy photos.
- Hire Boris bikes and head across Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens towards Notting Hill. Find a blue door and take a photo in front of it, pretending you are searching for Hugh Grant.
- Wander the streets of Portobello Road Market, and pop into the Hummingbird Bakery or Primrose Bakery, or Ottolenghi for a slice of something sweet. Take back to Kensington Gardens, and nibble, keeping an eagle eye out for Kate Middleton strolling past.
- Head down to South Kensington, and get a bit of culture at one of the museums there.
- Head along Brompton Road towards Knightsbridge, and Harrods.
- Find the Laduree boutique at the back of Harrods, and pick up a beautiful box of macarons as a tasty albeit French souvenir of your London trip.
- Finally, finish off the day with fine dining at one of the many recommended restaurants that central London has to offer, including The Hawksmoor (Covent Garden), or The Harwood Arms (Fulham).
- Walk off that wonderful dinner with a gentle stroll along the Thames.
- Perhaps fit in a cheeky gelato from Oddono’s on Bute Street before they shut at 10/11pm.