Not trying to sound too presumptuous, only talking plainly from personal experience… Tourists, visiting parents or friends, looking to use the opportunity of a free place to crash and tick the box ‘Got smashed in London’, have their own little plan in mind.
- Oxford Street (mainly Primark)
- Piccadilly Circus (with no basic understanding why… oh, the big screen. Well, it’s off at the moment)
- Leicester Square (cinemas…?)
- Covent Garden (I read the book once, about the homeless and his cat and I think it was based here…)
- Big Ben (to take THE picture)
- London Eye (with an adorably optimistic hope to actually get on it. As it ever happens)
- One of the clubs that celebrities go to. (No comments)
Little do they know… Living here for four years now, let me present you the ultimate one-day London tour, improved and approved by us & ClubCat.
First stop – Greenwich.
Being a little bit more remote from the center, it is the perfect place to start your tour. Getting off at the Cutty Start and Maritime Museum station and heading down to the river-path, there is your first surprise. You will see…
Going further down, you reach the historical University of Greenwich. Breathtaking. Make sure you visit the painted hall where Jonny Depp was dancing on the table in the fourth part of Pirates of Caribbean. Also, pop into the magnificent chapel (which is a part of the actual university!)
Not to mention that there are at least a few great maritime museums around, saving the precious time of the best day of your life, not strolling down to the Greenwich Market would be a significant loss.
Pancakes, pumpkins, and lasagna; Jamaican, Vietnamese and Italian – you name it, it’s there. Old stuff – new stuff and creative stuff. Little treasure box. Don’t get too lost and spend all day there!
Pick up a calzone and some mini pancakes with Nutella and head straight to the beautiful Greenwich Park. Why is it better than the famous Hyde Park?
Where do I start… Despite the breathtaking scenery, it has so much more to offer. Rose gardens, tennis courts, and even deers! The highlight is the Greenwich observatory. Testing your endurance by claiming up the hill, you can reach the famous Greenwich Meridian timeline. (Yes, you can feel the time stops there… Technically, it does.) The view that opens up is something indescribable. The panorama view stretching all the way from London Eye to the O2 Arena.
Greenwich Park is the last stop before your next destination…
ClubCat Tip: Oliver’s Jazz Bar is the hidden gem you MUST visit when you in Greenwich the next time. In the evening. Trust the ClubCat. It knows best.