Bucket lists have been a popular idea for decades, a list of all the things you want to try, goals you want to achieve and experiences you want to have.
There are so many types of bucket lists you can compile; places to visits, educational achievements, big goals, or to visit all the natural wonders of the world! There’s also time bucket lists; things to do before you’re 30, things to do in 2017, Summer bucket lists, City bucket lists. The angles you can spin on this is endless!
We have compiled our own personal bucket list for London, our home city. So whether you’ve just moved here or are simply visiting, see how many you can cross off the list!
- See a show on the West End, a great experience for the whole family. See here for a full West End Theatre Guide.
- Visit Buckingham Palace; see the world famous Changing of the Guard.
- Tower of London Bridge- London’s iconic bridge located on the Thames is a must see from any and every direction.
- Admire the view from St Paul’s Cathedral and of St Paul’s Cathedral! Go to the top of the cathedral to admire the views of London and then grab a drink at Madison’s roof bar and admire the view of St Paul’s.
- Have a picnic in Hyde Park to take in the scenery and enjoy a people watching extravaganza. You can also order a delivered-to- your-picnic- location picnic from Fortnum and Mason….
- Climb the O2, if you can’t catch a concert at the O2 then at least climb the thing!
- Travel from market to market! Portobello Road Market is a tourists’ delight, whereas Camden Markets offer a bit more for everyone or head on over to Borough Market for excellent food
- Jump on a red double decker bus and travel the city, it’s an excellent way to take in the sights.
- Sip champagne on the London Eye- If you want to be a real fancy pants for an evening then book yourself a champagne capsule on the London Eye at sunset.
- Get the best overall view of the city from The Shard, with 95 floors it offers the most amazing views.
- See the Egyptian mummies at the British Museum- and The Natural History Museum is also great, and the Tate for that matter….
- Shop, shop and shop! Harrods, Selfridges, Oxford Road, Regent St…allow some time
- Buy something with a Union Jack on it (10 points for National Pride!)
- Grab some cocktails- there are some amazing bars in London, our personal favourite is Mr Foggs in Mayfair or order a Martini Shaken not Stirred at Duke’s London Bar (It is believed that this is where Ian Fleming came up with the story of James Bond and it was here where he would request his martinis “shaken not stirred”. If you’re a fan of the films, go on in and ask for the same. Trust me when I say the bartenders are totally used to it).
And finally try and navigate the tube whilst whizzing between them all! Have a go at compiling your own bucket list and you never know what experiences you might encounter! Send us any pictures you have of completing your bucket lists, we love hearing from you!