London calling! What to do in a 4 day trip to London?

It was my second trip outside my home country and with an airplane and I had waited that moment for so long and had saved even longer for it. Don’t quite remember how everything got planned out but we were a large group, prepared to take the town by storm.

And so we did. The crowded hostel with long prison-like corridors with the walls painted orange, hosting 8 of us in a cramped room with bunk beds, made it up in location. We had to get out of bed and we were in the heart of London, Picadilly Circus, in the middle of the madness.

I loved the trip. Even if it was the middle of November and the days were rainy and cold, the feeling in my heart was warm and fuzzy.

From taking pictures with the Big Ben, visiting Westminster Abby, tasting the most incredible chicken tikka masala I’ve ever had in my life, to partying hard with my friends and facing the cold hard wind on the Thames’ banks, my first encounter with London was one to remember.

Another visit followed, years later, where I found the city to be changed but still the same. Looking back, I think I was the one changed…and maybe not for good.

I was superficial and egocentric. I did not stop to enjoy what the city was offering (and what my friend whom I was visiting was showing me and sharing with me), I was too self-absorbed and had the mind occupied with frail thoughts.

But a new day has come and a new me has emerged…or at least I hope so.

Because London is calling! I am heading her way for the weekend and am in the search for attractions (apart from the very straight forward touristic places). I am planning to take it all in, enjoy Spring on the colorful streets of Notting Hill, have lunch at Borough Market, have a long relaxing walk in Hyde Park, get lost in Portobello Road, admire London’s skyline from Sky Garden.

What would be the number one hidden thing I should most definitely try this weekend in London?


Ingrid is the author of IngridZenMoments, blending in travel, reading and loving in the life of a full time mutinational worker and encouraging people to live and love life to the fullest.
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6 thoughts on “London calling! What to do in a 4 day trip to London?

  1. Love London and every time I visit I delve deeper. But one of my favourite places is Kew Gardens! Actually, I love all the awesome green spaces and parks in London! Also, in the Westminster area, behind the Abbey is another church with a great view over the city and devoid of tourists. Have fun!

  2. Yes! Definitely head to Borough Market! I lived about 10 minutes from there when I lived in London and ate there SO many times. It’s easily my favourite place in the world. If you want a nice walk, head from Tower Bridge along the south side of the Thames through Borough Market, by Shakespeare’s Globe, the Tate Modern and Millennium Bridge, Southbank Centre (there are often food festivals or cool events going on), the Eye and then to Westminster Bridge. A cool hidden street in London is right by Covent Garden: Neal’s Yard. It’s super colourful and has a great pizza place inside! Hope you enjoy London!

  3. I like going to London when I can 🙂 I would recommend going to check the British Museum and the British Library, some of my favorite places there 🙂

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