So, it’s already been established in my previous post on How to Spend a Saturday in London that you’re in the Big Smoke for the weekend.
After the Saturday sun sets, you wake up under rumpled bedsheets, first angry that the sun woke up, but then happy at the realization that you still have another whole day in the city.
If you didn’t already know, Saturday and Sunday are two different monsters. Saturday is the day meant to walk yourself into the pavement and then feast at night on the water. Sunday is (luckily for you) gonna be a little more low key, but will still take you all around the city. Read up and get ready for another day No. 2 of your weekend in London.
Grab coffee at The Conran Kitchen in Marylebone Village
Marylbone Village is a district within the City of London that practically screams SUNDAY. It’s nestled up by Regent’s Park and–to give you another major landmark–by Madame Taussaud’s. This district offers cosmopolitan commodities like cobblestone streets, a farmer’s market, a little green square and cafes like The Conran Kitchen. Other notable cafes in the area include Coco Momo and Le Pan Quotidien.
Then stop by the magical Daunt Books
Also in the magical Marylebone Village is the equally magical Daunt Books. Now, I have been to a lot of independent, quiet book stores, and none of them come close to the atmosphere and selection that Daunt offers. Honestly, put one foot inside of here and you’ll have a hard time not stuffing your head into books for hours on end.
Go shopping at the famous Harrod’s
You may think you know Harrod’s, but chances are that if you have never visited, you probably don’t. The fact is that Harrod’s isn’t just a department store; it’s a city within a city. It has an expansive food court with tastes from all around the world, a chocolate shop, bakery and grocery store. But beware: none of it’s cheap!
Grab lunch and wander around Camden Loche Market
Every London market has its own vibe, and I would say Camden’s has the most unique. Though all markets seem to attract the hippest of the hip, Camden seems to be their mecca. I’ve visited Portobello and Borough Markets, and I must say Camden is my favorite. The jewelry and crafts you’ll find here are so beautiful and priced very nicely, too. Not to mention, various food vendors are standing by, waiting for that moment when you need your afternoon pick-me-up (though Borough Market is the market for food!).
Visit Tate Modern and look at Warhol
I’m personally not a huge modern art fan, but Tate had me starting to think otherwise. It’s kind of a given that some modern art will leave you either breathless and/or speechless from its shock-value, so imagine what a roller coaster ride you’ll be on at Tate! Not to mention, it’s location on the River Thames is prime.
Grab dinner downtown
If you’re down on the water around dinner time, then there is no shortage of places to grab some grub! I’ve already mentioned a couple places in my last post that you might want to check out, and I promise it’s not a coincidence that you’ve ended up down on the water yet again. The iconic St. Paul’s Cathedral is only a couple blocks north and the legendary Shard skyscraper is a couple blocks south.
Both offer breath-taking views that would be the perfect way to cap off your weekend in London.