Although i've had more landings at Stansted airport than most people, i'm in no way an England expert. This is a journey through the playpen of Posh Spice, the worlds best donuts and people drinking beer for lunch.
So, unless your bedroom wallpaper is covered in ManU players and your alarm clock is shaped like a football, the word "London" means:
I have no idea where else to go, because i usually get stuck in Topshop for 3 days, but let me at least tell you about Topshop. Now, if you've been there, you'll be nodding your head already, knowing whats to come.
Ground floor is a mixture of bags, hats, stockings, jewelry, sweets (!) nail polish and everything that will make you happy, and your shopping bag carrying boyfriend unhappy.
Basement is all womens clothes, and if you for some reason decide to go here on a saturday,
make sure to bring a bottle of water, chocolate bar and ALOT of patience. Everyone in the world is here at the same time as you.
First floor is all men's clothing, and you'll probably end up getting your boy a fancy Justice-electro-rock inspired tee that he'll never wear.
^^ (image: topman.com)
Onto the next shopping place:
Forget about The Ramones t-shirts on sale, and go look at where band history was made!
This little street in London is packed with wonderful little guitar shops and Jack Daniels soaked stories. The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix recorded in basements in this street, and the Sex Pistols even lived here for a while. Above no 6 to be exact.
Markets yes yes. Markets.
The only market i feel like writing about, actually. I'm not a very market loving person to be honest, i always pay too much, and the only successful item i ever got was a pearl covered hello kitty wallet i got when i was a kid. The boy has had more luck, buying a jacket that i remember i liked, even years before we had the guts to tell eachother we had a crush on eachother.
So. Camden. Enjoy!
And look at people, i love the way everyone dresses exactly how they feel like.
Other markets are: Portobello Road (vintage heaven, but not as cheap as you wish it were) Covent Garden (antiques on monday, and arts & crafts rest of the week), Brick Lane (everything and anything!) and UpMarket (clothes, fashion, music)
The boy's been moaning ever since you entered Topshop, your feet have swollen from a size 8 to a 10, and all you want to do is to embrace your left-at-home Crocs and put your head in a bowl of cold water. Its lunch time!
There's thousand of amazing local pubs, so i'll let you find your favourite, but if you want something easy, nice priced to eat, i'd visit a Wagamama or a Slug and Lettuce place!
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This is a noodle bar where you can get tasty soup or another great asian inspired meal.
The menu is impressive, and it should be hard to find something you wont like.
Practice chop stick skills at home before entering.
Slug and Lettuce:
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I had my very best chicken wrap EVER here, so thats worth a try. Nice place, super duper lunch menu. And did i mention the chicken wraps? I think i did.
English pub warning:
"Sunday Roast." Typical order on the menu. I do not like it at all.
How on earth can they eat this at the pub on a hung over sunday???
The diet can start when you get home. Not today^^
English people i like:
Only she can rock this outfit!
If anyone ever finds a dress like this in a shop, tell me. I want it!
Gorgeous girl, with an amazing voice.
I really hope she gets better soon <3
This guy is weird.
Have you watched the Mighty Boosh yet?
Watch episode 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 in a row, it takes some time to get into it.
By the time you've watched those episodes, you'll have a crush on Noel.