Sunday, 27 July 2008


On Tuesday I'm off to London for a week, which I am really excited about. Last time I was there, two years ago, I was only there for three days and didn't get to see very much (since I spent most of my time shopping, evidently). So, this time, I've been doing some research to find out what exactly I want to do.
That list includes, going to Spitafields market, which I've heard is great - for both food and shopping.

Nearby, Brick lane is located, which should be great for vintage finds and exotic food.

Then, I want to see London's Chinatown, as I've never been to Chinatown in any city.

I want to go to Hyde park, or Regent's park, or both, as I didn't go there last time.

And I suppose these museums are rather compulsory; the Tate Modern and the British Museum.

But, I also plan on going to the Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood, for a bit of nostalgia. No, I'm not that old, but old-fashioned toys are so nice to look at.

Last, but not least, I want to have a picnic at Hampstead Heath, since the view is great, and it looks really nice.

Oh, and I nearly forgot. I so much want to see a musical in London, so that is a must, too.

I will be seeing other things as well since I am going with my boyfriend who loves architecture. I'm not that into it, but I suppose I'll just have to tag along. At least, he'll have to come to the places I want to see, too.

I hope you didn't think I wasn't going to do any shopping - I am, absolutely. I have also made a little list of the places I plan to go to.
Quite a few vintage shops; Beyond Retro, Rokit, Bang Bang Clothing exchange, and Absolute Vintage.

I also plan to go to Harrods, which may be a little cheesy, but I wasn't there last time either.

Top Shop and Urban Outfitters are both shops I must go to, but also Kiehl's, Marc Jacobs, Selfridges, A.P.C., and Cath Kidston...

Are there any other places that I need to see, or go to, or do?
Pictures from Flickr.


Sarah said...

omg, your trip to London looked like so much fun. i really wished i saw london the way you did! my boyfriend doesn't like doing all the tourist-y things so i only saw a couple of places. but great pictures!!

Ariella said...

Oh, you misunderstood. I haven't been there - I'm going there. I just listed the things I want to do. The pictures are random ones from flickr. But thanks :)

Alice Point said...

Ahh! London is a beautiful city. I hope I will visit it in the near future;)

And these small vintage shops are the real paradise;)

FashionSqueah! said...

Lucky you! I really like London and was hoping to visit this summer but I don't see that happening now as I haven't got the money for it! I'd recommend looking in all the designer shops (for fun!) I always get excited by that when I visit big cities since where I live there aren't many designer shops (except Harvey Nichols and Louis Vuitton). Have you thought about Madame Toussaud's? They have an Amy Winehouse now, but it is really overpriced to get in...those are my suggestions! Have fun whatever you do, Char x

the bf said...

I didn't even know that we're going to london. that's so exciting! so when are we leaving? i love you

Amber said...

Aww thank you! I was in London last year but really didn't get to spend enough time there. I would say Camden but I know they had a fire and I'm not sure if they've rebuilt yet. And the skirt is from H&M so if you see one run in and grab it. It was only $16 U.S dollars.

Little Peaché said...

Sv: Morgonrocken är vintage och köpte jag för bara 20 kronor! =)


wendybird. said...

i literally just sighed out loud. i havent been to london for almost five years - since i was 15. but i seriously just miss it every day, its such a wonderful city. i hope you enjoy it and breathe it all in! have fun!

(and im so glad im not the only one limited in my work clothing choices - sometimes i feel like such a bore when all i do is work in my crummy clothes!)

Sassy said...

TAck så mycket!

Åh, vad kul med London! Jag ska dit nästa vecka, längtar nästan ihjäl mig! Jag ska bo nära Brick Lane, så det området kommer jag undersöka ordentligt!

Times of Glory said...

Ariella, I think you now know better than even many people here. Your list is great and essential! Oh, don't forget to check out Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park!

Have a great great great time xxxxxxxxxxx

Ida said...

Wow, so much interesting stuff on the schedule already ;) There is certainly so much to see and to do. Enjoy, and take loads of photos, please!

Marissa said...

Ohh London. :)

Ania said...

I hope I will visit this city in next year:) Buty my love is Norway and Sweden:)You must be very happy because you living in this lovely country:)

Bananas Diary said...

Very nice! I'm going to London in september for only three days. So, maybe you can tell me where I really must go:).

Have a lot of fun!

♥ fashion chalet said...

Those old fashioned toys are so cute, thanks for your comment, sweetie. ^_^

Ingrid... said...

Takk:) Mange fine motiver i hovedstaden.

Synes du har fått med det meste og beste på lista di, Beyond Retro MÅ du virkelig få med deg! Dersom du ikke har vært på Portobello Road, bør du få med deg det. Kilometervis marked med 2hand, loppis, mat, antikviteter og masse folk!

God tur!

Ariella said...

Thanks for the nice comments and suggestions, everyone!

I might check out some of the other markets, if we have the time for it :)

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