This week my beloved cousin, Georgina, is coming to visit all the way for Australia. Born in England, her family emigrated to the other side of the world 10 years ago. Despite this, we have both remained very close. Thanks Skype!

georgina and i

2001 / 2006 / 2009

It’s due to be a bit of an emotional reunion as we haven’t seen each other for 5 years. The last time we were together was in Cambodia having spent a rather whirlwind time in Southeast Asia. It was a pretty emotional moment to say goodbye, and I don’t think either of us expected it to be this long before we saw each other again. But it’s finally here!

laos

Luang Prabang 2010

This Wednesday I will be picking up Georgina and her boyfriend Jason from Heathrow and we will have a jam-packed 36 hours of fun in London before we head up to the Midlands to see the family.

I’ve always wanted their first experience of their trip to be a good ol’ knees up in London. We are limited on time as we have a little girl’s birthday to get back to. So we have to be super efficient with our time and energy to squeeze in as much as awesomeness as we can.

london bus

So what can we do in 36 hours in London?

Well, I’ve got us booked into a central London place. So we are pretty much walking distance to the West End. I’ve prepared our Oyster cards at the ready.

Of course, London being so vast and varied you can live there a lifetime and not see it all. So we want to get some key sights in.

There are the obvious tourist spots such as Buckingham Palace, Westminster, Trafalgar Square, London Eye, Tower of London, River Thames.

Then there are the different neighbourhoods, Soho, Covent Garden, Kensington, Shoreditch, Brixton, Notting Hill, Greenwich.

Not forgetting the amazing food and drink establishments on offer.

Oh my … there is SO MUCH TO DO IN LONDON!

I need your help!

I have a burgeoning list of things I want to share with my cousin but limited on time. So I would love to have your input, dear reader…

What is your MUST DO or SEE in London?

(Heads up – we’ll be vlogging the whole experience so subscribe to our YouTube channel for updates)


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  1. Caroline

    I just blogged about my weekend in London, I love visiting the big city! For something different the ‘secret’ rooftop bar in Selfridges is nice if the sun is shining. I like Brick Lane and Portobello Market (think that might be a weekend thing), I also enjoy sitting outside at Covent Garden and walking along the southbank! There is so much to do, looking forward to watching your vlog!

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    • Elizabeth

      Oooh, thanks Caroline! I’ve not been to the secret Selfridges rooftop bar. Great tip!

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