In today’s video I start the new year off with a brief tour of the city of my birth. London is an overwhelmingly big city to the uninitiated and with an almost intimidating amount of things to see and visit, where do you start?
As I was traveling over the festive season to see family in the UK, I thought I might as well drop by the capital to see friends and share some of my favorite attractions. I have been enjoying many of these since childhood, but as London inevitably evolves with time (the measurement of which was pioneered at Greenwich!) there is a whole new addition of new things to experience and enjoy. No matter if you are on a budget or wish to splash out on some classy old world luxury, London has it all.
I start my day with something of a family tradition with a hearty brunch at the iconic Savoy Hotel. To help digest the meal, I take a walk to Somerset House, followed by a stop at the Southbank, which is one of Europe’s largest centers for the arts. On the way I share some favorite horological treats and end up at the legendary Fortnum & Mason to stock up on essentials. I then continue shopping with a look at the luxury goods on offer at the world renowned Jermyn Street, which is known for its exclusive gentlemen’s clothing. I then take a break to reflect inside one of the city’s many hidden gems of architecture. St. James Church on Piccadilly was designed by the acclaimed Christopher Wren, and at the time of this trip, the church had a very moving modern art installation on display.
After a quick stop at the always trendy Covent Garden, we pop back over the river to the amazing Tate Modern to take in a few art exhibits. We then decide to end the day with quite literally a high with dinner overlooking the city at the fashionable and luxurious Aqua Shard in the majestic Shard building. In conclusion, I also run through a list of essential attractions, options for perfect days out and trusted London favorites I highly recommend.
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