Hello, I’ve got a day in London on Monday with no fixed plans. Hopefully brunch somewhere south of the river in the morning (anyone know of any hidden away places with really decent food?) and then a day to explore on foot. I’d love some recommendations for slightly unusual museums and sights… anything foodie would be great, or something about London’s history… any and all things considered!
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Where in South London are you likely to be? There’s a lot of great stuff to do there, but SE and SW are very different, and not always easy to travel between! Also, are you planning on staying South of the river for the day? It’s a pretty cool place to explore, and often overlooked.
I’m heading to the Breakfast Club in Battersea for brunch on Saturday – heard it’s great. The menu is huge – who knew you could choose from so much for breakfast!?
Also – I’m sure you’ve probably seen this but going to point you in the direction of Andy’s 10 free things to do in London article: http://www.roughguides.com/article/free-things-to-do-in-london/
There’s free food to be had in Borough Market or Harrods food hall, and free cycling on Boris bikes Hope you have a lovely day whatever you do!
Cheers guys! Becca – prob southeast and happy to stay around that area if there’s enough to do. I’ve been the Horniman and Dulwich Picture Library, any other suggestions much appreciated! We’ll can also easily head into Central…
Breakfast club is a great suggestion, as is Olivi’as mention of the Southbank Centre below. Baltic restaurant nearby is great (especially if you like vodka…), and the walk to London Bridge is really lovely, and when you arrive you can visit the EXCELLENT Borough Market!
The Royal Museums in Greenwich are great, and mostly free. If the weather’s good then there are some lovely parks in the South East too, Ladywell Fields being particularly lovely. St Paul’s church in Deptford has just been refurbished, and is a gorgeous building to go to.
p.s. It’s not free, buuut… http://www.icerinkcanarywharf.co.uk/
Definitely second Lottie’s suggestion of the Breakfast Club! Although the queues get pretty big at the Battersea one on Saturday mornings (not sure if you can book?)…
If you’re heading into central London the World Press Photo Exhibition 2013 is on at the Southbank Centre – it’s free and looks fantastic (I’m hoping to go next week). Here’s a link for more info: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/world-press-photo-2013-1000455
Hope you have a fantastic time!