Last weekend I went to London for a day with some friends. Besides the cold weather and the early wake-up, we had a lot of fun! One day is not that much time to see such an amazing city, but here are my tips for you.
We started close to the underground station Embankment. Here we had a wonderful view of the London Eye. I had already been to London twice, but it was the first time I had that point of view and I absolutely loved it!
Next we crossed the bridge and passed next to the London Eye. Here we had a great view on the Big Ben, which we also passed while going to St. James Park.
We didn't went to see the changing of the guards, but to see it, you just have to cross the park to Buckingham Palace. It's quite a nice park, so if you have more time, it's a great place to relax a bit!
Instead, we decided to go to Camden Town, because there's such a great atmosphere there. There are plenty of different food stalls, so everyone can choose what he wants. Besides that, there are hundreds of stands with jewelry, phone cases, clothing, sunglasses, bags, things for in the home ... Really everything! I only bought a phone case, but I also saw some nice (but a bit too expensive for me) bracelets and cute coasters. I should've taken the coasters, but I didn't know if the boyf would like them, so I didn't buy them...
Our next stop was Piccadilly Circus, right on Regent Street. Since we didn't have that much time left, we didn't really go shopping, but there are so many awesome shops here! For starters, M&M's World is there. Yep, you have to go there! We did visit Hamley's, the toy shop, where you can buy Jelly Bean's with Harry Potter tastes, like puke. Be aware there are a LOT of children here!
We didn't have time to have dinner in London, but if you have, you HAVE to go to Tiger Tiger, close to Piccadilly Circus. It's a bar with a restaurant next to it and it's AWESOME! I've been there the first two times I went to London and how I wished I could've had dinner there this time!
Of course there are so many more things to see in London, but if it's the first time you're going and you only have one day, these are the things you have to see!
If you have more time, you could always have a free tour through London. I really recommend those from www.freetour.com/London. The guides are really fun (obviously, the more fun they are, the more likely your are going to give some money by the end of the tour) and bring you to all the best places in London. The stories behind the monuments are one of the reasons I recommend this tour! :D
Do you have any more tips about London? :D