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Things I Want to Do in London in 2015

by Krista

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I moved back to London because I am in love with this city, but all I’ve been doing is working, working, working. All work and no play makes Krista a dull girl. This needs to change!! I’ve started working on a list of things I really want to do in London this year. Here they are, in no particular order.

The Fat Duck. I still haven’t done this. I really need to do it. Who wants to join me? Better yet, who wants to invite me along to their table?

Ride The Emirates Air Line. I’m a sucker for things like this.

Visit The London Zoo. I’ve never been to the zoo!! Honestly, I really don’t want to go to the zoo. I hear it’s expensive. But I just want to cross it off  my list and then maybe hang around Camden or Little Venice afterwards.

Visit Ronnie Scott’s. It’s been a while since I’ve seen any live music. I miss live music. I’m probably less a jazz person than I am a blues and swing person but I am sure I can find something.

Go to Wimbledon, even if it’s just the lawn or one of the early matches. In all these years, I’ve yet to go.

Visit The Shard. What is wrong with me? I go by The Shard all the time but I’ve yet to go UP THE SHARD. I’ve yet to eat at The Shard either. This must be rectified.

See something at The Globe. I generally get bored at the theatre so I am not obligating myself to stay for an entire performance. But I would like to visit for an hour or so just to say I’ve been.

Abbey Road Beatles Crossing! Never been. And oh my God but the live cam on this site is hysterical.

Spend a weekend in Edinburgh. I haven’t been to Edinburgh since I was 19. That one time I was there for work for eight hours in 2005 doesn’t count. I realize this isn’t something to do in London, but it’s something I often think about. “I should go to Edinburgh…”

Do a tour of London distillery Sipsmith. I don’t really like gin, but I still feel like I should visit the first copper-pot distillery in London in nearly two centuries.

There are probably other things I should be doing. I’ve done a lot since my initial arrival in 2004 but what have I forgotten?

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4 comments

Cayloe February 5, 2015 - 2:48 pm

The Fat Duck is currently closed, unless you’re planning to try for the Melbourne, Australia pop-up. It may reopen in Bray later this year, but the timing is not certain.

I thought that (£ for £) Dinner by HB was a more enjoyable meal, but the trip to Bray is worth it once for the pomp.

Have you been to a football game?

Krista February 5, 2015 - 4:02 pm

Ah, see how out of it I am? Although I remember reading about the Melbourne pop-up, I didn’t know about Bray.
Dinner IS good. I’d want to try some other places before going back a 2nd time. We’ll see.
I have not been to a football match, which is funny given my relative proximity to Arsenal. I don’t die over sports though! (Four years at ND and I really still don’t know the rules of American football.)

Cara @ Gourmet Chick February 6, 2015 - 1:49 am

Def do Wimbledon. We put it off until our last year in London and then said why didn’t we do this every year? I never managed to get tix in the ballot (tried every year) but on that last year just lined up from 5am for a ground pass. The experience is way more pleasant than it sounds. The line is in the park, it’s summer so it’s daylight and there’s people selling coffees, picnic blankets, breakfast and papers. So you just sit there on a blanket, have brekky, read the papers then go to Wimbledon. Easy!

Jess February 6, 2015 - 5:22 pm

Football is so much easier to understand outside the US! We actually follow a Premier League team here. On the contrary, I fell asleep during the Superbowl.

Definitely get thee to Edinburgh. I think you’ll like the Stockbridge area.

And lunch at Books for Cooks!! If it still works the same way, you need to get there by 11:45am to claim one of the few places. Great lunch deal.

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