Step in both the Eastern and Western Hemispheres at the same time
Cruise the Thames from the Royal Arsenal Woolwich to London Eye
See London from the helicopter
We had never flown in a helicopter before. And we must admit we were a bit nervous and did not know what to expect.
But it turns out we totally loved it! Our helicopter ride over London with The London Helicopter was great fun!
It was quite a unique experience, one we were looking forward to ticking off our bucket list for quite a while. We saw the Big Ben and the Shard – the tallest building in the EU – from a completely new perspective. And started to appreciate the vastness of London.
Go to the cemetery in search of Dracula… or just to relax
This might not be an obvious choice… Unless you really are into vampires.
However, London’s cemeteries are of a ghostly beauty. Vampires or not, they are perfect for a stroll.
It is believed Bram Stoker used either Highgate Cemetery or Hendon Cemetery as the burial place of Lucy in the novel.
We really loved Highgate Cemetery and can’t recommend it enough. It’s one of England’s greatest treasures and it boast incredible funerary architecture.
Karl Marx is buried here.
But above all, it is unique because it has the feel of a secret garden. The green labyrinth of ivy and trees covered in moss gracefully embrace the Victorian tombs.
It’s peaceful! And there’s lots of beauty to be appreciated here.
Enjoy a champagne afternoon tea
This is one of those quintessentially British experience that is best enjoyed in London.
It is such an obvious thing to do that most people simply miss it. It totally fell off our radar the first time we visited London. Since then we talked to a great number of people that all had missed the experience on a first visit.
There’s lots of diversity when it comes to afternoon tea in London, so you can easily find one to your liking.
You can have afternoon tea while cruising on the Thames or in a private pod on the London Eye.
If you are a self-declared chocoholic, you can have a chocolate afternoon tea at Hilton Park Lane, or a quirky afternoon tea inspired by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at One Aldwych Hotel. For something totally out of the ordinary, there is a Japan-inspired alternative at Ichi Sushi and Sashimi Bar.
We thoroughly enjoyed the gentlemen’s afternoon tea at Reform Social & Grill. It was everything we ever imagined it to be and more. They wouldn’t stop pouring us champagne!