24 Hours in London Travel Guide

24 Hours in London Travel Guide

London. Like many world capitals, this is a city that
never sleeps, and on my most recent visit, I got to experience that firsthand. My challenge was to discover 24 unique experiences
in London – one for every hour of the day! From secret speakeasies to living room concerts,
and whimsical afternoon teas to bustling food markets, I scoured the city to bring you the
following 24 hours in London! So let’s begin. Well good morning. It is 7:00 am here in London. It is my first morning in the city and I’ve
just woken up at the CitizenM Hotel and wait until you see the views outside my window. I have the Tower of London right across from
me. I skipped breakfast this morning, but for
good reason; because there was a unique coffee shop that I needed to track down in Hampstead! It is 8:00 am and we just dropped by Kape
Barako and that may be the smallest little coffee shop I’ve ever been to. It is set in an old red telephone box and
they make some delicious coffee. I actually ordered myself a latte. With a bit of caffeine in my system, I continued
on to my 9:00 am activity which was walking up Parliament Hill in Hampstead Heath. This is a lookout point, where you can stop
to enjoy the city skyline. Aside from offering great views of the city
skyline this is a beautiful nature escape. You have woodlands, walking paths and lots
of people walking very friendly pups. So it currently is 10:00 am and we’re on our
way to the Tate Modern. This is actually my favorite art gallery in
all of London. So I love revisiting everytime I’m in the
city. Set in a former power station, this unlikely
structure is home to the national collection of British art from 1900 to the present, as
well as modern and contemporary art by international artists. But I didn’t just come here for the art
this time; there was a new extension to visit. So we are currently in the Blavatnik Building
and this is a new extension here at the Tate Modern and they have a viewing deck that is
360 degrees. So yeah, you can walk all around and get some
amazing views of London. From there, I got off at Westminster Station
and walked over to Horse Guards Parade for my next activity. And it is now 11:00 am in the morning so next
up I’m going to be watching the changing of the guard and then I’m going to go visit the
Household Cavalry Museum. (Horse trotting sounds) So now that the changing of the guard is over
we’re going back into the Household Cavalry Museum and you can actually look into the
stables and watch the horses come in and the guards dismount. If you’re visiting with kids, or you just
feel like playing dress up, there’s also a section inside the museum where you can
try on different uniforms. Alright so it is 12 o’clock and we’re currently
on the Thames. We’re about to do an adventure an adrenaline
filled tour. You guys ready? Yeah! Cruising down the Thames is a classic way
to experience London, but Thames Rockets does things a little bit differently! They show you some of the city’s highlights
by speedboat, all while pumping music, and sharing all kinds of interesting London facts
that you won’t find in any guidebook. After that adventure, I was in some desperate
need of lunch! So it is now 13:00 pm and that means lunch. Today we’re here at Borough Market which is
the oldest market in all of London. Apparently it dates back over a thousand years. SO we’re going to go find ourselves some food. With hundreds of food stalls selling everything
from baked goods to fruit smoothies and fresh seafood to takeaway burgers, it didn’t take
me long to piece together a delicious meal! So for lunch I went to Gourmet Goat and got
myself a kid goat kofte bowl with two different salads. And this looks really really good. Check out those colors. A very vibrant dish so let’s see how it tastes. Mmmm. Pretty good. That is an explosion of Mediterranean flavors. Next up, it was time for dessert. Namely, donuts. So for dessert I got myself a little something
sweet from Bread Ahead. They are supposed to have some of the best
donuts in all of London and I got myself a classic vanilla. Oh my goodness. Filled with cream. So much cream. What can you do in the middle of the afternoon
in London? I made my way over to the West End for a show. It is a beautiful theatre. Oh my goodness. So it is now Two o’clock and we’re currently
at the Prince Edward Theatre. We’re going to be watching a matinee. Aladdin. This is my 1st time watching a west end show
so I’m pretty excited. Also, I love the movie Aladdin. That is a childhood classic so. There was no filming allowed during the performance,
but it was a fun afternoon out, and if you make it to the West End, you’ll discover
that there’s a show out there for everyone! Next up, it was time for a quintessential
ritual: afternoon tea! So it is three o’clock and we’re here at the
Sanderson London for a Mad Hatter’s afternoon tea. And it is time to try some of these delicacies. Having tea at the Sanderson was like stumbling
down a rabbit hole and being transported to the world of Alice in Wonderland. Everything from the menu to the teapots to
the ‘drink me’ potions was just right! So it is four o’clock and we are currently
exploring Seven Dials. This place gets its name from the sundial
and the seven streets that break away from the dial. So yeah, I didn’t even know this place existed. It is near Soho and Covent Garden. Yet it has a village feel. It is really cute. Lots of antiques, restaurants, cafes. So I’m now taking you into Neal’s Yard this
is still part of the Seven Dials but it has got a bit more color. It feels more bohemian. Super artsy. It is like being inside
a rainbow. Handbags, jewelry, chocolates – I window shopped
for it all, before stopping for a sweet treat! So we’ve been wandering around Seven Dials
for a little bit and we happened upon Pierre Herme and they have these beautiful macarons. Check out those colors. So right now I’m going in for raspberry rose
and lychee. So right now it is five o’clock and we are
at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and we’re going to be riding the Arcelor Mittal Orbit. This is the tallest and longest tunnel slide
in the world and honestly I’m feeling a bit nervous. Excited. Nervous. A little bit of everything. There we go. Very fashion forward here. You are now in full orbit swag. Oh my gosh. How are you feeling? I feel nervous now. Alright we’re higher than the Statue of Liberty
right now. And we’re going to ride the slide. What have I got myself into? I feel like I’m going into surgery. Head forward and up. Go for it. Alright. Bye! Waah! Argh! Haha! So a little bit shaky but I survived. I was screaming the whole way down. And I actually didn’t even realize I had come
out of the slide and I was just sliding there and I was still screaming so they actually
had to like shake me awake. It is okay. It is okay. It is over. Next up it was time to explore street art,
so I hopped on the train to Croydon. The RISEGallery has been doing a lot of work
to help connect local artists with property owners, and this has resulted in some beautiful
murals around every corner. So right now we are walking along the stretch
known as the Legal Wall and this is basically open to the public. Anyone can come here and just have fun with
some paint and get creative. Sticking with the art theme, for my 7:00 pm
activity I attended my first Late. This is when museums and art galleries stay
open after hours, offering extended admission or putting on special events. I was in town when the Royal Academy of Arts
hosted the last of its summer lates titled, The Other Paradise, and guests were dressed
to impress! So this is my first time attending one of
the Lates and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it. It just has a really different feel from going
to a museum or a gallery during regular hours. It is a lot more relaxed. It feels more like a social outing. You see large groups of friends enjoying drinks
and viewing art so I would highly recommend it. If you find yourself here in London. At 8:00 pm, I got to experience Sofar Sounds,
which is a pop-up concert that takes place in people’s living rooms. The catch is that when you sign up, you only
know the neighbourhood where the concert will take place. It’s not until 24 hours before the event
that you are emailed the address and the names of the artists performing that night. So it is now 21:00 pm and we’re currently
at PopBrixton. This is a really cool container park where
you have bars, cafes, restaurants, shops. So I think it is time we find ourselves a
little bit of food because we’ve had a long day and I’m hungry. So it is now 22:00 pm and we’re at Draughts. It is a board game cafe so we’re going to
play some games. The only question is what do we choose? So many options. So we’ve settled on a game. We’re going to be playing Riff Raff and build
a pirate ship apparently. Then at 11pm, for a bit of live music, it
was onwards to The Blues Kitchen in Brixton, where they do barbecue, bourbon, and blues. So that was a lot of fun. The show just ended. We all had a really good time. We were actually listening to a band from
the Netherlands that did like Jazzy Orchestra so it was really unexpected but really cool. So it is now 12 o’clock and we’re at Flight
Club. This is a really cool bar where you can come
and play pub games so we’re going to try our hand at darts. We’ve got some friends waiting for us downstairs. Let’s go in. Flight Club is a bar that puts a twist on
the traditional English pub by adding modern darts into the equation. Groups can book an oche (OCKEY), which is
the throw line in a game of darts. I went into this with no dart-throwing experience,
but I didn’t come out last! (Train sounds) With the clock striking one, my next stop
transported me to London in the 1940s. So it is currently 1 am and we’re at Cahoots. This is a 40s theme bar and it is all about
the underground. I feel like I’m about to ride the tube. Also they just brought us the menu. It is a newspaper. So we’re just going to have a look through
here and choose some drinks. So it is 02:00 am and we are currently in
Chinatown which is known for its late night haunts and dim sum. We have chosen Opium which is a bit of a hidden
gem. They only have a tiny little sign and you
have to look for the jade door so let’s see if they let us in. This bar was set in an attic and it had a
bit of speakeasy vibe. There mixing all sorts of fun cocktails, and
I ordered one based on the year of my birth. So here at Opium the drinks are based on the
Chinese Animal Zodiac. I’m 1987. It turns out I’m the year of the rabbit. How have we gotten this far into London’s
nightlife scene without visiting a club, I don’t know, but that changed at 3 am. Alright so it is 03:00 am still going strong. We are here in Camden. And we’ve just been inside Koko. This club has the largest disco ball in all
of Europe and yeah it is a lot of fun. It is really packed in there. I brought out my signature meerkat dance moves
at KOKO, which I think just helped create more space around me, and then it was time
for more food! So it is now 04:00 am and we’re at the Beigel
Bake. I’ve ordered myself a salt beef beigel which
is massive by the way. Almost the size of my face. So let’s tuck right into this. Mmmm. That is a lot of meat. And a lot of mustard. Oh! Spicy mustard I have to say. So it is 05:00 am and I am currently enjoying
a little morning stroll along the southbank of the River Thames. Got Tower Bridge in the background and yeah
this city hasn’t quite open yet. Rush hour hasn’t started so it is very peaceful,
very tranquil and I think it is a beautiful time to be out enjoying London before everyone
else wakes up. Last but not least, the final activity of
my 24 hours in London was breakfast at Duck & Waffle. Located on a 40th floor, this restaurant has
amazing views of Central London and they are open 24 hours a day. So here we have Belgian waffle, confit duck
leg, a duck egg and we also drizzled a mustard maple syrup all over. This is going to be tasty. So that was a really good meal. It was the best duck I’ve ever had. So tasty. And now let’s enjoy some views over London
as we go down 40 stories. And that’s a wrap for my 24 hours in London! I hope you enjoyed following along and that
also got a few ideas for your own trip. As you can see, this city has plenty to offer,
no matter the time of day. Wishing you happy travels and see you next

100 thoughts on “24 Hours in London Travel Guide”

  • Special Reconnaissance Regiment says:

    London is full of choices when it comes to hotels. However, there is a hotel that you must AVOID if you are visiting London, because the hotel owner is a fraudster and a crook: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gWCnisIn38

  • As a Londoner I have to say this is one of the best tourist videos I've seen, you give a really good flavour of what London has to offer. I could complain that you didn't go for the full English breakfast but we'll let that go… Please come again !

  • Brilliant/Refreshing video about London. ๐Ÿ‘
    Lived next to pop-up Brixton for 2 years, some of my most expensive years ๐Ÿ˜‚.

  • Harri-Ann Irwin says:

    Very good travel guide with great suggestions..worth every second ..thanks for subjecting yourself to all those calories for us…

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  • Hi guys ! I loved the video where you went for tea at the Basement Tea rooms at Camden Market. Iโ€™ve read itโ€™s VERY hard to find while youโ€™re there. Any suggestions? Thanks !

  • Love your vid. Usually people don't comment or see so many interesting places. Also day and night scenes. ยฃ73.00 for an Aladdin theater ticket!!!

  • Daniel WOODRUFFE says:

    This has to be the antidote to the, "Gee, a red bus; OMG, they drive on the other side of the road" etc.etc. – Thank You!

  • Grumpz Productions says:

    Just stumbled across this by chance and I'm a Londoner and have to say this a great video of London great Work & Great editing well done ๐Ÿ™‚

  • BTW… I love Cahoots (haven't even watched the vid and recognise the interior…)… one of the best cocktail bars in London… the little touch.. when you are issued a "VIP Ticket", it actually works on the door sensors to the main bar…. awesome bar never too crowded and never too busy…. "perfect" ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Whatโ€™s up with the shots of Big Ben? Lol. Itโ€™s been undergoing construction for a year by the time your vlog was shot. I was there only a few weeks after you and saw the the entire tower wrapped in scaffolding. ๐Ÿค”

  • Awsom presentation. Great work. Classy. Weldone! You are a natural. Really enjoyed everything about this whole presentation. Thanl you

  • Audrey, great video. Thank you for a lot of great ideas. I will be there with family the last week of 2018 and plan to catch some of these places you mentioned. https://europeanvacationswithnoah.blogspot.com/2018/11/things-to-do-in-london.html

  • Hey! Please change the misleading title ๐Ÿคฃ The Big Ben showed almost 9AM when Audrey said it's now 12 PM. ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

  • london never sleeps ? no, that's not true,,,london and the londoners , indeed go to bed very very early ,,,,before midnight,,,england nightlife is poor…with exception of some pubs at soho,,,, londoners go to sleep very early,,,i think it is due to the fucking daily weather,,,here in sao paulo, brasil you could say that this metropolis never sleeps

  • We watched this in English class and my teacher kept calling you "cool lady" haha thx now it's homework to know about the places in the video, but thanks the video is great <3<3<3^o^

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  • Jacqueline Purcell says:

    Just came across this — so appreciated. Planning our 4th trip to London and was trying to find things to do that we haven't done before. Definitely got a few ideas – thanks!

  • Amazing video. I am going to London and I will be doing lot of the activities from this video. Thank you. Hold on… Only if you would please tell me what song is that you have playing during the changing of the guards. and also the song you have during the KOKO visit. ๐Ÿ™‚ THANK YOU!!!

  • Best of Raphael says:

    oui tu as raison londres c'est top et y a beaucoup d'artistes, je vais essayer de montrer ca encore plus sur youtube, bravo a toi

  • Charles Nicolas says:

    Thanks for the guide! Very helpful! It would be a huge help if you put the names of the different places you tried on the screen. It's sometimes difficult to hear what you're saying, and then it has to be spelled to look it up.

  • Janine de Mesa says:

    Best london video! This is why I love london! Aside from the touristy places you can do so many fun things there. โค๏ธ

  • Guys, I'm new to your channel, and I just love your videos!๐Ÿ˜ Great editing, narrative, music ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

  • marco antonio galecki says:

    Girl, you still have not heard that the human intestine is fruguuroviborous animals, or apt to digest fermentative, not putrefactive food. But good you have eaten meat there is your decicion but after the meat to eat a dessert is straight from mentally misguided.
    Do all English people eat protein after eating protein? My God, that way they ruin all the digestion.
    Obviously this was translated from Spanish into English by Google

  • Todd Boothbee says:

    I'm a boring chap. I'd stroll the major parks the first week. Second week I'd walk thirty or so miles of the London Loop. I'd probably have an Airbnb in Enfield, or some such place. I'd probably try to buy grub where John Rogers does. I'd get drunk near a canal and stumble onto someone's houseboat, vomit over the side, then sing some sad impromptu folk song. The next day I'd be sweating and trembling with guilt, wondering how I survived as well as estimating how many people I got to hate me. That'd a proper visit to fly back to Shreveport on.

  • Hi ๐Ÿ‘‹.. Beautiful video ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐ŸŒน I have a question if you can help me.. Iโ€™m staying in London the week of July 1st to the 7th and Iโ€™m not sure if this is ok to ask but.. How much money USC should I bring on average with me? I know I canโ€™t do all the things that youโ€™ve listed but I just wanted to make sure I had enough with me for the week..๐Ÿ˜ƒ Thx again for sharing the lovely video ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  • Samuel Pugh Travel says:

    London is definitely one of my most favourite cities in the world! Check out my most recent Vlog, Iโ€™m pretty new to this but canโ€™t wait to gain more experience whilst visiting more places! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  • Random Life Productions says:

    Why would you have lunch at borough Market when down the road you can get stuff for much cheaper,….

  • Just noticed the prices of the drinks ยฃ85 for a cocktail? That's like 100 dollars US. Absolutely ridiculous! Great video though

  • Thank you so much for your experience that is exactly what I wanted for out next trip. Love you both from Australia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ

  • You wore me out! So many fun things to do in 24 hours, I'm going to break it into 3 days. Thanks.
    You are beautiful Audrey, you would be more beautiful without the nose ring (I'm old school)

  • Michelle Doreen says:

    I canโ€™t wait to visit in 2020. Itโ€™s changed so much since the 90โ€™s when I was last there. Loved your video. Where did you get your leather jacket? Was it warm enough for your visit in April?

  • 17:16–17:34 – That waffle, duck leg, and egg combo looks delicious! In fact, when my mom asked me this morning if I wanted her to cook me egg-in-toast, scrambled eggs, or even fried eggs with toast or waffles for breakfast, I went for fried eggs with WAFFLES! I even put my eggs ON TOP OF my waffles and topped it all with syrup! It was delicious! Thank you for really inspiring me with your dish at Duck & Waffle!
    And the coffee at 17:32, was it yours? You getting coffee from Kape Barako at 8:00 AM made a great thing in London to do at that hour. And so did I really enjoy the things in London you showed yourself doing IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT! Just to prove that there's something in London to do 24 hours per day!

  • My advice…don't go there unless you want to experience being mugged by Somalian thugs! London is overrun by Somalian and Algerian gangs that will stab you if you don't give them your money and phone. The police do nothing!! London just sucks!! It's simply a crime ridden shi^thole overcrowded with filth and scum!! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

  • Finally a London video just like I've been looking for… beautiful places, lots of lovely details and good vibes.. you make me wanna go RIGHT now! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Amazing video, has to be one of the best guides to London I have seen. I live in London but you have educated me- I had no idea about some of those places! Makes such a refreshing chance from the usual vlogs about Buckingham palace and Trafalgar Square.

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