Welcome back my travel giraffes! It’s almost Friday and today is the perfect day to plan some fun stuff to do over the weekend. I’m never one to shy away from hopping on a plane to visit somewhere new (here and here) however finding touristy things to do in your city can be just as exciting. So read on for my suggestions.
Touristy Things to do in Your City
I don’t necessarily jump up and down to go to a museum, however, the British Museum is pretty cool and is worth a visit. There’s a permanent exhibition and visiting exhibitions which are always interesting and exciting. I attended an exhibition on ancient Egypt which was pretty cool! Learnt all about one of the god’s who was killed and his wife brought him back to life. It was like a soap opera!
Opening hours: every day 10:00 to 17:30, Fridays until 20:30
For my food lovers out there please go to Borough Market! Breads, brownies, and cakes oh my! This place is a smorgasbord of whatever your belly desires. If the stalls didn’t have what you wanted then check out the restaurants around the market. There’s tapas, sushi, fish, meat and more. If you’re going be sure to have an empty belly!
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday
The London Eye
It is just a big wheel in the sky but the views are amazing and worth queuing up for. Also, the Southbank is nearby which is great for bars and restaurants. If the weather is nice, you can sit on one of the benches and people watch.
Through the back streets, you can find all these quirky shops that sell anything from old books to costumes. You may even find a hole in the wall that sells coffee for £1. I’m not a coffee drinker but from all accounts, the coffee is awesome and you can buy coffee beans to take home with you. Soho is perfect for those who want something that isn’t polished but more nitty gritty and real.
That’s all from me today travel giraffes. What touristy things in your city will you be doing?
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