A London tick-list for the next 12 months

I think London is one of the most amazing cities in the face of the earth, and I’m so happy to call this place my home. But, I won’t always live here. It’s too big, too expensive, and too busy for the family I will eventually want to have. Don’t get me wrong – I don’t think I’ll ever be small town girl, but I might just be a smaller (than London) town girl.


So, with that in mind, I thought it was time to start doing all the things I want to do in London while I still live here. This list is just scratching the surface, but they are the first things that popped into my mind. Most of them are about food – go figure…


Eating & drinking


1. Dress up and eat in the beautiful (but pretty posh) Chinese restaurant Duddels
2. Return to try the amazing pizza in The Goat, Chelsea
3. Tick off at least 5 places in Time Out’s top 50 cocktail bars list (which I have on my fridge door..!)
4. Have afternoon tea at Sketch
5. Finally try out the vegan fried chicken from Temple of Hackney
6. Step back in time and have a fancy cocktail in Mr Fogg’s Residence in Mayfair
7. Admire the views from Gong, the highest up bar in the Shard
8. Go to Biscuiteers and buy a few cute biscuits
9. Eat a massive pizza in Homeslice
10. Go to Franks rooftop in Peckham




11. See deer in Richmond Park (are they easy to find? Has anyone ever been?!)
12. Wander around (and probably get lost in) Epping forest
13. Admire the lavish decor and paintings of Leighton House Museum
14. Witness the sunset from the top of Alexandra Palace or Primrose Hill
15. Visit at least five new boroughs
16. Finally visit Museum of London
17. And while there, go to take photos of Barbican Conservatory too

Events and things to do


18. Go to at least one gig in the Dublin Castle
19. See a film in an outdoor cinema
20. Attend the ABBA exhibition in the Southbank centre
21. Also finally go see the Tove Jansson exhibition in Dulwich Picture Gallery


And finally…


22. Appreciate London more and moan about busy tubes less!


What’s on your list (for London or your own hometown)?