Reading: 24 Hours in London – The Ultimate Layover
24 Hours in London – The Ultimate Layover
You’re in London. You’ve only got 24 hours to see the place. Not the London that involves hundreds of tourists with fanny packs and selfie-sticks bumping into each other like kernels in a popcorn machine. The real London. Ditch the guide books and spend the next day living like a Londoner.
Location: Flat White, Soho
For: Damn strong coffee.
Flat white is a local favourite reminiscent of a Kensington Market coffee shop. Small, cute and the coffee smells like coffee. Try their pastries, you’ll love them however it’s a tiny spot (can you afford London real estate?) so grab and go is your best bet.
Location: Dover Street Market
For: Checking off every item on your Hypebeast wishlist.
Location: 34, Mayfair
For: Crispy lamb sweetbreads to get you back on your game.
Location: Orlebar Brown
For: Putting your favourite insta shot on your swim shorts.
After-work drinks are almost religious in London. And we know shopping is hard work. You deserve a drink after that so we’ll direct you to Marylebone, a quaint little area not too far from Mayfair.
Location: The Marylebone
Known for their 2 for 1 cocktail happy hour, this place is perfect if you’re looking for a decent cocktail in a quintessential British pub-like atmosphere. God bless the British and their drinking tendencies, right?
For: Head to tail dining.
10:00PM – 1 Hour before your flight departs.
It’s after dinner. You are full wined and dined, and in need of somewhere to end the night (or start your morning). Somewhere a little high up above the city. In a garden.
Location: The Roof Lounges
For: Infusing the remaining pounds in your wallet into the British economy.
Owned by Richard Branson, the Roof Gardens features three gardens, the Babylon restaurant and a private member’s club, if you know, you just happen to be a celebrity or Richard’s bff. Talk about fancy. The venue offers breathtaking views of the city, and features a club and bar where you can enjoy the rest of your night. What happens from there on is not our secret to tell.
Now we could almost call you a Londoner, minus the perma-frown and cynicism that every London dweller seems to have. Just teasing, we love you London.