2019 fast approaches, and so does a fresh new calendar that you need to fill up. London is an amazing city to be in, but why waste your time doing the same old, and standing in lines outside Madame Tussaud and paying £40 for a cramped ride on the London Eye? Below are a couple of experiences that you should enjoy in London in 2019.
Enjoy Rugby in Luxury*
February and March bring tons of rugby matches to the capital as the 6 Nations begin. It’s one thing to catch a match in the pub with your mates, but it’s another to enjoy 6 Nations hospitality at Twickenham Stadium and see the real deal. Catch England v Italy, England v France and England v Scotland in Twickenham. Choose which package you want, available in a range of prices and make the most of it! My family are Welsh, so I’ll be rooting for Wales to win as always!
Catch a film on top of a building
All over London, you can watch movies whilst looking over the best city in the world with Rooftop Cinema Club. My favourite venue is Peckham’s Bussey Building, the views of London are rather spectacular, offers a fun and unique cinema experience and there’s a wide range of new releases and classics as well as different food options and booze.
See the greenery and wildlife in Richmond
Take a trip to the West, a lot of Londoners I know never head too far outside of zone 3, something that can be a HUGE mistake, but I have always been guilty of the same thing. Maybe it takes a few trains and a bus, but Richmond Park is a glorious monument to London, but at the same time, it couldn’t be less London like. Apart from transport, a trip to Richmond Park can be free as well!
Bottomless Brunch at Grind
Get wasted for only £13, down unlimited prosecco for an hour and a half slot, add your brunch and you’ve got an amazing Sunday afternoon. All in simplistic and beautiful environments, lose the rest of your weekend. Or do what I did last time, stumble from one Grind to another and get their famous Espresso Martini.
Explore a Forest in a Skyscraper
Instead of looking at London from the Shard, look at the Shard (and the rest of the City) from the top of the Walkie Talkie. The Sky Garden is a free alternative to all other paid viewing platforms in the city, plus it’s a lush empire of greenery. Head to this post from a few years ago to learn more.
Head South of the River
I’m bias, Greenwich was my home for a long while, and even though I’ve long moved away, I sorta still consider it my true home – South London forever.
I would still drag friends here from all over London and they were always wildly impressed by Greenwich, an area often overlooked because it requires going into central to get the DLR (if you’re above the Thames) or to hop the Jubilee Line and a bus. Explore the park, the market, the independent shops and bars and a museum or two if you’re feeling educational.
Peckham, Clapham, Brixton and Croydon all offer experiences you won’t find on the other side of the Thames.
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