Telling you about cool things to do or see or eat in London would be like trying to tell you cool things to do, in the world in general. The city has literally, everything. Bar sunshine sometimes 😉 This is the kind of city where GirlCrew (explainer below) becomes ever more valuable. Living in a big city can feel incredibly lonely, more so than a smaller town I think. There are so many people doing so much fun and interesting stuff, it’s easy to feel out of the loop. Because of the size of the city, you can also find yourself quite a distance from friends. If you all work close to the centre, or on nice long bright evenings, travelling about might not seem so bad, but on dark, rainy winter evenings, it can be nice to have a couple of girls to head to the local pub with. Even if that’s just for a quiz and some soft drinks and crisps.
The girls are also great to go to to seek advice. Looking for the best brunch spot near your home – ask the girls! Looking for the best house club, ask the girls. Looking for someone to train for a marathon with – you guessed it – ask the girls 😉
The London Eye
I went to London when I was a kid and my favourite thing was the London Eye. Yes it’s a touristy thing to do but the views are really awesome. To see the city from that height, and to view all the sights from one spot is priceless. I definitely recommend it. Tickets are the bones of £30 so it’s not the cheapest on the list, but the eagle-eye view of The Big Smoke means it’s worth every penny. You can also bag yourself a sneaky discount by booking the tickets in advance online.
If food makes you happy, go here. There are so many little delicacies to try and enjoy. And the cheese, SO MUCH CHEESE. Located in Southwark, Central London, it’s the perfect place to pick up some goodies to make a picnic. As one of London’s oldest markets, back in 2014 it celebrated its 1,000th birthday. At lunchtime the place is thronged with city workers looking for a delicious lunch so pop there a little bit earlier to stroll around and check out the top spots before the crowds rush in.
The Original Camden Pub Crawl
This is no ordinary pub crawl, where you get given a wrist band and left to a crappy nightclub with drinks that are practically water. This is the original pub crawl, where you are brought to London’s alternative scene. Pubs, clubs and live music venues that are hidden away from the touristy areas. Plus a free shirt, what’s not to love? If free apparel isn’t enough to sway you, will also get free drinks, shots, and queue jump to some of London’s best night spots. For those who want to check out the legendary KOKO, make sure you book for a Friday as tickets include entry. With prices starting from £10 it’s not a bad way to spend an evening.
We have something similar in Dublin (I wonder if it’s the same guys??) its bingo but with a twist. Numbers are called and 80’s/90’s music is played. It’s really fun and even if you don’t win, it’s a great laugh. This is one that generally sells out though, although some standing spaces can be found for those who get there early, we’d recommend booking in advance to make sure you get a spot. Blue rinse is optional.
Making Friends in London
Making friends as an adult can be hard, but signing up to GirlCrew London should definitely be your first stop. GirlCrew has groups in cities all over the world and over 45,000 members. Whether you’re new to London, travelling through or visiting, or have lived there forever, you’re bound to find someone who shares a few common interests or the same sense of humour in GirlCrew. The group is open to all women over 25, with no upper age limit and there are always new members joining so don’t feel worried about everyone already knowing each other. We’ve all been newbies once! Hit the link below to join the London group or check out our other city groups here.
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