I love the 36 hours series of the NYTimes. Love even more that they now have books about it (which of course I had to buy for my house). I was just in London, so I checked out what they recommend for for London? Here are the links for London and East London. What would I do with 36 hours in London? It would always vary, and I think 36 hours are different whether its your first time in London or a visit after living there a couple of years I think it more fun to think what I would do with 48 – so here’s a new trend in my blog — 48 hours in different cities. Some of my favorite things are covered in my 10 things I love about London, but here’s a sample of 48 hours of things I did on my recent trip to London (With some squishing, as it was probably like 56 hours worth, in 48), me falling in the latter category of having seen all the sites already! It is basically a walking guide. Coming soon to the blog: I’m also going to do what would be my recommended 48 hours for those who have never been to London!
12:00pm – Checking out Harrods & Harvey Nichols
4:00pm – Walk down Sloane Street from the Mandarin Oriental to Sloane Square, stopping at Ottolenghi for Picnic supplies, and hitting the stores on the way down.
10:00am – Vermeer Exhibition at the National gallery (my recommendation – don’t go, I feel it is a waste of the 10 pounds!)
10:45am – Walk up St martin Lanes to Covent Garden with the requisite stop at Monmouth Coffee for a coffee (my favorite in the city)
11:30 am Walk down Shaftesbury Avenue to Picadilly Circus and stop at Fortum & Mason.
12:00pm – Check out Burlington Arcade going up. Necessary stop for a macaroon at La Duree and checking out the vintage jewelry and amazing cashmere and N. Peal
12:45 pm– And Old Bond Street Coming down, with the required window gazing at the amazing jewels (I especially like the Great Gatsby windows in Tiffany as seen above)
4:00pm – Selfridges gazing 🙂
10:00pm – Dinner at Nopi