48 hours in London

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!

Day 1

9:30am: Breakfast at Providores20130624_130139

10:30 am –  David Bowie Exhibition at The Victoria & Albert MuseumPhotoGrid_1372114486728

12:00pm – Checking out  Harrods  &  Harvey Nichols


2:00pm – Lunch at Heston Blumenthal’s Dinner at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel

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.

5:00pm Marylebone High Street, to check out the shops (including a stop at the hat and trimming shop on Marylebone lane) and to get  some further picnic supplies in La Fromagerie

7:30pm Regents park open air theater for Pride and Prejudice with Picnic included

Day 2

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)


2:00pm –   Lunch at Ametsa with Arzak instruction

4:00pm –  Selfridges gazing 🙂

7:30pm –  Seeing Bodyguard the musical at the Adelphi Theatre

10:00pm – Dinner at Nopi

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