Sunday, 2 November 2014

52 Lists / Forty Four

This week: List the things you are still desperate to do in your hometown

It cannot be denied that if you live in a big city like London there is so much to see and not enough time to do it in. Despite living here my entire life and experiencing so many of the wonderful things the city has to offer, there are still lots of big and little sights that I have never or not properly seen and there are so many special events that I would love to go to but never actually get to. Here are a few of things that I think that I've missed out on not doing so far.

Watch the sun rise over the Thames 
(and that means somewhere grand like Westminster Bridge not Chiswick on my way into work)

Spend an evening enjoying Vivaldi by Candlelight at St Martin's In The Fields

Visit the dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum
(without accompanying a party of school children)

Write to my MP and ask to visit St Stephen's Tower (Big Ben's tower)
- apparently this is who you need to get permission from

See a Shakespeare play at the Globe Theatre

Visit the National Gallery and not just wander around finding my favourite paintings

Climb to the top of Tower Bridge

Visit Smithfield Market early in the morning

See London from the top of The Shard at night

Ride a Boris Bike through London's parks

Dine at The Dorchester and have cocktails at Claridges

Explore Primrose Hill and admire the view over the city

What do you most want to experience in your hometown?


  1. That's a great list. You must be spoiled for choice in London though! I think I'd like to sit on the Island and watch the sunrise, eat dinner at Porthminster Beach Cafe, learn to surf (still not done it) and walk all the beaches from Lelant to Porthmeor in one go.
    Leanne xx

    1. Sounds like a lovely thing to do! x

  2. We have very limited options in our little village; I think I have visited all of the sights at least once. Some options that I want to make better use of though - the farmers market in the summer, going for soup or dessert at local restaurants. Just simple pleasures.

    1. I love a good Farmer's Market. Although I always end up coming home with more than I planned to and more than my budget will allow! x