Even though it’s still a bit far away, I am so excited for my boyfriend and I’s trip to London next fall. We’ve already started pinching pennies and making ourselves a budget, but we’ve also been dreaming up what we want to do once we’re abroad in this new place.
London is one of the most expensive places in the world, thus it will be the destination we stay the shortest in, I’m sure. For now, we have to save, save, save, since we might be splurging more in this beautiful city.
One of the best save-your-dollar parts of London is the museums. London museums and galleries are one of the capital’s best bargains as the permanent collections at many of them are free to enter – including famous names like the British Museum, Tate, National Gallery, Science Museum, Natural History Museum, V&A and Museum of London. There’s a full list here for your perusal. One that’s definitely caught my eye is the Design Museum, which is full of contemporary fashion. Unfortunately, this one isn’t free, but hopefully, I’ll be able to talk my boyfriend into it.
London is famous for their plays thanks to Shakespeare. And a play is what started it all actually. We originally planned this trip to go see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre. I cannot begin to explain to you how excited I am. Besides J. K. Rowling’s play, there are beautiful theaters with their own works throughout the city. Shakespeare’s Globe is always reenacting one of his tragedies and the National Theatre is currently showing a musical version of Alice in Wonderland.
We’re still in the midst of planning (which we will be for many more months!), but we need all of the help we can get. Where are your favorite spots? What do you think is the must-see spot of London?
Until next time – stay curious!