Living, Laughing, and Loving in London

Authored By:

Zoie S.

I studied abroad in London for spring block two of 2022, here are some of my recommendations on how to spend your time there if you are traveling or studying there! I added a star * to the things that are absolute must-dos when you are there :) if you have any other questions about studying abroad in London feel free to reach out to me via email at I am a student ambassador for CIEE and am happy to help with anything I can!

Apps  to download 

Citymapper *-use over apple or google maps also tells you the cost of each option 

TodayTix has cheap discounted theater tickets (I went to mary poppins)

Too good to go - cheap food from restaurants that are leftover 


What to see/visit 

London eye*

Hyde park*

Tower Bridge *

Big ben*


Trafalgar Square

St paul's cathedral and millennium bridge 

Hampstead health

Greenwich park

Regents park 

Notting hill*

Tower of London

Covent Garden*

Sky garden *- free alternative to the London eye but you kinda have to book in advance 

Barbican - a free cute little garden area with good wine gummies and fish and turtles you just have to reserve your spot

Westminster Abbey 



Almost all museums are free in London but my favorites were

British Museum 

Victoria and Albert museum *

Science museum 

Museum of London 


Where to eat

Borough Market *

Kamden market

The white lion **

Gails Bakery!**

Greggs (I would get the vegan sausage roll)

Tea time at the British Museum (cheaper than regular tea time )

Pret for quick food on the go & ice oat chocolate drinks and smoothies are good 


Day trips


Bristol *