Not your usual London top ten list

A friend is off to London and I wanted to send him some recommendations. Having not lived there for a while and knowing that there are hundreds of “best” and “top ten” lists I purposely choose to share simple things, things that I want to do when I go to London.

An activityThe Castle
I used to love going indoor wall climbing at The Castle. It’s an old pumping station and pretty neat to explore.

By Jeremy Keith from Brighton & Hove, United Kingdom (Stichelton  Uploaded by Diádoco) CC-BY-2.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons

Borough Market by Jeremy Keith (Stichelton uploaded by Diádoco) CC-BY-2.0 ( via Wikimedia Commons

A marketBorough
Cheese and coffee. Nothing more to say.

A museumThe Hunterian
Creepy but cool.

Richmond Park by Donald Macauley (Red Deer uploaded by Amada44) CC-BY-SA-2.0 ( via Wikimedia Commons

A parkRichmond Park
There are deer there!

I’m not that keen on the new decor but it’s got good beer and a nice crowd. Lenin used to drink there, but not with me.

By Simon Doggett from London, UK CC-BY-2.0 (] via Wikimedia Commons

St. John by Simon Doggett CC-BY-2.0 ( via Wikimedia Commons

A restaurantSt. John
Best for meat eaters but good honest food, classy but not pretentious and they do breakfast too. We used to live up the road and I recommend visiting the area as well.

A squareBrunswick Centre
Not strictly a square but a wonderful architecture anyway.

A takeawayThe Fryers Delight 
You can’t really go to England and not have Fish and Chips. This central location is pretty good. Get a pickled onion too.


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