I want to feel like I’ve done London.
Like I know everything about it. Like I can wander from Green Park to Piccadilly Circus and not get lost.
How will I know when I’ve done London? I’m looking to the experts for help. And when my go-to blog Londonist called Time Out’s “1000 Things To Do In London” one of the best guides to the city for noobs and adopted Londoners alike, I knew I was set.
1000 London things! Who could know the city better than someone who had accomplished that task?
Ground Rules: We’ll be following Time Out’s guide to London Things, but not to a T.
I also picked up a copy of Tom Jones’ wonderful “Tired of London, Tired of Life,” which highlights a thing to do in the capital every day. These Things will be sprinkled throughout this mission.
- The Things can be done in any order.
- If the Thing costs more than £50 per person (and doesn’t involve food), it can be crossed off the list and substituted for another Thing.
- Things that have already been ticked off the list do not necessarily have to be revisited, but will be written about.
- The Thing must be sufficiently London-y. Although I’m sure Thing #276: Learn Aikido, an ancient Japanese martial art, is a good time, it’s not something I need to do while I’m in London.
Perhaps when I move to Japan… (just kidding, family!)