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Are you planning a trip to London in the near future? Have you already been to London but want some more specific recommendations for next time? Well, you have found the perfect article! Keep reading for some of my favorite spots in London, from the iconic must-sees to more niche places you might not have heard of!

Big Ben & London Eye

What is a trip to London without seeing the iconic Big Ben and London Eye? If this is your first time visiting London, I highly recommend dedicating part of your day to exploring the Palace of Westminster and capturing some photos of the largest bell clock tower, Big Ben. If you have time, you can also buy a ticket to ride the London Eye, a cantilevered observation wheel, to get a mesmerizing view of the city.

Afternoon Tea At Boulevard Brasserie

Have you tried authentic British pastries and tea? Afternoon Tea at Boulevard Brasserie is a perfect way to spend your afternoon with friends and family. Located in Covent Garden, this intricately designed restaurant and exceptional customer service will not disappoint you. The freshly baked scones with cream & jam, delicately-made sandwiches, and the rich Earl Grey tea are the best mid-day pick-me-up!

Camden Market

Have you seen the viral chocolate strawberries on TikTok? Well, Camden Market is the place where you can find them! The freshly picked strawberries drenched in milk chocolate are ranked Number 1 in my all-time favorite desserts. Not only does Camden Market sell these strawberries, but guests are also welcome to walk around, try other foods from different vendors, and capture aesthetic photos. This is a spot you don’t want to miss!

Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club

Are you a fan of jazz music or music in general? Check out Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club located in Soho! I had never been to a jazz club before this one, but my night at Ronnie Scott’s was an experience of a lifetime. There truly is no better way to spend a night out than listening to live jazz music from some of the most renowned music artists in the world. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

Portobello Road Market

Do you love to shop, read books, or simply walk around? Then check out Portobello Road Market, one of the most famous markets in London. From vintage goods to jewelry vendors and souvenir shops, this is the place to buy some of your favorite things for yourself, as well as your friends and family back home. Also, if you are into reading, The Notting Hill Bookshop, not far from the market, is an awesome place to check out your favorite reads!

Hopefully some of these recommendations get a spot on your itinerary on your next visit to London and bring a new experience to your trip!

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Hi! My name is Hannah Wei, and I am a sophomore at Boston University originally from Buffalo, NY. I am actually switching my major into Public Relations in COM this semester and hopefully minoring in Psychology in CAS and Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Questrom as well. In the future, I hope to work somewhere in the intersection between the Public Relations, Business, and/or Communications field! Writing has always been a passion of mine, and I can’t wait to join Her Campus At BU and hopefully get the opportunity to write for all the amazing sections. I have also been a figure skater for almost 16 years and am a competitive team member and the Social Media/PR chair for the BU Figure Skating Club. Some other organizations I am involved with on campus include BU Wheelock Dean's Host, The Transitional Mentors Program, Elementary Education Club, Asian Students Union, and teaching PDP figure skating! Beyond academia, some of my hobbies include baking, being outside (running, skiing, hiking, etc), traveling, and spending time with friends and family. I love to explore different places and restaurants in Boston including some of my favorites spots: Newbury Street, Boston Commons, & Seaport! I also love listening to music and am a huge Swiftie :)