About a year ago, I was living one of the biggest dreams of my life. During my exchange in London, England,I had the opportunity to visit many amazing places.
Today I will share with you my 6 favourite places in England.
Do you know that place you go not expecting a lot, but ends up falling in love? So, Brighton is tis place. Located on England’s south coast, Brighton is a very popular city among young people. Besides the beach with “sand” of stones, the city also has a pier with attractions. Talking about food, the speciality is fish & chips, the traditional Falando em comida, a especialidade é o fish & chips, traditional English food.
I have already written a more specific and detailed post about my day in Brighton. You can read by clicking here.
What to do? Eat fish & chips on the beach, watch the sunset,, visit the pier and the colourful huts.
Cambridge was the first trip I took during my exchange and all helped to make it a very special day: place, people, weather. Cambridge is a small university town, so all the attractions are around universities. Regarding the food, I confess I do not remember seeing many options, except several pubs, of course. The city has beautiful landscapes and for being small, you can do everything on foot.
I have already written a more specific and detailed post about my day in Cambridge. You can read by clicking here.
What to do? Visit the campus of a university and boat trip on the River Cam.
- Notting Hill
Notting Hill is a London neighbourhood well known thanks to the film Notting Hill. Moreover, the houses are known to be colourful and extremely cute. The biggest attraction of the neighbourhood however, is Portobello Market, a market located in Portobello Road and has its peak on Saturday. In the market you can find clothes, vintage items, food and everything you can imagine.
I have already written a more specific and detailed post about Notting Hill. You can read by clicking here.
What to do? Visit and have lunch at Portobello Market, visit the bookstore that inspired the film Notting Hill, take a picture of the colourful houses and stop to enjoy someone playing music on the street.
- Covent Garden
* Unfortunately I have lost the pictures of Covent Garden when my computer broke.
Covent Garden is also a London neighbourhood. The streets are cobblestone and everything is super cute. In this neighbourhood you will find the widest range of makeup stores, luxury shops, a market, theatres and art schools.
What to do? Watch a play, eat a cookie on Ben’s Cookies and visit Neal’s Yard.
- Camden Town
* Unfortunately I have lost the pictures of Camden Town when my computer broke.
Located in North Central London, Camden Town is the place of unconventional and creative people. The place has the best market in London, in my opinion, with foods from several countries. Also, Camden Town was also the neighbourhood where the singer Amy Winehouse used to live, there is even a statue in her honor.
What to do? Walk and eat in the market, and visit the Cyberdog shop.
- Natural History Museum
* Unfortunately I have lost the pictures of Natural History Museum when my computer broke.
Finally, the Natural History Museum is one of the most fascinating places I have ever visited. Everything is so interesting and full of knowledge, moreover, the place have a wonderful architecture. And best of all, it is free!
What to see? Basically the entire museum, but my favourite areas are about dinosaurs, human biology and the whole red zone which is about human evolution, space, earth, volcanoes, earthquakes…
These are basically my favourite places in England (and London) and I hope you have enjoyed my tips.
Tell me if you have visited or want to visit one of these places! Also, tell me your favourites places in England.