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A Sunday In London

How to spend your next Sunday in London.

You had a wild Saturday night in London and somehow you’ve managed to pull yourself out of bed before noon on Sunday. Congratulations! Let’s not waste this beautiful Sunday by lying around like a couch potato. Make your Sunday count without burning yourself out too much by getting some much-needed, high-quality caffeine, loading up on carbs, and taking a breather before facing that dreaded M word(Monday).


First things first, let’s get you some coffee. London has some of the best, no, let me correct myself, THE BEST coffee I have ever had. Treat yourself and head to any of the Grinds for a great cup of joe. My favorite is Shoreditch Grind located right outside Old Street Station on the Northern Line because who doesn’t love gazing out to the complexity of that area?


Coffee? Check. Now time for food. Some of the best food you’ll find in London is at one of the many markets open on the weekends(and sometimes during the week). Markets are loaded with people during the weekend and may not be best for those who tend to be claustrophobic, but the lack of space is well worth the food. There is no lack of variety in cuisines. You’ll find Greek, Ethiopian, Chinese, Italian, Thai, French, Mexican, Japanese, etc. Check out Camden Market located at Camden Station on the Northern Line, Borough Market located at London Bridge Station on the Northern and Jubilee Line, or Brick Lane Market located a short walk from Shoreditch High Street Station on the overground line. More food to try in London.

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Tip: Make sure to bring cash as card is usually not accepted.

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Borough Market, London

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Camden Lock, London


If it’s not raining or too gloomy, a great way to spend an afternoon is at one of London’s parks. People and dog watch, chill in the grass, bike, or read a book on a park bench at Regent’s Park located at Regent’s Park Station on the Bakerloo Line or Hyde Park located at Hyde Park Corner Station on the Piccadilly Line. London has numerous rental bike racks that are very simple. Both Regent’s and Hyde Park have multiple racks so bring your card and rent for your desired time. But be sure not to hit anyone if you’re like me and haven’t biked in a while. At Hyde Park, you can also watch and feed birds, and if its summer, they usually have paddle boats.

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Culture and Nightlife

It’s 6pm but you’re feeling the day isn’t over. If you feel like doing something but nothing crazy like a club or bar, head over to London’s Little Middle East. Edgeware Road is lined with numerous middle-eastern restaurants. You can find Lebanese, Turkish, Iranian, Iraqi, etc. But what’s even better, there is plenty of outdoor seating with hookah/shisha service. Grab some fresh hummus and pita bread, drink some tea, and smoke some great shisha to end your Sunday.

Sundays can seem like a drag after a long night out. Unwind but make your Sunday in London worthwhile!

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The Perfect Sunday In London

Helen Haile

University of Nevada, Las Vegas | 6 stories

Helen is an Economics graduate from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She studied abroad in London spring of 2015 and will be returning to pursue her Master's in International Relations at King's College London this fall. When she's not traveling, she enjoys her free time working out, reading, and binge watching Netflix. Follow her travels on Instagram @helen.haile

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