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Things to do with your visitors in London

I realized that quite a number of us has had (or would be having) friends or family visiting us in London, which is exciting but also a bit challenging when it comes to brainstorming places / things to do to take them around.

Here's a few ideas I have when my parents came over for Chinese New Year, please feel free to add to this list!

Things to do with your parents

Cafes / Teahouses

- Caffe Concerto, Haymarket Road, just outside Leicester Square Tube station

- Sketch Parlour, 9 Conduit Street, exit from Oxford Circus Tube station and walk pass FCUK shop

- Fortnam & Mason, opposite Royal Academy of Art, Piccadilly station

- The best cupcakes in the city – Lola cupcakes in Selfridges Food Hall, nearest tube station: Marble Arch

- The next best cupcakes – Hummingbird Cupcakes

Museums / Places of interest

- Tate Modern

- V&A

- Royal Academy of Art (buy entry ticket online in advance to save time)

- British Museum

- Tower Bridge, exit from Tower Hill station

- London Eye (Waterloo station, or walk across the bridge from Embankment station)

South London

- Borough Market, food market open on Saturdays only

- Bermondsey Square (Bermondsey tube station)

- Globe Theatre featuring Shakespeare's works

Excursions from London

- Greenwich, attractions such as Royal Observatory, The Queen's House, and the Wartime Museum, Greenwich Station (DLR) or North Greenwich station (Jubilee line on tube)

- Bicester Village – approx 1 hour train from London

- Cambridge/ Oxford – each at the opposite direction from London, both approx 1-1.5 hours away by train

- Startford-Upon-Avon, hometown of Shakespeare

- Bath, which inspired Jane Austin for writing Westminster Abbey

Feel free to add to this list!

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