Im in the process of filling out my application for a British Passport! Planning on moving over there in time for my birthday in mid July. I’m super excited and a little overwhelmed to say the least but I know its going to be an amazing adventure!
Over the next few months youll see a series of posts about my move and travel planning then no doubt another once I’m there – I’ll try not leave out any of the painful details no matter how embarrassing.
I’ve decided I will spend the first few weeks exploring London and perhaps some nearby cities in Europe. I’ll mostly couch surf and spend time deciding where to work and live whilst exploring before I get my fur baby Miley sent over (obviously once Im settled in!)
I’ll have limited money and want to make the most of my time unemployed by spending some time in some nearby European cities too, so have searched through Pinterest for some affordable yet exciting things to do when I first arrive in London along with the classic tourist attractions.. I’ve actually not been to the UK or Europe before so this is a whole new experience for me!
I love walking! Its the best way to see things so I figure some walking tours of London will help me find my grounding. This article by Buzz Feed has some great walks with route directions attached (Or you can buy the full directions and map for some at a small cost.)
Along with walking, or rather whilst walking I would love to check out some markets! There seems to be quite a few regular markets around London many in the same locations on different days. This list again by Buzz Feed, even points out the types of things you may find at each market and to my excitement, which ones have vintage/secondhand goods!!
I’m so excited for all the history in London but the Aussie in me gets particularly excited by a good old fashioned pub! I’m sure London is full of them but narrowing it down to 10 along with the best roof top bars of London will help me save money… (and not get a terrible drinking problem.) I’ll probably make use of these lists in finding somewhere to have my 25th birthday when I arrive!
This article covers all the bases. It has all your classic touristy sights along with some alternative options. Another great excuse to get my walking shoes on.
Speaking of walking shoes, I need to start thinking about what I will want to take, toss and buy for my move. Most likely leading into one of my next posts on this topic of moving to london.
I have a whole pinterest board for some fun activities, things to see and tips for when I arrive. You can check it out here.
If you have any suggestions leave me a comment, I would love to hear from you 🙂
Thanks for reading!