North London // by Ramblings of Another Uni Graduate

North London City

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Hi! I’m Serena and I blog over at http://ramblingsofanotherunigraduate.com. My blog focuses on music, books, travel and student lifestyle 🙂 You can also find me at @Serena_R94 on Twitter and @serenareidy on Instagram.

Why I chose to write about North London…

I’ve chosen to write about North London because it’s where I grew up and there are so many things to see and do in the area!

5 things to see and do in North London

Wander around the Heath

The Heath is one of the most famous parks in North London, and it is perfect for escaping the crowds in the city. The Heath covers 790 acres and you can expect to find playgrounds, outdoor swimming baths, and a number of cafes.

Climb up Parliament Hill

If you’re staying in North London, be sure to take a stroll up Parliament Hill, which offers spectacular views of the city. Access is free and it’s right next to London Zoo, so you can visit the animals afterwards.

Explore Camden Market

One of my favourite things to do on the weekend is shopping in Camden. It is full of unique stalls and delicious street food.

Find the Peacocks at Holland Park

Head to Holland Park, which is just east of Notting Hill, and see if you can spot the peacocks in the impressive Kyoto Garden.

Shop in the West End

And don’t forget to pop into the iconic Selfridges! Foyles is also worth checking out if you’re a bookworm, and Choccywoccydoodah is perfect for any chocoholics out there!

North London - West End

Photo Credit: Pixabay

Serena’s Recommendation for Food & Drink in North London

Cafe Med

Enjoy a Mediterranean-inspired menu in the heart of St john’s Wood. I’d highly recommend the salmon fishcakes

A map of things to do in North London…

Other recommendations from Serena

Sightseeing

  • Buckingham Palace
  • St Pauls Cathedral
  • Madam Tussauds

Things to see & do

  • Walk along Regent’s Canal, which spans from Paddington all the way to Limehouse.
  • Watch a musical – my favourites are Wicked, The Lion King and Annie.
  • Experience afternoon tea at one of London’s best hotels, for example The Ritz in Piccadilly or The Langham near Oxford Circus.
Stephs World - North London

Photo Credit: Serena Reidy

Food & Drink

  • Gilgamesh – satisfy your Pan-Asian cravings in a nightclub-like setting
  • Ay Caramba – for tasty Mexican food
  • Max Orient – Asian buffet for those on a budget

Thank you to Serena for taking part in the Travel in the UK Guest Blogger Series. You can catch up with the rest of the series on Steph’s World.

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  • Emma Ramsell

    Camden Market is honestly one of my favourite places in the world. Street art to stores it really does have the most amazing ethos xxx

  • Food & Baker

    We adore visiting Camden Market every now and then but again living in London and being food bloggers – we’re excited to see some food recommendations we’ve not been to yet!

    Jessica & James | http://www.foodandbaker.co.uk / http://www.foodandbakertravels.co.uk

  • Gwennan Rees

    I definitely left a piece of my soul in Camden when I visited (probably the cooler edgier part of me!). Walking the Heath has long been one of my list of things to do in London but I haven’t made it yet!

  • Camden Market is one of my favourite places in the whole of London! North London is just such a cool place and I definitely want to visit more of it xx

  • Sarah Pears

    I love Camden market so much. I visited a lot of times when I was a teenager. Always will love London!

    Sarah | http://www.justbuttonsblog.co.uk