When in London: Travel to London in a Day

It would be a sin not go to London and not catch at least ONE show. It’s the equivalent of Broadway in New York, and the tickets actually come out cheaper if you watch in the West End. Insiders usually hint that tickets are cheaper when you buy them just a few hours before the shows, and to be wary of discount ticket places. But if musicals are not your thing (hush!), there are still of plenty other things to do, especially for the fan boys and girls. 

Dinner: Speedy’s Cafe
Fans of BBC’s Sherlock transknow that there’s only one place in London worth visiting, and surprisingly enough, it’s not on Baker Street. The exteriors of the show are actually shot on North Gower Street, where fans will easily recognise the red roof of a cafe. Speedy’s, much to everyone’s surprise, is a real place. Much to our surprise, they served really good roast beef. So have a bit of dinner with your fangirl photos. 

Getting There: Take the Tube to Euston Square Station. Exit to Euston Road and turn right, then right again into North Gower Street. Speedy’s should be on your left. 



The mothership for Sherlock fans everywhere.

St. Pancras/King’s Cross

A few blocks from Speedy’s (where you pass the gorgeous British Library), it’s hard not to stand in awe of St. Pancras Station. Pancras was the old location of London’s King’s Cross Station, and the exteriors were most famously used in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets as King’s Cross Station. King’s Cross, which is actually just after St. Pancras. This is where you will now find the permanent home of Platform 9 3/4, the mecca of all Potter fans! They actually take your picture there like you’re about to enter the platform, which you can buy at the Platform shop next door. 

Getting There: Walk down Euston Road (towards the left when standing near Euston Square Station) until you see the British Library. St. 

Oxford Circus/Liberty
If your day is already winding down, take a quick stroll around the nicest mall you will ever see–Liberty on Regent Street. From what I understand, the mall was placed on a restored, tudor-style building. I would describe it as walking into a museum filled with knickknacks and crafty things. 


When in London: Travel to London in a Day