Can you believe it’s the last day of November? Yeah, neither can I. I’m not sure if I’m entirely happy that it’s nearly the end of the year, but what I do know is that I’m excited for my December break. It’s been a rough couple of weeks to say the least. But I’m alive and well so I have no reason to complain. I’ve been thinking of ways to make use of my very little spare time, and have come to the conclusion that sleep is for the weak. I’m taking on a December challenge to make the most of every day, and what better way to plan for it than to create a bucket list?
London has slowly become my home but I’m yet to discover so much more about the city. Here’s a list of activities I plan to do. I hope it gives you a couple of ideas for if/when you’re in the city!
1. Visit Museums
I’m ashamed to say that I’ve only been to one museum in London. I’m making it my mission to visit more. I’ve always wanted to visit the V&A museum and the British Museum. They always have interesting exhibitions and events on at affordable prices. Whether you’re interested in art, history or fashion, there’s most definitely a museum for you. Admission into most London museums is free and there are plenty of photo opportunities too.
Check out: Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion (£12) exhibition at the V&A on until February.
2. See A Theatre Show
Catching a show at the London West-End is a must. At least once in your life! There are loads of musicals and theatre productions on at the moment. I am DYING to go see The Lion King. I’ve heard that it’s a once in a lifetime experience that everyone has to have. The show is held at the Lyceum Theatre and there are plenty of restaurants and bars for you to grab a bite before you go for the show. It’s a bit of an investment, but I’m sure it’ll be worth every penny!
3. Spend A Day Working In A Cafe
I have some uni deadlines to work on for January as well as all of the content I’m creating, so I’m going to need as much coffee as possible! Working from home or the library can get tiring, so I want to try working from a cool/quirky cafe. As I’m all about aesthetics, I’m looking for amazing interior design and cute lattes to photograph whilst working. The Grind cafes are quite popular amongst Instagrammers, as well as cafes in and around Central London such as The Department of Coffee and Social Affairs and Timberyard Soho that are known for the fast (and free!) wifi.
4. Winter Wonderland
What’s December in London without a visit to Winter Wonderland? the annual Christmas fair is the perfect place to go if you want to get into the Christmas spirit. There are plenty of activities for people of all ages, ranging from mary-go-rounds to loopy rollercoasters. If rides are not your thing, then visit the Ice Bar or just walk around the Christmas Market. It’s a great outing with a group of friends, and I’ve heard it’s a popular date activity too. Entry is free but be prepared to part with a couple of pounds for rides and activities!
5. Go Thrifting
Charity shopping for clothes is something that I have never done, but I’ve seen people create incredible outfits solely out of thrifted items! I’m really into 80s/90s style stuff at the moment. There are some pretty cool charity shops in London and if you take the time to look, you’re bound to find a gem! Charity shops to check out are Traid, Barnado’s, British Red Cross Chelsea
What will you be up to this December?
Thanks for reading as always
From Kamo K