So Hello from London! Time for a new destination. This is a city that I haven’t visited in almost
4 years and it is actually Sam’s very first time here. So we’re both very excited to be
in London. And we’re going to be making a little video guide. Actually a really big
video guide because we plan on showing you 50 different things to do around London. So
let’s get started.
London is one of the most visited cities in the whole world, and it’s easy to see why.
It is vibrant, it is exciting, and there’s something to do every single night of the
week. You could spend a full year in London and never run out of new places to visit,
but since we were a bit more limited with our time, we decided to film a city guide
highlighting 50 things to do in London. We hope this will help showcase some of the sights
and attractions this city has to offer, and that it’ll come in handy for anyone out there
planning a trip. Let’s begin!
Our first stop was Trafalgar Square. This square leads to a lot of central attractions,
so it’s a nice place to people watch, get your bearings, and plan out where you want
to go in the city.
St Martin-in-the-Fields is an Anglican church at the north-east corner of Trafalgar Square.
They hold classical concerts and they also have a cafe located in the crypt if you want
to grab a bite of food in an unusual setting.
The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the Thames. It offers a
bird’s eye view of the city – just make sure you don’t go on a foggy day.
It is lunchtime. In my hands I have a box of delicious take-out. This is fish and chips
an authentic British staple and we’re going to sample it here at this local park.
So I’m really excited to finally try the fish and chips. The aroma coming out of this box
is just wonderful. And I think this is a dish that most people are familiar with in North
America. You can also get fish and chips there. But in case you’re not it is usually just
breaded cod or haddock and you get it with chips are french fries. So enough talking
about food. This is the real deal. Let’s actually dig in.
Oh, I’m going to dunk that into the tartar sauce.
Wow. That’s amazing. I think that is pretty much my favorite British food. Absolutely
love fish and chips. It is something I’ve been eating all of my life but they just do
it extra special over here. It is authentic and it is really really amazing.
And you have a few pigeons trying to steal your food. They are slowly inching their way
过来了 喔 喔
over. Oooh. Oooh.
Right now we’re visiting Borough Market, one of London’s most famous markets. And there
is a lot of wonderful smells right now so we’re going to check it out.
Dating back to the thirteenth century, Borough Market is the oldest market in London. It’s
a foodie’s paradise with plenty of fresh produce, baked goods, and specialty foods.
One fun way to get around London is aboard the iconic double-decker buses. You can opt
for public transport, or take the double-decker sightseeing tours around the city.
We are now about to travel to a magical place. We are here at Platform 9 3/4 in King’s Cross
and we are going to take a train to Hogwarts.
This is a must for Harry Potter fans!
Alright, so next up we’re off to Buckingham Palace to see if we can visit the Queen. Oh
Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence for Britain’s sovereigns
since 1837. The State Rooms at Buckingham Palace are open to visitors every year, however,
that’s something that you need to plan months in advance.
We’re here now to watch the Changing of the Guard. Clearly, we didn’t come early enough.
We came about 30 minutes prior to it starting but it was already packed.
St. James’ Park connects Buckingham Palace to the Horse Guards. It’s a nice leisurely
walk with plenty of wildlife and nature.
The Palace of Westminster, also known as the Houses of Parliament, is the meeting place
of the House of Commons and the House of Lords. The Palace along with Big Ben are two of the
top London attractions that dot the city-scape.
We are now at Regent’s Park here in London and it’s a beautiful day outside so we’re
just going to go take a stroll.
Regent’s Park is in northwest London. It is home to an Open Air Theatre, the London Zoo,
as well as a variety of cafes and restaurants.
Westminster Abbey is right around the corner from the Houses of Parliament, and despite
the long lines, it’s worth a visit. The Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066
and is the final resting place of seventeen monarchs.
You can also visit the Horse Guards and the Household Cavalry Museum, which are right
next to each other.
The HMS Belfast is a museum ship moored on the River Thames. It is operated by the Imperial
War Museum, and once you’re on-board you can freely roam around the ship.
So we are going to have tea aboard the HMS Belfast. I’ve got my scone with butter and
jam. No Cornish cream unfortunately. And yeah, I don’t think I’ve ever had tea on a boat
before. On a ship.
Another way to see London is to take a river cruise of the Thames. There are a variety
of cruises available including dinner cruises, afternoon tea cruises, or your regular sightseeing
So it is getting quite chilly over here but we’re going to cross this bridge right behind
me and I’d like to point out this is Tower Bridge not London Bridge. London Bridge is
very plain, very simple. A little bit ugly.
The Tower of London sits on the north bank of the River Thames. Though this castle served
many purposes, it’s mainly remembered for its use as a prison in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Traitors! God Save the King!
From the outside this place actually looks really small but once you get inside it is
almost like a mini city.
So next up we’re heading into one of my favorite museums in all of London. This is the Tate
The Tate Modern is housed in the former Bankside Power Station and it focuses on modern and
contemporary art from the 1900 to the present.
好了 伦敦向你问好 我们一大早爬起来开始观光旅行啦
Alright, so good morning from London. We are up bright and early to do some sightseeing
但首先 我们得补充点能量 所以就在这个小餐厅里歇一会儿
around town. But first up we need our energy so we’ve stopped at a pub for a full English
来一道地道的英式早餐 喔 看看吧
breakfast. Ooh, look at that.
So what exactly is in a full English breakfast? Alright, so before we tuck into this breakfast
let’s take a look at what we’ve got.
那我们这有烤土司 香肠 炖豆子 西红柿 洋葱薯饼
So we have toast over here. We’ve got sausage. We’ve got baked beans, egg, tomato, hash browns
还有培根 卡路里真是不少啊 看起来挺丰盛的 是啊
and bacon. So that is going to be a lot of calories. That seems quite complete. Yes.
好了 我就从这么一点开始吃啦 这里盛满了豆子，薯饼
Alright, I’m loading up a little bit of everything on here. So I’ve got my beans, my hash browns
and the sausage.
You know what? It’s very greasy, very hearty, it is almost like having lunch for breakfast
but it tastes really good. I’m really hungry right now so I’m just going to keep working
Right now I’m visiting Arsenal Football Club, one of the most popular teams in London. And
I just picked up a hat. I’ve been collecting a series of hats of different football clubs
from all of the cities I’ve been visiting in Europe. And what you can do here of course
is watch a game during the season and if it is the off-season you can check out the team
store or take a stadium tour.
Camden Market is made up of a series of markets and stalls. It is the place to shop for vintage
clothes, get a new piercing, people watch, or sample international food in an outdoor
On a sunny day, you’ll also find people hanging out along Camden Lock.
Okay, so this afternoon we’re at a place called Cereal Killer Cafe where you can have breakfast
anytime of day in the form of cereal. So I’ve got myself some Fruit Loops and Lucky Charms
and some coconut milk. Oh ho ho.
A little bit of sugar in there. Ah, yeah. It’s going to be good.
Mmmmm. My two favorite cereals. It’s like being a kid all over again.
And what are you having this afternoon? I’m having Reese’s Peanut Butter Puffs because
chocolate and peanut butter is a winning combo. Take a look. I’m going with coconut milk as
Almost as good as a chocolate bar.
Okay, so it is tea time and this afternoon we’re doing something a little bit different.
We are in Camden town at the basement tea rooms. And it is kind of like an alternative
experience. Instead of going out for afternoon tea at the Ritz, at a fancy hotel that might
cost you around 50 pounds. Here it is only 13 and it is a very casual laid back experience.
So, waiting for my tea.
Feeling pretty relaxed over there? Nothing like having tea in bed.
So my absolute favorite thing about afternoon tea is getting scones with cream and jam.
And we’ve got six whole scones. My goodness! Not just any cream. Cornish clotted cream.
My happy place.
Alright, we tried the sweets. Time for me to have the savory sandwich. Little finger
sandwiches. What kind of sandwich is it? It’s delicious. It has cream cheese and salmon.
That is why you haven’t been sharing because it has salmon. That’s right. You’ve been keeping
it a secret.
Is someone going to take a little afternoon nap after all that food.
Another fun thing to do in London is to check out the street art. One of the best places
to do so is in Shoreditch.
Of course, the London experience wouldn’t be complete without riding the tube around
the city. Just remember, pass on the left, stand on the right, and have your pass ready
to scan on the way in and out. If you can remember all of these things, you’ll make
Londoners very happy!
So as a money saving tip when you’re in London definitely consider purchasing an Oyster Card.
We’ve been using it a lot on the Tube. It helps us save a lot of money. You can load
it, reload it and you can use it just basically anywhere you go.
Another alternative for getting around the city is to use the city’s bike hire system.
Though this is best if you’re exploring outside central London where traffic isn’t so heavy.
So now we are having lunch at Convent Garden and I have a beautiful balloon art instillation
happening behind my head. It looks like I’m floating through the clouds. We also have
some opera drifting through, so it feels pretty fancy but we’re actually having Shake Shack
for lunch because we really like our North American burgers.
We’re going shopping inside Harrods. How fancy!
Harrods is an upscale department store. If you make it all the way out here, we suggest
visiting their food court which is truly impressive (and expensive!)
Pub’s are an important part of the culture, so make time to drop by for a pint of beer
St. Paul’s is one of the most easily recognized landmarks in the city. If you don’t have a
problem with heights, climbing to the top of the dome is a pretty cool experience.
Shakespeare’s Globe is a modern construction of the original theatre associated with William
Shakespeare. The theater sits around 230 meters away from the site of the original theatre.
The Natural History Museum focuses on life and earth sciences, and it’s a popular one
The Victoria & Albert museum is focused on the decorative arts and design. It spans 5000
years of art ranging from ceramics to textiles, and jewellery to furniture.
If you want to catch a theatre performance, London’s West End is the place to be.
Next up, If you haven’t had your fill of palaces, you can always swing by Kensington Palace
which is set in Kensington Garden. They also have an exhibit of beautiful gowns worn by
The Sherlock Holmes Museum is a privately run museum in London. It is dedicated to the
fictional detective Sherlock Holmes and it sits on Baker Street.
The Shard is a 95-storey skyscraper in London. It is currently home to the city’s highest
你也可以选择去Walkie Talkie大厦 沉浸在美景中
You can alternatively go up to the Walkie Talkie building, soak in the views, and visit
the Sky Garden.
The British Museum focuses on the art, history, and culture of the world. The collection spans
over 8 million objects.
Portobello Road is a street in Notting Hill. While you can visit any day of the week, it
is most popular for its Saturday market.
So one spot you should definitely make time for when you come to the Regent’s Park is
那就是玛丽皇后公园 这里有非常多的玫瑰 我左手边就恰好有一些
Queen Mary’s Gardens. And there are lots roses here. And the ones right over here on my left
它们的名字叫做英格兰之傲 非常美 令人印象非常深刻
are called the Pride of England. Very beautiful. Very impressive.
Regent’s Canal is over 13 kilometres long and you’ll find many house boats moored here.
It’s also a popular spot with joggers and bikers.
For a little bit of art in your life, you can check out the National Gallery which sits
它就在特拉法尔加广场旁边 沿着这条街一直走 你就会看到国家肖像画廊
right behind Trafalgar Square. Then just up the street, you’ll find the National Portrait
Gallery, which houses a collection of portraits of historical and famous British people.
So today we are having something called a Steak and Ale pie. And this is something that
Sam has been very excited about so time for the unveil.
跟我们说说这道菜吧 -我第一次吃是在苏格兰爱丁堡 大概一年半前
Tell us about this dish. I first tried this in Edinburgh, Scotland about a year and a
一下子就爱上了它 它基本上算是个糕点 看看这儿
half ago and fell in love with it. So it is basically like a pastry. You can see right
它里面有炖肉 蔬菜 当然还有麦子
here. And inside of it you’ve got stewed meat, you’ve got veggies and of course ale.
Let’s check it out. And there is also gravy as well.
很脆 听起来真的很脆 也许你应该直接用手 放弃那个勺子吧
Crispy. Sounds real crispy. Maybe you should just use your hands and forget about the spoon.
Alright. Here we go.
Wow. That pastry filing or sorry not filing outer layer is delicious. And the next bite
should be the middle layer.
好了 他们还给了一些肉汁 -我都不确定我们是不是该这么做
Okay, so they also gave us a little bit of gravy. I’m not even sure if we’re supposed
但我们还是把肉汁浇上去吧 -是啊 干嘛不呢
to be doing this but we’re just going to pour it all over the meat pie. Yeah, why not. Make
it a little soggy. That’s how Canadians eat British food.
And I’m just going to go ahead and throw some peas on there while I’m at it. Why not? Why
Time for your first bite. See if you can get it into the middle inner layer there. Inner
layer? The filing? Yeah. Exactly.
好 如果我们刚刚是在餐厅里吃它 估计会凌乱很多
Okay, this probably would have been a lot messier if we just ate it at the pub.
哇哦 这真是好东西 这里还有什么？啊 这是牛排
Wow. That is good stuff. What do we have in here? Okay, so this is steak. I don’t think
this one has veggies actually.
So I think we maybe just got a standard meat pie because there are no veggies in the filling
that I’ve come across so far.
好吧 但我们放了豆子进去 -啊对，这样就稍微健康点是吗？
Well, the peas we threw in. Well, yeah, that makes it kind of healthy right? Um, it is
嗯 有肉汁还是很棒的 我猜是因为这个派比较脆
really nice with the gravy because our, I guess the pastry was a little crispy, so that
makes it a little soggier and easier to get at.
好吧 嗯 我还挺享受的 挺好吃的
Um, so yeah, I’m really enjoying this. It’s pretty good.
The Churchill War Rooms are home to an underground complex that was the British command centre
throughout the Second World War. The museum also explores the life of Winston Churchill.
最后 那边就是杜莎夫人蜡像馆 你可以遍览英国名人
And lastly, there’s Madame Tussaud’s wax museum, which will give you a glimpse of UK celebrities.
好啦 这就是伦敦大概的样子啦 就像所有的大都市一样 我们的介绍
And that’s a wrap for London! Like with any mega-city, it’s impossible to cover all the
sights and attractions you can enjoy here, but hopefully this video will give you an
让你们大概知道伦敦可以给你们带来什么 还是那句老话 如果你们有任何
idea of what London has to offer. As always, if you have any other suggestions of things
to do in London that you’d like to share with other travellers, feel free to include those
in the comments below.