When me and my housemates moved to Greenwich we put together a mental bucket list of things in the local area we would like to do but never got to write it down.
We’ve done the major things for SE10; picnic in Greenwich Park, pub crawl around Greenwich, i’ve seen performances at Laban and Greenwich Dance and wandered through the Royal Naval College more times than I can remember.
But I need to explore London as a whole a bit more…introducing my 2017 London bucket list! A post for me to refer back to as I go, and maybe this time next year I can reflect on how well I did ticking things off.
Kew Gardens Treetop Walkway – COMPLETED
A Sunday stroll on Hampstead Heath
I’m a Greenwich Park and Blackheath fan for life but sometimes its nice to have a change…and also it’s pretty shocking that a year in London and I STILL haven’t ventured up to Hampstead Heath.
It is also home to Parliament Hill which offers some of the best views of London which are so great, they’re protected by law.
See a show in The Vaults
I have visited The Vaults this year but for nothing arty…we had our Christmas party there! It was an INCREDIBLE venue and I feel very fortunate to work for a company that threw us such a great Christmas send off.
But it definitely gave me the itch to see some performances there, especially with the rave reviews Trainspotting at The Vaults has been receiving.
Also, Alice’s Adventures Underground – an immersive theatre show based on Alice in Wonderland – is returning there next year and I had major FOMO the last time it was on so I need to bag some tickets!
What’s on at The Vaults here.
See a ballet at the Royal Opera House
I have a dance degree under my belt, have been attending Ballet classes since the age of three but yet I still haven’t seen a Ballet in Covent Garden’s Royal Opera House!
2017 needs to change this…
Ginger Line or Chambers of Flavours!
I know quite a few people that have been to these immersive theatre dining experience and by all accounts its amazing!
The concept of Gingerline is pretty cool, you buy a ticket for a particular day not knowing the location but an hour before you must be waiting somewhere near the London Overground between New Cross and Highbury and Islington (the orange line on the map hence ‘Gingerline’!). You will then receive a message revealing the hidden location for the dining experience and off you go.
It’s quite pricey but I have never heard a bad word about it so it must be worth it!
Those are five things to kick off my plans for the year (some more pricey than others – eek!) but i’ll continue to add things as I discover them.
But if you’ve any recommendations for really special places/things that happen in London and cannot be missed let me know!