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The Style Archive : Top 5 Things to do in London





1. EAT OUT
As a massive food lover, this was always going to be number one! One of my favourite places to go is the 'Angus Steak House'. Although there's plenty of them dotted around, I've ventured to the one just off Oxford Circus. If you're a big fan of tapas and that sort of thing, Soho is for you. Off Carnaby Street there is a small tapas bar, along with a Chinese and an American diner - there's PLENTY to choose from!

2. SHOP (LITERALLY UNTIL YOU DROP)
I think it goes without saying that whilst in London, one must shop until they drop. It's not physically possible to get everywhere in just a day, so I'd recommend spending a couple of days really adventuring into the depths of London.

Oxford Street is the most popular, it includes the likes of the biggest Topshop in the UK, too many H&M stores to count on one hand, SELFRIDGES, Primark, URBAN OUTFITTERS, Zara and the newest USC flagship store. Just off Oxford Street is Liberty - a huge department store filled with high end designer brands. If your bank balance looks healthy when you walk in, it certainly won't after you've left!

Covent Garden is another picturesque London shopping area to visit, filled with street artists and quirky shops, it's a must. From high end to high street, there's plenty for everyone and has the added bonus of an eccentric indoor market for some bargains!



3. GO ON THE LONDON EYE

Did I hear you say cliché? I know, I know but honestly it's worth it. A little on the pricey side but the view you get is just unimaginable. This is almost the perfect way to end a day, whether you've been shopping or not. I'd recommend trying to go nearer the end of the day because you avoid the rush and you may get the added bonus of a sunset!

4. A THAMES RIVER CRUISE
I think this speaks for itself, an alternative way of viewing some of the key places from the London tourist guide. Just one small note: I’d avoid doing this in windy and cold conditions, the experience isn't quite so calming...



5. GO TO THE WEST END

From the Lion King to Billy Elliot to Les Miserables, regardless of age, it's incredible! I don't think anybody leaves the West end feeling disappointed. Tickets can be quite expensive if you try and get them from the box office, so I’d recommend having a look for better deals. There's great shows on all year round and most theatres are close to great public transport links.

Charlotte entered our #USCOXFORDSTREET blogger competition and was one of our runners-up. We would love to spend a day in London with her! If you liked Charlotte’s blog, you can find her here > thestylearchive.co.uk.

We’ve recently launched a new flagship store on London’s Oxford Street, check out what it’s like inside by going on a virtual tour with our content creator Ashleigh!