The Globetrotter: Lounging in London

The capital of both England and the United Kingdom, London is renowned across the globe for numerous things, especially culturally specific places like Borough Market, the London Eye, Tower Bridge, Tate Modern, Buckingham Palace, and of course, the Globe and the West End, the premier place for theatre over the whole world.

David Iliff
A cake stall in Borough Market.

Borough Market, located in the heart of London, is a hipster’s dream; a massive farmer’s market, with restaurants and stalls selling food from all different cultures in and bordering the emporium.

It is, of course, a classic place to visit; in fact, every time that I’ve been over in England, I took a train to London then hopped on the tube to visit Borough Market to start the day.

From hot pot restaurants with milk crate tables and chairs in the street to sandwich shops and pop-up stalls with a whole roast pig. Borough Market is one of the best places to go when you can’t decide what to eat for dinner.

Aside from the marketplace, there’s also the classic London landscape tourist hotspots – the Eye, Tower Bridge, and Buckingham Palace.

All three are commonly considered monuments of the city, and, of course, included on just about every tour of London – but none more so than the Globe Theatre. ¬†Shakespeare’s plays are performed in this theatre constantly – as of March, The Taming of the Shrew and Othello have tickets for sale as well as John Webster’s the White Devil. It’s a theatre kid’s dream.

There’s also the numerous museums in London, of course – typical of any European city. In London, many museums are free of charge, and the way they generate profit is from tours, donations, or paying for maps, usually about a pound each.

Regardless of your choice in entertainment, London has universally applicable activities, and you can find something to do no matter what you like.