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24 Hours in London

There are so many things to see and do in London, that spending one day there will never be enough, but you can see a lot of what the city has to offer in this time.

Start your day with breakfast at Elan Cafe, this Instagrammable spot not only has beautiful decor, but deliciously tempting cakes and pastries. They offer an all-day breakfast and brunch menu which is perfect if you’re a late riser like me. I can highly recommend the Tropical Bowl, it’s so refreshing and makes you feel like you’re having dessert for breakfast, yum!

Elan Cafe has two locations, but the larger branch is on Brompton Road and makes for a more spacious and memorable experience.

Since Elan Cafe is located in my favourite area of London, Kensington – I suggest heading to one of the incredible museums in the area after breakfast. Why not check out the Natural History Museum and see the huge whale skeleton for yourself?

If contemporary art is more your vibe, you could stop off at the Saatchi Gallery on King’s Road. This is a really interesting gallery that acts as a forum for up and coming new talents, as well as established international artists.

As easy as it would be to spend a whole day exploring the variety of  museums and galleries that London has in abundance, I love nothing more than being outside and exploring.

No matter where you are in the world, you can get a real feel for a city by walking around and discovering new places along the way. There are a lot of beautiful areas of London that are great for taking a stroll.

You could check out one of London’s quirky buildings whilst in the area, then stop for a quick pick me up at The Good Life Eatery.

If you are familiar with this place then you will know they make the most delicious, healthy food and drinks. Grab an almond milk latte or a Dr. Green Love juice to refuel before an afternoon of exploring.

South Bank is a really touristy spot with a vibrant atmosphere and street performances going on throughout the day. However, it is also really lovely to walk along the river taking in the views of the city, including the iconic Palace of Westminster and Big Ben – especially at sunset.

The perfect way to spend the evening in London? Go see a West End show! With so many different options from plays to musicals, there is something for everybody’s tastes.

My favourite show is definitely Wicked, based in the Apollo Victoria Theatre it’s an experience like no other.If you haven’t heard of this show, where have you been? It’s now in it’s 13th year in the West End and tells the alternate story behind The Wizard of Oz.

You’ll be transported to Oz by the enchanting special effects – there are even flying monkeys! The sets are spectacular, amazing costumes and of course the incredible singing and dancing. I defy you to not be singing along to “Defying Gravity” it’s almost impossible.

Not only is seeing Wicked a wonderful experience that will be the highlight of your time in London, I love that it’s easy to find reasonably priced tickets, which makes it accessible to everybody!After the show, head for a late dinner at Coppa Club Tower Bridge. This is one of my favourite places to grab a bite to eat, the food is tasty and the views of the skyline from the terrace are incredible. Seeing the city lights sparkling with views of Tower Bridge and The Shard, whilst enjoying a drink is the perfect end to any evening.

This post is in collaboration with Encore Tickets. All opinions and photography are my own and I keep it 100% real with you.

I'm Gemma, a travel blogger who is in love with exploring new places. Follow me for luxury travel tips, travel inspiration and photography from around the world.

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