London Venues: The Piccadilly Line
What would you do if you were from overseas, arrived into Heathrow first thing in the morning and only had 24 hours to experience London?
My tip would be to stick to The Piccadilly Line and let it bring London to you:
Firstly head straight out to Wood Lane and up to Alexandra Palace to enjoy fantastic views of London and blow away the jet lag. As well as beautiful parkland ‘Ally Pally’ boasts boating, ice skating and pitch and putt facilities. Florence and the Machine, Bombay Bicycle Club and David Guetta are all performing here in 2012 and personally I think it’s the best event venue in London.
For your culture fix, journey south to Russell Square for a quick wizz round the British Museum to see the mind blowing Rosetta Stone and Elgin Marbles before continuing down to Covent Garden for the best coffee in London at the Monmouth Coffee Company. After taking in some of the nearby outdoor entertainment head to Hix on Brewer Street, close to Piccadilly Circus, for a delicious lunch.
To pick up gifts head to Knightsbridge and then check-in at either the classic Carlton Tower or the cool new Bulgari or Belgraves properties. My traditional dinner venue would take you down to Hammersmith and the award winning Fish and Chip shop ‘Kerbisher and Malt’. Before leaving London you must sample a classic English pub on the Thames called the Old Ship. At closing time stroll back to Hammersmith to catch the Piccadilly Line back to your Knightsbridge hotel for a night cap and enjoy a well earned sleep – before leaving London in the morning!