UK Bucket List: 80 places to go, things to do and food to try.


I know I know, for some people the idea of having The Bucket List seems stupid and too cliche, but for me it’s the only way to organize myself and plan my time. I’ve been in this situation before – after a year of living in Budapest, one week before leaving this beautiful city I realized that I hadn’t done a lot of things I wanted to. I know that we won’t be living in the UK for the rest of our lives and one day will be moving somewhere else, I want to make sure that I’ve done everything I wanted and haven’t missed out.

Also, it’s good way to get up on Saturday and start doing things (not that I don’t do anything, but you know… ). What London has taught me is to plan everything in an advance. It can sounds ridiculous, but sometimes we even book theatre tickets a year before the performace (crazy!). Anyway, I initially wanted to write down a list of ‘100 things to do before leaving the UK’, but I’ve decided to leave a room for some spontaneity and cut the list a bit.


Touristic stuff and museums:

1. Tate Britain ✔

2. London Eye

3. Museum of London ✔

4. Buckingham Palace ✔

5. Harry Potter Studios

6. The Grant Museum of Zoology

7. Leighton House Museum ✔

8. Strawberry Hill House ✔

9. Hampton Court Palace ✔


Food related:

10. Breakfast at Duck & Waffle ✔

11. Breakfast at Cereal Killer Cafe

12. Chelsea Saturday Market

13. Eating London Tour

14. Proper afternoon tea ✔

15. Fish Market

16. Burger & Lobster ✔

17. Masala Zone ✔

18. Learn how to cook Scotch Eggs

19. The Ivy Chelsea Garden ✔

20. Sketch

21. Oxo Tower

22. Cat cafe

23. Try Marmite

24. Zuma

25. Lyle’s

26. BAO

27. Pizza East

28. Clifton Nurseries


Drinks related:

29. Underground Tube Bar

30. Chiltern Firehouse

31. Kensington Roof Gardens

32. First Aid Box bar



33. Rye ✔

34. Bath 

35. Dorset ✔

36. Bristol

37. Devon ✔

38. York ✔

39. Lake District

40. Isle of Sky

41. Windsor ✔

42. The Dark Hedges in Northern Ireland

43. Glenfinnan Viaduct in Scotland

44. Lavender Fields



45. Royal Opera ✔

46. Silent Disco

47. Pub quiz

48. Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park

49. The Lion King Musical ✔

50. Rooftop Film Club

51. BFI London Film Festival

52. See sunrise at Primrose Hill

53. The Magic Hour Show

54. London Friday Night Skate

55. ‘Oh La La Macarons’ Masterclass

56. Quill London lettering workshop

57. Ice Skating at Somerset House ✔


Music & Clubs:

58. Fabric ✔

59. 606 Club or any other Jazz club



60. Royal Ascot

62. Open House London

63. Henley Royal Regata


Places in London:

64. Abbey Road ✔

65. Walk along Little Venice ✔

66. Kew Gardens ✔

67. Richmond Park ✔

68. Vauxhall City Farm

69. Islington ✔

70. Dalston

71. Olympic Park

72. Clerkenwell ✔


Coffee shops:

73. Prufrock Coffee

74. Timberyard Seven Dials

75. Flat White

76. Tina, We Salute You

77. Spoke

78. Origin

79. Brooklyn Coffee

80. Nude Expresso


Challenge accepted!


Note:  This is the list of things and places I haven’t done or seen since I moved to London in 2014. For sure there is a lot more that can be added to ‘UK Bucket List’. Your recommendations are welcomed in comments below.