Places of interest
If you are visiting London for the first time, Amyra Dastur tells you what you can’t miss out on
Actress Amyra Dastur, who has been busy with her back-to-back shoots and gearing up for her upcoming projects, found time to go surprise her family in London while taking a break from her hectic schedule. Amyra has just wrapped up her shoot for Trip 2 and Prassthanam and this was a much deserved break. She spent a great deal of time exploring the various attractions of the marvellous metropolitan. Summarising her trip, Amyra shares her must dos for anyone who’s travelling to London for the first time.
CAMDEN TOWN: If you’re looking for something quirky and unique, Camden is definitely the place to go to. It’s a mix of cultures and amazing shopping markets where you’ll find arty, modern and vintage apparels. Camden will definitely take a whole day out of your trip. You have to explore the area properly and look out for the amazing street art as you hop from shop to shop.
HYDE PARK: Walk around Hyde Park for half a day. You’ll see many things from street performers to the London Zoo and the food stalls in the area are absolutely amazing!
OXFORD STREET: For shoppers and photographers, Oxford Street is the place to be. You can walk from Marble Arch to Oxford Circus and find any and everything your wardrobe needs. You’ll even see the almost extinct red phone booths on the street, which definitely call for a fabulous picture.
SOHO: If you’re looking for a fun night of pub hopping, then SoHo is where you must head. It’s filled with amazing pubs, bars and nightclubs where you’ll meet so many different people from all around the world, all of different ages, just having a blast.
GUILDFORD: For a little down time, Guildford is the place to go. It’s a suburban area, about a 30 minute train ride from London. It’s got many restaurants and parks that are actually picnic perfect. If you still feel the shopaholic side of yourself isn’t satisfied, visit High Street, which is full of your favourite brands and has some quirky stores as well.
LONDON EYE: And finally one can’t complete London tour without seeing the London Eye. You can go across the bank of the Thames River and grab a bite at any of the food carts while looking at the marvellous structure.