I did it!
Hours of wracking my brain and researching the hell out of Google is finally over as my London Bucket List is now complete. I feel I need to caveat this as it is actually work in progress because the list keeps growing by the minute. At least five more items have been added just today alone. There is something about having an elasticated Bucket List which kinda excites me and it’s nigh impossible to limit yourself in a city as vibrant as London anyway…I think.
I am known to ask a million questions, I swear I must have been one of those annoying kids that asked ‘Why?’ to every single thing. Sorry mum! So first question which springs to mind…why the hell do we call it a Bucket List? Well, apparently it derives from the saying ‘Kick the Bucket’ i.e. to die. I bet you’ll all sleep better tonight knowing that.
Everyone has hopes and dreams, there will be things that everyone wishes they could do. They get captured on lists which may have been created in our heads or could be on an old piece of paper buried in a drawer. My point here is that the list was made in the first place, for a reason, to do it! Just think of how satisfied you will feel once you have ticked off a few of these experiences. I have a strange satisfaction of swiping a reminder as complete on my iPhone or being able to physically cross off an action in my work to-do list so I’ve come to the conclusion that applying the same principle to my Bucket List would result in one formidable feeling.
Whether you need to find that piece of paper from your cupboard and dust it off or start a list from scratch, it’s paramount to remember that this is your list. It shouldn’t be a list containing anyone else’s hopes and dreams. The things you want to achieve don’t need to be huge like jumping out of planes, no way could I do that. They can be as big or as small as you want them to be and you don’t need to seek approval from anyone else as to whether it’s something you should do or not. Remember that no-one can belittle your hopes and dreams unless you allow them to.
“One day, you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now”
Once you have created your list it doesn’t mean you can’t keep adding to it. Priorities change, we grow, we change our minds. That’s totally ok, just keep on adding! It’s time to make some fantastic memories and experiences. Remember you only have one life…live it.
“Guess it comes down to a simple choice really. Get busy living, or get busy dying”
~From the movie, Shawshank Redemption
My current list is probably too colossal to share and you would be reading it for hours. I have resolved to sharing 10 of them with you instead, they may inspire and give you some ideas whether you live here or whether you are planning to visit London. My aim is to have alternative things to do in the big smoke in addition to the traditional tourist activities out there.
- Harry Potter World this is just non-negotiable.
- Dine on a table in the sky which ranges from breakfast, lunch, champagne high tea or dinner (Available 19th – 30th July 2017).
- Bob Bob Ricard to ‘Press for Champagne’ – famous for pouring more champagne than any other restaurant in the UK. How have I not known about this?!
- The Sky Garden which contains three storeys of landscaped public gardens in the city. Pretty cool right?
- Dinner by Heston restaurant which has won heaps of awards, time to see what the fuss is all about.
- Underground Supper Club promote dining in a London Underground carriage…why not? As long as the seats are cleaner here than they are on the real tube!
- Or even dine in an igloo cube at Coppa Club.
- Afternoon Tea Bus Tour what an awesome idea!
- Clos Maggiore which has been voted the world’s most romantic restaurant…oh yes!
- Kensington Palace, Diana: Her Fashion Story indicating pure fashionista nirvana to lose myself for a couple of hours.
Do you have a bucket list? I would love to hear what exciting things you’re going to cross of your list. Please do share!
So hey you, yes you..I want to thank you for reading my post. Whether you’ve stuck around since the beginning of my journey or whether you’re new to my blog, thank you for reading and supporting. I genuinely appreciate it.