How Would You Spend Your Last Day In London Before Leaving For Good?

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How Would You Spend Your Last Day In London Before Leaving For Good?

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Imagine you have just 24 hours left in London, before you have to leave. Forever.

What would you do?

New app Cool Cousin has the inside track from Londoners on how to best spend that all-important last day in the greatest city on earth.

What would you do with your last 24 hours in London? Photo by Christian Lendl used under Creative Commons.


25 year-old PR pro, freelance journalist and singer

If tomorrow was my last day in London, I would start with an early morning walk in Hampstead Heath with my dog and family; it takes me back in time to when I was in my teens and new to the city.


I would then head to the Wellcome Collection, look around the permanent exhibition which I have visited countless times, and chill in the reading room.

Next, I would have afternoon tea with my boyfriend at Fortnum & Mason, pop into Liberty, and walk around Mayfair. I would follow this up by renting a canal boat for a trip down the Regent's Canal with my closest friends.

I'd finish the day with a show at the Barbican, then on to Soho for dinner at Yauatcha, drinks at the Experimental Cocktail Club and then if I feel like it, going out dancing at Tonteria in Chelsea.


33-year-old design lead at Sofar Sounds

Gosh. I hope it's a sunny day, at least!

I'd start my last-ever day in London with a proper full English breakfast, and wander around my favourite spots in the city.


Then I'd say goodbye to my closest friends with a picnic and a frisbee in Greenwich Park, till the sun sets. I'd end the day going to an amazing live music gig, or at least drinking a couple of Pale Ales at the King's Arms on Tooley Street.


29-year-old yoga teacher

If it was my last day in London, I'd do my morning yoga class at Union Station Yoga, then gather all of my closest friends and we'd cycle (childhood memory style) to Battersea Park, with a picnic blanket, some tunes, and some food.


Then we'd hit up Story Coffee on St John's Hill and get caffeinated, continue the ride into the city and lounge on a deck in Green Park (with a few bottles of wine), dash over to Brick Lane and smash a curry, cycle along the canals, stroll around Tate Modern, go dancing at Fabric.

(This is a sunny day which never ends, right?)


39-year-old co-founder of Secretsundaze party line, DJ and musician

I’d start by going for a run around Victoria Park, retracing my steps from my old flat, down Pritchards Road, along the canal, anti-clockwise round the park and back again. Then it would have to be lunch at E5 Bakehouse. A day in London feels incomplete without their daily special for lunch.


The afternoon I would spend with my daughter either at home in the garden or out in the park. Once she was tucked up in bed, I'd head for an aperitif at Sager + Wilde before swiftly heading round the corner for my last supper at The Corner Room. I'd then head out for a final dance at, more likely than not, The Pickle Factory.


34-year-old actor and food aficionado

I would first go to Richmond Park, as it's my favourite open space after Hampstead; you can see wild deer roaming around.


After that, I'd have a facial at Aesop in Richmond. Then for lunch, I'd go to The Petersham Nurseries, it's a plant-filled restaurant in a glass house, followed by some ice cream from Gelateria Danieli.

I'd then head into town and watch the sunset from one of the bridges on the Thames, and finish up with an exhibition at Tate Modern.


28-year-old filmmaker and musician

I'd start by playing a few rounds of bowling at the fab Rowans Bowling Alley – then I'd zip over to Mildreds in Soho for a delicious veggie lunch, followed by an afternoon show on the Strand...


Then bar-hopping through Shoreditch, where I'd grab a late night bagel on Brick Lane at the Beigel Bake, and a late night drink at Nightjar on Old Street Roundabout – one of the best speakeasy cocktail bars in town. Great live music, amazing drinks and a fab atmosphere!

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Last Updated 26 August 2016