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London bucket list - John C. Kirk

May. 13th, 2012

09:09 pm - London bucket list

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I think it's a bit of a cliche that people who live in a city tend to ignore all the tourist activities. It makes sense, in a way: the tourist is only there for a short time, so they have to cram in as much as possible, whereas the local resident can see those things any time, so there's no particular rush. However, that can lead to indefinite postponement. In my case, I've lived in London for 16 years, and there are several things that I still haven't got round to doing, so I think it's time I started doing them.

With that in mind, here's my "bucket list". If you would like to join me in any of these, let me know; similarly, I'd be interested to hear any suggestions for things I've missed out.



I've been to the theatre several times in London, and seen most of the well-known shows (some better than others). I'd be happy to watch Mamma Mia! and Wicked again, and I've heard that The Lion King is good.

I've definitely been to the Science Museum and the British Museum since I moved to London, although not for several years. I'm sure I went to the Natural History Museum to see the dinosaurs when I was little, but I don't think I've been recently, so any of those might be worth another trip.

Finally, here are a few tourist activities that I have done, and which I'd recommend: