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A Day’s Backpacking through London

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There’s nothing quite like backpacking. Regardless of the region one’s travelling through, an uplifting sense of adventure and elevation can be felt by a backpacker. When it comes to one of the world’s greatest cities, this sense of enrichment increases significantly. London is all this and more, and so backpacking throughout London is the experience of a lifetime. With so much to see, a backpacker will always miss out on a whole load of activities and excitements, regardless of how long they stay within the city. Here however are a few things you can do in a day backpacking through London.

British Museum

Maybe it’s down to me being a lover of history, but whenever one visits a capital city, it seems incumbent for the history museum to be the first attraction visited.

A history museum tells the story of the world through the eyes of the city it lies within. Furthermore, few museums tell a greater story than the British Museum which boasts some eight million permanent artefacts. Of these include the Rosetta Stone, the Ethiopian Tabots, marble sculptures from the Acropolis and notable Egyptian mummies.

Isabella Plantation

You might need to hire a set of wheels for this one but it’ll definitely be worth it! An ornamental woodland garden consisting of exotic trees, ponds, shrubs, clearings and ferns, Isabella Plantation is a fantastic place to visit.

Established during the 1950s, is makes for great drive-through viewing. Cars can be hired from this car hire Islington based.


Considering all the walking you’ll be doing while backpacking, in addition to the strolling around the British Museum you should have been doing, you’ll no doubt be tired and hungry and therefore in need of a relaxing meal.

The phrase ‘relaxing meal’ may seem odd but at Leluu that is exactly what is on offer. Rather than being seated in a restaurant you’ll be perched in the comfort of chef Uyen Luu’s East end flat!

Put your feet up here and enjoy some delightful Vietnamese dishes. If you’re lucky you might even receive a bit of cooking tutorage yourself.


Aaron Bradford has written 156 articles. Aaron is the leader, mentor and chief geek of the Happytime team. He put together this crack team of travel writers known by codename “The Firm“. Twitter: @b4ubackpack | Google profile |

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