SMart Russel Square
Smart Russel Square Hostel is more central than Palmers, although its quite a bit more sterile in the overall atmosphere. But I'm not planning on spending a whole lot of time just sitting around our hostel anyways, just a place to crash every night. Lockers must be rented at £1.50 per day, and unfortunately reviews reveal that they aren't very secure. But still an awesome location. ($28 a night)
So needless to say I'm bubbling over with excitement about where we will be stuffing our faces.
The most talked about market in my research has been Borough Market, with its all weather, every day access, and kinda close proximity to the Tower Bridge, and the Southbank attractions, I think it will make for a great lunch or dinner spot after some sightseeing. (Just apparently not on a Saturday, unless you want to push and shove your way through a million people, and end up dropping whatever food you just waited 30 minutes in line for)
Other notable mentions were Camden Market and Broadway Market.
A must in London from all points of view is to grab fish and chips from a local pub. Unfortunately for me, my stomach doesn't agree with fish and I'm not exactly sure if I should risk it for this plate. There are however many other classic pub foods that I am looking forward to enjoying during our stay, specifically these pies I keep finding. How can you not feel at home with meat, gravy, and potatoes?
While looking through the best places to eat in London, it become clear to me that the indian food in London was something you shouldn't miss out on. Every list I found named at least 2 indian cuisine restaurants in their top 10. Also they seemed to be the best value for your money as well with many dishes being under £10. These places are popping up everywhere and shouldn't be too hard to find.
Things To Do
See The Big Sights
Explore the Markets
Walk Down Southbank
explore the Museums
Experience the Night Life
Also this is just the before, planning post. I will definitely be posting a more detailed one after the trip with everything we end up getting to do.