James Bond

007 Things I Fancy about London

A martini at Duke's Bar

A martini at Duke's Bar

I don't know about you, but I'm pretty psyched for the release of the new James Bond movie, Spectre, this week. In honor of 007 I thought I'd give you a list of 007 things I love to do in London, the home of MI6 headquarters and one of my favorite cities.

001- Breakfast in style at the Wolseley. Reservations needed and for a reason. This is the see-and-be-seen spot for your eggs benny.

002- Having a pint at The Only Running Footman, a traditional 'boozer' in Mayfair.

003- Taking a trip down memory lane in South Kensington, the posh neighborhood that I called home during my semester abroad. Whether you've lived here or not, it is a great neighborhood to explore.

004- Afternoon Tea at the Ritz. A total splurge but absolutely worth every crustless finger sandwich and scone. The atmosphere in the Palm Court is just lovely. The quintessential British experience.

005- Strolling High Street in Marylebone, a charming fashionable neighborhood chock full of quaint cafés and boutique shops.

006- A milk chocolate chunk cookie from Ben's Cookies. Chased with a cold glass of milk, of course.

And appropriately last but not least:

007- A martini at the Dukes Bar. Shaken, not stirred. This place happens to be James Bond author Ian Fleming's old haunt and where the writer got his inspiration for Bond's signature cocktail.

Queue the music. It's Bond. James Bond.

 

The Wolseley, 160 Piccadilly

The Only Running Footman, 5 Charles Street

The Ritz London, 150 Piccadilly

Ben's Cookies, various locations

The Dukes Bar, 35 Saint James Place

Big Ben

Big Ben

Breakfast at the Wolseley

Breakfast at the Wolseley

South Ken tube stop

South Ken tube stop