My Picture Perfect Study Abroad Bucket List

Welcome! I write this post just a couple of weeks before embarking on my study abroad trip to London, England. Those of you who follow my posts know what a list maker I am, and I made no exception for one of the most hectic (and exciting) semesters of my college years.

Here I have written a long list of things I want to do not just in London, but in Europe as well. As my semester progresses, I’ll write posts, which will be hyperlinked here, about each of my experiences on this list. I hope you find this to be helpful for your future travels, and more selfishly, I hope these live up to their hype. I’ll let ya know if they don’t though.



Drink tea at the Sketch tearoom (and use the weird egg-bathrooms)

Visit the Churchill Arms (Free)

Find some Banksy street art (Free)

Eat a pastry at Peggy Porschen

Climb the Tower Bridge and walk across the glass floor (£6.80)

Drink at a rooftop café that overlooks the city

See Westminster Abbey (Free)

Run along Regents Canal (Free)

Drink Butterbeer at the Blind Pig

Find vintage clothes in Shoreditch

Walk through the lavender fields in Mayfield

See Charles Darwin’s inspiration at the Darwin House

Have afternoon tea at the Ritz

Drink at a BYOC (Bring your own cocktail) Bar

Spend a warm day at Brighton beach (Free)

Go to Shakespeare’s Theatre

Visit the Houses of Parliment

Watch the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace (Free)

See a West End play

Drink local beer at a hole-in-the-wall pub

Walk along the Cliffs of Dover

Take a picture next to Big Ben (Free)

Walk through the Kensington Palace gardens

Bike around the city

Everywhere Else


Drink wine in Porto, Portugal

Take a water taxi in Venice, Italy

Hike in the South of France

Spend St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin, Ireland

See the Swiss Alps in the winter

Visit the Palace of Versailles

Swim in Iceland’s Blue Lagoon

Watch the Eiffel Tower sparkle in Paris, France

Sail the Croatian sea

Bike in Amsterdam

Hike the Cinque Terre

Learn to cook in Tuscany, Italy

Drink by the river in Lucerne, Switzerland

I’m so excited to start my semester in the UK and I can’t wait to start getting some check marks on this list! If you think I’m missing something please let me know, and same goes for if you try one out- I’d love to hear about your experiences!

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