24 things to do in 24 hours on my 24th birthday

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A few weeks ago I started planning a list of 24 things I wanted to do on my 24th birthday – and I wanted to try completing them all with 24 hours. A few of them were bigger and more exciting challenges, while others were smaller milestones and first-time experiences that I probably should have done years and years ago. The whole day was magical and went by in a flash, and I loved every second!

Photo Credit: To my boyfriend, Michael – I’m sorry that I forced you out of bed at 6am on your day off to race around London taking photos of me. Thanks for being awesome, I really wouldn’t have been able to complete this list without you. Thanks also to my friend Daisy for inspiring the idea, and my Mum and my brother for their contributions and for joining us on the adventure!


#1. Cross the Meridian Line

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#2. Wear a Fitbit for the first time

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A birthday present from my parents – thanks guys!

 

#3. Eat breakfast at The Breakfast Club

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#4. Have a cocktail for breakfast

Cocktail breakfast club

I’ll admit this photo is blurry because I was distracted by the arrival of my pancakes.

 

#5. Visit Borough Market

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#6. Buy an amazing coffee in Monmouth

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#7. Buy my first ever lottery ticket (I didn’t win, sadly)

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#8. Climb the O2!

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Genuinely one of the best things I’ve ever done. The climb itself was so much fun and the view from the top was absolutely incredible.

 

#9. Have sushi for lunch

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#10. Try a new food (Octopus – it was yummy)

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#11. First-time visit to Harrods

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#12. Have a chocolate overdose at the Harrods Chocolate Bar

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This was a cup of melted milk chocolate – along with this we had giant glasses of hot chocolate (yes, we’re greedy)

 

#13. Watch a street performer in Covent Garden

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#14. First-time-visit to Chinatown

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#15. Visit Trafalgar Square

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Getting on top of the monument was more than half the challenge – thankfully Michael didn’t photograph my attempts.

 

#16. Walk around Hyde Park

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#17. Buy a book from Foyles Southbank

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#18. Wander along the Southbank

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#19. Walk across the Millennium Bridge

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#20. Visit St Paul’s Cathedral

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#21. Listen to Big Ben chime

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#22. Go on the London Eye at night

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My Mum and my brother came to join us for this part – the view at night with everything lit up was really breathtaking

 

#23. Eat delicious Mexican food at Wahaca

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Pork Pibil tacos – you haven’t been to Wahaca unless you’ve tried these.

 

#24. Drink a shot of Mezcal (tastes just like Tequila but more smokey)

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Fantastic end to a fantastic day.

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