#ExploreTheCity with John Lewis

Even though I no longer live in London, after years and years spent South of the River I still feel like a Londoner. When people post beautiful instagrams of SE London, I still get twinges of envy and the “ah, I miss my old neighborhood” feel. 

That’s why when John Lewis approached me to work on their #explorethecity campaign I was super excited. I love exploring (as you all must know by now) and I am a huge walker. 

In #explorethecity, John Lewis encourages you to get your steps up and use a fitness tracker to get out there and keep on moving. To make getting your steps in a bit more fun, John Lewis has developed an app that lets you enter your postcode and they give you a list of fun things nearby and the amount of steps that it would take to walk there. 

I’m a massive proponent of the FitBit, you can see it in nearly all of my outfit posts. Hardly a day goes by where I don’t hit my 10,000 steps and wearing a FitBit has made me extremely mindful of that fact and motivated me to get up and move. 

Exploring the Crystal Palace area: 

#1 You must go visit the dinosaurs in Crystal Palace Park. They are one of my favourite things about London. Full stop. I love the park so much that I had my engagement party in the park. I even got to show Taylor Lautner the Crystal Palace dinosaurs (and no, that was not a joke). 

#2 You’ve probably worked up a hunger exploring the park, so nip in to Green & Brown in the Crystal Palace Triangle for an insanely good brunch. 

#3. Explore Sydenham Wells Park. It’s a real hidden gem of a park, in the SE. It’s also a great place to go geo-cacheing if you are so inclined 

sydenham wells park

#4 Walk to the Horniman Museum and explore the eclectic museum and their beautiful gardens. Say “hi” to the walrus for me! 

horniman museum

#5 Do part of the Green Chain Walk. Sam and I did it throughout our time in London, so I have loads of posts about it. (Nunhead Cemetery section of the Green Chain, Lesnes Abbey section)

nunhead cemetery

Having done these few activities, you’ll have hit over 20,000 steps by the time you get back home. If you’re a local the best way to celebrate would be #6. 

#6 Head over to 400 Rabbits for pizza, Gelupo gelato and beer. 

400 rabbits

What part of London would you like to explore more? 

***This post was in conjunction with John Lewis and I was gifted a FitBit for taking part in their campaign. However, all thoughts and opinions are forever my own. ***

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