We visited the usual tourist sites and mixed in some of my favourite "real" London things too (Laduree, Gail's Bakery, Hampstead Heath, Borough Market, pedalling boats at Regent's Park, Marylebone High Street, afternoon tea, Notting Hill, lots of walking). My 8-year-old niece loved the Peter Pan park in Kensington Gardens. The Hampstead Creperie was a big hit too. We had such a great time, and even popped over to Paris for a day too. (Isn't the Eurostar amazing?)
What are you're favourite things to do when family or friends come to town? Especially if they've never visited London before?
(Pictured above, my cute sister with her goodies from Laduree, Burlington Arcade location. I miss her already!)