My favourite shops are Urban Outfitters [42-56 Earlham St, London WC2H 9LJ, United Kingdom] for their gifts; they've got quirky gifts that are great for when you don't know what to get people, and Bubbleology [2 Westfield Stratford City, Montfichet Rd, London] because they make insane Bubble Tea Drinks.
Paperchase [215 Tottenham Court Rd, London W1T, United Kingdom] is great for buying supplies, just for the notebooks, pencils and other cute bits and pieces that tie projects together.
Camden Town Market [Camden High St, London NW1 8NH, United Kingdom] is perfect for picking up and selling wares that are truly one of a kind.
For lunch and dinner, you can never go wrong with some of the food stalls at Camden Town Market [Camden High St, London NW1 8NH, United Kingdom]!
For something sweet, head to Bubbleology [2 Westfield Stratford City, Montfichet Rd, London] for their sweet milky and fruity tea drinks - if you go here make sure to get their fruit pobbles! Also, Snog [9 Brewer St, London] is perfect for a low calorie lunch if you've got a sweet tooth.
For a night out, head to Tiger Tiger London [29 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4SP, United Kingdom] which plays music from the year 2000 and has a calm club feeling.
Leicester Square Garden [Leicester Square, London WC2H 7DE, United Kingdom], surrounded by the buzzing of city life, is a great place to sit to knit, draw and just soak up some sun.
For something quirky, check out The Millennium Bridge [Thames Embankment, London, United Kingdom]. People are starting to put love locks here and it's so sweet for a photo opportunity.
For souvenirs, I suggest Teacups! Teacups are perfect for baking, drinking and storing! Especially if they're the old fashioned kind. Also get some memorable London themed stamps.
For inspiration, head to The Square Mile London, Leake St [Leake St, Lambeth, London SE1 7NN, UK] for the graffiti inspiration, Oxford Street [Oxford St, London, UK] for cool window displays, the National Portrait Gallery [St Martin's Pl, London WC2H 0HE, United Kingdom], Science Museum [Exhibition Rd, London SW7 2DD, United Kingdom] (3D Printed exhibition) and the Natural History Museum [Cromwell Rd, London SW7 5BD, United Kingdom], even if just for the bones and the architecture of the building, because it is truly breathtaking.
For something a little different, head to M&M's World [1 Swiss Court, London W1D 6AP, United Kingdom]. It's so colourful and sweet!
If you want to take great photos, head to Leake St [Leake St, Lambeth, London SE1 7NN, UK]. Please, I can't vouch enough for some of the amazing graffiti I've found here!