I’m about to tell you about a lot different things to do in and around London. London is one of the most visited cities in the world and it’s easy to see why!
London is exciting and there’s something to do every single night of the week. We hope this will help showcase some of the sites and attractions the city has to offer and that it’ll come in handy for anyone out there planning a trip to London!
St Martin-in-the-Fields is an Anglican church at the northeast corner of Trafalgar Square. It’s a must-see! They hold classical concerts and they also have a cafe located in the crypt if you want to grab a bite of food in an unusual setting.
The London eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the south bank of the Thames that offers a birds eye view of the city just make sure you don’t go on a foggy day.
We visited Borough Market, one of London’s most famous markets, and there were a lot of wonderful smells. Dating back to the thirteenth century Borough Market is the oldest market in London. It’s a foodies paradise with plenty of fresh produce, baked goods and specialty foods. One fun way to get around London is aboard the iconic double decker buses. You can offer public transport or take the double decker sightseeing tours around the city.
Regent’s Park is in northwest London. It is home to an open air theater, the London Zoo, as well as a variety of cafes and restaurants.
You can also visit the Horse Guards and the Household Cavalry Museum which are right next to each other.
HMS Belfast as a museum ship moored on the river Thames. It is operated by the Imperial War Museum and once you’re on board you can freely roam around the ship.
Another way to see London is to take a river cruise of the towns, There are a variety of cruises available including dinner cruises, afternoon tea cruises, or your regular sightseeing cruises.
Next we went into one of my favorite museums in all of London, the Tate Modern. The Tate Modern is housed in the former bankside power station and focuses on modern and contemporary art from the 1900s to the present.
I visited the Arsenal football club, which is one of the most popular teams in London. During the season you can catch a game and if it is the off season you can check at the team store or take a stadium tour.
Camden Market is made up of a series of markets and stalls. it is the place to shop for vintage clothes, get a new piercing, people watch or sample international food in an outdoor setting. On a sunny day you’ll also find people hanging out along the Camden Lock.
Another fun thing to do in London is to check out the street art. One of the best places to do this through a Shoreditch Street Art Tour.
Of course the London experience wouldn’t be complete without writing the tube around the city. Just remember pass on the left, stand on the right, and have your pass ready to scan on the way in and out. If you can remember all of these things you’ll make Londoners very happy. As a money saving tip when you’re in London definitely consider purchasing and oyster card. We used it a lot on the tube and it can help save a lot of money, you can load it, reload it and you can use it just basically anywhere you go.
Harrods is an upscale department store. If you make it all the way out there I suggest you visit their food court which is truly impressive and expensive.
Pubs are an important part of the culture so make time to drop by for a pint of beer or two. St. Pauls is one of the most easily recognized landmarks in the city. If you don’t have a problem with heights climbing to the top of the dome is a pretty cool experience.
Shakespeare’s globe is a modern construction of the original feeder associated with William Shakespeare. The feeder sits around 230 meters away from the site of the original feeder.
The natural history museum focuses on life and earth sciences and it’s a popular one with families. The Victoria and Albert Museum is focused on the decorative arts and design. It spends 5000 years of art ranging from ceramics to textiles and jewelry to furniture.
If you want to catch a theater performance London’s west end is the place to be. If you haven’t had your fill of palaces you can always swing by Kensington Palace which is set in Kensington Garden.
The Shard is a 95 story skyscraper in London. It is currently home to the city’s highest viewing platform. You can alternatively go up to the walkie talkie building and soak in the views.
The British Museum focuses on the art history and culture of the world. The collection spans over 8 million objects.
Portobello Road is a street in Notting Hill while you can visit any day of the week it is most popular for its Saturday market.
So one spot you should definitely make time for when you come to the Region’s Park is Queen Mary’s garden. The roses there are called the Price of England.
Regent’s Canal is over 13 kilometers long and you’ll find many house boats moored here. It is also a popular spot with joggers and bikers.
For a little bit of art in your life you can check out the National Gallery which sits right behind Trafalgar Square than just up the street you’ll find the national portrait gallery which houses a collection of portraits of historical and famous British people.
The Churchill War Rooms are home to an underground complex that was the British command center throughout the second World War. The museum also explores the life of Winston Churchill. And lastly there’s Madame Tussauds Wax Museum which will give you a glimpse of U. K. celebrities.
Hopefully this will give you an idea of what London has to offer. So much fun!
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