What To Do In London
Merry Ole London is a place that has attracted travelers for centuries. In fact, since Ancient Roman times, it has been visited by royalty, traders and tourists from all over the globe. Today, London attracts almost 30 million tourists every year. It is a city where history and modern times are visible in perfect harmony and with the many cultures that have visited this great city, there is so much to excite all the senses when you visit. Here are 10 of the best things to do next time you visit London.
1. Take A Cruise On The Thames
One of the best ways to view any city from an interesting perspective is to take a cruise. London has always been an exciting and vibrant city so why not take a cruise along The Thames to see the city in all its glory? As stunning as it looks by day, a cruise at night is something to behold.
2. Take A Tour Of The Palace
Buckingham Palace is without a doubt, the most famous royal residence in the world and it is an iconic aspect of London. Daily tours of the palace are available and if you’re lucky, you’ll get to witness the changing of the guard or even catch a glimpse of a member of the royal family.
3. Stroll Through Hyde Park
One of the best known and possibly the largest park in London is Hyde Park. The park has been a popular meeting place for many protests, and has quite a number of memorial aspects, water features and a whole lot more. You can enjoy some water activates in Hyde Park, or simply sit back by the lake and admire the swans that frequent there.
4. Check Out Some Of London’s Museums
When you visit a city as old as London, you can almost guarantee an abundance of museums. London certainly has its fair share of many different museums ranging from science to history and so much more. Check out The Museum of London, The National Gallery, or the Churchill War Rooms, just to get you started.
5. King’s Cross Station
Trains have held the interest of many travel enthusiasts for centuries and one that has always been a fascination for tourists is King’s Cross Railway Station. From here you can literally visit any part of London or the UK that interests you, and if you’re a Harry Potter fan, you’ll get a real kick out of the “entrance” to Platform 9 ¾.
6. Go Shopping In Oxford Street
Oxford Street is the place to go if you want to get in a little shopping while visiting London. Apart from being the hottest place to shop, it’s also the street that has the highest number of shopping traffic in Europe. With over 300 shops, Oxford Street attracts over half a million shoppers almost every day. If you’re visiting during the holidays, Oxford Street really looks amazing during Christmas and it’s an amazing place for purchasing Christmas gifts.
7. Explore London’s Night Life
Like many cities in the world, London comes alive at night. If you fancy yourself to be a bit of a night owl, there are more clubs in the city than you could possibly go to in one visit to London. The clubs are famous for attracting the glitterati and other jetsetters so you may catch a glimpse of your favorite celebrity.
8. Ride The London Eye
For a bird’s eye view of London, you simply can’t go past the London Eye. This giant Ferris wheel was built to celebrate the new millennium but has become a hugely popular attraction for tourists and Londoners alike. You can take a ride during the day, or if you really want to see some magic, go for a ride at night with all the different lights of the wheel and the city on display.
9. Enjoy Some Fish & Chips
All that exploring and fun in London, one of the best cities in the world for food, is going to work up a fierce appetite so make sure you have a real touristy meal consisting of world famous British Fish & Chips. Enjoy this tasty treat sitting in a restaurant setting, but for a true experience, have it wrapped up to go.
10. Rehydrate In A London Pub
The UK is famous for its pub culture and nowhere is this more popular than in the nation’s capital. There are literally thousands of pub in London so after you’ve explored the city and enjoyed some good British food, relax with a pint of one of the UK’s famous strong beers like Stout or one of the many fine ales available on tap.
With so many fun and exciting things to do in London, you may want to make a plan of the things you really want to see. Plan on spending several days there to experience some of the best things this grand old city has to offer.