There are many great things to do in London. The UK capital has world class shopping, museums, and diversity in terms of its various boroughs, as well as some of the best theatres and entertainment in the world. While there are always a lot of different things to do around London, it’s worth reviewing some of the current attractions, and perennial favourites that can be seen and experienced across the capital. These include, in no particular order:
1 – The British Museum
You could probably spend a few days wandering around the British Museum, located in Bloomsbury, without necessarily being able to cover all of its treasures. As well as long standing favourites like the Egyptian display, current exhibits focus on Renaissance art, and the history and art of drinking.
2 – Visit London’s Lidos
Traditional style swimming lidos can be found around London if you know where to look – rare examples of the lido are located in areas like London Fields in Hackney, and in Tooting Bec. Camden Lock also briefly hosted a pop-up beach earlier this year.
3 – Climb the London Monument
Located near to the Bank of England and the Thames, the London Monument is a column that stands 202 feet high. Built to mark the Great Fire of London, the Monument is a bit of a slog to get to the top of, but offers great views.
4 – Visit the West End’s Theatres
Any theatre lover needs to make a trip to London’s West End theatres at least once – long term favourites like Les Miserables and The Lion King can be enjoyed alongside other theatres like the restored Globe Theatre on the Southbank. Tickets can be purchased via theatre tickets London to make your trip that extra bit special.
5 – Travel on the Thames
If you want to see London from a different perspective, then a touring boat along the Thames can be a good idea. Thames Clipper services are particularly recommended, as they can be taken with discounted fares if you have an Oyster card for London’s trains and buses.
6 – Visit Kew Gardens
Located in Richmond, Kew Gardens is a sprawling park and botanical gardens that also hosts deer, and the Xstrata Treetop Walkway, where you can gain a panoramic view over the Gardens.
7 – Ride the London Eye
The Ferris wheel that sits on the banks of the Thames, the London Eye has been open for over a decade, and still offers unbeatable views over the capital (weather permitting, of course).
8 – Have a Curry in Brick Lane
Fans of Indian food should consider a trip to Brick Lane in East London, a centre for London’s Bangladeshi community, and some of the best takeaways and restaurants in the UK.
9 – See the Changing of the Guard
Always popular with tourists, the regimented changing of the Queens’ Guard is carried out at 11.30am daily at Buckingham Palace, with the exception of Sundays from April to July.
10 – Take the London Ghost Tour
Held on a black double decker bus, the London Ghost Tour lasts around 75 minutes and takes you around the various ghostly and haunted sites of the city.
Author Bio: Liam Ohm writes about travelling. He enjoys all aspects of travelling from meeting new people to sampling local delights.