Things to Do in London

By on October 22, 2014

One of the best cities in Europe and in the world, London is a powerhouse of tourist attractions. With its romantic gardens, fashion boutiques, prestigious palaces, and worldly architecture, this has so many wonderful sights to offer its guests. London is a city for travelers of all ages. If you are planning to visit this city, make sure to not miss out on any of these sights and activities.

Check out the free attractions.

Before doing anything else and shelling out money, take time to visit some of the city’s free offerings. You can stop by the British Museum, see the dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum, relax at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and admire some of the fine antiques at Bermondsey Square. You can also take pictures of the fountain at the Granary Square and be in awe of the Great Room at Kenwood House. In the city, you will enjoy sightseeing without spending a dime.

Shop till you drop.

London is a mesmerizing commercial center—anything from fresh flowers to high end shoes, you can find easily. If you need fresh blooms for your lady, you can stop by the Columbia Road Flower Market. Here, you can find colorful flowers and garden plants of any kind. You can also be able to see a wide selection of herbs. If you want to grab a snack, you can visit the Borough Market. This is the place to head to if you want to buy some local food items such as bread, cheese, and tea. Want to see a shopping place that is as posh as the city itself?  Check out Liberty. Here you can find fragrances, designer clothes, shoes, bags, and so much more. You will also be able to see some of the finest home furnishings and the most in demand cosmetics. The locals often shop here for gifts to as the store has a wide selection of items that will appeal to men, women, and kids.

Have fun and party.

London has an impressive nightlife. The city never runs out of trendy bars where people can socialize, dance, and have cocktails. There are also a number of recreational centers and venues that offer entertaining performances. For the party animal, Fabric is the best place to be. Here you can showcase your best moves, meet new people, and have fun till dawn. For the music lover, you can visit the jazz club and listen to soothing music all night long. Need some pick me up? Why not watch a comedy and have your funny bone tickled at the Theatre Royal Stratford East.

Chill and eat.

London can be mighty tiring to visit in one go and the remedy to exhaustion is a good cup of tea or coffee or a delicious snack to wake up your taste buds. Have freshly made fish and chips at Kerbisher & Malt or enjoy yummy dimsum and Peking Duck at Four Seasons. If you want to have a really British style afternoon you can have tea with friends at the Savoy.

Visit every famous London landmark.

It’s hard to get bored in London as there are just so many amazing sights to see. There’s Somerset House for art lovers and those who might want to check some of the hottest exhibits. There’s Regent Park, which is famous for its fragrant roses. There are over 30,00 roses in this park, making it a romantic venue if you want to relax after a long day of touring the city. Lovers of stunning architecture should also check out St. Paul’s Cathedral. Built in 1708, this is an example of refined British architecture that has survived the test of time.

Check out London Eye.

One of London’s top attractions, the London Eye is an observatory that will give you a chance to get a glimpse of the city skyline. This is among the most fascinating structures in the whole of UK and is a magnet for visitors from all over the world.

Take the whole family to London Zoo.

For those who are travelling with kids, take them to an attraction that they will really enjoy. The London Zoo is a home to some of the local fauna. There are more than 800 species of animals on site. While here, stop by the Gorilla Kingdom and take the chance to see the tigers. Also, you can see the zoo’s aquarium and be amazed by the many number of fishes that they have there.

Relax at Kew Gardens.

This is one of London’s World Heritage Sites. Kew Gardens is a beautiful space dedicated to about 30,000 species of plants. The formal gardens showcase a rainbow of colored blooms—resulting in a picture perfect scenery that will leave you breathless for sure. Aside from the blooms, there are also art exhibitions on site, to cater to the intellectuals. If you want to see the most stunning views at the garden, you can walk along the Treetop Walkway. Enchanting panoramas of the garden await here.

See how the royals live at the Buckingham Palace.

The Queen’s Gallery can be visited any time of the year. However, the real treat happens when the Queen is on her holiday. The most captivating interiors of the Palace can be seen during summer time. If your visit happens to be around that time, be sure to never miss the opportunity to get up close and personal with this 300 year old landmark.

Go stargazing.

Fascinated by astronomy? Then find some time to stop by the Royal Observatory. This is the best place in London to admire the jewels found in the velvety sky.

Explore London by bike.

The relaxed vibe of London and the fact that almost every bit of it is an attraction makes biking a lot more fun and rewarding. Bike rentals are cheap and will make touring the city and running your errands more convenient.

Admire the Shard.

One of Europe’s most stunning skyscrapers, the Shard can give you a rare chance to see the most dramatic views of London. The view from way up above is truly a stunner.

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