Things to Do in London
Things to Do in London
London is grand and beautiful, spacious, yet crowded, dignified yet unpretentious, and altogether wonderful. Visitors and tourists might wish to take in as much as is possible without getting worn out. This list below presents a number of activities is for those who really want to experience the excitement of London.
- Take a tourThere are a number of tours in London, such as Tower of London with Guided Beefeater Tour and Warner Brothers. Studio Tour. These are organised by the numerous tour operators to make tourists’ visit pleasant and hassle-free.
- Go sight-seeingSight-seeing in London is fascinating! You might choose to a specialist guide-led tour such as the Historic & Modern City Tour, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour or create your own itineraries and go at your own pace. Either way, you will still have fun taking in the sights – and sounds!
- Chill out in a spaLondon’s luxurious hotels have an impressive array of spa offerings. These treatments include facials, skincare, pampering, mental wellbeing, and massage.
- Visit an attractionLondon can be described as a city of attractions, and not only because of its attractions such as the London Eye, Nelson’s Column, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, and many others. London also attracts tourists like a magnet! Its arts, culture, history, cosmopolitan outlook, gravitas, and many admirable qualities have propelled this city into greatness. Click here to begin your visit.
- Have a drinkLondon is littered with many watering holes from the humble pub to bars and sophisticated wine bars. These all provide a selection of fine wine, beers, ales, brandies, whiskeys, cocktails, and many more. Just don’t knock yourself out while at it! Click here to have a drink!
- Eat somethingOne of the tests of a truly cosmopolitan city is the diversity of its cuisine. London has a myriad of continental and ethnic restaurants to satisfy the most demanding foodie. Click here to eat!
- Watch a West End showUnless you dislike theatre, or you are pressed for time or you are on a tight budget, attending a theatre performance or a West End show in London is essential. So go ahead and book a ticket today.
- Go on a cruiseMany cruise companies ply services along the Thames. You might opt for the Thames Clipper service, which is used by commuters or the more luxurious River Thames Showboat Dinner Cruise.
- Get a bargain in a marketLondon markets offer an exciting variety of products and services at a bargain you might not find elsewhere. A visit to London is not complete without a visit to these markets. Click here for a bargain!
- Relax in a parktouring, shopping and sight-seeing can be tiring. To re-charge your energy, why not take a break in one of the many public parks and simply chillax for a while before the next bout of discovering London. Click here to find a relaxation spot.
- Visit a theme parkThe major theme parks in the country are outside London due to space. However, there are still some, which can provide a measure of adrenaline rush: Shrek’s Adventure at the South Bank, London Dungeon, and KidZania at Westfield London.
- Go shoppingOne of the greatest shopping scenes on the planet, London is a shopper’s paradise. The top international brands and aspiring brands understand that a presence in London is vital. Click here to visit our Top 10 list about the shopping scene in London.
- Watch the Changing of the GuardBe there at Buckingham Palace, when the Changing of the Guard takes place. It is best to wait at the Mall at 10.45am as the Horse Guards march along. After this, wait at St James’s Palace to see the Old Guard and band depart for the palace at 11.15am.
- Fly a kiteOne of the most pleasant activities you can engage in is flying a kite in London’s parks and green spaces. Alternatively, you could go power-kiting, where you are pulled along by a kite while sitting in a kite buggy or standing on a landboard in Richmond Park.
- Have a rant in Speakers’ CornerHyde Park is home to Speaker’s Corner, which has taken place every Sunday since 1872. Aspiring orators, antagonists, agent provocateurs and anyone with something controversial to say have a right to air their views here, though obscene language is frowned on.
- Enjoy afternoon teathis very English tradition was started by Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford, who got irritated by the hunger pangs caused by the custom of eating only twice a day – early morning and late in the evening. She decided to have tea and snack in the afternoon on her own and was later joined by her friends and acquaintances. Soon this practice spread througout the country. Afternoon tea is best experienced in some of London’s best tea houses and hotels, such as Hotel Café Royal, Brown’s Hotel’s Tea-Tox, the Chesterfield Hotel in Mayfair, House Afternoon Tea at the National Theatre, The Ritz, and Claridge’s.
- Row your boatBoating lakes are open to the public during the summer. These include the Serpentine lake at Hyde Park, Regent’s Park, Alexandra Park, Greenwich Park and many other parks in London.
- Get a bit of cultureVisit Shakespeare’s Globe: this reconstructed and repopulated circular stage of the Elizabethan Era launched the plays of Shakespeare 400 years ago, and today, modern productions of the work of the Bard of Avon are now presented on a regular, seasonal basis.
- Get some naval experienceFor your naval experience of London, visit the Golden Hinde, the recreated ship of Sir Francis Drake, standing in drydock and receiving visitors on a daily basis. Constructed to honor the 400th anniversary of Drake’s landings in California, the Hinde is fully functional, and sailed around the world after its launch. A beautiful example of Tudor seafaring design, the Hinde is a wonderful piece of living history, and a tremendous bargain for children and adults. A little further east of the Hinde, another British warship is permanently moored at dockside. The HMS Belfast, is a light cruiser with a distinguished history of active duty in World War II and the Korean War. She has served her country as a museum ship since 1968, and today nine decks give visitors an extensive look at the life of British sailors and commanders.
- Get into politicsvisit Westminster Abbey and Parliament and 10 Downing Street. You may also seize the opportunity to visit the Churchill War Room Museum located beneath the Treasury building in the Whitehall area of Westminster. This is the hideaway from which Churchill in cooperation with the allies, marshalled victory against Nazi Germany.
- See starsConstructed in 1893, the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, houses the 28-inch refracting telescope, which is the largest telescope of its kind in the UK. Visitors are allowed to use it observe space during the dark winter evenings and be awe-struck by the celestial bodies that has fascinated astronomers throughout the ages.