London is one of the busiest and most exciting cities in the world, packed with shops, historic architecture, fantastic nightlife and great food. If you’re planning a visit to the capital, it can be difficult to know how to fill your days with so many options to choose from. Here are ten things you should add to your list when visiting London.
Visit the Tower of London
The Tower of London is one of the most popular attractions in London, from its entertaining tours guided by Yeoman Warders to the history of the tragedies and stories this royal landmark has been a part of.
Head to a Comedy Club
Nothing ends a great day of exploring better than an evening filled with laughter, so why not check out one of London’s many brilliant comedy clubs? There are comedy nights from comedy carnival on all throughout the city where you can grab a drink and spend time with friends or family listening to great jokes.
Picnic in One of the Many Parks
London has a great selection of leafy parks to enjoy wandering through. Why not grab some lunch or a coffee and head to one of the parks in Central London for a relaxing afternoon soaking up the great atmosphere?
Tour Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre is an exact replica of the original 16th century playhouse and visitors can tour the area and enjoy shows here. Fans of the Bard won’t be disappointed by this attraction.
Go Shopping on Oxford Street
Oxford Street is packed with fantastic shopping opportunities and also happens to be close to Bond Street for upmarket retail therapy as well. If you’re looking to pick up souvenirs of your trip, there’s nowhere better.
Sample Culinary Delights in Camden
Camden is home to some great restaurants and food markets, so it’s the perfect place to grab a bite and sample some amazing dishes, from Ethiopian and Italian to Chinese and Mexican. Virtually every cuisine you could think of is here.
Explore London Zoo
The city’s zoo is home to numerous exotic creatures and is a great attraction if you’re visiting with children.
Visit Westminster Abbey
The historic and breathtakingly beautiful Westminster Abbey should be on everyone’s list when exploring London. This grand gothic church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is just a stone’s throw from the Houses of Parliament.
Cruise along the Thames
The River Thames is one of the city’s best-known attractions so what better way to explore it and take in the sights from a new perspective than with a river cruise? From here, you can gain a unique view of the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, the O2 and Big Ben, among many other attractions.
Witness the City Skyline from The Shard
At 800ft above the ground, the observation platform from The Shard is the tallest in London and provides visitors with unrivalled views of the city for over 40 miles. Try to check it out at sunset when the views are particularly striking.