Aaaahhh, London… Whether you’re passionate about art, music, food, architecture or history, London will blow your mind. You can love it or hate it but what you can’t do is ignore it. It is the place to be for almost any business field or interest.
You got our point, you have to visit London. To make your life easier, here is a list of 20 exciting things to do when you get there.
- Kingly Court
Food! While the UK might not be famous for its gastronomy, this place is definitely worth paying a visit. Kingly Court is a three-storey food and dining destination with 21 food concepts to try (including fish and chips, obviously).
It’s also nicely located on Carnaby Street, a pedestrian shopping street in Soho, home to fashion and lifestyle retailers.
- Buckingham Palace
Source: Huffington Post
Get out at the tube station ‘Green Park’ and walk through Green and St James’ Parks on your way to Buckingham Palace. Aside a generous nature, you will certainly encounter a few lovely squirrels and exotic birds.
Try to arrive at 11:30 am and watch the guards exchange duty in the famous display.
- Big Ben
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After the changing of the guard ceremony, head toward the river until you reach the extravagant Big Ben. No it is not only a big clock, it happens to be tallest tower of the Palace of Westminster, house for the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
Wait until you are halfway across the bridge, it’s the best spot for your #UKSelfie ;).
- London Eye
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Cross the bridge and walk alongside the River Thames until the unavoidable London Eye. The Europe’s tallest Ferris wheel offers its visitors an amazing view on the capital.
Featured in most Hollywood movies, it’s probably the most iconic structure of London.
- Tower Bridge
Keep walking alongside the river for about half an hour and you will discover the most famous bridge of London; Tower Bridge.
The bridge is accessible to pedestrians and offers viewers an astonishing view on The City, London’s financial center.
- Tower of London
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Finish the walk with one of the most impressive castles in all England. This fortress houses within many treasures, among them the world-famous Crown Jewels of England.
- Columbia Road Flower Market
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Every Sunday from 8am until 2pm, Columbia Road welcomes traders selling a wide range of plants, shrubs and freshly cut flowers at competitive prices. This lovely market also has shops selling bread and cheese, making it a perfect Sunday morning outing.
- British Museum
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It is said that you can spend a week in that museum and still not have seen all the pieces of art. It tells the story of humanity since its first days until today.
- The Churchill Arms
This historic pub, built in 1750, is filled with plenty of Churchill memorabilia hanging on the walls and beautiful flowers displayed outside. Although typically British, this bicentenary pub was the first one to serve Thai food and is cooked by chefs who have worked there for 15 years.
- Frank’s Cafe
Source: London Pop-ups
This Shoreditch summer pop-up plays hosts to hundreds of Londoners looking for a place to relax with friends after an intense workday. The splendid rooftop bar is famous for its Campari cocktails and its astonishing sunset views.
- Primrose Hill
Talking about sunsets, Primrose Hill offers a beautiful view of Central London and evening sunsets. It is the perfect spot for a lazy afternoon hangout with friends.
- Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
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No need to be a kid to have a magical day at the Warners Bros. Studio Tour of London. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the Harry Potter films and step inside some of the films’ locations including the Great Hall, Dumbledore’s office and Hagrit’s hut.
Experience world-renown live shows at one of London’s many theaters located between Picadilly Circus and Covent Garden.
- Science Museum
Source: Experience UK
With 3.3 million visitors annually, it is one of London’s major attractions. The museum is very interactive with animations such as the flight simulator and the IMAX 3D Cinema.
With 330 departments, no wonder this giant department stores’ motto is Omnia Omnibus Ubique, which is Latin for ‘All Things for All People, Everywhere’.
- Fortnum & Mason
We cannot talk about London and not mention tea, can we? Among the many tearooms the city has to offer, this shop stands out by providing its clients with an entire experience.
- Pub Crawls
Source: Design My Night
Can’t decide which pub to go to? Do them all! The Shoreditch and Camden Pub Crawls offer a wide range of bars and clubs to guarantee a crazy night!
This neighborhood is the hub of London’s best artists and creatives. In Shoreditch, empty walls are future murals. Its design sensibilities also influence its trendy pubs and cafes.
- Borough Market
Source: London Mums Magazine
One of the largest and oldest food markets in London. In 2014, it celebrated its 1000th birthday.
- Thames River Cruise
Source: Join London
For the best view of the city, rooftops are good, river cruises are better. Get on board and be ready to spot some of London’s top attractions along the waterway.
London is a beautiful city with plenty to do, no matter what type of traveler you are. What are you waiting for?