Top 10 Things You Should Do When Travelling To London
Posted on: 19 February 2019 by Tom Clark
London is quite a popular tourist destination.
As the capital city of England, each year it attracts millions of visitors, both foreign and local. Tourists are attracted to London because of its unique charm, jaw-dropping architectural feats, vibrant culture, and exciting nightlife.
There are so many things you can do here, no matter if you want to party, explore the country or experience something crazy. If you’re planning to fly to London soon, you can follow our list of top 10 things to do in London.
- Take pictures of the most iconic landmarks
When someone mentions London, you automatically think of Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye and Tower Bridge. These are just some of the most famous landmarks in the London.
As a first-timer in London, you should not miss the opportunity to take pictures of these iconic landmarks. Ready your tripods or selfie sticks when you spot these memorable places because they will surely make you speechless.
- Go to Hyde Park for the beautiful scenery
If you want to escape the busy and noisy streets of the city centre, you can head to Hyde Park. It’s one of many royal parks that people go to when they feel stressed out in the metropolitan area.
If you’re looking for a quiet and calming place to retreat in while you’re in London, Hyde Park is definitely the best choice.
While in Hyde Park, you can check out the Rose Garden, which features an elegant pergola, a statue of a dolphin, and a 19th-century statue of Diana, the Roman goddess of Hunting.
You should also keep your eyes peeled for Hyde Park’s exotic birds such as Egyptian goose, buzzard and black swan.
- Party like there’s no tomorrow
According to statistics, Women love travelling to London. One of the main reasons they come here is due to the fact that London boasts some of the most exciting party clubs in the world.
If you’re also eyeing on London as your hen do destination for you and your girl squad, you shouldn’t miss doing the following activities:
- Bring out your creative side with a fun and exciting hen life drawing session.
- Explore the city while drinking tea in a tour bus.
- Drink the best cocktails in one of London’s most luxurious bars.
- Check out the 2019 Chelsea Flower Show to get awe-inspiring bouquet ideas.
- Find your way out in one of the crazy Escape Rooms in London.
- Enjoy the finest dishes in the city
England’s capital offers an array of restaurants that can cater to any budget. If you’re on a limited budget, you can go to the Borough Market. You can find plenty of food stalls that offer the freshest produce and the tastiest treats that will fill your belly.
If you want something more classy and expensive, you should dine in The Wolseley. They take pride in their exceptional food service and mouthwatering gourmet meals.
- Explore the British Museum
If you really want to get to know more about London’s history and culture, you should include exploring the British Museum in your travel plan.
The museum is home to a large number of arts and historical collections. It's open from 10 am to 5:30 every day and you can explore it without spending a dime.
- See Westminster Abbey
Fans of the royal family and ancient kings and queens never miss the opportunity to explore one of UK’s grandest and oldest churches, the Westminster Abbey.
Five royal couples tied the knot in this historic church over the span of almost nine decades. It was also the setting of numerous coronations and royal family funerals.
- Get lost in the Portobello Road Market
Both tourists and locals love roaming the ever famous Portobello Road Market. It's filled with more than a thousand merchants selling scores of produce, trinkets and whatnot.
It’s the most ideal place to visit most especially if you want to buy souvenirs for your friends and loved ones.
- Check out the Piccadilly Circus
Many locals claim that the Piccadilly Circus in London strongly resembles the Times Square of New York City. It’s the busiest street in the city filled with men and women walking dressed in their usual work attire.
The Piccadilly Circus is walking distance from major attractions such as the National Gallery, Leicester Square and the Buckingham Palace.
- Journey back in time in Winston Churchills’ War Room
Winston Churchill was a well-known army officer, writer and British politician. He became UK's Prime Minister in 1940 and led the country to become victorious in WWII.
History buffs would surely love to see the famed War Room of UK's most inspiring prime minister of all time. The well-preserved bunker is home to a cabinet Churchill used as a shelter during bomb raids. The war room features maze-like pathways that show how dangerous and volatile it was in Britain back in World War II.
- Be fascinated by the Natural History Museum’s vast collections
London's Natural History Museum houses at least 70 million exhibits and specimens. You can find specimens such as dinosaur remains and classical paintings. It's the top destination of families who visit England.
The museum’s management encourages its visitors to download the museum's mobile app before the scheduled tour in order to easily navigate through the large halls and exhibit areas.
London is indeed one of the most interesting places to visit in the UK. If you’ve never been to this side of the globe, you better include it to your travel bucket list. Also, take note of the activities we listed above and make sure to do them when you finally get a chance to visit England’s capital city.