London is like another world. Made famous in film, song and literature, it is one of the most highly populated cities in the UK and it isn’t hard to see why many thousands of tourists flock to visit every year.
But even if you’re lucky enough to count yourself native to the capital, it’s worth taking time to revisit all the great things the city offers. Perfect for individuals, couples and even those with small children, London features something for everyone. Bursting with art galleries, restaurants, historic sites and theatres, use the must-visit guide below and tick some activities off your bucket list.
Visit a museum
London is home to some of the most fantastic and varied museums and exhibitions in the world. Whether you want to see the Rosetta Stone in the British museum, check out Damien Hirst sculptures at Southbank’s Tate Modern or examine real dinosaur bones at the Natural History museum, there is a rich variety of places to choose from. Many of them are even free.
Take a walk
Although London’s transport network is pretty well served, it’s worth eschewing public transport and walking on at least one trip. You’ll get a much more authentic London experience bowling down the Strand during rush hour than visiting the Tower of London! You can even stop for a picnic in Regent’s Park or St James’s park or catch the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace.
Better yet, take a cab. Not only an iconic symbol of London life, once you’re free from the weight of the crowds, you will see a whole different side of the capital – one which is difficult to imagine when you’re trapped on the underground! Get a taxi quote London and get from A to B in comfort and style.
Pick up some bargains at a market
London is well-known for its street markets and Portobello Road, Greenwich and Camden markets have all become very popular with visitors. Grab a bagel at Brick Lane Market or treat yourself to a gorgeous bouquet at Columbia Road Flower Market on Sunday to experience some genuine London vibes.
Find spiritual solace
Take a free visit to Westminster Abbey and enjoy Evensong at 5pm every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and at 3pm on weekends. Taking a little time out to appreciate the stunning architecture and delicate detailing is enough to bring peace to anyone (whether you are religious or not).