London – the capital and by far most interesting city in England, famous for its historic landmarks and combination of modern with traditional – this is one exciting city that you simply cannot miss.
For those planning a visit to London in the near future, here are our top 10 things to do and see while you’re in London:
1 – Shopping
Name a brand, a store, you will find it all in London – one of the best cities in the world for shopping, London offers shoppers the delights of Oxford Street, Carnaby Street, Camden Town, and more. Check out Tottenham Court Road for a stop at one of the biggest Primarks in the city.
2 – Take a trip on the Tube
One of the best train systems in the world, the London Underground is a tourist attraction in its own right. From the Northern Line to the Central Line, no trip to London is complete without a few hours spent getting lost on the Tube as the honorary Londoner that you are.
3 – The Shard
Opened in the last few years, The Shard offers you some of the most striking and beautiful views over the city that was never possible before. Make sure you book your visit a day or two beforehand online, as it can get sold out for arrivals on the day! Head up the lifts, the stairs, and enjoy a glass of champagne as you gaze upon London below.
4 – London walk
Personally, when we arrive into a new city, there is nothing we love more than taking a scenic few hours to walk around and get our bearings. London is one of the best cities to walk around, from the Thames riverfront to the small streets in the city – walking around London gives you an opportunity to get lost and discover hidden gems.
5 – London Eye
How many people have a trip to the London Eye on their bucket list? Found on the South Bank of the River Thames, the London Eye is one of the most famous landmarks and must-sees in London. The wheel takes around 30 minutes to go around, giving you plenty of chances to get your camera out and snap away at the Thames and city.
6 – Big Ben
Just opposite the London Eye, Big Ben chimes on the hour, every hour, and is a picture instantly recognised as one of London. After you come down from your London Eye trip you can simply head across the river to Big Ben and take in this historic landmark in all its glory.
7 – Relax!
After all that exploring, that frenetic pace of life in London, you are due a well earned rest. Head out to a Starbucks or one of the many other thousand coffee shops you will find in the capital and grab the free WiFi to surf and catch up with friends. No better way to relax than spending some time playing some of the best online casino games or reading a good ebook as you sip your coffee in central.
8 – The Tate Modern
Officially the most visited art gallery in the world, Tate Modern offers stunning art dating back to the 1500s. Offering a diverse collection, the Tate is open everyday to the public.
9 – Windsor Castle
Only an hour away from Central London by train, this Royal Palace is one of the oldest in the world, home to the royal family for hundreds of years. Take the tour and spend 3 hours walking the same halls that the Queen does – a real royal residence and one to be remembered.
10 – Westminster Palace
One of the most recognised places in the world, Westminster Palace is home to Parliament and Westminster Abbey close by. Defining London, this site has been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and you can grab a tour online.
So, there you have it – 10 things to see and do while you are in London. Of course, this list could run well into the 100s, there is no end of amazing sites and things to keep you busy while in London.
Have you been to London? Planning your own trip soon? Let us know your top things to do and see, we always want to discover this classic city once again.