40 things to do in London for any time of the year!
Even though London is only a 2 hour train journey from my home town, I have only been to London a handle of times, so I thought I would share with you guys 40 things to do in the beautiful city, in hope that one day, I can follow this guide as well and explore and embrace what the city has to offer!
Visit Buckingham Palace– Buckingham Palace is open from 9:30-19:30 and prices start at £23.00 per adult. Every day between 11:00-11:45 there is the changing guard event, which is something you can’t miss when visit London!
Have afternoon Tea- London is known for its Afternoon Tea’s; from contemporary, sky high to traditional or glamorous, London offer’s it all! Afternoon Tea at the Ritz is the ultimate dream; prices start at £54pp.
Watch a West End Musical– London’s West End is similar to the theatre in Broadway in New York , they have an endless variety of shows to choose from, there is something for everyone!
Eat Sunday Roast in a London Pub– Sunday isn’t a Sunday without a good old Roast dinner! Embrace England and visit a London Pub for a delicious Roast!
Explore Notting Hill– Notting Hill is home to many restaurants and theatres, as well as world famous events for example the Notting Hill carnival and Portobello Market.
Visit the Markets– London has many different types of Markets to offer; Borough Market is stacked with fresh fruit and vegetables, Camden’s market is stacked with over 100 stores and stalls ranging from designer clothes to food and furnishings.
Tour the Royal Opera House– The Royal Opera House showcases classical music, theatre, ballet and dance performances all year around. Tickets prices can vary between £- £245!
Visit the Harry Potter Studios– The WB studio tour is amazing for anyone who has seen even a glimpse of a Harry Potter movie or read a snippet of the book. It showcases various props and sets including Diagon Alley and the memory cabinet. Prices start from £31pp.
Drink on a Rooftop Bar– London is a beautiful city and what better way to see the whole of the city then drinking from a rooftop bar?! There are so many in London, I would recommend the Rumpus room, Bar Elba or Aqua.
Picnic in Hyde Park– If your visiting London over the summer season, I would recommend that you grab some food, and have a picnic in Hyde Park overlooking the lake. There are deck chairs for you to rent out.
Visit the British Museum– The British Museum is completely free and defiantly worth the visit!
See the Lights at Piccadilly Circus- known for led outdoor billboard, similar to times square in New York.
Drink at Gordon’s Wine Bar– Gordon’s is London’s oldest wine bar; drinks start from £5.50 per glass of wine, why not add a cheese board to go with the wine; starting from £6.50- £16.50
Take a trip on a Double Decker Bus– London’s decker buses are probably one of the best way to get around the city and explore all areas!
Wine and Dine at the shard– The shard is London’s highest viewing platform, they have 6 different restaurants and bars which would be perfect to wine and dine whilst having a 360 degrees view of the beautiful city!
Visit Covent Garden– Covent Garden is home to the Market, Transport Museum and the Royal Opera House. There are 3 markets in Covent Garden; Apple Market- British made crafts and jewellery + more East Colonnade Market- homemade soaps and homeware + more, Jubilee Market- clothes and household goods.
Ice Skate a Somerset House– Somerset House Ice skating is open from 15th November- 7th January and ticket prices start from £7.50 It’s one of the best ice rinks in London.
Visit Platform 93/4 – Kings Cross Station– Another for the Harry Potter Fans; at Kings Cross Station there is a photo opportunity with the trolley and house scarf and props.
Have breakfast at Cereal Killer Café– The Cereal Killer Cafe is one of the strangest cafe’s that I have ever come across, they sell American, British and global cereals; from fruit loops and corn flakes to chokella from France! They have a range of different milks and even sell cereal cocktail! Prices for 1 bowl start at £3.10.
Visit Abbey Road– Abbey road is a great place for a photo opportunity at the crossing where the Beatles took their famous picture.
Go on a Pub Crawl– London is home to a great variety of pubs, so why not start one end of London and visit every pub on your way to the other side.. I wonder how far you could get!
Look at the Street Art in Shoreditch- Shoreditch is home to alternative street art including Banksy.
Visit Sky garden– Sky Garden provides spectacular 350 views of the city and is free of charge!
Tour the Tower of London– Prices start from £21.50 and is a place full of history! At the moment the tower is holding the Crown Jewels- the collection contains over 23,570!
Watch Outdoor Films– During the summer months, you could visit the city and finish the day off by visiting the outdoor cinemas! There are various scattered around the big city, there is even one on the River Thames.
Watch Tennis at Wimbledon– Wimbledon can become a very expensive day out depending on what day/ who you want to see, for 2018 prices, Monday 2nd- £60pp for centre court, Day 13- Sunday 15th July £210pp.
Eat Fish and Chips– You can’t visit any place in England without trying the fish and chips.. why not try some in London!
Tour Tate Modern– Tate Modern is a international modern and contemporary art from 1500-present.
Cycle around London– You can hire bikes to cycle around the city from a little as £2.. it’s a great way to explore the city at your own pace.
Shop at Harrods– You cannot visit London without visiting Harrods.. well I can’t! Harrods is a famous luxury department store, they offer high end clothes, accessories, beauty and homeware products.
Sunset from Primrose Hill– Primrose hill is a great place to sit and relax and watch the sun set over the skyline of the city.
Watch a play in the Globe Theatre– Go back in time and watch a play from Shakespeare in his Globe Theatre.
Ring someone from the Red Telephone box– The red telephone boxes around the city is something that you must do when visiting the city!
High Street shopping– London is home to amazing shops, from your everyday high street shops to your luxury high-end shops.
Take a trip on the London Eye- The London eye is one of the best ways that you can view the whole city. Prices start at £19.50pp.
Christmas Market– London is home to so many Christmas markets during the festive season that I would urge you to visit if your in the area during the festive season. Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park, is one of the best Christmas markets that the city has to offer.
Visit Westminster Abbey– Westminster Abbey is one of the world’s greatest churches dating back from thousands of years ago. Ticket prices are start at £20 online and include a free audio guide. If you go on a Wednesday evening, prices start at £10pp!
Explore St Paul’s Cathedral– St Paul’s Cathedral is one of the pretties Cathedrals I have ever visited- it’s definitely worth the visit. The gate prices are slightly more expensive than if you book online; the online price starts at £16pp.
Stroll in Regents Park– Regents park is home to a beautiful rose garden and is the prefect park to stroll around and have picnic during the summer months.
Eat at Fortnum & Mason– Fortnum&Mason offer Afternoon Tea which looks delicious, as well as amazing gifts like hampers and tea sets. I really want to try out a few of the biscuits that they offer!
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