Whether you are visiting the city for a few hours or a few days, you will find that it offers a huge choice of things to see and do. To help you plan your trip, below is a list containing 5 fantastic suggestions of what to do when you are in the capital. The list is in no particular order and you may not have time to follow all of the suggestions so just pick those that appeal to you the most and have a great time!
Make the Most of Your Visit to London
Even if you only have time to do a couple of the things on this list, you will be sure to remember your holiday in England’s premier city for all the right reasons.
- Visit Westminster Abbey – If you are a big fan of sightseeing in general and historic buildings in particular, this beautiful old church really should be on your list of what to see in London during your trip. The final resting place of many English kings and queens, starting with Edward the Confessor back in 1066, the gothic architecture alone makes it worth including in your itinerary.
- Cruising on the Thames – If you would like to see the city from a different perspective to that enjoyed by most visitors, a Thames cruise is an excellent activity for you to try while you are in the capital. There are several different services from which to choose but most cruises will take in iconic riverside attractions such as the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge, and the London Eye.
- Wander Around London Zoo – Situated in picturesque Regent’s Park, the zoo is home to many exotic species, all of which are in close proximity to each other. It is a great zoo to walk around on a fine day and afterwards, if the weather is on your side, you can enjoy a picnic in the park.
- Tour the Globe Theatre – Having a look round the reconstruction of the Elizabethan playhouse where many of Shakespeare’s plays were performed in the early 1600s is sure to stimulate your cultural appetite. If you are in the mood to visit a modern theatre and see a current play after your tour, you can head to Shaftesbury Avenue in the West End, where many of London’s more famous live performance venues are located.
- Visit the Tower of London – Whether you just take a look at the site from the outside, which is impressive enough, or go inside to see the crown jewels and other highlights, you simply must make time to visit what is probably London’s most well-known historic building while you are here.
The public transportation network in London is excellent so you should have no problem getting to all of the above sights without paying for taxis. However, if you do not mind spending a little extra, travelling in one of the capital’s ubiquitous black cabs will give you even more of a flavour of this unique city.