Have you made plans to visit London? If yes, then the chances are that you are planning several things to do while holidaying in such a beautiful place.
We have put this article together to help make your planning easy. Here are ten things to do in London on your next trip.
- Visit the Tower of London: The Tower of London has been the most fun place to see for a long time. Visitors can enjoy entertaining tours by the Beefeaters, and learn so much about the stories and tragedies of this historic place. Also remember that you can see the lovely Crown Jewels, one of the top 10 attractions of London, and the world’s oldest exhibition – the Line of Kings.
- Watch London from a different angle and take a trip to a fascinating Thames River Cruise. Enjoy a unique view of the beautiful from the river and see all the iconic landmarks of London, such as Big Ben, London Eye, Houses of Parliament, and the O2. Starting from Westminster all the way to Greenwich, holidaymakers can meander right through the heart of the city and see some of these top 10 London attractions!
- Westminster Abbey is the place to see. The Westminister Abbey is a catchy gothic church and one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites that are located right behind the Houses of Parliament. Sitting on the 3rd spot of the top 10 things to do in London, the fame of this site goes way back as many famous names are part of the wealth of history the Westminster Abbey possesses. From poets to royals, scientists and aristocrats, the likes of Charles Dickens, and Isaac Newton have been laid to rest in this place, and today people still travel down to pay their respects. More recently, Westminster Abbey was the church where Kate and Wills got married in 2011. No doubt, Westminster Abbey is not just any site, but one of the best things to do when you visit London as it is a famous landmark.
- This is for those who are not acrophobic or scared of heights. Travel to a height of up to 244m (800ft ) to the tip-top of the tallest observation platform and premium visitor attraction in London, The View from The Shard. From here you can enjoy unparalleled views over the city for up to 40 miles, and enjoy even more breath-taking views when the sun goes down.
- Hampton Court Palace is another place to see. Standing as one of the most loved palaces in the capital and once housing King Henry VIII, Hampton Court Palace holds history. A sprawling and attractive building, Hampton Court Palace boasts of a world-famous hedge maze, stunning gardens, and the only surviving royal chocolate kitchen that dates back to the 17th century. For those who are big fans of the TV show ‘The Tudors,’ which is themed around the life of King Henry VIII, some of the scenes from the show recreates the glory of this impressive palace – unfortunately, the makers had to settle for filming in another location.
- London’s iconic Victorian bascule bridge, also known as Tower Bridge, wad built in 1894 and was a symbol of London’s urban expansion and industrial development. Now the location houses a permanent exhibition that explores the history of the Tower bridge, as well as the new Glass Walkway that was recently opened in 2014 to offer visitors a one-of-a-kind view over the river and pedestrians below. You will agree that this site is easily one of the most exciting and fun things to do in the big city. Many visitors to London tend to confuse London Bridge for Tower Bridge, which is a much less exciting structure sitting beside the Houses of Parliament a lot further along the Thames.
- Have a taste of royalty by visiting the home of the late Princess Diana as well as the childhood home of Queen Victoria. For many reasons, Kensington Palace is an exciting building in the heart of London. It offers engaging exhibitions that surround the lives of the great queens and princesses of the monarchy. From Princess Diana: Her Fashion Story to Queen Victoria Revealed, there is a lot that visitors can learn at the Kensington Palace. If you are in search of some cultural things to do in the city, you can take a peek into the history of Queen Victoria’s interesting inner life at Victoria Revealed.
- Are you going to London with your family? We have something you all can do together. ZSL London Zoo is a wonderful attraction if you are in London searching for things to do with your family. London Zoo is the habitat for a wide variety of exotic animals and seems to have conservation at the heart of what it does. You and the kids can get involved with animal feedings and even go inside the lovely Butterfly Enclosure to get closer to mother nature.
- Let us get something closer to the history of arts and literature by enjoying a tour of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, which is an identical reconstruction of the actual 16th-century open-air playhouse where Shakespeare directed his world-famous plays. This is a site that attracts thousands of visitors to its theatre every year and captures new fans of Shakespeare to this day, and if you are excited enough to stand for the entire show in the groundlings’ section, you can get tickets for as little at £5. Positioned on the banks of the River Thames, this place is one of the most iconic buildings in London, and a must-see if you are a Bard fan.
- Let’s put something spooky somewhere on the list. Oh, it fits nicely here. Get ready to be spooked by the London Bridge Experience. Positioned under the arches of the London Bridge, go into the underworld of London and learn about the cruelest crimes and killings. Also, visit the Tombs will surely test your bravery, so only go if you have the liver!
So, these are 10 of the best things to do in London. Leave us a comment.