Have you been planning a trip to London? There are a whole lot of things that you can do in London, all day and night including incredible art exhibitions to iconic attractions and secret spots. It doesn’t matter whether you lived all your life in London or just arrived in the city, many spots and activities await with something for you to explore, such as new landmarks, amazing cuisines, and new parts of the city you have never heard about. We have listed 7 Things that you can do on your trip to London.
Hampstead Heath is a must-visit place for excellent views of the city from one of its highest points in London. This ancient Heath is one of the largest parks in London with grassy public space, wooded areas and several large ponds located astride a sandy ridge covering 320 hectares. Hampstead Heath is the best place to experience nature in London, with plenty of wildlife and small woods. The Heath also has three open-air swimming pools that let you experience swimming outdoors in the British weather. There is also the historical stately home, Kenwood House where you can see a lot of curated art collections.
The ethnic Chinese enclave in the City of Westminster, London, and Chinatown is located around Gerrard Street bordering Soho to its north and west and theatre land to the south and east. The main attraction of this vibrant neighbourhood is the Chinese lanterns and eye-catching red arches. The place offers many things for you to explore with authentic Asian restaurants, supermarkets and secret bars. If you’re looking to explore some great Asian food in Chinatown, HK Diner in Ward our Street would be ideal. The restaurant is known as Asian trend especially for their good service and big portions. The delicious roast duck and bubble tea at HK Diner is a must-try.
The Piccadilly Circus is an instantly recognizable road junction and public square, built in 1819 to connect Regent Street with Piccadilly. Located in the heart of the West End in the City of Westminster, Piccadilly Circus has been a busy London spot since the 17th century. The highlight of the circus is the popular tourist destination and meeting point, The Statue of Eros in the centre. The circus has easy access to some of the biggest nightclubs and theatres in London including the Criterion Theatre. When you are in the Piccadilly Circus, it is a must to visit Ripley’s Believe it or Not museum where you can learn some new facts and see the world’s weirdest things.
Oxford Street is a major road on the West End of London and the City of Westminster. The road running from Tottenham Court Road to Marble Arch via Oxford Circus is also the busiest shopping street in Europe with approximately 300 shops and around half a million visitors every day. Oxford Street is a part of the A40, a major road between London and Fishguard, where the traffic is restricted only to buses and taxis. As a major road in the City of Westminster, Oxford Street will be your ultimate stop for designer stores and globally-famous department stores like Debenhams and House of Fraser. Oxford Street is a must-visit place during the Christmas season as it will be all lit and ready for shopping sprees and some glitter evenings.
The nightlife in London is unique with its vibrantly lit metropolis with everything from one-off events to night clubs. The city’s lights switch on as the sun sets to give it a magical illumination. You can choose for free walking tours or hop on a night tour bus to explore the city at night, seeing the St Paul’s Cathedral, the Gothic architecture of Big Ben and Westminster Cathedral all lit up after dark. If all you need is a buzzing nightlife amongst the big neon signs you can choose to go to Soho, West End of the London city or to the sights of bats at Hyde Park in Hampstead Heath. The Polo Bar at Liverpool Street is open all day and night to serve you a greasy spoon dining anytime you need.
This wholesale and retail mega-market hall, located in London Bridge, Southwark is one of the largest and oldest food markets in London. A market on the site dates back to at least the 12th century, with buildings from the 1850s. Borough Market attracts both tourists and locals with delightful speciality food and scoffing free samples. The Borough Market with a history that dates back to the thirteenth century, is home to artisan traders such as Brindisa and Monmouth Coffee and some of the best bars and restaurants in the city. The Market Porter pub in the Borough Market is something that you should miss. The pub has been featured in ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’ as a bookshop next door to The Leaky Cauldron.
Free art at Tate Modern
This art gallery located in the Bankside area of the London Borough of Southwark is Britain’s national gallery of international modern art. The modern and contemporary art gallery stands as a riverside icon on London’s South Bank. Tate Modern inspires and challenges you with eye-grabbing free permanent collection installations and works by the likes of Warhol, Dali and Hockney. The Switch House extension of the gallery offers you an incredible 360-degree view of the London Skyline. A ride on the Tate Boat across the Thames between Tate Modern and Tate Britain is something that you shouldn’t miss during your visit to Tate Modern.
The city attracts around 27 million visitors every year making it the most visited city in Europe. London is on the top list for many travellers, as it is a city founded by the Romans and thrived over the centuries. London is currently one of the most diverse cities in the world, with an outstanding culture and rich history.