London is such a beautiful & fun City. From the amazing old & new architecture to the royal family, the city feels like a mix of venturing back in time and modern day perfection. There is something for everyone & every occasion in London.
Read on to find out what makes our list of must see's whilst you are visiting London.
Useful tip for visiting any of the attraction's... Buy an oyster card. The tube is the easiest way to get round London and you save money by using an oyster card. You can also use this on TFL boats & buses.
If you love fashion and all things shopping then you have to go to Harrods. Not only is the building architecturally beautiful but it has multiple floors of high end shopping to please everyone.
Standing 135m high over a predominantly level city, the London Eye allows you to view 25 miles in each direction, assuming there is no cloud. Intelligent tablets give incredible information about landmarks you can see. Make sure you book in advance to save time and money.
You can't come to London without visiting the Queen's official London residence. Built in 1703 for the Duke of Buckingham, Buckingham Palace replaced St James's Palace as the monarch's official London residence in 1837. Queen Elizabeth II divides her time between here, Windsor Castle and, in summer, Balmoral Castle in Scotland. If she’s in residence, the square yellow, red and blue Royal Standard is flown; if not, it's the Union Flag. The 19 lavishly furnished State Rooms are open to visitors when Her Majesty is on holiday from mid-July to September.
Visit Hyde Park
Hyde Park is central London's largest green space. Our favourite thing to do in Hyde Park is to simply hire bikes and cycle through. Depending on what time of year you are visiting the park offers different things. In the winter it hosts winter wonderland which is a huge Christmas market with food stalls, rides, gift stalls and so much more & it's FREE. In the summer you can catch huge concerts so keep your eye out for what is going on in the park.
Galleries & Museums
There is so many galleries and museums in London. From the great British museum to the science museum or the V&A Gallery to the Hayward Gallery, all of these are great for different reasons. Here's a list of our top ones. Hayward Gallery, V&A, Tate, Design Museum, British Museum, Science Museum, Shakespeare Globe, National Gallery, Museum of London, Imperial War Museum, National Portrait Gallery and so many more.
Camden is a well-known for its alternative culture, the people found here are an eclectic mix of goths, punks, rockabillies and tourists alike.
Camden Market offers and equally diverse range, featuring street food from international cuisines, and lots of stalls selling unique items artwork to take home. If you take the time to rummage through the vintage racks you will be rewarded with quirky individual items that simply can't be bought elsewhere.
After shopping reward yourself with a more relaxed stroll down to Camden Lock, you won't be disappointed.
Soho, the base of London’s sex industry and although there are still a few sex shops dotted along here it's now host to a vibrant nightlife. Soho is often considered the center of the city’s LGBTQ* community with plenty of gay and lesbian bars to check out after the sun goes down.
It's not just home to bars and clubs though, Soho also has a number of theatres, jazz bars and restaurants to explore, making it a cultural hotspot. As it is not far from Leicester Square it also means it’s a great place to go for a few drinks after a play or stage show.
If you want to shop, then Oxford street is the best place in London to head too. It is Europe’s busiest shopping street with over 300 shops and over 500,000 people flock here every day for some retail therapy.
If you are in London around Christmas then you will be treated to a spectacular illuminated shopping spree as Oxford street goes all out to impress.