If you have already read our article about the best 10 things to see in London , you will know that the city has many interesting things to offer. In any case, London, in addition to hundreds of monuments, offers multiple interesting activities that make a trip to the city an unforgettable experience. Nobody gets bored in London!
What to do in London?
In this article we have tried to make a list of the 10 best things to do in London but, as you may have already noticed, we have not been able to decide. So, here we bring you the 12 (not 11, not 13) favorite attractions of the Loving London editors. Is yours on the list?
1.- Stroll through the historic center of London
First things first, and what kind of trip would it be if it didn’t include a visit to London’s historical landmarks? In our opinion, the first day of a trip to London should be focused on discovering places like Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace… Tip: There are several possibilities to see the best monuments in London, the first option is logically to walk walk and walk. However, if you can’t or don’t want to do the whole sightseeing tour on foot, London has an extraordinary network of tour buses that cover all these places and many more, providing interesting explanations along the way.
2.- Take a cruise on the Thames
London offers a totally different face from the water that we recommend discovering to all travelers. The Thames is London’s central artery and an active part of its history since the city’s founding in AD 50. For this reason, the banks of the Thames tell the evolution of London in a very special way and allow us to understand the English capital from a totally different point of view.
Tip: especially interesting are the boat trips that include food. Imagine a restaurant on the move that passes through the best points of interest in the city! For this there are both relaxing walks with lunch on the Thames , and romantic dinner cruises . A unique way to enjoy a unique meal with the best views of the city.
3.- Climb the London Eye
Since the year 2000 it is possible to see London from above thanks to this giant Ferris wheel located in the heart of the city. Such is the popularity of this attraction that, contrary to what was originally agreed, London is not going to dismantle it and it will be renamed “Coca Cola London Eye”. A trip in one of the glass cabins of the London Eye lasts 30 minutes and allows you to enjoy views of the main points of interest in London. Thanks to interactive screens that help identify each monument and attraction more easily, you make sure you don’t miss a thing.
Tip: It is best to buy tickets online in advance to save time in line. you can choose British Airways, Delta reservas , Spirit airlines teléfono Attention! If you have the Explorer Pass for London, the entrance is included.
4.- Visit at least one market
Although the most famous is probably Camden Market (pictured), London offers a unique number of street markets. From the Brick Line to Portobello Road passing through the Borough Market or Covent Garden among others, this is something that without a doubt should be present on any self-respecting trip to London. My advice : if you have time, take a whole morning for this activity. The best thing is to get lost in the markets and take the opportunity to eat something in its various food stalls.
Tip: One of the things that has put Camden on the international map is its huge importance in the London music scene. For the rockier travelers who want to discover the area in a different way, there is a perfect tour:
5.- Discover the world of Harry Potter
I don’t know if it’s just me, but I’m dying for Harry Potter. It was one of the first books that I remember not being able to stop reading, at school they even forbade us to read during breaks so that we could talk to each other. In short, if you are like me, a fan of Harry Potter, there is no way that this tour is missing on your trip to London. The visit to the Making of Harry Potter transports you from the first moment to a world of magic that can only be compared to what it felt like to read the books or watch the movies.
6.- Go shopping in central London
Honestly, I think it’s inevitable to end up shopping if you visit London. I’ve been trying for a long time to stop wasting money on things I know I don’t need, but it’s just stepping foot in Picadilly Circus and going crazy. Regent Street and Oxford Street are heaven for shopaholics like the Loving London team. Levi’s, Zara, Burberry, Hollister, Uniqlo, COS, H&M, Apple, KIKO Milano, Nike, Topshop… everything and more in just two streets. Great!
7.- See a musical in the West End
I guess surely this point is not for everyone, but I love musicals and I especially like them in London. London is known throughout the world for its fantastic theaters that regularly host the most critically acclaimed performances. The cast of Les Miserables and the Lion King in London is simply unbeatable in my opinion. Therefore, among all the things to do in London, seeing a musical in the West.
8.- Visit at least one of the main museums in London
It is difficult to decide which is the best museum in London or which one you cannot miss. Like everything, museums depend a lot on the personal taste of each one. If you are interested in classical art from between the 13th and 19th centuries, you cannot miss the National Gallery, located in Trafalgar Square. If you are looking for decorative arts such as sculpture, your place will be the Victoria and Albert Museum and if you are passionate about archeology and Ancient Egypt, you will love the British Museum. For its part, the Tate Modern, opposite St. Paul’s Cathedral, houses the best modern art by international artists that can be found in London.