10 Epic Things to Do While Visiting London

London England is a fantastic place to visit. With its mind-blowing classic architecture and never-ending selection of museums, shopping, and attractions, you will never run out of things to do.

Whatever your motivation, London has something to offer everyone. The Tower of London will excite history aficionados who want to brush up on the story of Britain. While supporters of the monarchy cannot miss Buckingham Palace, admirers of art or theater will laud the National Gallery and the West End Theatre District. The Victoria and Albert Museum, Hyde Park, and Kensington Gardens are just a few of the sites in London that are free to visit, despite the fact that it lives up to its reputation as one of the most costly cities to travel to. Consider joining one of the city’s finest tours if you’re feeling overwhelmed by the variety of things to do and would want the assistance of a local.

1 Visit Big Ben Clock Tower

See Big Ben While Visiting London

The Great Bell of the Great Clock of Westminster is known by the moniker Big Ben. The tower is situated at the Palace of Westminster’s northernmost point in London, England. Big Ben’s tower’s official name was previously Clock Tower, but to honor Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, it was renamed Elizabeth Tower in 2012.

Neo-Gothic architecture was used in Augustus Pugin’s design of the tower. Its clock was the biggest and most precise four-faced striking and chiming clock when it was finished in 1859.

2 Westminster Abbey

Formerly titled The Collegiate Church of Saint Peter at Westminster, Westminster Abbey, is an Anglican church in the City of Westminster in London, England. 39 English and British monarchs have been crowned there since 1066. Since 1100, at least 16 royal nuptials have taken place at the abbey. The stunning architecture makes it a must see.

3 Buckingham Palace

The British royals have resided in this location since 1837. It is also the administrative headquarters of the monarch of the United Kingdom.

The main structure of the current palace, formerly known as Buckingham House, was a sizable townhouse constructed for the Duke of Buckingham in 1703 on land that had been privately owned for at least 150 years. It became known as The Queen’s House after King George III bought it in 1761 to use as Queen Charlotte’s private residence.

4 Ride the London Eye

London Eye

Take a ride on the London Eye for one of the greatest views of London. Enjoy a 30 minute bird’s eye view of Big Ben, Parliament, and the River Thames while your pod slowly completes one revolution. St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Shard, and other well-known London sites are seen in the distance.

5 Borough Market

One of the things I most look forward to on vacation is the food. Surprisingly, London has amazing food, especially the many international options.

One of the most well-known produce and street food markets in the world is Borough Market, which is situated right in the center of London. The food market’s dramatic halls and alleyways are fun to explore and are open seven days a week.

6 West End Theatre District

West End Theatre District London
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A journey to the West End of London would be incomplete without attending a show at one of its historical theatres. Although London is home to some of the best plays and musicals in the world (much like New York’s Broadway), this cultural hub is much more than just neon signs and renowned people.

7 Shopping at Harrods

Shopping at Harrods in London

Shopping is always an essential part of my trip, but due to its sheer size you may need to take a couple of trips to Harrods.

Harrods Limited is a department store located on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge, London, England. The facility occupies a 5-acre site, covering a mind-blowing 1.1 million square feet, and features 330 different departments. Your best walking shoes are highly encouraged when visiting this masterpiece.

8 All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club and Museum: Wimbledon

Wimbledon - All England Tennis London

Tennis aficionados may want to journey to the Mecca of the tennis world, the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, where the world famous Wimbledon tennis tournament is held.

Visit the famous greens where Roger Federer and Serena Williams have shown their champion acumen. The facility gives tours throughout much of the year at a very affordable price.

9 Dinner at The Shard

The Shard London

Take in the spectacular views by having dinner at the top of The Shard. The 72-story skyscraper was designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano and features some of the best restaurants and hotels in London.

10 Double-Decker Bus Tour

London Bus Tour

Give your feet a much-needed break by taking one of the many hop-on, hop-off bus Tours in London. These informative tours allow you to learn about the history of many of the buildings and areas, while giving you the flexibility to disembark in the area of your choosing.

If it’s a warm day, I would opt for an open-air bus to enjoy unrestricted views of the city.

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