London – a city rich with history and one of the most culturally vibrant and exciting place in the world. There is really no shortage of things to do in here, but I do understand that some of you don’t have the luxury to stay here for a long period of time, so below I’ve listed 7 best things you should do when you’re in this heart-stoppingly beautiful city.
So what are the best things to do in London?
1. London’s Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tours
I can’t recommend this enough especially if you’re only in town for a day or two. In here you can see as much as London attractions in a day. It’s a tourist sightseeing bus, usually open top that enables you to get on and off as you please. I consider this the most convenient way to see the most iconic Landmarks of London such as the Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, St Pauls Cathedral and many more.
What are the best Hop-on Hop-off bus tours in London?
How much is the Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tours?
Prices vary from £26.35 to £36.90
2. Go on the London Eye
You will surely pass the iconic London Eye on the Southbank of the River Thames when you are on the Hop-on Hop-off tour. You can get off the bus here and same with the other tourist spots in London, you can spend hours taking photos and admiring the London Icon. But if you have spare time and money I highly recommend buying a ticket and going on it. It is once in a life time experience you will treasure forever. London Eye has won over 85 awards for national and international tourism and considered the UK’s most popular paid visitor attractions. It symbolize modern London, and the Europe’s, tallest cantilevered observation.
How much is the London Eye ticket?
Prices range from £30.50 to £40, and can be combine with some other attractions around to get a better deal.
How long is the London Eye ride?
One rotation on the London Eye will take around 30 minutes.
3. Visit a London Museum
London has anywhere between 170 to 240 museums in total, and most of them are free, donations are recommended but not required.
What are the famous Museums in London?
- Natural History Museum – located at Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 5BD. It is one of the most iconic landmarks in London because of its striking Romanesque architecture that offers a free activity for both grown-ups and children. Natural History Museum is a home to life and earth science specimens. Entry to Natural History Museum is free and booking a timed ticket only is highly recommended as they can get very busy and won’t be able to accommodate walk ins on busy times.
- British Museum – is the first-ever national museum to open in public in 1759. Located in Great Rusell Street, London WC1B 3DG. In here you can discover 2 million years of human history and culture.
- Science Museumhttps://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/home – also in South Kensington, next to Natural History Museum is the Science Museum, the home of human ingenuity. In here, you’ll find stories of incredible scientific achievements.
4. Visit the London Zoo
Many people might think that Zoos are for children but actually my partner and I has enjoyed visiting the zoo even before our children. I came from the Philippines where we don’t have anything quite similar to this so this was on top of my places to visit when I arrived in London 10 years ago. I had come back several times with the children and still enjoy it. London Zoo previously known as ZSL London Zoo or London Zoological Gardens, houses around 16,000 animals from around 750 species. London Zoo is located in Outer Circle, London NW1 4RY. Nearest Tube Station is Camden Town in the Northern Line.
5. Walk, Cycle or Unwind in at least one of London’s 3,000 parks.
Hyde Park is really a good one as in it you’ll see quite a few memorials, fountains and statues. It’s famous for being the largest park of the four Royal Parks with over 300 acres of spaces to explore. You can also admire the Serpentine Lake and Rose Garden which are both located inside the park.
6. Try London’s River Thames cruises, boats or better yet a speed boat.
Admire few of the London Iconic Landmarks like Tower Bridge and London Eye whilst on the River Thames. You can choose from cruising on the water, with lunch or dinner included or if you want to have an adrenaline rush then River Thames Speed Boat is for you. Whatever floats your boat I’m sure you’ll have a memorable experience. I did both of them and both was good.
7. Discover your perfect Afternoon Tea in London
A quintessential British tradition, an afternoon tea consists of selections of sandwiches, cakes and pastries and quality teas poured from silver tea pots into delicate bone China cups. You can also add a glass of champagne for an even luxury experience. The Ritz Afternoon Tea is the most popular one in London but nowadays most hotels and restaurants are offering the experience. I personally like the Milestone Hotel and The Rubens for a less pricey choice without sacrificing the quality of the food.