Whether you are looking for adventure, Culture, Art, or History, London has always been a top destination for all curious travelers. This melting pot of different cultures, ethnicities, and nationalities, offers its visitors a wide array of attractions, guaranteed to keep you entertained for weeks on end.
In order to help you find the perfect activities to do in London, we have put together a short list of our top most interesting attractions in this beautiful city.
London Activities and Places to Visit
A day in Buckingham Palace
Why not start off your vacation with a trip to Buckingham Palace: the Queen’s residence. Instead of taking the “Tube” all the way to the palace, we recommend a stroll on the surrounding Green Park. There are several tours available throughout the day and, if you are lucky, you may even see the “Changing of the Guards”, where you may get a closer glimpse at the iconic Beefeaters. There are several tickets available which can also grant you access to other attractions in London, such as the House of Parliament, The Tower of London, or the London Bridge. If you are interested in British Culture and looking to save up a few pounds during your stay, getting these tickets is a great idea.
A morning of shopping at the Portobello Market
Located in Notting Hill, the Portobello Market is as unique as Britain itself. Here you can find anything, from food to clothes, all the way to small memorabilia to bring back home with you. Make sure you get there early though, as it can get quite crowded once the weather starts to get sunnier and warmer. A morning of shopping can really open up your appetite! Don’t hesitate to get some food right on the market, where you may choose from dozens of different food trucks and small restaurants. Once again, make sure you escape the usual lunch hour, since you may have to wait in line for quite some time.
Win your gold medal at the Lee Valley White Water Center
If you are looking for adventure and adrenaline, while also fulfilling your life-long dream of becoming an Olympic athlete, this is the ideal place to go (well… except the becoming an Olympic athlete part)! Built for the Olympic Games in 2012, the Lee Valley White Water Center is a sports center where you can learn how to kayak, canoe, and try out white-water rafting! Sessions are provided by professional teachers who will skillfully guide you through the rapids. Once you’ve had your fair share of adrenaline, you can relax at the Center’s café and terrace, while watching all the action from above.
Get the perfect view of London at the Sky Garden
It’s quite hard to notice how big London is while walking its numerous tourist-filled streets. So why not take a quite trip to the 35th floor of the beautiful Sky Garden? Here you can not only check out the city using one of the many observation decks, but also check out one of the most unique botanical gardens the city has to offer. Offering three floors featuring a diverse array of plants from all over the world, restaurants, an open-air deck, and even an uninterrupted view of the city’s skyline, you can expect a fun day filled with beauty, excitement, and a photo-filled camera. Just make sure to make a reservation beforehand, as the Sky Garden requires that all visitors must book their visit at least 3 days before their visit.
Upcoming events in London
London is a lively city with many amazing events. There are also many great motivational seminars in London which you can attend. To find out more, visit our website.
These are just some of our top picks, as there is always something new and interesting happening in London every single day. Hope you have a wonderful visit to one of the most iconic cities in the world! So pack up, get some comfortable shoes, and don’t forget your umbrella.