Five Things To Do In London

If you’re visiting the city of London for the first time, it can be pretty overwhelming. There’s a lot to see and do, and if you’ve only got a short stay or even a long one, it’s important to know what needs checking off the travel bucket list. So here’s five things to do in London, whenever you go.

See A West End Theatre Show

London is a known hub for all things theatre, and one of the must-do’s is to experience a West End Theatre show. There is plenty on offer all year round, and even if you’re looking for something last-minute, there will always be something available to suit your taste. From musicals to plays, a great way of finding theatre tickets is to go through a site like TodayTix or with the theatre directly. Todaytix is particularly good because they’re discounted tickets and that helps save the pennies. You could also go to see a show like Mary Poppins, and then go on a movie location tour after in London.

Go Up The Shard

If you’re not afraid of heights and want the opportunity to see the whole of London, then The Shard has beaten The London Eye when it comes to 360° views of the city’s landscape. The Shard was built back in 2009 and is a 95-storey building fitted out with multiple viewing platforms, restaurants, a hotel and offices. So if you find yourself feeling a little peckish on the way down from the viewing point, you could always stop in for a meal at one of their renowned fine-dining restaurants.

Taste The Delights Of Borough Market

If street food is more your style, then Borough Market is a definite place to stop by during your stay in London. It’s a busy hub of retail and food that has been around since the 12th century. That’s a long, long time! It’s one of the oldest and largest markets in London and is certainly worth going to if you want to try a variety of cuisines and of course, to get a few bargains in the process.

Walk Along The Southbank

There are many beautiful spots in London to enjoy the sites, but one of the most popular places for tourists and locals to go is the Southbank. The Southbank sits alongside the River Thames and has a whole host of chain restaurants and bars to entertain you late into the night. It’s particularly beautiful in the evening, and you’re likely to see many a busker and street entertainer along the way.

Visit Free Museums

If you’re trying to save money on your trip away, there are plenty of free things that you can get up to around London. These freebies can still provide you with a wonderful experience and insight into London’s history. There are plenty of museums in London, of which the majority are free to enter. The main ones to visit are the Natural History Museum, the V&A and the Science Museum.

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With five things to add to your list, your trip to London will certainly be one to remember. Enjoy all that this vibrant city has to offer!

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