Top 30 Things To Do In London, England
A trip to London, Britain’s capital can easily be one of your most memorable trips in your lifetime. From its rich history to the world-class shopping, dining, lodging, sporting, and entertainment venues, this multicultural city is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.
London for a long time was the most visited city in the world, and even today is now the second, beaten only by Bangkok, Thailand.
Getting to London
Great Britain is in Europe, but as it’s an island off mainland Europe, most travelers to London arrive air travel. London has 5 International airports.
London Heathrow Airport (airport code: LHR) – located 14 miles west of central London. Easily accessible by buses, coaches, taxis, trains, cars, and the London Underground (Tube). By car, Heathrow is easily accessible from M4 and M25 motorways.
London Gatwick Airport (LGW) – 29.5 miles south of central London. Transportation to and from central London by buses, coaches, taxis, trains, and car. By car, there are links directly to M23 and A23.
London Stansted Airport (STN) – 40 miles northeast of central London. Rail, coach, taxi and car accessibility to central London.
London City Airport (LCY) – 6 miles east of central London. Bus, taxi, Underground, and car accessible.
London Luton Airport (LTN) – 25 miles northwest of central London. Access to central London by car, rail, bus, coach, and taxi.
Getting Around London
London has one of the most organized and sophisticated urban transportation systems in the world. The London transportation systems consist of the metro, known as the London Underground or the tube, Docklands Light Railway (DLR), London buses, river bus services, local trains, London trams, taxis and cycles.
You will enjoy easy access and reliable services with the London transportation network. The double-decker buses are a tourist favorite, alongside its bicycles, which can be easily rented anywhere in the city, to provide low cost and independent navigation, throughout the busy city.
Where to Stay in London
The city of London has different types of accommodations. These accommodations vary from low budget to luxury. You can choose from bed and breakfast, hostels, and budget hotels to four (4) and five (5) stars hotel, which provides you with relaxation after a day of excursion in the city.
The accommodations are conveniently located throughout the city and are close to different mode of transportation.
Attractions and Things to Do in London
Thanks to the great cultural and ethnic diversity in the city, dining options in London are virtually limitless.
Visit a Dining District
With upwards of 18,000 restaurants in London, diners can find any cuisine they are looking for, all within a short walk or ride away. Popular dining districts include Soho, Covent Gardens and the South Bank (of the River Thames).
Ride the London Underground
The London Underground is the oldest metro system in the world! But fear not, it now has some very modern trains and it is very quick and reliable.
Take a Selfie in a Red Phone Box
The red public phone booths are no longer working. There is also a threat of them being removed altogther. So take a selfie or a picture in one of these iconic red phone booths while you can.
Ride on a Double-Debker Bus
You cannot leave London without experiencing the world-famous London double-decker bus.
Visit A London Pub
London is known for its pubs, and with over 7000 pubs in London, your visit to the city will provide you with many different styles and types of pubs to enjoy a few drinks.
Visit Big Ben
The city is world-famous for its entertainment and shopping. Shoppers flock to Harrods, Selfridges, Hamleys, and hundreds of shops on Oxford Street, Regent Street, and many other locales.
Concerts and West End Shows
Mega music concerts, musicals, and West End theatres (UK version of Broadway shows) are very popular.
Be sure to check out a sporting event such as Wimbledon Tennis Tournament or a football match at any of the popular football stadiums such as Wembley Stadium.
St Paul’s Cathedral
Tower of London
Westminster Palace (Houses of Parliament)
check out the UK’s tallest building.
The British Museum
There are literally hundreds of attractions within city limits. Just a few of the most popular attractions include:
- Westminster Abbey
- Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
- Kensington Palace
- London Museum
- London Olympic Park
- Trafalgar Square
- The National Gallery
- Natural History Museum
- London Zoo
- London Acquarium
Any time of year is ideal to visit the city of London. Each season will provide its own unique activities which will guarantee a fun filled adventure. Summers can be very hot, and the winters can be very cold. But each season has something special to offer, such as Winter Wonderland during the Christmas season in Hyde Park, and Wimbledon Tennis tournament in the summer.