Are you considering a trip to London? Whether you want fun and excitement in this vibrant city or something more peaceful and relaxed- there really is something for everyone. Regardless of your interests or what you want from your trip there will be lots for you to see and do. Here are a few examples.
For History and Culture
As with any very old city, London is brimming with history and culture. For something more unusual, how about visiting Highgate Cemetery- it sounds a little morbid but you can actually book tours to go and see what it’s all about. Famous people such as Karl Marx have been laid to rest here, so it makes for a fascinating place to explore! Close to Hyde Park can find a place called ‘Speaker’s Corner’- this an actual soapbox that you can get on and rant. It sounds weird but actually lots of celebrities and influential people have once stood here and you have the chance to learn something new. You could also visit artist Dennis Severs former home in Folgate Street and have a look around, tours operate often during the year. If art is your kind of thing, perhaps you could stay somewhere like St. Ermin’s Hotel. This is an architectural wonder, that has been seamlessly restored with Art Nouveau and Rococo influences
London is brimming with incredible pieces of architecture, and if you want to see beautiful buildings then Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s Gallery and other royal buildings are all a sight to behold. Westminster Abbey plus Big Ben, City Hall and the Postmodernist British Library are all incredible buildings for sightseeing and taking photos.
For The Outdoors
As well as being a bustling city full of shops, restaurants, offices and tourist attractions, London is also home to a number of green spaces that are perfect to visit on a sunny day, Hyde Park, St James Park, The Regents Park and Greenwich Park are all worth a wander around. You could have a picnic outdoors and soak up the sunshine, or you could hire bikes or walk around on foot. Another fantastic place to explore is along the Thames, you could stroll past all of the riverside establishments or you could hire a boat and get into the water. There are lots of companies offering all kinds of things from tours to floating cafes so are worth checking out.
There so many bars in London you’ll find something for every taste. If you’re after something calming and tranquil, you could consider the waterside cafes and bars of Little Venice. If more of a lively atmosphere is more up your street, how about a stand-up comedy show where you can have a drink and be entertained. Interestingly, London also has lots of ‘hidden bars’. Do some research online and find out where these hidden entrances are located and go and visit for something exciting and a little different!
What sort of things would you most like to do in London?