22 Things to Do in London, United Kingdom

22 Things to Do in London, United Kingdom

London is the capital of the United Kingdom and attracts 27 million visitors every year. Did you know? London is the smallest city in the United Kingdom. There is always something to see and do in London. Below are 22 things to do in London, United Kingdom.

Fun Facts:

  • Romans first settled in London in 47 CE
  • London has 170 museums
  • 300 languages
  • The House of Parliament is the Largest Palace in the UK
  • London buses were not always red
  • Over 8.7 million people live in London
22 Things to Do in London, United Kingdom
Buckingham Palace

My Experience:

I went to London for my 16th birthday with my Aunt Wendy, who is now in heaven. I had the best time because we were super close. We both loved doing things, being silly, and staying busy. I will list a few activities that we enjoyed below.
-Castles
-Top of the London Eye
-Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace
-British Museum
-Crossed the London Bridge
-Took a photo with the infamous Red Telephone Boxes
The trip was soooo much fun, and I loved meeting the locals! Their accents were admirable, and the people were kind. I would go back in a heartbeat!

Landmarks:

1- London Eye-

A trip to London is not complete without getting a ticket for the London Eye. The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel offering gorgeous views of London.

2- Big Ben-

Big Ben

Westminster is an iconic building home to the House of Parliament and Big Ben. Big Ben is the name of the bell in a large tower that chimes every hour.

3- Buckingham Palace-

Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is a landmark you must see if you are in London. The palace, home to the British Royal Family since 1837, features 775 rooms and one of the most beautiful private gardens in the world. Don’t forget to watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard. This historic tradition happens a few times every day.

4- Tower Bridge-

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge is London’s most famous bridge. You can buy tickets to explore inside of the towers and walk along the bridge.

5- Tower of London-

The Tower of London has been around for centuries and is where you will find Crown Jewels inside a safe. The Medieval Palace is another place to learn more about the Bloody Tower.

6- Red Telephone Box

The red telephone boxes are one of the most enduring symbols of London today. They are not hard to miss, and you will find them all over the United Kingdom.

7- Walk across Abbey Road

The Abbey Lee Road is most famous for being on the Beatles album cover.

Museums/ Art Galleries:

8- Museums-

22 Things to Do in London, United Kingdom
Visit the British Crown Jewels

Museums are a big deal in London, as the city is known for its history and culture. There are museums located near each other on Exhibition Road in South Kensington. You will find ancient fossils and stuffed animals at the National History Museum. Afterward, you can head to the Science Museum, which has hands-on activities. The Victoria and Albert Museum focuses on cultural history. The British Museum is where you will find the infamous Rosetta Stone and mummified remains.

9- Art Galleries-

London is an ideal city for people who appreciate both classic and contemporary art. The galleries are free to visit. The National Gallery has incredible artists on display, including Van Gogh and Rembrandt.

Adventurous:

10- Chessington World of Adventures

This adventure park has more than 40 rides and attractions across ten exciting, themed lands. The park is also home to a zoo filled with more than 1,000 animals and a sea life center.

11- Madame Tussauds-

Madame Tussauds is a wax museum where you will find look-alike celebrities made of wax. The detail is incredible, and this is an experience you will not forget.

Parks:

13- Hyde Park-

Hyde Park is the largest park in London and is famous for having artists perform every week. The park is home to two bodies of water where you can go kayaking or paddle boarding.

14- Hampstead Health-

This park covers 790 acres at one of the highest points of London. Here you will get some of the best views of London.

15- Holland Park

22 Things to Do in London, United Kingdom
Holland Park

This 54-acre public park was a former home to the Hollands, who owned a mansion at the center of what is now a park.

16- Richmond Park-

22 Things to Do in London, United Kingdom

Richmond Park, created in the 1600s, is where deer roam freely.

Food/ Drinks:

17- Leaden Hall Market-

This market is home to shops, eateries, and bars and gets super busy at lunch and early evenings.

18- Borough Market-

The Borough Market is the most iconic food market in all of London, located on the south side of the river.

19- Camden Market

This market is located along the river and features street food from international cuisines.

20- Nightlife-

Shoreditch is one of the trendiest areas in London and has an incredible amount of nightlife bars and eateries. The most popular nightlife spot is in Soho, where you will find plenty of gay and lesbian bars to check out after the sun goes down.

Shopping:

21- Shopping:

Bond Street and Oxford Street are great places for shopping. You’ll find designer brand stores like Tiffany’s and Ralph Lauren. Harrods is one of London’s most famous department stores serving the super-rich and elite customers.

Castles:

22- Windsor Castle-

22 Things to Do in London, United Kingdom
Windsor Caslte

Windsor Castle is the oldest occupied Castle in the world and has been home to 39 monarchs for over 1,000 years. The Castle is open to the public. Buy your tickets today!

Have you been to London? Please comment down below your experience!

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