Whether you’re new to London or not, there will always be parts of London that you haven’t seen. There is simply so much to do and depending on how long your visit is, only so much that you can squeeze into one trip. So you need to have an idea of what you want to see and make a list. Here are a few suggestions of experiences that shouldn’t be missed…
Visit the 6 Nations
If you are a fan of rugby then you might want to get yourself tickets to the 6 Nations 2019. There are several venues to choose from around the capital and watching a match would make for an amazing experience.
Visit St Pancreas International Station
It’s a modern renovation of a Victorian classic, complete with boutiques and the longest champagne bar in Europe. Maybe you’ll be tempted to hop on the train to Paris!T
Do an East End walking tour
You can follow in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper and the Elephant Man on a walk around tour of the East End. A truly memorable tour for those intrugued in times gone by and looking so seek some authentic culture.
The Natural History Museum
Besides what there is to see, the best thing about visiting here is the fact that it’s free! You will need to pay for entry to see some exihibitions but it won’t cost you a penny to step inside and have a wonder around.
Take a trip to the Shard
Fancy venturing up the capital’s tallest tower? The go and have a drink in a bar ir enjoy a meal up the Shard and catch some amazing views. The view from the toilets are equally as impressive!
See Buckingham Palace
It goes without saying that Buckingham Palace deserves a visit when in London. You can book to have a tour inside, if that’s what you fancy. However, you can just visit outside the gates to marvel at the royal history. You might even witness the ‘changing of the guard’ if you time it right.
The Tower of London
It’s one of the oldest monuments and the castle was actually a prison from 1100 until 1952 and has a wealth of history and intrigue about it. There is also a Crown Jewels exhibition which is well worth a look.
The Tate Modern
Definitely a must see experience. Britain’s national museum of modern and contemporary art from around the world is housed in the former Bankside Power Station on the banks of the Thames. It holds both British and international modern art as well as showcasing some one off exhibitions – plus the architecture of the buildis worth a look at too.
It’s an iconic landmark and one of London’s best loved sites. You can check out the engine rooms and then head up to glass-floored viewing platform above the draw bridge, where you can learn more about the story behind the history of the bridge through the times.
Covent Garden is an experience in itself and is not to be missed. There are plenty of shops, restaurants and bars to tempt you, along with street performers. The atmosphere really pulls you in.
I hope this list of experiences has given you some ideas of what to do when visiting the city.
Nb. A collaborative post.