If the capital of the UK is the next on your travel list, then you’ll be spoilt for choice with things to see and do. If you’re looking for inspiration, here is a rundown of 6 fantastic options you won’t want to miss during your visit to the big city.
1. See a West End Musical
Even seeing a show that you’ve never heard of, and even if you’re not the biggest theatre fan, it would be difficult not to get your feet tapping when visiting one of the many spectacular West End shows in London. Even a visit to the theatre is enough for sight-seeing with spectacular architecture and a really exciting buzz.
With so many shows and musicals to choose from, it would be hard to say no, or you can even opt for a play if musicals aren’t your bag.
2. Take in a Museum
A cultural must for a visit to London, there are many iconic museums to choose from, and a great advantage of this item on your list is that most museums are free: perfect for a budget trip.
Checking out a full list of London museums before you go is a good idea, but some of the biggest you won’t want to miss include the National History Museum and the Science Museum. There’ll always be a museum to fit your tastes and interests.
3. Try to Find a Hidden Bar
London has an abundant amount of bars, clubs, and restaurants, but if you’re looking for something a little more interesting, did you know that London also has a wealth of hidden bars? Some of them may be hiding behind unmarked doors, down in basements, or standing behind inconspicuous street features. You’ll need to do your research ahead of time for the best hidden London bars to make sure you can find them (and find the password!).
If traveling to bars and meeting new people is a priority for your London trip, you may also want to try Playgirls London to find a new friend.
4. Take in a Harry Potter Studio Tour
This is a must-do for Potterheads, as any visit to London wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Warner Bros Studio Tour. Take in the Great Hall, tour Diagon Alley, and check out the latest attraction installments from the franchise. Depending on the time of year you travel, there may also be special extras, such as at Halloween and Christmas.
5. Visit an Arena
If you’re looking for something a little louder than a museum tour, you might want to consider one of the many iconic London arenas to take in a concert or show. Your favorite band might be touring, or maybe you just want to take in the atmosphere for a musical act you’ve never experienced before. Some of the biggest London arenas include The O2 or the Royal Albert Hall if you’re more a fan of the classical.
6. Enjoy a Boat Ride on the River Thames
If you’re taking a trip to London, you’ll also want to take in the famous river; what better way to do this than a guided boat trip? If you love the water, you have plenty of great options, including a river cruise with a meal, renting out your own boat, or even simply taking a kayak to the water.