What to do in London – top 10 to dos
When it comes to bustling cities, there is very little that comes close to London. The entire capital is a mix of history and contemporary architecture. It truly is a beautiful place to visit. There is plenty to do here on a trip too. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights, shall we?
- London Underground: I was debating as to whether I should throw a transport system into a ‘to do’ guide. However, you can’t visit London without travelling on the original Underground train system. Just hop on and head wherever you want…just like a true Londoner.
- Harrods: You can’t visit London without taking a trip to one of the best department stores in the world. You may not be able to afford half of what is on offer. However, it is still quite an experience.
- The British Museum: The history of the world is enclosed in this rather large museum. Everything from Ancient Egyptian Mummies all the way through to Modern Antiquities can be found in this free museum.
- The Natural History Museum: Again, another free museum. There is plenty to explore here too. It is a fantastic place to take children that love dinosaurs. Plenty of exhibits for adults to enjoy too!
- The Science Museum: The final free museum I am going to mention (I promise!) as you can probably guess, this is all about the Science. Plenty of exhibits that are very ‘hands on’ in their approach. Between all three museums mentioned thus far you could probably get a good couple of days out of them!
- London Zoo: This was the first commercial zoo in the world. There are a number of animals on display here. It is right in the heart of London too!
- The West End: London’s equivalent of New York’s Broadway. Some world famous shows are showing in this area right now. Almost all of them are working checking out! Make sure you book your tickets in advance as many sell out pretty quickly.
- Buckingham Palace: The ‘home’ of the Queen (if the flag is flying she is in!) this is at the end of ‘The Mall’ (perhaps one of the most boring stretches of Road in the world) it is a sight to behold when you arrive though. Make sure you arrive early in the day so you can catch the ‘changing of the guard’
- Big Ben: Pretty close to Buckingham Palace and obviously a London icon.
- Hyde Park: A nice little bit of green land in the center of London. It is worth a stroll around if you want to escape the hustle and the bustle of the city.