I love visiting london. I have been visiting it since 2008 and with each subsequent visit the city grows on me. The more I went, the more amazed I became. There is always something to do here.
Things to See and Do in London
1. Museum Hopping
There are more museums in London than you can see on a single visit, and many are free. From the Tate to the City Museum to the National Gallery to the History Museum, you can spend the day here without spending a dime! The Natural History Museum has more than 80 million objects, including specimens collected by Charles Darwin. It also has a large collection of fossils, making it a fun and educational place if you are traveling with children. The Victoria and Albert Museum (named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert) is another of my favorites. It houses more than 2,000 works of art from more than 3,000 years of human history.
2. Get food at the Borough Market
With more food stalls than you can imagine, Borough Market has something to eat for everyone. It is home to some of the finest British and international products and dishes. Come here hungry and leave satisfied. Have you eaten? Eat free samples that are distributed at most of the stalls. Open Monday and Tuesday for lunch, Wednesday to Saturday all day and closed on Sundays. The crowd is awful on Saturdays but if this is the only day you can endure it I will still be going!
3. Go to the theater
London is famous for its famous theater stage. Catch a show while you’re here and check out some of the shows that made London famous. Tickets can be very cheap and there is something playing every night (see TKTS for discounted tickets to West End shows). If not, get a Shakespeare show at The Globe in south London – tickets start at £ 7 ($ 10 USD).
4. Take a walk down Brick Lane
On Sundays this small street and parking lot makes for a great spot for cheap eats. Here you can enjoy a wide variety of food, spend the day at the open-air market, or enjoy a delicious local curry. This is a popular place with the locals and offers some of the best food in London. This street is also a great place to bring a camera as the walls are basically galleries for London’s best graffiti artists.
5. Ride the London Eye
The London Eye is basically a 500 meter long Ferris wheel and has become the most popular paid attraction for visitors in the UK. It is opposite to Parliament and has beautiful views of London, especially on a clear day. But honestly, for £ 27 ($ 35 USD) it’s better to spend that money on other attractions.
6. Visit the London Underground
The London Dungeon is called the “world’s scariest horror attraction”. Covering 2000 years of London’s spooky history, this is a painful yet exciting museum from which to explore Britain’s past. While you will learn about the torture methods that were popular in Old England, frankly, this place is more like an amusement park. But if you like things like escape rooms and scary boat trips, you’re going to love it. Tickets start at £ 24 ($ 31 USD).