Tips for exploring the best of London

The London Eye

London Eye ©Nihat Karakum/Flickr

There is no place in the world like London. It’s not only the capital city of the United Kingdom, but a thriving metropolis, a unique tourist destination which drags millions of visitors each year. With some of the world’s most iconic landmarks, best museums and historical monuments, the city is extremely attractive among tourists. London is an immense city, occupying about 1,572 km². As it is a huge city, it is good to have a plan for visiting the main tourist attractions. In order to help you discovering the most significant sights, arts, nightlife spots and shopping spots of the city, below I will give you some tips for exploring the best of London.

Make a list of the top attractions before traveling

London is home to hundreds of tourist attractions. If you spend just a few days in this majestic capital city, it is good to make a list of the top tourist attractions before traveling. Find out which are the most important sights and make a list of the ones you want to visit during your holiday. Let me give you some tips: the Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament are not-to-miss, just like the London Eye.

You also can not miss the Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and the Palace of Westminster. If you have time, visit the Royal Observatory Greenwich, Kew Gardens, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus and St. Margaret’s Church. These are the most visited landmarks of the city.

The London Eye

London Eye ©Nihat Karakum/Flickr

Some museums are must-visit

As for the museums of the city, London is home to some of the world’s best-known and most visited museums. The National Gallery, the British Museum and the Tate Modern are must-visit museums of London. Besides these three, London is home to numerous other museums and art galleries, too.

Whatever your taste in art, you will find it here. The Victoria and Albert Museum, the Natural History Museum, the National Portrait Gallery and the Science Museum are further interesting museums of London. Visit as many as you can! You won’t regret it.

The British Museum moria/Flickr

The British Museum ©moria/Flickr

Don’t miss the main nightlife spots

London is a great city for clubbing, going to theatres, cinemas, opera house and so on. Whatever your taste in nightlife, you’ll find it in London. The city never sleeps. There are numerous clubs, discos, nightclubs, bars and pubs dedicated for the young travelers.

The Fabric is one of London’s best clubs. If you are looking for live music, go to the Cargo, Jazz Café, Bar Fly or Proud. If you prefer theatre, visit London’s West End. It is home to 40 fantastic theatres. It is a paradise for the lovers of theatre.

The Ministry of Sound, London ucluphotosoc/Flickr

The Ministry of Sound, London ©ucluphotosoc/Flickr

Make time for shopping

London is a paradise for shopaholics. There are dozens of fantastic shops, store, boutiques, markets and shopping malls in the city. Bond Street, Covent Garden, Regent Street, Oxford Street, Westbourne Grove and Knightsbridge are just some of the main shopping spots of the city. You will find here absolutely everything you look for.


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