Visit the museums, hop onto the Thames Clipper like a local, hit the Zoo - these are some of the best things to do in the British capital
Did our foodie guide to London inspire some wanderlust? If you’ve booked your tickets to the English city (or planning to head there sometime), then you’ll find this guide to a different side jolly old Londontown helpful. To help you find the best experiences in the city, we’ve tasked our travel guru friends at Lightfoot Travel to come up with an interesting itinerary for London. Read on, then buzz Lightfoot to put it all together for you in an attractive travel package!
Go on a cultural expedition
With museums littered throughout the city, cultural junkies will have their hunger for all things culture easily satiated.
‘The World Goes Pop’ exhibition, held at the Tate Modern, showcases the intriguing works of over 200 artists from Latin America to Asia from the 60s to the 70s. It depict the many facets of Pop Art, as well as examining how each country put their own spin on the concept.
Being far away in China sure don’t stop contemporary artist Ai Weiwei from featuring his work at the Royal Academy of Arts. The exhibition by China’s most famed and controversial artists includes major works from his career as well as his latest pieces.
Keen to experience royal fashion? Then be sure to catch ‘Fashion Rules at Kensington Palace’. Admire the outfits of The Queen, Princess Diana and Princess Margaret, and see how each of these royals adopted fashion trends in their day and age.
Explore London like a local
Escape the hustle and bustle of London for a little while by hopping onto the Thames Clipper to get to Greenwich, a green haven on the south bank of the River Thames. Take in all the greenery, soak up the romantic baroque architecture, admire the views of London, and be in two places at once at the Greenwich Meridian line.
Break a sweat as you dance the night away watching your favourite artiste at the O2 Arena, the city’s largest concert venue. The likes of humourist Michael McIntyre and U2 will be on stage come Rugby World Cup time, so book your tickets soon!
Shopping on Oxford and Regent Street is always a delight, but add a twist and head to London’s many markets for a different experience. From Old Spitalfields to Columbia Road Flower and Brick Lane Market, the possibilities are endless!
Things to do in London with kids
Of course, we haven’t forgotten those with kids in tow. Thankfully, London is filled with fun activities for the little ones.
There is an abundance of museums such as the National Maritime Museum, The Royal Observatory, Madame Tussaud’s and the Natural History Museum which have been specked-out to educate and entertain kids.
At the London Zoo, kids can be Keeper for a Day and have the opportunity of getting up close to the zoo’s resident. Another great animal-related experience is the London Aquarium, more specifically the penguin experience: observe a family of Gentoo Penguins and journey through ice landscapes filled with interactive features.
If your kids are the fearless types, challenge them with a visit to the London Dungeon, bound to get their heart beating fast!
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