Thursday 15 October 2015

Top Days Out in London

London is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, and is replete with wonderful historical sites, monuments, museums, galleries, theatres, parks, restaurants, pubs and so much more. Whether it’s your first time visiting London or your tenth, you’ll find a vast array of new things to experience. So if you’re trying to plan your London trip, then here are a few fun activities and sites that you won’t want to miss-out on.

The London Museums

London is home to a dizzying amount of museums that house collections ranging from Egyptian mummies and ancient Greek ruins, to dinosaur bones and modern technological wonders. Some of the most popular museums include: the British Museum in Bloomsbury, which is dedicated to human history, art, and culture; the Natural History Museum in SouthKensington, which exhibits specimens from across all of natural history; and the Science Museum, also in South Kensington, which features space and technology exhibits. A major plus to the London museum scene, is that there are no entry fees, but donations are recommended.

Walking Tour of London
The best way to tour all the most famous landmarks of London would be by purchasing a ticket for the hop-on-hop-off bus tours that circle the city. However, if you’re looking to get in a little exercise and want to roam the streets like the locals, consider taking a self-guided walking tour along the banks of the Thames. Starting from Parliament and the famed Big Ben clock-tower, you can head east to the London Eye, Shakespeare’s Globe theatre, the Tate Modern gallery, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London.

Visit London’s Great Parks
In a metropolis like London, once called The Big Smoke, one would think it would be difficult to discover some greenery, but fortunately there are plenty of parks located throughout the city, each featuring its own unique looks and atmosphere.

 Richmond Park is the largest of the Royal Parks and was created by Charles I in the 17th century as a deer park. Today, you can still observe herds of deer roaming through its open paddocks. Closer to the centre of town you’ll find Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, the former of which is a well manicured mixture of grass and flower beds, and the latter of which is more rugged and open, and home to the Serpentine waterway and the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain.

For those looking to experience all the great things this city has to offer, and not break the bank, there are lots of discount vouchers available for some of the best things to do in London, so a trip to this fantastic city won't cost you an arm and a leg. 


Stefan Jansson said...

Thanks for the tips about what to do and see.

Anonymous said...

It must be around 15 years since I visited, thanks for the ideas and tour!

Dave said...

I love London and lived there for a few years. Nowadays its hop on the Megabus and spend a day walking around an area. A couple of weeks ago we went to Canary Wharf and then a walk around the City before heading back to Victoria.

Lowell said...

That first photo! Wow! Beautifully composed and a glorious show! Love the colors and it's all very impressive!

William Kendall said...

I'd be quite happy spending time in London.

Mike@Bit About Britain said...

Nice summary. London's a great city to walk in, there's always something new to see in the museums and it has an abundance of parks and open spaces. Years since I've been to Richmond - must re-visit when next there - and Hampstead Heath.

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