Things to do in London

Home to some of the most spectacular buildings, monuments and galleries in the world, London is never short of things to do and see. No matter what you are interested in, there will be something for you. Whether it is visiting famous buildings and works of art, to wandering around shops and restaurants, you can be sure London has it covered. In fact, you may find it difficult trying to decide what to do and what to miss out!



History and Heritage

The history of London is eventful, dramatic and extremely interesting. Some of the biggest events in the history of the UK have happened in London and a lot of British culture was developed in the city. It is the mix of old and new that gives London a lot of its charm, from impressive skyscrapers to centuries old castles and churches, the city is one of a kind and should be on everyone’s bucket list.

Attractions and Activities

For history buffs and culture vultures, there is plenty to see and do in London. Big Ben, The London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey are just some of the amazing historic attractions in London.

If you’re looking to brush up on your history, take a visit to the National History Museum or the Imperial War Museum and be wowed by the hundreds of fascinating exhibits on display.  

One of the most impressive and iconic landmarks is the Tower of London. Dating back to 1066 and the Norman Conquest, this fortress is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city. There are many tours around the Tower of London, which allows tourists to see the Line of Kings, the Jewel Tower and Traitor’s Gate. We recommend taking the Beefeater Tour to learn all about the history of those who used to occupy the landmark.

If you are a fan of the Royal Family and history of the monarchy, you will want to visit Buckingham Palace. Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of the Queen, as well as an administrative centre and a place in which the monarch hosts official receptions and royal events. During the summer months, visitors can tour the 19 State Rooms, which are ornately decorated and feature an array of incredible artwork. Tours usually last around two hours and audio guides are included in the ticket price. For those that simply want to witness Changing the Guard, the ceremony takes place everyday outside Buckingham Palace between May and July.

For those interested in exploring the local museums and art galleries, you’re spoilt for choice in London. With more than 170 museums alone, there is plenty to see and add to your itinerary! What’s more, a lot of the main museums are free, which means you don’t need to worry about breaking the bank. The most popular museums worth visiting include, Tate Modern, British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), National Gallery and Tate Britain

If you’re looking for family days out in London, take a visit to the infamous Madame Tussauds or a trip on the fantastic London Eye for a peripheral view of the city.  For those feeling brave and adventurous, the London Dungeons are fun and interactive for all the family. Relive and experience momentous parts of history and listen to some of London’s most gruesome tales.


Walking 

For those looking to escape the hustle and bustle, we recommend taking a leisurely stroll or bike ride through one of London’s many parks, such as Hyde or Regent’s Park. Plant and garden enthusiasts will love Kew Gardens, the UNESCO World Heritage site, which is home to over 50,000 plants. Kew Gardens, which is based in Richmond, expands across 300 acres of ornamental gardens, woodlands and a nature reserve.

If you are keen to explore the city by foot, The Outdoor Guide has a collection of fantastic of walks around London. For more information, visit here


Cycling

For information on cycling routes around the city, please visit our page Cyling in London


Food and Drink

With rooftop bars, beer gardens, Michelin star restaurants and quirky English pubs you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to wining and dining in London. If you are looking for a truly British experience whilst in the capital, try traditional afternoon tea at Harrods or Fortnum and Mason. For food lovers, experience some of the best Indian food on Brick Lane, or wander through Borough Market for your chance to try some amazing street food. Lastly, visit a traditional English pub for some home cooked hearty meals and a pint of real ale. 


(Credit: The Sanctuary House Hotel, Westminster)  

Search results (54)

The Mad Hatter Hotel image Special Offer

The Mad Hatter Hotel

Southwark, London

A marvellous pub, the Mad Hatter offers 30 well-appointed rooms providing the best value accommodation in the...

AA
From £107 per room per night
Rooms :
30
More Information Check Availability and Book Now

The Park

Teddington, Middlesex

The Park is a grand, iconic Grade II listed Victorian pub and hotel set in the heart of Teddington, South...

From £80 per room per night
Rooms :
44
More Information Check Availability and Book Now

The Greenwood Hotel

Northolt, London

Located in an affluent residential area in the London Borough of Ealing, this stunning grade 11 listed pub...

From £39 per room per night
Rooms :
12
More Information Check Availability and Book Now

Brewers Inn

Wandsworth, London

Being one of the original five Young’s Brewery sites, The Brewers Inn is famous amongst locals for it’s love...

From £109 per room per night
Rooms :
16
More Information Check Availability and Book Now
The Victoria image Special Offer

The Victoria

East Sheen, London

The Victoria is an award winning gastropub in East Sheen, South West London. Seven hip hotel rooms carry the...

AA
From £135 per room per night
Rooms :
7
More Information Check Availability and Book Now
The Red Lion Hotel image Special Offer

The Red Lion Hotel

Hillingdon, Middlesex

Timber beams and Tudor fireplaces meet every modern convenience imaginable, in a charming Uxbridge pub that...

From £89 per room per night
Rooms :
55
More Information Check Availability and Book Now
The Half Moon image Special Offer

The Half Moon

Herne Hill, London

The Half Moon has been crowned the "Best Pub in London" at the 2018 National Pub & Bar Awards. This pub...

From £105 per room per night
Rooms :
12
More Information Check Availability and Book Now

The Orange Tree

Richmond-upon-Thames, Surrey

At the Orange Tree, a stones throw from Richmond Station you will find stylish design, a fantastic menu,...

From £100 per room per night
Rooms :
13
More Information Check Availability and Book Now

The Windmill

Clapham, London

The Windmill is a quintessentially British pub sitting proudly on Clapham Common, with 42 individually...

From £90 per room per night
Rooms :
42
More Information Check Availability and Book Now

The Admiral Hardy

Greenwich, London

The Admiral Hardy is centrally located in the heart of Greenwich and is just a one minute walk from Cutty...

From £90 per room per night
Rooms :
7
More Information Check Availability and Book Now
Showing Results 1 - 10 of 54
Page 1 of 6