Sightseeing in London
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
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. 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.
For those who want to explore the city by foot, The Outdoor Guide has a collection of fantastic of walks around London. For more information, visit here.
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.
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)