One of the world's top cosmopolitan cities, London draws visitors in with its mix of cultural attractions, impressive architecture and leafy landscapes. A city where cutting-edge restaurants, innovative museums and trendy shops are a constant presence, London is known for its ability to stay ahead of the emerging trends.
Things to do in London
A trip to London wouldn’t be complete without visiting Big Ben, Tower Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London. Explore London’s arts and culture by visiting one of the world-class museums, from the British Museum to the National Gallery and Tate Modern.
Spend a morning wandering through the narrow alleyways of London’s street markets, from the antiques at Portobello Market to one-of-a-kind clothing at Camden Market. Attend a show in the West End Theatre District or catch a performance in the lovingly recreated Elizabethan setting at Shakespeare’s Globe.
For a taste of British culture, sip on a pint at one of the traditional pubs or browse the world-famous shops on Oxford Street. Buckingham Palace is best seen during the Changing of the Guard, a traditional ceremony which lasts 45 minutes and occurs on selected months of the year.
For the perfect mix of old and new, fly high above the city in the London Eye, soak in the buzzing atmosphere of Piccadilly Circus and visit the resting place of Charles Dickens at Westminster Abbey. Want to feel like royalty? Have high tea in the Ritz as you’re served loose leaf tea, fresh scones and teacakes in an elegant ambience with a live harpist.
The best way to get around London is the underground, or what locals call “the Tube”. Easy to navigate and budget-friendly, the underground system reaches all major points of interest. Bring a comfortable pair of shoes so you can also explore London’s vibrant neighbourhoods on foot. Getting out onto the River Thames on a cruise or ferry also reveals unforgettable parts of the London skyline.