London is a thriving and eclectic city with countless things to see and do. Whether you wander around or have specific destinations in mind, you will never find yourself with a moment of boredom in the city.
I’m not one to stick to the tourist trail, but sometimes you just have to play tourist. Here are five great things to do in London:
Ride the London Eye
The London Eye may be a bit overplayed, but it provides the best view of the city.
Circle around the sky and take in panoramic views of the Thames, Big Ben and everything else that London has to offer. The line can tend to get long, so go early and book as soon as you can.
I decided not to go on the Eye when I was in London, and I find myself regretting that, even if just for the photographic factor.
Walk the Thames
Whether you do it at day or night, walking the Thames is always a great was to get to know the city.
It’s always a bustling boardwalk with plenty to do, see and eat. Make a day of it and pack a lunch, or take a boat cruise to see it from a different angle.
Try walking along a different area of the river, that you might not except to go. You never know what you could find.
Visit the Queen
Another tourist-move, but how could you not? You can’t visit London without visiting the queen. You don’t have to go on every trip to the city, but if it’s your first time in London, head over to Buckingham Palace to get a look at the Royal residence, or maybe even poke fun at the guards.
Take advantage of the beautiful park space in this area, and have a picnic if it’s not raining.
It’s also fun to wander around the neighbourhood surrounding the palace. There are some really nice houses to look at and you can admire some wonderful architecture and design.
Shopping on Regent Street
Shopping is abundant all over London, but many shoppers will frequent Regent Street, near Piccadilly Circus.
Peruse the shops, window shop, splurge and have fun. Regent Street is also one of the best places to find accommodation in London as there is lots to do and it is in a central location.
Regent Street is a great base location to spend your holiday in London.
Watch the Pigeons in Trafalgar Square
Feeding pigeons is discouraged, but chances are you will see plenty of people doing it. Rather than feeding the bird yourself, stand back and watch all the action.
Pigeons will flock for food and fly all over the square looking for more, creating a spectacle to be seen.
Trafalgar Square is also the perfect place to people-watch. In any given ten minute time span you will see different people from all over the world.
What’s your favourite thing to do in London?