7 Things You Must Do in London

Date:15-10-2013 11:40:19 read:1

You’ve seen it innumerable times in movies and TV shows, and have always craved to go there. Indeed, London has that charm and effect on people. It lures tourists from all over the world, and offers such attractions that nobody wants their vacation to ever end. However, doing a reality check, one can’t obviously extend a holiday endlessly. So here are a few things that you can do and see, to make the most out of your short London holiday trip, and gather memories to cherish for a lifetime.

1. Visit the local attractions

London is attractive right from the first time you see it, and this is mainly because of the wonderful architectural appeal that it has. There are beautiful houses and other constructions that are a visual treat for the visitors. Some of the few places that you cannot afford to miss out on include London’s Big Ben, The Tower of London, and London Eye. The Big Ben is basically London’s clock tower, which looks stunning during night, when it is illuminated very well. The London Eye is the giant wheel giving a panoramic view of the entire city, and giving you the opportunity to see more than 50 famous landmarks of London in around 30 minutes up on the wheel. The Tower of London deserves a tour inside it, for you to know about its fascinating 900-year-old history.

2. Appreciate art

London is a big hub for all forms of art, and the city has preserved various historical paintings and other relics in some of the most well maintained museums here. If you are interested in history and knowing more about the city, as well as the evolution of art and sculpture in general, then you must visit the Victoria & Albert Museum, Royal Museums Greenwich, Natural History Museum, Tate Modern, Imperial War Museum London, National Gallery and British Museum.

3. Attend the musicals

London is always having one musical or the other going on in some corner of the city. Your trip is definitely incomplete if you don’t attend at least one musical there. Some of the best ones that you should try and catch include ‘We Will Rock You’ at the Dominion Theatre, ‘Billy Elliot: The Musical’, ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ at Her Majesty’s Theatre and ‘Les Misérables’ at the Queen’s Theatre. Some of the others that you can try out include ‘Jersey Boys’, ‘Mamma Mia!’, ‘Dreamboats and Petticoats’, and ‘Blood Brothers’.

4. Dine out

London has the largest possible array of restaurants for people from all over the world to enjoy fine dining. There is not only a big range of cuisines to choose from, but also a huge variety in the kind of dining spaces. For instance, you will find restaurants by celebrity chefs such as Gordon Ramsay (Chelsea), Jamie Oliver (Fifteen), Aldo Zilli (Zilli Fish), Thomasina Wiers (Wahaca), Gary Rhodes (Rhodes Twenty Four), as well as traditional restaurants such as Porters English Restaurant, Boisdale of Belgravia, Roast, and Rules. Then there are cheap, and value-for-money kind of restaurants such as Diwana Bhel Poori House, Food For Thought, Masala Zone, Gourmet Burger Chicken and much more.

5. Enjoy the nightlife

London has a good nightlife, and offers people a wide range of Karaoke bars, sports bars, exclusive gay and lesbian bars and live music bars to choose from. Obviously, club rules for each of the places are different, so you must check first by calling the club you want to visit. Try out Barfly, The Dublin Castle, Hootananny, and Proud Camden for live music, and enjoy some wonderful bands playing their music there.

6. Shop till you drop

London is counted as one of the major fashion destinations of the world, and houses almost all global brands, apart from being home to some of the most renowned designer boutiques. Do not miss out on special shopping festivals, and look out for clearance sales that happen pretty frequently in a lot of stores and markets. You’ll find vintage bags and dresses at really affordable prices in some flea markets too.

7. Let your kids enjoy

If you are traveling with kids, you’ll be glad to know that London has some interesting gaming parlors and arcades, as well as kid-friendly restaurants and shopping places, so that your kids don’t feel bored and can enjoy the vacation to the fullest.

Overall, you will love the place for maintaining a wonderful old world charm, yet being modern in all ways possible.

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