If you’re planning on spending your next holiday in London, there is such a variety of places to go and things to do that it can be hard to select just a few. Here are 10 “can’t miss” things to do in London.
- Go to a Play at the Globe Theatre
If you have good stamina, you should plan to go to a play at the Globe Theatre. The theatre, famously associated with William Shakespeare, offers plays for a very reasonable cost but the audience must stand as there are no seats.
- Visit the Whispering Gallery
As you tour St. Paul’s Cathedral, make sure to pay a visit to the Whispering Gallery located in the base of the dome. The acoustics are so good in the balcony that you can whisper a message to a friend standing on the other side and he or she will be able to hear it clearly.
- High-Speed River Cruise
Why take a boring, slow boat when you could take a high-speed cruise of the River Thames? The boats travel the river at up to 50 knots while a guide narrates the cruise.
- Visit the Tower of London
If you have an appreciation of history and architecture, visiting the Tower of London will be a great experience for you. Learn the history of the Tower as Her Majesty’s royal residence, take the Beefeater tour, and see the Crown Jewels while visiting one of the top 10 things to do in London.
- Look Back at Your Childhood
A visit to the V&A (Victoria & Albert) Museum of Childhood is a chance to see some of your favourite toys and give your children a glimpse of your childhood. The museum features collections of children’s toys, dollhouses, games, and costumes from the 1870s to today.
- Visit the Seat of British Government
Spend the day touring the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. The Neo-Gothic style architecture alone will be fascinating but learning the history of what goes on in the buildings will make the tour even more interesting.
- Changing of the Guard
It’s probably one of the most touristy things to do while in London but if the trip is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, you need to watch the Changing of the Guard. Since the schedule varies by season, check it before going.
- Take a Cable Car
If a boat cruise isn’t your style, go over the River Thames in a cable car. The trip takes 20 minutes and will take you from the Greenwich Peninsula to the Royal Docks.
- Go the Natural History Museum
The museum has exhibits for the entire family. Your youngsters will love to see the animatronic dinosaurs while you will love seeing them eager to learn more about man’s history.
- Visit the British Museum
If art is more your thing, the British Museum will have what you’re looking for. Spend the day looking at exhibits from Old Masters to contemporary art, photography, and much more.