There are a billion things to do in London from dusk until dawn 24 hours a day 7 days a week; this list simply outlines a few of the greatest things to do while in London. Move to LondonNumber one on the list is to move to the capital city, there is a suburb that […]
Move to London Number one on the list is to move to the capital city, there is a suburb that suits you and your needs. From the hustle and bustle of the touristy hotspots such as Knightsbridge (if you’re looking for multi-million pound property), or Covent Garden for the atmosphere and excitement of theatreland, to the out of town coolness of Brixton for the trend setters, or the artsy South Bank for cultural arts, film and performance.
Shop until you drop With tens of thousands of shops in London your choice is immense. There are some of the world’s most famous department stores such as Harrods, Fortnum & Mason, Liberty and Selfridges to choose from. Markets are in abundance across the capital including well-knowns such as London’s Borough Market, Camden Lock Market, Portobello Road Market, Brick Lane Market, and Old Spitalfields Market to name a few. For some high street greats visit Regent Street, Oxford Street, or Westfield, and for designer brands head to Mayfair, Bond Street or South Molton Street. Savile Row is a tailor lovers dream, and the King’s Road offers chic boutiques aplenty.
See a show No visit to London is complete without a trip to the theatre. Renowned across the world, London’s West End and other theatres are known for offering the best theatre shows. World famous theatres include Shakespear’s Globe Theatre, the Royal Opera House, the Apollo Victoria, Prince of Wales Theatre, Barbican Theatre, The Queens Theatre, The Old Vic, and The Theatre Royal Drury Lane are at the top of the must visit list. From drama to musical theatre there is something for everyone. Shows that have stood the test of time include; The Phantom of the Opera, the Lion King, Les Miserables, and Mamma Mia!
Visit a museum London boasts a staggering amount of excellent museums, many of which are completely free to visit. Whether you are into books, science, history, art, or war there is a museum for you. From the National Portrait Gallery and the British Library, to the National History Museum and the Science Museum, or the Royal Air Force Museum and Tate Britain, you really won’t be disappointed.
Dine out When thinking of food in London there are some seriously good options, with every single food culture and genre to choose from. And, if you are into high end then London has over 70 Michelin Star restaurants to venture into, of which 3 have been awarded three Michelin Stars, they include: Gordon Ramsay (Chelsea), Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester (Mayfair), and The Araki (Mayfair). Or for street food fans there is something in every neighbourhood, check out the markets (Maltby Street Market and Borough Market) for some of the best street food vendors in London, also London’s South Bank Centre offers an excellent variety of street foods.
Remember one thing, London has everything for everyone!
Morgan Franklin is a freelance writer, editor and designer who works across various sectors and largely online. His work covers everything from business and politics to the environment, ethics and entertainment.
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