Things To Do On Your London Dream Trip
My last trip to London was too short, so I’m definitely planning to go back and see the things I missed. Here’s the things that I recommend you do on your trip to London.
1. Borough Market
London’s Borough Market is a foodies’ best dream come true. It was one of the best markets I’ve ever been to in the world. Of course, it’s been around for over 1,000 years, so they’ve had a lot of practice to get it right. I didn’t want the day to end. There are more than 100 stalls at the market, so make sure to plan on spending some time at this wonderful market.
2. See The Largest Botanical Collection At Kew Gardens
Kew Gardens has the most diverse living plant collection in the world. Some things you won’t want to miss are the treetop walkway in the tree canopy of a woodland glade, the hive which highlights the life of bees, and the incredible plant houses. To save money, make sure to buy your Kew Gardens tickets online before you go.
3. Visit Little Venice
Little Venice is a peaceful canal area of London, known for its cute boat cafes and pubs. It used to be a popular hangout for artists and writers. It’s a great place for a walk in the sun, and to take some creative photographs.
4. Tower Bridge
The Tower Bridge in London is considered to be the most famous bridge in the world. You can see stunning views of the city from the walkways, and sunset is one of the best times to visit. It’s also a great way to walk across the Thames to get from one side to the other of London. The old engine rooms are fascinating to visit.
5. See Another View Of London From The London Eye
For incredible views of London’s skyline and cityscape, take a ride on the London Eye. You will see most of London’s landmarks, and for a romantic twist, you can even order packages that come with champagne and chocolates. This is a high-class way to get a view of London.
6. Visit Leadenhall Market
I missed this market on my last trip to London, but I definitely plan to go back and check out this market’s many offerings. It’s a Victorian style market with cobbled walkways and a glass roof. This market was used as Diagon Alley in the Harry Potter movies. The entrance to wizard’s pub, the Leaky Cauldron, is actually an optician in Bull’s Head Passage in the market.
7. Walk Through History In The Tower Of London
The historic Tower of London is where to see the Crown Jewels, the prison cell of Sir Walter Raleigh, known as the Bloody Tower, and the Chapel of St. John and the Royal Armories. If you are a history buff, this is definitely the first place you should check out. Definitely take a guided tour to understand all that you are seeing.
8. See The Pelicans At St James’s Park
There are over 40 pelicans who live in St. James’s Park, and you will usually find them hanging out near the lake. The park is open from 5am until midnight each day, and it’s an easy park to reach by public transportation.
Get your tickets to London attractions online before going at https://www.encoretickets.co.uk/attractions.
Nice read and travel advice. You say you felt like your trip was too short, just wondering did you do these or did you miss doing them?
I did some of the activities, but want to go back and do the rest!
London is one of my favorite places. Very nice article. Thank you for sharing