London is one of the most-visited cities in England. This should come as no surprise as it is England’s capital and home of the Queen. If you are planning to visit this great city in the near future, you may be wondering what the best spots to check out are.
It’s difficult to create a guide that covers all the fun and fantastic things this city has to offer. However, we can narrow down our personal seven favourite things to do in London. So let’s dive into it!
1. Visit Buckingham Palace
The crown ruler of England is known to reside in the lavish Buckingham Palace. However, seeing this property in pictures doesn’t do it justice. You need to go there in-person and see what is arguably the most-remarkable place in England.
The neoclassical-designed palace boasts over 700 rooms and an army of staff that keep the property looking as pristine as the day it was built.
The daily “changing of the guard” ceremony is also a sight to behold. This ceremony begins just before noon, so be sure to get there early and grab a good spot to see these guards in action.
2. See the Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum in London is considered one of the greatest museums in the world. The property is 675 feet long and features two massive towers that overlook the visitor area. However, the museum’s artefacts are what draw visitors from around the world.
The museum contains over 50,000 books, 334 volumes of plant species, and 10,000 preserved animals. These are in addition to the 80 million palaeontology, zoology, and mineralogy items on display! A tour of The Natural History Museum is enough to relight anyone’s childlike sense of wonder.
3. Spend the Day at Hyde Park
London’s famous Hyde Park may be smaller than New York’s Central Park. However, it is brimming with fun and exciting attractions. You can visit the bird sanctuary just north of the Serpentine lake. You can also stop by Kensington Gardens and marvel at the gorgeous sunken garden and fountains.
If you get hungry during your exploration, you can stop by the Serpentine Bar and Kitchen for a hot meal alongside the Serpentine lake.
4. Shop at Oxford Street
Oxford Street is at the heart of London’s shopping district. This area is known for being incredibly busy throughout the day, but its three hundred shops and outlets are more than enough to satisfy even the pickiest of shopaholics.
You can find stores that sell luxury boutique items. On the opposite end of the spectrum, you can find bargain stores that offer quaint knick knacks. Did we mention the dozens of great bars and the free WiFi that is available across the area? This spot should be on every London visitor’s list, whether or not they have a passion for shopping.
5. Eat at Borough Market
If urban shopping centres aren’t your thing, you can always check out Borough Market. This spot may not feature high-end boutique stores, but it’s loaded with unique market stalls that are sure to wow just about any foodie. You can find cuisines that are distinctly British at this market, in addition to some more exotic offerings.
So if you’re craving pasta, a glass of red wine, or a gooey cheese toast you can eat on-the-go, Borough Market is definitely worth a visit.
6. Check Out the Street Art
London’s urban environment also makes it a hotbed for street art. Some of the best spots to see this walls sprawling with creativity include:
- Brick Lane
- Leak Street
Consider heading over to one of these spots and seeing how local street artists communicate with the world. These colourful designs are sure to brighten-up your Instagram stories and create a fun memory.
7. Gift Engraving at My Little Panda
Consider visiting My Little Panda’s outlet in London and learn to engrave your own gifts. My Little Panda is a business that sells sustainable and natural gifts of different varieties.
We engrave all our products in-house and can teach you the process so that you can create a custom engraving on one of our products. We use Courgette font on our items. However, we also offer other fonts and custom logos if you contact us via email-chat in advance.
Visit our London store and prepare for an unforgettable experience!