London is one of the most vibrant cities in the world and has plenty of activities to offer. Go shopping, visit Buckingham Palace, grab a pic with the iconic London bus and head to Piccadilly for an evening show. There truly is something for everyone in London.
Just make sure to book your activities far in advance, so you grab any discounts available. Book your train tickets to London now and make a list of the sites you want to see.
Here are a few things you could do for the perfect day trip to the capital.
Tower of London
If you’re a history buff, you need to check out the Tower of London and all of its gory glory. You can see the execution block, torture chamber, and even the crown jewels themselves. Some visitors find the Tower of London a little creepy – but it’s a fantastic trip through England’s history.
The South Bank features Shakespeare’s famous Globe Theatre, the Shard, Millennium Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral, and the Tate Modern. If you want to knock out multiple tourist attractions in one day, the South Bank is your best bet. You can also visit the London Eye to get a magnificent view of London from up high or grab a cocktail in the Shard to take in the skyline.
Houses of Parliament
You can see Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and Houses of Parliament from the outside without taking a guided tour. The architecture in Westminster is impressive, and there are several statues of royals and British icons around.
Of course, the Queen’s home is a must-see for any new visitors. Walk down the Mall, past St James Park and take in the break-taking sight of Buckingham Palace. You might be able to catch the Changing of the Guard if you time it correctly. Fun fact: If the flag is up at Buckingham Palace – the Queen is currently home!
Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square feature all kinds of street performers and a wonderful atmosphere. You can take a photo with the famous Trafalgar lions or buy a coffee from one of Covent Garden’s independent cafes.
If you like the theatre, Piccadilly Circus is the place to be. Check out the headlining shows now and book them in advance – they get filled up very quickly. You can also enjoy Oxford Street and Regent Street for a spot of shopping in this area.
London is one of the best cities in the world – see the sites and enjoy your trip!