22 Things To Do in London
London is such an iconic travel destination. It’s a city full of history, attractions, food, and shows, all of which can be overwhelming while making travel plans.
If you’re looking for some suggestions, here are 22 experiences that we’ve actually had and recommend!
1. See the Crown Jewels and become friends with a raven at the Tower of London. Don’t miss the Royal Menagerie sculptures made of wire or the Bloody Tower.
2. Go inside the Tower Bridge and high above the Thames where you can walk, sit, or lie on the glass floor. Conquer that fear of heights, and you may just be rewarded!
3. Stand on the Prime Meridian at the Greenwich Royal Observatory. Not everyone can say they’ve stood in two hemispheres at once!
4. Eat a delicious Sunday Roast (we can recommend The Harrison near King’s Cross).
5. Marvel at the exhibits of ancient artifacts at the British Museum. The age of many of the items on display here is mind-blowing. Be sure to see the Rosetta Stone, the Sphinx’s Beard, and the Elgin Marbles.
6. Stand next to the smallest police station in Trafalgar Square.
7. Pay a visit to iconic Big Ben (Elizabeth Tower) and the majestic Houses of Parliament. We just don’t have buildings that look like that at home in Mississippi!
8. The Churchill War Rooms bring World War II history to life as you wander through the underground bunkers (and yes, it’s unnerving).
9. Indulge your inner wizard and spend at least half a day at Warner Bros Studio Tour London at The Making of Harry Potter.
10. No trip to London would be complete without fish and chips! Try the award-winning fish and chips at Poppie’s.
11. Be completely amazed at the interior of Westminster Abbey. Delicate details, lifelike sculptures, immense spaces, and entombed royalty are just a few of the reasons that I spent the entire tour in total awe.
12. See the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace.
13. Take a break in picturesque St. James Park. Visit with squirrels and the park’s many birds including geese, pigeons, ducks, and the occasional pelican!
14. Find your new favorite food in the form of a meat pie from Pie Minister.
15. See a show on the West End. We were delighted to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It was simply scrumdiddlyumptious!
16. Wander through Borough Market and eat all the food.
17. See some of the filming locations of Harry Potter including the Millennium Bridge, Piccadilly Circus, and Lambeth Bridge.
18. Walk across Abbey Road, an act made famous by The Beatles.
19. Visit 221B Baker Street. Why? Well, it’s the home to none other than Sherlock Holmes himself!
20. The reconstruction of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre transports visitors to 1599. See just how different (and slightly gross) theatre used to be before modern conveniences.
21. Take a day trip to the mysterious Stonehenge, one of the ancient wonders of the world, and see if you can figure out just what the area was used for and how it was built.
22. Visit Harry Potter’s Platform 9 3/4 at King’s Cross Station. Get a photo “walking through the wall” and visit the shop for official Platform 9 3/4 merchandise.
Do you have anything to add to the list? What would you most like to do in London? Have you completed any of these experiences? Let us know in the comments below!
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