Walking alongside the River Thames is one of the best ways to catch a glimpse of many of London’s most famous sights.
Views of London – for spectacular views of the city, go to Primrose Hill, Parliament Hill, The Hilton Park Lane or The Shard. These are all located in different parts of the city, giving you the chance to see its many different sides. Sit down, have a snack and just enjoy the view.
Buckingham Palace – the Queen’s home is almost a must-see for any visitor to London. The palace is open to the public in August and September; during the rest of the year you can visit The Queens Gallery, which features items from the royal collections. The changing of the Guard is also not to be missed. The ceremony takes place either on even or odd days (depending on the month) and is accompanied by a Guards band playing traditional marches or other popular music.
London has several museums worth visiting. As well as historical museums such as the British Museum, the National History Museum and the Science Museum, there are also contemporary museums like Tate Modernand the Victoria and Albert Museum.
West End theatres and musicals – where the most important and popular musicals are playing.
Parks – visit a park for relaxation, exercise or fun activities; Hyde Park, Green Park, Kensington Gardens, Greenwich Park, Observatory Gardens, Regent’s Park and Kew Gardens are all great options that are always within easy reach.
Football is a big sport in London, which is home to teams like Chelsea, Arsenal, West Ham, Crystal Palace and Tottenham. The atmosphere at a London team’s home game can be truly unforgettable.
London nightlife – for an exclusive VIP-style night out, head to West London’s clubs, where the famous and beautiful gather. East London provides a more hip and local clubbing scene.