If you’re planning to travel to London, you may be overwhelmed by the many fun things available for visitors. In fact, there are so many things to do that it can be easy to think you’ll decide “on the ground” and then get overwhelmed and do and see less than you thought you would.
Here are some of the best and most fun things to do in London:
Head to a Food Festival
London is famous for its many food festivals, especially in summer. Food trucks are the favourite place to eat for many Londoners, and if you head to a car park that’s no longer used, you’ll be likely to find some of the tastiest street food in the country.
Visit Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square is a fun place to visit, and you’ll often find dance demos, free film screenings, different sculptures, and more. Something is always going on here, so be sure to wander around the square at least once when you’re visiting the city.
Watch a Movie Under the Stars
The city is currently seeing a revival of outdoor cinemas, and there are many of them located throughout London. Head to Dalston or Peckham for the Rooftop Film Club or check out the Film 4 Series which you’ll find at Somerset House. Want to really relax? The Hot Tub Cinema is the place to go and the Nomad Cinema is constantly moving around different parks and squares throughout London.
Get out and about
London is an incredible city and something is always happening. Devote an entire day to just visiting different neighbourhoods, and be sure to sort out your transport in London in advance so you can ride the tube without paying for single passes which can quickly add up.
See the Rose Garden
Regent’s Park is popular with visitors, however many forget to check out Queen Mary’s Gardens. If you’re lucky enough to be in London in the summer, you’ll be able to see 12,000 different rose bushes, and the garden will be bursting with colour and an incredible fragrance. Don’t forget to see the lake and sculpture park which is an interesting visit and full of wildlife.
Visit Hyde Park Corner
Hyde Park Corner is where Brits have been expressing their right to free speech since the 19th century. Vladimir Lenin and George Orwell are just two of the many people who have made the most of their democratic rights, and it’s a good place to go and see what real Londoners are thinking, and the issues that residents and visitors are passionate about. Feeling brave? Get up there and have a go yourself.
Check out the Chislehurst Caves
These caves were built by the Druids, Romans and Saxons, and visitors can explore the underground labyrinth which has seen performances by Pink Floyd, David Bowie and Jimi Hendrix. Grab a guide and learn all about the cave’s history.