What to do in London

Find out here what to do in London if you are planning on visiting soon.

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the shard londonIf you are planning on visiting London, you will be interested in finding out what to do in England’s capital city.

It goes without saying that the centre of London and surrounding areas offer some really fantastic and interesting tourist attractions.

My girlfriend and I, and her family often visit London to look at the sights and visit one of the many things to do in London and hop on and off the London Underground.

Below you will find out what we think are the best things to do and see in London and we are speaking from experience.

I would list the prices for you on the attractions but to avoid misleading anyone due to any price changes I thought it best not.

We are just an ordinary family who take a 9-year-old lad to London to educate him and show him what London has to offer.




The reason for this point is that we visit London attractions that are aimed at families and if you look about you can save money with voucher codes and on websites such as Groupon and search for London.

Map of Popular Tourist Attractions

What to do in London:

Below is a list of the tourist attractions that we have visited in London – over a period of a few years – each one is definitely worth a visit.

  • Tower of London
  • London Eye
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Palace of Westmintser
  • British Museum
  • M&M Store Piccadilly Circus
  • Natural History Museum
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Tower Bridge
  • Big Ben
  • St Paul’s Cathedral
  • London Dungeon
  • National Gallery
  • Westminster Abbey
  • London Zoo
  • Tate Modern
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Hyde Park
  • London Bus Tour
  • Science Museum
  • Kensington Palace
  • Regent’s Park
  • HMS Belfast
  • The View from the Shard
  • Harrods
  • Royal Albert Hall
  • Wembley Stadium
  • Camden Town
  • Covent Garden
  • London Bridge
  • The Thames River Cruise
  • Windsor Castle
  • Theatre Land


Top 10 things to do in London:

I asked my girlfriend and her lad to rate the places above that we have visited in London and create a top 10 list.

Below are their top 10 places to go and visit in London – in order we have:

  •   London Eye
  •   London Open Top Bus Tour
  •   Buckingham Palace
  •   The View from the Shard
  •   London Zoo
  •   Harrods – (Girlfriend likes to shop!)
  •   Thames River Cruise
  •   See a musical in Theatre Land – Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Matilda & Billy Elliott were mentioned
  •   Covent Garden – just to walk about, street entertainment and restaurants
  •   M&M Store – located in Piccadilly Circus (Charlie loves it there)

The above vary in price but if you are staying for a weekend then you could pick a couple of the attractions to visit then take a walk around Covent Garden, visit Harrods and the M&M store as they are obviously free if you don’t buy anything!

Best things to do for your trip to London:

So, above there are a lot of places listed as ideas for you to go and visit in London but apart from that, here are our top 5 tips and advice on what we do when we visit London to get the best out of your trip:

  •   Book train tickets well in advance to London via RedSpottedHanky – very cheap train tickets to London
  •   Buy an all day travel card for the London Underground – approx £10 covers you all day zones 1-6
  •   Book your hotel through Booking.com*, you do not have to pay until you get there and look for Premier Inns!
  •   Plan your London visit in quieter times of the year to avoid mayhem in the centre of London
  •   Definitely visit Covent Garden,  Harrods, M&M Store, Westminster, Hyde Park and watch a musical

Photos of London – Latest Visit:

To prove that we have visited London and been to the above attractions and I am not talking a load of you know what, please find a selection of photos from the our latest visit which was to the Shard:

The View From The Shard

If you would like any further information on what to do in London, please get in touch.