London is a city that has something for everyone; it is modern and vibrant but also has some of the most recognisable historic buildings in the world. It is a city where something is always happening day or night and a place where you can literally travel in time while walking the city streets.
London is not short of tourist attractions, from the ultra modern London Eye to the ancient artefacts held within the walls of the British Museum. You can even go back further in time to the age of the dinosaurs by paying a visit to the incredible Natural History Museum.
Take in a Show
The theatre scene in London is regarded as being the best in the world; you will find incredible new talent taking the stage along with top name stars. Catch the West End debut of a new show or take in a classic musical, there are shows and theatres to match every taste and budget.
View the Skyline
The city skyline is constantly changing and evolving. Take the new Shard building for example, it cuts into the city skyline like a knife. One of the best ways to view the skyline is from a height, so make sure that you take yourself off to one of the rooftop bars or restaurants and get a bird’s eye view of this amazing city.
Many of the biggest names in the world of retail have their flagship stores in the city which offer out of this world shopping experiences. Yet at the other end of the scale there are the flea markets and regular city markets that have been taking place in the same location for centuries.
Despite being heavily built up there are some fabulous open spaces within the city, including some beautiful Royal Parks such as Hyde Park and Richmond Park where you can almost forget that you are in the centre of one of the most impressive cities in the world. Alternatively there are some wonderful gardens in which you can while away a few hours amid exotic plant life such as the gardens at Kew.
Free for All
One of the great things about London is that you don’t have to have pockets full of money to be able to enjoy yourself; there are plenty of free attractions around such as many of the museums and galleries that allow you to experience what they have without you having to put your hand in your pocket.
Some of the largest and most prestigious sporting tournaments take place in London and there are a number of football stadiums you can tour, as well as Wembley Stadium. It’s not all about football though as you can also pay a visit to the home of cricket at Lords or tour Wimbledon.
The O2 Arena has played host to some of the most spectacular entertainment events ever seen, but if you are unable to make it to the O2 there are still Earls Court and Wembley Stadium to catch a once in a lifetime show at.