London, is one of the biggest cities in the world and has a lot to offer any tourist. Ranging from beautiful monuments to picturesque landscape, tourists will find a place that will meet their fancy. The experience in London is not only unforgettable but is also exciting. Most visitors prefer visiting the city during the summer month because of the warm weather. Winter is least popular time for visiting because of the heavy rain and cold temperatures. There are many attractive options for people visiting London. Here is a good selection of things to do.
London is home to a number of renowned museums and cultural centres. Visitors can get a spin on The London Eye, scale Sir Christopher Wren's monument, where they can climb the 311 steps to the top to catch a glimpse of the city or have a glimpse of the stars, planets and moon at the Royal Observatory.
You can also immerse themselves in the culture and history in different Museums such as the British Museum, the Bruce Castle Museum, Charles Dickens Museum and the Grant Museum of Zoology. Kids can also have fun at the National gallery and Pollock's Toy Museum.
The London Park is must-see attraction, where visitors head to the penguin beach to see these animals as they waddle and swim. They can also enjoy a walk under the sun in the Hyde Park, where they can attend open-air concert or take part in sports. They can also take tours of the city in an open-bus or the Docklands Light Railway (DLR).Credit: Alby [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
London is home to a wide number of shops and markets where the visitors can get collectibles and souvenirs. They can get a bargain at Wimbledon, which is open 3 days a week. Lovers of music can visit the best record shops in the city, including Rough Trade East, Flashback, Sister Ray and Revival Records.
Visitors should also head to Davenports for magic and mystery, Billingsgate Market for fresh fish, Borough Market, Broadway Market and Alexandra Palace for food. For vintage couture, there are a number of retro stores that the buyers can get into and find everything they need. Not to forget the world's famous department stores such as Harrods, Liberty, Selfridges and Harvey Nichols.
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After a day of sightseeing, one needs to eat. London features restaurants in different locations. Visitors will be spoiled by the choices both in local and international cuisine. Taste Chinese cuisine in Chinatown, sample Turkish meals in Dalston, authentic Indian in the Western Peripheries of the town and Cockney cuisine in Petticoat Lane Market. Enjoy a complete English breakfast in different restaurants such as Caravan or Lantana or the Dean Street Townhouse. The visitors can also sample coffee at top baristas in Prufrock and Kaffeine. In proper British culture, the visitors can also take afternoon tea in restaurants.Credit: By Ewan Munro from London, UK (Caravan, Clerkenwell, EC1 Uploaded by Oxyman) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
A visit of London is not complete without an experience of the nightlife. Bars are available in different locations, where the visitors can enjoy wine, beer and cocktails. For lovers of dancing, there are discos, ballrooms and venues of live music and cabarets to offer them the entertainment of the night.
Other nightlife activities to indulge in include visiting the Comedy Store to enjoy a laugh from the different comedians of the night, catching a movie at the cinema or enjoying a show at the theatre.
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As you see, London is a great travel destination. I hope you have a chance to experience these great attractions on your next trip to London!