London is one of those cities which is packed with things to do and see. If you’re planning to visit, you may be wondering exactly how you’ll narrow these down and fit everything in. Luckily, we’ve got the lowdown on the best things to do in London this year. Ready? Let’s get started:
High tea is a must if you’re in London. And there are plenty of great options to choose from- whether you’d like to dress up and go all out, or simply grab a bite in between seeing the sights. If you’re planning the former, be sure to book in advance- particularly if you’re visiting during a busy period. High tea is a London phenomenon, and popular with tourists from all around the world, so plan ahead so you don’t miss out.
London has thousands of pubs, and you could never see them all. You can, however, see some of the best and most popular by taking a pub crawl. www.excess-baggage.com has released an excellent infographic about the #PerfectPubCrawl for visitors. If you’re only in town for a night, or stopping over from a flight, you can leave your baggage and head out for a true London experience. The pub crawl suggested in this infographic includes Cosy Kettle, The Boot, Mabel’s Tavern, The Skinner’s Arms, The Rocket, and more.
Head to Buckingham Palace, and be sure to take a camera so you can film the changing of the guard. This is an excellent place to see, and you can also wander the area- enjoying the park and the surrounding estates across the road. Be sure to check out some of the shops around here if you’re looking for some souvenirs. You can easily get here via the tube, and there are stations surrounding the area.
Bricklane is one of the best places to wander in London. The best part is the artwork, and you can find incredible paintings and graffiti throughout the area. This is also a cool place for browsing little shops, and you’ll find plenty of bars for happy hour around here. Don’t forget to work up and appetite- this is the best area if you like Indian food, and you’ll find people on the streets aiming to lure you into their restaurants with the best deals. If you’re planning to eat around here on a Friday or Saturday night, be sure to make reservations in advance.