Top Things to do when Visiting London
London is one of the most visited cities in the world – in 2015 it attracted a whopping 31.5 million tourists from the UK and across the globe, breaking previous records. As one of the world’s largest cities there’s a lot to see and do, so how do holidaymakers decide what to include in their trip? There are hundreds of attractions to choose from including museums, historical landmarks, official buildings and inner city parks.
The UK’s capital has its fair share of sightseeing spots, but like many other cities there are also many tourist traps you can leave out of the itinerary. If you’re looking for fun things to do in London, which are a bit out of the ordinary, then take a look at our list below. It’s not your average London itinerary!
The View from the Shard
There are many places you can visit for amazing views of the city, but none quite compare to the Shard. London’s highest viewing platform looks a bit strange from the outside – but we promise the views from the top are worth venturing inside for! Check out the website for exclusive events on the skydeck such as silent discos and yoga classes.
Night at the Museum
London has more than enough world class museums, so it can often be tricky deciding which ones are worth the visit if you only have a few days to experience the city. We suggest doing something slightly different – staying overnight at one of the world’s most interesting museums! The Natural History Museum, which features cool dinosaur fossils, opens up its doors for a sleepover once a month and it’s suitable for the whole family.
Escape Room Experience
Regardless of the time of year, you should always be prepared for a bit of rain. Put together a list of indoor activities you’ll be able to do if you experience bad weather. One of the most fun things to do as part of a group is take on London’s finest escape rooms at Omescape. You’ll have one hour to solve puzzles and find clues in order to escape and solve an elusive mystery. Omescape also offers one of the world’s first VR group gaming experiences.
Churchill War Rooms
All history buffs should visit the War Rooms, nestled behind Downing Street and Parliament Square. Go back in time to the Second Wold War and imagine the Prime Minister and his cabinet here, secretly receiving intelligence and giving orders in relation to the battles fought.
A lot of London attractions get booked up in advance year round, so be sure to book ahead!