Top Ideas To Do In London

Top Ideas To Do In London


Hyde Park

It’s a good place to run, cycle or walk your dog. The park is huge, with its boundaries being Kensington Gardens to the west, Regent’s Park to the north, Green Park to the east and Hyde Park Corner to the south. It contains artificial lakes, an indoor swimming pool and tennis courts. There is also a cricket pitch. As well as a boating lake, although this is man-made and not natural. There are over 250 different species of trees in Hyde Park, and it is one of the largest central London parks.

Baker Street

The Sherlock Holmes Museum is along Baker Street and other popular locations from the book are close by so it’s no surprise that Baker Street is a popular tourist destination, This Week In London ( Visitors came to see famous sites and even pose for pictures outside 221B Baker Street (the fictional address of Sherlock Holmes) although now the house opposite has been demolished. A stroll along Baker Street today will lead you to what seems like a picturesque street, full of restaurants, bars and shops.

Not so long ago that wasn’t the case. Baker Street was once a lonely street and considered by many to be quite one of the most dangerous around. Any Sherlock Holmes fan can walk the streets of London and stumble upon the famous 221B Baker Street address, where the fictional detective lived out his days. The history-laden city (and theater district) are home to several of these literary walking tours. This is a fun article if you want to write something on the history of Baker Street, and how it was an important part of London’s history.

Brixton Academy

Brixton Academy has been the host to so many memorable live music experiences – from gigs by bands such as Blur and Radiohead in the 90s to more recent performances by Rihanna, Slipknot and Nirvana. The venue is massive and there’s a great range of food for the cost of a ticket, which is usually around £40. You’ll be able to hear your mates talk easily, and if you’re stuck at the back with a bunch of quiet people, it’s not like anyone really notices anyway.

One thing that I like about Brixton Academy is the level of detail that they have put into the venue it's always got some really cool lighting or decoration up. They tend. London is filled with exciting live music of all types, from small underground concerts to huge festivals that have world-famous acts coming from all over the globe. A good introduction to what's going on in the London scene can be found on MySpace or bandsta ges, and you can also check Time Out magazine, which has a special section for live music.

If you're looking for more specialized types of music, such as rockabilly or 60s soul music for example, then going straight to the source can be useful: asking friends what they've been listening to lately or attending blues jams in local pubs. The venue is five stories high with each floor holding different types of music from rock to hip-hop. It also has a beer garden, so it's a perfect setting for a laid-back evening.

While most venues only open their doors at night, Brixton Academy is open from 12pm each day so you can stop by and visit anytime. The venue is also located right on the edge of central London so getting there is easy. Brixton Academy features some of the best international bands from alternative-rock to urban hip-hop. Tickets are also usually quite cheap £15-£20 for a good seat. For more information about live music, check Open Mic Music Club, which brings every Tuesday some of the best unsigned artists to showcase their talents as well as up-and-coming local bands.

Located in South London, Brixton Academy is well known for playing host to some of the most popular music bands in the world who are touring or performing on their album launches. With capacity standing at over 5000 people, it provides a spectacular setting to witness thrilling live performances. The Brixton Academy can only be described as one thing. a monster venue. This is the largest of its kind in London, and it’s second in size only to Madison Square Garden.

The O2

The O2 Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena in London, England. It is located on the Greenwich Peninsula, on the South Bank of the River Thames. The venue is part of the "O" Zone and was renamed The O2 during the summer of 2013 as part of a five-year rights deal. The O2 Arena is located on Greenwich Peninsula, in the London Borough of Greenwich. It was built in 2003 and opened in January 09 as Millennium Dome.

This venue was designed by Richard Rogers, who also designed the neighboring London Eye. It’s one of the most famous landmarks in London. The O2 Arena is not only a popular venue for sports and entertainment but also for functions and conferences. It’s easily accessible from any part of London via the Underground or by bus. Today the O2 Arena is one of the most iconic concert venues in the whole world. Ever since hosting a decade-long string of live music performances, it has developed itself as one of London’s true landmarks.

The O2 Arena, now called Greenwich Arena, was built in 2001 by Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), who also owns and runs the well-known O2 on London's North Circular Road. It was officially opened on January 1, 2000 by Queen Elizabeth II. From 2001 through 2011, The O2 Arena played host to the historic Millennium Dome Show. With a total of 5,000 standing guests and 3,500 seated this venue offers a bit of everything. It may not be one of the highest, but you can’t deny just how famous Baker Street is.

Brick Lane

A visit to Brick Lane is not complete without a visit to the Sunday market. Every Sunday, vendors set up stalls along the length of Brick Lane, selling clothing, food, jewelry and just about anything else imaginable. Spend an hour walking down Brick Lane checking out all the wares on offer and then stop by Woodlands restaurant for some delicious Indian cuisine. For more info, check out my full Brick Lane sightseeing guide here.

I can see the change in my neighborhood since I moved here over five years ago. On my way to Brick Lane, I pass by the East London Mosque, and if its Friday you’ll be treated to a sermon spilling out from speakers outside. The street vendors have disappeared and been replaced by trendy cafes selling green tea lattes and artisan bao filled with pork belly. Brick Lane is a unique but small little neighborhood, with a lot of character.

It has traditionally been home to communities like the Huguenots and Jews. This diversity has lived on today, and Brick Lane blends lots of different cultures into one community. From a culinary perspective, it is quite different than the rest of the city. Yes, the borough of Tower Hamlets has a lot to celebrate with regards to Bengali culture. But it needsn’t go far outside its borders to recognize its residents diversity. Whether you’re just visiting or live in this working class neighborhood, there are plenty of sights and sounds to discover on an afternoon stroll along Brick Lane.

Brick Lane is a gateway to Bangladeshi food for many people. It has a great selection of restaurants serving extremely cheap and delicious curry. With the average cost of a curry around £5 – £7, Brick Lane is one of the best places to get your afternoon meal. Brick Lane is also an ideal place to explore the many antique bookstores that exist in Londons East End. To learn more, check out: 100 Books Every Man Should Read.


Londons Chinatown is one of the citys most intriguing areas. The fact that it is still largely hidden away and free of the crowds that gather around more famous landmarks, means that it is still very much an undiscovered area for many people. With authentic restaurants, supermarkets and secret bars throughout Gerrard Street, there is plenty to see on a Chinatown tour. When your friend from out of town wants to try "the best Chinese food" in London, you know exactly where to bring them.

Chinatown, conveniently located in the heart of Soho is home to many of Londons best known Chinese restaurants. From cheap eats and authentic late night dim sum to Michelin-starred fine dining and cocktail bars, Chinatown has it all. From authentic Chinese restaurants to cheap street food, Chinatown is a melting pot of flavors, cultures and offers some of the best food around. Spend a few days exploring this vibrant quarter of London, and make sure you drop by for one of its many festivals such as Chinese New Year or Mooncake Festival.

Electric Avenue

The World’s Largest Independent Record Store and The World’s Loudest Cinema, two of the most famous landmarks of Brixton Market, replaced the street’s former more prosaic shops in the 1970s. Today it hosts an eclectic mix of modern and traditional market stalls, restaurants and cafes, indoor and outdoor market events every day of the year, and a variety of other visitors with different interests. Local people continue to live in the area, along with students from the nearby Goldsmiths College, which dominates one end of Electric Avenue.

Here at Electric Avenue, we’re doing a lot more than just sleeping. Producing and distributing great comedy content is one of our passions, and it’s the top thing on our to-do list each and every day. We have a passion for discovering tomorrow’s stars and supporting emerging talent, as well as producing innovative TV programmes and live comedy events. It gives us great pleasure. The electric Avenue advert is one of the most iconic in the history of television.

In fact, it’s part of television folklore. It was one of the first TV adverts to go completely viral. In 2012, Channel 4 aired a special programme to celebrate its 30th anniversary. It's not the Rockaway Beach of New York City. Or even the Brighton Beach of Brooklyn. But it is the Electric Avenue of L. A. And Robert Ogilvie (Ocean Park, Santa Monica) is staking his claim when he says as much. Here I will be talking about the market and its significance in London.

Piccadilly Circus

The first electric advertisements were placed in Piccadilly Circus in 1907. In the beginning, these lights were manually controlled but over time they became automated. This was critical to transforming Piccadilly Circus from a neighborhood into the popular tourist destination it is today. Today, Piccadilly Circus has become the virtual center of London with tourists and locals alike looking up at the giant video screens for city news, traffic, weather, you name it. In the 18th century, it was lit by gas and later by electric lights which were installed in 1910.

Piccadilly Circus is famous for its large electronic advertisements and its status symbol “domed” shape (now looking a bit like an eye at night). These days, the square’s popularity is thanks to the advertising billboards lining its buildings. Of course, these billboards—many of which flash to display new ads and marketing campaigns—are what make Piccadilly Circus a tourist magnet. At the center of Piccadilly Circus is a statue of Eros, the Greek god of love.

 Eros originally was placed at Shaftesbury Avenue, but moved to Piccadilly Circus when traffic became too heavy. Nowadays… Piccadilly Circus can be found next to Green Park, the place where I often walk my dog. There are cafes and restaurants around, and it's often crowded with tourists. This blog post can be found at There are also nearly 200 different species of wildlife in the park.    Its varied and fascinating history is a testament to the rich heritage of London.

Oxford Street

When it comes to shopping in London there are plenty of options. From the trendy markets of Brick Lane, to the upmarket shops on Regents Street. One street that has it all is Oxford Street. This busy street offers everything from expensive boutiques, to high street fashion, fast food restaurants, and even a McDonalds. With its location, and services on offer Oxford Street has earned the title of counties top shopping street. I'm guessing that you know London.

But do you remember Oxford street? Without knowing it, it is the top spot to go shopping in London and one of the European busiest shopping streets, mainly for people which come from all over Europe and Asia (even Africa). It has over 300 shops, stops and department stores, and over 500 000 visitors every day. This street is split into two sections; the West Oxford Street, known for its high end stores such as Prada, Gucci and Burberry (My favourite), and the East section which is much more budget friendly and is home to Zara, Miss Selfridge and Top Shop.

Leicester Square

The Square is considered one of the heartbeats of London. It attracts millions of visitors each year who come to enjoy a variety of activities and attractions. You will stumble upon street artists, vendors, and numerous shops all around. One notable landmark at Leicester Square is The Empire, a luxurious 1920s movie palace. It is also home to the world-class Troxy Theatre as well as Prince Edward Theatre where several well-known musicals are performed. If you're looking for an authentic taste of local London culture, you can't go wrong with Leicester Square.

This famous landmark has been a part of the area's landscape since 1670; it’s also where movie premieres are held for some of the world’s top films. The square is a big deal any day of the year, and there’s never a bad time to check out all the action (although most come to Leicester Square at night). If you've ever dreamed of being a movie star, then continue dreaming by making a pilgrimage to the West End to witness the true magic of the British stage.

It's also a very good place to go shopping, as you will find that most major brands have flagship stores here. Expect the presence of dazzling neon lights and bustling crowds during your visit as well. A small oasis in the middle of Central London, Leicester Square is a favorite hang out spot for tourists and locals alike. This entertainment hub is one of London’s most well-known squares and a must-visit when you think of places to go in London.

Here are some things to do in the square. In 1878, Leicester Square hosted the very first electric light display in the United Kingdom. The display was called the “La Morte d’Arthur” (The death of Arthur) and was projected onto a white sheet that hung from three windows of the neoclassical New Cambridge Theatre (now demolished). Nowadays, the square becomes a major meeting spot for visitors and regulars. The outdoor events that take place attract a lot of attention, which makes Leicester Square a top attraction in the heart of London.


One of the most visited (and free) galleries in London is the Tate Britain. It is actually housed in a super symmetrical building designed by Sir John Soane. The gallery contains a permanent collection of British art and hosts some truly amazing exhibitions, including a huge display of works by JMW Turner. As an added bonus, admission to the Tate museums includes entry to the Tate Modern, which has a great selection of contemporary art and is located close to the river.

For art collectors, there are galleries of modern and contemporary art in London. The Tate Modern, home to the UKs national collection of international modern art, has recently undergone a makeover. The Tate Britain was once the main collection for British art and is located opposite the Houses of Parliament on the South Bank. The Royal Academy hosts an impressive collection that includes works by Picasso, Rihanna and David Hockney. London art galleries also include the Tate Britain on Millbank which is set next to the river Thames and offers expert displays of British art from 1500 to the present day.

The Tate also has a free collection of over 2,900 works on display, including paintings, sculptures and drawings inside the Turbine Hall. If you are short on time, it. Also not to be missed is Tate Modern. Tate Modern has become one of the worlds most visited modern art galleries in 30 years, with work by artists including Monet and Picasso displayed. The gallery also hosts pieces from collaborating artists, such as Olafur Eliasson's "The weather project".

Gallery Thursdays are a great afternoon to check out the citys free museums and galleries. The attraction is two-fold: on the one hand, it’s a celebration of art in London with free exhibitions across London; on the other hand, it brings together artists and fans alike. 17. Oxford Street. Oxford Street is not only Londons top spot for shopping but is Europes busiest shopping street. It has 300 shops and receives over 500,000 visitors every day.


Big Ben is one of London's most important landmarks and a true British icon. The Elizabeth Tower (the clock tower) is the world's third largest free-standing clock tower, after the clocks in both St Paul's Cathedral and the Central Clock Tower of Palace Square in Beijing. At over 96 metres tall, this Victorian behemoth is impressive even from a distance. Closer inspection reveals intricate sculptures and carvings, including statues of former British prime ministers, and heraldic shields representing every county in England.

The Houses of Parliament is the center for UK’s government, and the most recent structure was completed in 1858. The clock tower is one of the main attractions in Westminster and is best admired from a distance. The best place to view it is from Westminster Bridge, located on the south side of the River Thames across from Westminster Palace. This view encompasses London’s most famous landmarks including Tower Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral, and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

Between the Houses of Parliament and Churchill War Rooms, it’s easy to spend a whole day exploring the sights of Westminster. For me, Buckingham Palace is a must-visit. When you're there you can't help but think about all of the events that have taken place within its walls. Not only is Westminster home to the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, as it's also the location of some of the best museums in London. The British Museum houses priceless artefacts that span thousands of years, while just next door is Sir John Soane‘s Museum.


Harrods department store was opened in London by Charles Henry Harrod in 1849. The store has grown to become the worlds most famous department store, known particularly for serving the elite and the super-rich. Royals, celebrities, and Presidents alike have all shopped at Harrods. In fact, Harrods even had an exclusive line of royal stationary created by Prince George in 1935. Harrods is the world’s most famous department store and the largest in Europe. Since opening in 1834 as a general merchant, it has served everyone from the Royal Family to the Saudi Royal Family and featured in more novels and films than you can shake a stick at.

It's so famous that an episode of Peep Show was based around it. Harrods started as a small drapery shop that was bought in 1849 by entrepreneur Charles Henry Harrod. We take a look at how Harrods used its powerful brand to go on an international adventure and become known as the most extravagant department store in London. Harrods is one of Londons most famous department stores; famed for its luxury goods and exclusive clientele.

The business was founded in 1849 by Irish entrepreneur Charles Henry Harrod and his partner Charles Prestwich, under the name “Harroway & Co”. Big Ben is the bell within the tower adorning the Houses of Parliament and British citizens from around the world flock to this area of London to hear it chime, no matter what part of the world they live in. Oxford Street is not only Londons top spot for shopping but is Europes busiest shopping street.


Museums in London is a list of museums open to the public in London, United Kingdom. These include national museums as well as other major museums, both non-profit and for-profit. Many of these operated under the auspices of the state via arms length funding or sponsoring by quasi-state bodies such as the Arts Council England or local authorities. Home to the Natural History Museum, Science Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum, South Kensington is known as the ‘Museum Mile’.

You can easily spend a day exploring all of the museums in the area. I would recommend that you purchase a two-for-one ticket at one of the museums first, which give you access to all of the museums on Exhibition Road. I'm a lover of culture. When I go on holiday, I often visit a number of museums to see what they have to offer and learn more about the host country. I find it to be an interesting and relaxing pastime that helps me pass the time whilst on a trip away from home.

Naturally, when visiting London, I couldn't wait to check out what it has to offer. You don’t have to pay a thing to visit all of the museums on Exhibition Road near the Natural History Museum with your ​London Pass. The culture and history of London’s past really comes to life in these museums. If you are visiting London, you should definitely make a trip to one of the world's great museums. There are some on Exhibition Road in South Kensington and some you can visit for free.

Bond Street

Street Style  : Oxford street is a rich resource for the latest trends in fashion. You can dress up your outfit with stylish accessories on Oxford street. Oxford Street is not all about the rich and famous, and it has something to offer to a wide range of people shopping at a variety of different budgets. The ‘traffic lights’ section in Oxford street is always crowded. This is where you will find Lacoste, Guess, Tommy Hilfiger, Levis, Diesel and River Island.

Topman is also nearby this area. Bond Street is a short and bustling extension to Regent Street. It's primarily known for its huge department stores and upmarket shops celebrating the very best in British fashion. Bond Street is a place rich in both character and history, with a long list of cultural influences that have shaped it over time. Bond street connects Oxford street via New Bond street, which is a restaurant area. There is a lot of designer brands on Bond Street.

The expensive brands like, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana and Burberry are situated here. Most of the time you won’t find a sale in Bond street. Bond Street is home to many of London’s most prestigious and glamorous stores. As one of the most expensive shopping streets in London it is certainly worth a visit for a taste of the indulgent. If you're a history buff, make sure to visit the big museums like the British Museum, National Gallery, Natural History Museum and Victoria & Albert.

Buckingham Palace

Sir Christopher Wren designed the palace as part of a larger project called St. James’s Park. The palace was completed in 1760 with the addition of the Queen’s Arms. King George 1 commissioned this addition to mark his ascent to the throne, after his father’s death.  Painted by the French artist Jean-Baptiste Pierre, also known as John Baptist Wells, 1710 – 1792, it can be found above the main entrance of the palace facing The Mall.

I still vividly remember my vacation to London, almost nine years ago. I just returned from this trip and these are some of the best things to do in London. I would definitely recommend going through this list for the best place to visit in london for so many reasons. You can also check out my experience on visiting Buckingham Palace. The first palace was built in 1625; the current palace has been standing since 1837.

Queen Victoria was the last monarch to live at Buckingham Palace. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip still reside at the palace, along with their children, Princes Charles and William and Princesses Anne and Beatrice. A trip to London is incomplete without strolling through Green Park to catch a glimpse of Buckingham Palace. The palace has been home to the British Royal Family since 1837. It features 775 rooms and the largest private garden in London.

If you want to come across as a British scholar and not a bumbling tourist, this is the place to mention. The palace grounds are very extensive and include a fountain and garden parties on occasion. Just like Princess Diana, I have a soft spot for palaces. I also love London and its history. So, it’s understandable that after my first day in the city this was the first place I wanted to see.

Explore At Night

London is a global city, the most culturally diverse in the world and London nightlife reflects this diversity. Almost every ethnicity that lives in London calls some part of it home. So there are areas where you can enjoy the vibrant tastes, sounds and sights of some of the countries that contribute to London 's amazing social tapestry. The beauty of London at night is that you can explore the city’s streets without the daily hustle and bustle.

As you wander the city’s streets, you will notice the eclectic range of people dressed up for a night on the town. You may also start to see why London is known as one of the most expensive cities in the world. The London is a city that never sleeps. Whether you’re in the mood for a quick bite, live music or the city’s latest exhibition – it’s all just a short distance from your hotel.


A goth-themed bar crawl in Camden, London would have to be one of my experiences there. In the tunnels below the streets of North London, thousands of goths, punks and rockabillies (regardless of subculture) gather every weekend. No matter what day you go, you'll find people about to party at a gothic bar. The atmosphere is quite nice: lots of people dressed up in their favorite outfits (it doesn't have to be a goth outfit) and multiple bars to choose from.

You’ll find the Camden Markets scattered throughout the city on various streets and even some alley ways. This is where you will find merchandise from antiques to clothing, shoes, and jewelry. You can also choose to just do some shopping in that ‘quirky’ marketplace way. Enjoy a number of live performances while here as well with buskers scattered around “the crack. ” This is a must visit location for goths and punk rockers alike. Camden hosts a variety of annual events, including the Camden Crawl, which is one of the biggest free music festival in Europe.

 In 2014, they will also host South By Southwest Festival. The neighborhood is home to famous artists like Amy Winehouse and Lily Allen. In this part of town you can find the Electric Ballroom a large music venue that has hosted some of London's most significant bands. Camden is a well-known cultural neighborhood in north London. Known for its alternative culture, the crowds here are filled with goths, punks, rockabillies and tourists alike. Camden has a vibrant body mod community and you will find a number of piercing and tattoo shops in this part of town.

London Eye

5. Trafalgar Square. Londoners may be known to like things neat and tidy, but they also know that you can't beat a spot of chaos! The pedestrian-only Trafalgar Square played host to campaigns against the Vietnam War and CND (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament). It is also home to the wonderful Nelson's Column, featuring one of Britain's favorite statesmen, Admiral Horatio Nelson. Londons iconic landmark and tourist attraction can be seen on the South Bank of the Thames.

It can be accessed by walking or by taking a water taxi from Westminster Pier, London Bridge, Waterloo Pier and Lambeth Pier. The views from the top of the Eye extend up to 25 miles on a clear day, offering wonderful viewing of St Pauls Cathedral, Buckingham Palace and Tower Bridge. The London Eye is just one of a number of attractions in the River Thames area facing Westminster and the Houses of Parliament. Other sights include the Royal National Theatre, South Bank Centre, Globe Theatre, Tate Modern, and One Canada Square (the tower formerly known as Canary Wharf).

It was voted the most popular paid tourist attraction in London. On a clear day, the Eye provides an unrivaled view over the city and offers incredible photo opportunities from which to shoot your favorite snap, be it of Big Ben or The Houses of Parliament. If you want to see the best of London, you can’t miss out on the night-time experience. Here are 5 ways to explore and experience this great city at night.


Soho is the epicentre of the cities culture, nightlife and bright young things. This part of London is a mix of high-end restaurants, chic bars and low-key indie cafés. Actors and actresses rub shoulders with art dealers in the trendy streets around Soho. For theatre lovers, Soho is home to some of Londons most prestigious venues including The Playhouse Theatre, The Prince Edward Theatre and The Comedy Theatre. Famed for its music venues, Soho is a great destination for gig fans, with popular venues such as Heaven and the 100 Club playing host to famous bands on their rise to fame.

The flourishing restaurant scene in Soho focuses on delicious dishes with an Asian twist, from Japanese sushi to mouth. Everybodys favorite British television shows, Top Gear, Sherlock, and Peep Show were all filmed in Soho. Sex And The City fans will also appreciate that it was here at Browns Hotel that Sarah Jessica Parker met Ken Barlow from Coronation Street for the first time in the show. There are plenty of other famous former or current residents including Charlie Chaplin, Alan Sugar, Steve Strange, George Melly, Charles Hawtrey and Vogue editor Fiona Duncan.

Soho is also host to a wealth of art galleries, boutiques and design studios. This area of London offers up a real diversity of shops and establishments.  Youll not only find the usual names in retail such as Topshop and Urban Outfitters, but you’ll also find something unexpected. like an independent photography shop who specialize in erotic images from the 1950s. Though London hardly needs a 'scene'to be proud of, Soho is a surprising contender for the title with its rich history of rebellious counterculture and diverse range of bars and clubs.

Spread over just two streets in the city center, it's crammed with the best place around to get your Saturday Night Clubbing on. Soho is buzzing at night. One of the best things about Soho are its charming neighborhoods, each distinct and brimming with character. Some neighborhoods feel worldly and full of energy, while others are cozy and sleepy. Make sure you keep the camera roll stocked with pictures of London at night as it comes alive with vibrant colors from the numerous streetlights.


Shoreditch is the place to be at the moment, and it's not hard to see why. It has a super trendy vibe (think stylish bars and bustling cafes). It's one of London's most artistically creative areas and as well as being popular with visitors, many residents of the capital are paying attention to what is happening in the area. Numerous celebrities have chosen to live in the area over recent years including Jude Law, Damien Hirst and many more.

The area is named after a local ditch (gullies were called “shores”) but it wasn’t until the 19th century that people started building warehouses and factories. Now we have some of the most coveted nightclubs in Shoreditch, and even some of the hippest hotels to stay in London. To choose a hotel in Shoreditch is to immerse oneself in the so-called ‘Silicon Roundabout’, London’s version of Silicon Valley. A short walk from Liverpool Street, Shoreditch is a vibrant area that is home to web design studios, tech start-ups and advertising agencies.

Hampstead Heath

The park has always hosted a number of concerts, festivals and community events. However, the park is perhaps most popular as a place for several major open-air events, including the largest New Year’s Eve firework display in the UK. Visitors also enjoy having picnics, going for long walks and enjoying the scenery from streets lined with traditional houses. This includes the charming Flask Walk which boasts some of London’s oldest properties, nestled between Hampstead and Highgate.

The London Underground has several stations that serve the park in various capacities. Hampstead station sits on the Circle and Hammersmith & City line, making it a very convenient means of access from Central London to the park. The Hampstead Heath stop is located on the Metropolitan, Circle, North London and Piccadilly lines, with interchanges at Swiss Cottage station. This is an extremely easy way to reach the park as it is only three stops away from Central London.

The heath itself should not be missed, and make sure you check out the views from Parliament Hill. It's a little longer walk, but one well worth it. The views stretch to the north for miles over the city, and you can see all the way to Canary Wharf something that is truly special. ". Hampstead Heath is known for its beautiful and extensive meadow landscaped for public use and enjoyment. There are plenty of ponds, streams, woodlands and most famously, the home of Winnie the Pooh.

The vast scenery of spaces to explore is truly something to behold. Hampstead Heath is a stunning park and great for going for a walk, having a picnic or just chilling out. The view is pretty incredible for the fact that you are within in a massive city. This article is about my favourite places to go in London, starting with my favourite park Hampstead Heath. The origins of the name Shoreditch are believed to originate in Anglo-Saxon times and are derived from ‘Sores’ the Old English word for streams, and ‘Dic’ meaning ‘ditch’.

Thames Cruise

On a cruise you can get up close and personal with the Thames and view the city with a unique perspective. You will enjoy one of these cruises which take you up and down the river at an easy pace, giving you plenty of time to snap photos of the sweeping riverscapes. A Thames River Cruise is a great way to get some fresh air, see new sights and visit places off the tourist route.

A Thames cruise is a perfect way to see the best of London from the river, and will take you past some of the most iconic sights in England.  There are numerous companies that offer Thames cruises including dinner cruises, lunch cruises, and sightseeing cruises with commentary. The Thames flows through central London, and a long-running project to beautify it was completed in 2015. The ThamesLINK River Bus pier is a stop for the Hampton Court ferry.

From there, you can board river buses that tour the scenic Thames. Taking a cruise along the Thames is one of the most memorable ways to take in the sights. It is easy to do, with departures daily from Westminster Pier or on board the new river bus (between Embankment and Bankside). The best way to see London's river and capital city is by taking a Thames Cruise. You will pass some of London's most iconic landmarks, and see the Thames as it has been for time immemorial.