10 Great Things to Do in London – Part 1

April 15, 2020
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While we may be indoors right now, those of us living in London are itching to get out and enjoy our amazing city.  In this article, I share my top 10 things to do in London.  It’s all about celebrating the best things about London whether its the restaurants, wonderful museums and parks or great shopping. 

Consider this your London guide of what to do in London or things to see in London including top favourites like the London eye or strolling along Southbank. If you’re thinking of visiting London then consider this your tourism guide as well.  Make sure to let me know what you love most about London.

So as to keep it short, I have broken these into 2 parts, starting with my first 5 best things to do in London. Let’s dive in: 

Number 10 – Go Shopping

London has some of the world’s best shopping and practically every kind of store is here including the world’s most luxurious brands. Make sure to check out my video on the Best Shopping Streets of London to make sure you’re familiar with all the places to go to get what you want.

Number 9 – Go to the Theatre

London’s primary destination for plays is the West End where musicals abound including Phantom of the Opera, and Lion King; but you also have plays scattered throughout the city including Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Hamilton in Victoria along with new ones that come along like Dear Evan Hansen, or To Kill a Mockingbird. Beyond the big West End productions, London has the most incredible secondary and smaller theatres where the quality of performances is extraordinary. I’ve been lucky to see plays at the Old Vic and Young Vic theatres, Theatre 503 in Battersea, Almeida Theatre in Angel, Hampstead Theatre in Swiss Cottage and near where I live, the Kiln Theatre in Kilburn (formerly known as the Tricycle Theatre).

Number 8 – Go to a Local Pub or Restaurant with your Friends.

We will all be screaming to be meeting up with friends and family for a meal and I hope that many of London’s best restaurants both big and small are able to reopen. London’s dining scene has come a long way from fish and chips to the point where many of the local pubs even have great dining. London’s dining is truly world class and some of my favourite places in London include Ikoyi for African fusion located in St. James’s Market, Trishna for Indian in Marylebone, Daphnes for Italian in South Kensington, and the Ledbury in Notting Hill. Some of London’s best local restaurants are clustered along Charlotte Street in Fitzrovia and Marylebone is a great central London neighbourhood with fabulous restaurants. Make sure to check out my video on London’s best neighbourhoods for restaurants if you want to discover some of the really special areas to check out.

Number 7 – Walk along the Thames

You can cover a lot of miles walking along the Thames and in London some of the best areas to discover it is around Tower of London. If you head west you’ll hit Tate Modern and depending on how your legs hold up and how distracted you get, can continue to South Bank Centre and if you’re really adventurous maybe make it all the way down to Tate Britain in a day.

Number 6 – See a Football Match

Londoners, Brits and pretty much the whole world is football mad and London’s Premiere League is the world’s most watched. So make sure to book yourself a ticket to see your local favourite team and celebrate with your other fans.

See you next time for the next 5 top things to do in London, in the meantime, why not share with me in the comments the top things you can’t wait to do once we are out of lockdown in London or your home city!

© Onyx Property Team

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