Must Dos in London
1. Sky Garden: Book a free visit to the Sky Garden to capture breath-taking 360-degree views of the city.
2. British classics: Go to a pub and try one of the British classics – fish and chips, shepherd’s pie or a Sunday roast.
3. The hidden gem: The Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew Gardens) is the perfect place for a break without having to leave the city.
4. A long walk: Take a stroll along Regent’s Canal; sprawling from east to west across 14 kilometres, there’s no shortage of stops to make from Little Venice to London Zoo.
5. Free museums worth the wander: The Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Gallery and the British Museum.
6. Market: Borough Market, open Monday to Sunday, is London’s oldest food market.
7. Most #instagrammable place: Are we really going to pick just one? London is the definition of #instagrammable, but if you’re looking for something more unique, wander through the streets of Shoreditch to find your favourite piece of street art for a photo (or selfie).
8. Best place for scenic views: At the top of Primrose Hill you’ll find one of the six protected viewpoints in London. The summit is almost 63m above sea level and the trees are kept low so as not to obscure the view.
9. For the historian: Westminster is one the most historical areas in London; from the Houses of Parliament to Buckingham Palace and the Churchill War Rooms, Westminster is a historian’s delight.
Off the beaten path
⚽ For football fans
Ready for a bit of history? It was at the Freemason’s Pub in Covent Garden where the Football Association (FA) was founded in 1863. Over the course of five evenings, the pioneers of football as we know it set the first 13 laws of the game, making the Freemason’s Tavern (as it was called back then) the birthplace of association football. While the pub is not a typical tourist destination per se, it celebrates the Football Association with a display of memorabilia and is also a great place to watch the match.
🍃 Day trip
If you have an extra day to spare, make your way to Brighton, also known as “London-by-the-sea”. Just a one-hour train ride from London Victoria or London Bridge, Brighton is the perfect seaside escape.
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