30 Things to do in London!

Most of you probably now but I've recently moved out of London. I spent the last 3 years living in the capital of England and without a doubt, my favourite city. While I was sad to leave, I do think I made the most of my time there and I wanted to share my top 20 things to do on a visit!
  1. West End Musical: I've seen so many West End productions and I think of myself as very lucky. It's such an iconic thing to do in London and you can even get cheap tickets with TodayTix.
  2. Concerts: London hosts many varied artists, from well-known stars to secret showstoppers. Music is a huge love of mine and I love seeing them play it live. 
  3. Covent Garden: One of my favourite places in London is Covent Garden. It makes the city seem so much smaller and quaint. I love how they've made it more of a garden over the past few years. 
  4. Madame Tussauds: I went here with my mum and it's so fun to see all the celebrities up close and personal. I was really impressed with how they make the wax figures too!
  5. The London Eye: Of course, the London Eye is a great way to see the whole of London and have a ride at the same time. It feels totally safe and the slow speed makes it very relaxing. 
  6. Picadilly Circus: See the lights and adverts dazzle in the dark!
  7. Buckingham Palace: Beautiful and famous, it's worth a visit. Especially for the changing of the guards. 
  8. Big Ben: Just some of the sights to visit and take a picture of!
  9. The Tower of London: Again, a must visit. It was beautiful when it had the poppies cascading down it. 
  10. A Boat Trip on the Thames: My first week living in London will always be remembered by the incredible evening boat party. Seeing the city lit up was beautiful.
  11. Sky Gardens: My second favourite place on Earth (after Paris' Montparnasse Tower) is the perfect place to spend a few hours. It overlooks the River Thames and is, in my opinion, the free, better version of The Shard. 
  12. The Shard: Having said that, for a touch of class and an incredible, posh meal to celebrate something special, The Shard is an opportunity not to be missed. 
  13. Up at the O2: I had an amazing time doing this adventure but if you're afraid of heights, perhaps it's not quite for you. 
  14. Shrek's Adventure: If you have little kids with you, this is perfect! Or if you're a big kid like me because I loved it! Especially getting to take a picture with Shrek.
  15. Sea Life London: It's defintely an interesting and massive aquarium for fish lovers. I personally preferred the sharks.
  16. London Zoo: From my first visit 4 years ago, to be last a few months ago, it's changed and improved so much. With constant improvements and additions, it's an incredible zoo. 
  17. Flip Out: This is such a fun trip for all. With more than just trampolines, it's epic. 
  18. The Harry Potter Studio Tour: Are you a Harry Potter fan? You can see almost everything in the films and how they came to be.
  19. Kew Gardens: For a gardens fan, it's perfect, and for those that aren't, it's a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of central London for a few days. The flower gardens are really beautiful. 
  20. Queen's Olympic Park: I loved going to the stadium and walking around the grounds but you can also go on the world's tallest slide! 
  21. Battersea Park Children's Zoo: If you are looking for a cheaper and smaller animal experience, this is great. It's not quite got all the exotic animals but it's got really informative staff and still a range of diverse species. It's a little more focused on farm animals and great for children, with 3 separate play areas. 
  22. Eat at a fancy location: A trip to the city is an experience and you need to make the most of it. Two of my favourite places are The Ivy and the Coppa Club.
  23. Emirates Air Line Cable Car: This is the one thing I really wanted to do but I never got the chance. 
  24. Meet a Celeb: Stay up to date with the latest news on Twitter and be sure to follow your favourites because there are bound to be a meet and greet happening somewhere soon. 
  25. London O2 Arena: There's so much more to do at the O2 Arena than go up it and watch concerts. With museums, restaurants, bowling and bars, there are so many options.
  26. Victoria Park: I actually went here for Bonfire Night and to see the fireworks but it's a beautifully kept grounds. Having said that, the firework display was crazy amazing!
  27. Museums: Personally, I'm not a fan especially as I have been to most of them but with so many, there is defintely one that covers any historians passion!
If you have the money and you're around for a little while, I would completely and utterly recommend a day trip (or a couple) in Disneyland Paris. I absolutely loved it there and there are regular, direct trains from London St Pancreas from early until late at night, making it a long but perfect full day away from London. 

There's also a handful of things I would recommend as well but it depends on the time of year. I have done all three of these multiple times and I am going again. In fact, they've all become an annual event. I can't wait to go to them all again in 2018! 
  1. Wimbledon: Usually running from late June until mid July, this is an incredible opportunity to watch the very best tennis has to offer in one of the traditional 4 grand slam locations.
  2. ATP Tennis Championships: Another tennis event is the ATP which is held at the London O2 Arena
  3. Winter Wonderland: If you visit during the festive period this is a must. It's usually open from mid-November until early-January, every day from early until late so it's a perfect Christmas outing. 
If you're planning a trip to London be sure to do some of these amazing things! Let me know if you do and I'm more than happy to help give you any advice if need be. Can't wait to hear soon! 

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