London is one of the most visited cities in the whole world, and it's easy to see why. It is vibrant, it is exciting, and there's something to do every single night of the week. You could spend a full year in London and never run out of new places to visit, but since we were a bit more limited with our time, we decided to film a city guide showcasing 50 things to do in London. We hope this will help showcase some of the sights and attractions this city has to offer, and that it'll come in handy for anyone out there planning a trip. Let's begin!
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1) Trafalgar Square (Charing Cross)
2) St Martin-in-the-Fields Anglican Church
3) London Eye Ferris Wheel (Millennium Wheel)
4) Fish and chips
5) Borough Market
6) Double-decker Bus
7) Platform Nine and Three-Quarters (Hogwarts Express)
8) Buckingham Palace
9) Changing of the Guard
10) St. James's Park
11) Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament)
12) Big Ben (Elizabeth Tower)
13) The Regent's Park (Royal Parks of London)
14) Westminster Abbey (Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster)
15) Horse Guards at the Household Cavalry Museum
16) HMS Belfast Museum Ship ( Royal Navy light cruiser)
17) Thames River Cruise
18) Tower Bridge
19) Tower of London Historic Castle (Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress)
20) Tate Modern Art Gallery
21) English Breakfast (Full Breakfast)
22) Arsenal Football Club Soccer Team
23) Camden Market
24) Camden Lock (Hampstead Road Locks)
25) Cereal Killer Cafe
26) Alternative Afternoon Tea
27) Street Art in Shoreditch
28) Ride the Tube (London Underground - The Underground)
29) Ride a bike (London's public bicycle scheme - Santander Cycles)
30) Covent Garden
31) Harrods Department Store
32) Drink a pint at a local pub
33) St Paul's Cathedral (Cathedral Church of St Paul the Apostle)
34) Shakespeare's Globe (the Globe Theatre)
35) Natural History Museum
36) Victoria and Albert Museum (the V&A)
37) Theatre performance at London's West End
38) Kensington Palace royal residence set in Kensington Gardens
39) Sherlock Holmes Museum
40) The Shard (Shard of Glass - Shard London Bridge)
41) The Walkie-Talkie (20 Fenchurch Street skyscraper)
42) The British Museum
43) Portobello Road in Notting Hill
44) Queen Mary's Gardens
45) Regent's Canal
46) The National Gallery art museum
47) The National Portrait Gallery
48) Steak and Ale Pie (Steak Pie)
49) Churchill War Rooms underground complex
50) Madame Tussaud's wax museum
Our visit London travel guide covers some of the top attractions including the best in arts, entertainment, museums, nightlife and restaurants in London. We also cover off-the-beaten-path activities that you won't find in your typical tourism brochure or London city guide.
50 Things to do in London Travel Guide | Top Attractions London City Guide Transcript:
So Hello from London! Time for a new destination. This is a city that I haven't visited in almost 4 years. So we're both very excited to be in London. And we're going to be making a little video guide. Actually a really big video guide because we plan on showing you 50 different things to do around London.
Our first stop was Trafalgar Square. This square leads to a lot of central attractions, so it's a nice place to people watch, get your bearings, and plan out where you want to go in the city.
The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the Thames. It offers a bird's eye view of the city.
Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence for Britain's sovereigns since 1837. The State Rooms at Buckingham Palace are open to visitors every year.
The Palace of Westminster, also known as the Houses of Parliament, is the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords. The Palace along with Big Ben are two of the top London attractions that dot the city-scape.
The Tower of London sits on the north bank of the River Thames.
And that's a wrap for London! Like with any mega city, it's impossible to cover all the sights and attractions you can enjoy here, but hopefully this video will give you an idea of what London has to offer.
This is part of our Travel in England series showcasing English culture, English foods, English cuisine and English people.
Music in this video courtesy of Audio Network
What a hugely dull list. And what disgusting food they eat!
Here is a better one -
Eat at the Hare Krishna restaurant, Govinda's, in Soho - the best food in town.
Visit the Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park.
Wander round Harrods. Even if you don't buy anything, the food halls are impressive in their design.
Have a drink at the bar at the Sanderson Hotel, with an interior devised by Philip Stark. Check out the hotel elevators, there!
Go to a football match. Either Chelsea, Arsenal, or Tottenham stadia.
Spend all day at Kew Gardens.
Spend all day at the Tate Modern.
Visit the basement at the Imperial War Museum, for the World War I trenches display.
Have a raunchy night at Rio's.
Walk to the summit of Primrose Hill.
Go to the Chelsea Flower Show (in season).
Walk down the Burlington Arcade to see the smartest (and most expensive!) shops in town.
Lillywhites in Lower Regent Street is a great store for sporting goods and clothing.
Covent Garden market for street entertainment and interesting shopping.
Take in a concert at the Royal Opera House.
Spend the day at the Wimbledon tennis tournament (in season).
Visit the V & A.
Check out the statue of Peter Pan, in Kensington gardens. Good for children.
Yes - Queen Mary's Gardens for the outdoor evening theatre (in season).
There are usually appealing exhibitions on at the Royal Academy, in Piccadilly..
Drummond Street, Euston, for Asian food goodies.
Savile Row, for dapper dressers.
Try on some fancy dress at Angel's theatrical costumiers, in Shaftesbury Avenue.
Portobello Road - agreed.
London now has numerous comedy clubs. Check the reviews for the best new acts.
Go window-shop the Bentleys in Owens of Berkeley Square, or the supercars in the dealer windows in park Lane.
The Angel, Islington for Antique shops.
Fortnum & Mason of Piccadilly for exclusive foodstuffs.
Lebanese restaurants in London are usually pretty good. And Italian trattorias, for sure. Montpeliano's - i.e. - is recommended.
Take a ride on the top floor of a double-decker bus.
See the tombs of Britains' heroes in Westminster Abbey.
Take tea at the Ritz Hotel, to learn how the other half live.
Take care when choosing a theatre booking. There are great shows in town, but also very poor ones. Check the reviews in Time Out, or in the Theatre Guide magazine.
See the Pre-Raphaelite collection, at the older Tate Museum.
Visit the Wallace Collection, in Portman Square.
Drive out to have lunch in a nearby riverside town, such as Maidenhead, or Bray.
Burn down Parliament, in passing - unless they are fully-brexited.
This isn't 50 suggestions, but nor are there 50 in the above clip.
Best residential areas -
Not worth the time -
The London Dungeon
The London Eye.
The Hard Rock Cafe.
The National Gallery (all figurative).
The Science Museum (out of date).
The Natural History Museum (except for the whale room).
Enjoyed watching your video Samuel and Audrey, hope you had a great time in London.
I live an hour away on the train in Huntingdon so pretty easy for me to get there every now and then.
P.S HOW crispy was that pie lol
PPS, I reckon Samuel had a bit of Jason Priestly look going on there. 😁
PPPS Did you say you are from Canada?
If so I thank your country for The Barenaked Ladies.
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salisbury canterbury cathedrals, oxford plus cambridge, windsor castle, blenheim hampton court kensington palaces, buckingham palace if september or august, st pauls cathedral, st martin in fields orchestra, westminister abbey, tate britain, victoria albert museum, national gallery, british museum, steak pie or chicken pie, wimbledon if you are a tennis fan, also roland garros for paris.
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Hampton court palace, windsor castle, blenheim, salisbury cathedral, canterbury cath, tate britain, british museum, national gallery, buckingham palace if you are lucky, st pauls cath, westminister abbey, kensington palace, tower london, wimbledon, alwnwick blenwick harry potter castle sorry spelling, other suggestions, rating
Samuel and Audrey - Travel and Food Videos next time give it a try and thank me 😂 great video. I know London extremely well but it’s always nice when someone recommends a bar, club, restaurant or something I didn’t know. Keep up the great work!
Cool video and you guys seem really nice, but I think I'd disagree that this includes anything "off the beaten track". It's basically a checklist of all the cliche tourist things to do, haha :) A list of great spots for people who want to experience "real", local London: https://www.timeout.com/london/things-to-do/the-places-to-be-2017-whats-the-best-neighbourhood-in-london (although I personally think they rate Dalston too highly! It definitely has character though, I'll give it that)
Edit: Oh, and THANK YOU for telling people to stand on the right on the tube escalators, definitely ESSENTIAL information!
Samuel and Audrey - Travel and Food Videos. Thank you very much! I am from Mexico City, but I am finishing my studies at the University of Cambridge :), I am currently in England! I would love to become a travel blogger!! Could I perhaps kindly ask for your expert opinion on my London video :)?
Lots of things they've mentioned here. Not the Eye - see the city from at height at St. Paul's Cathedral. I like what they've listed here. The British Museum is a must. The only thing I did NOT like in London was the changing of the guard, in fact. The Tower of London is wonderful.
Actually London Bridge is now located in Lake Havasu City.....;)
Also why does everyone forget to mention Stonehenge, I understand is it is out of London but well worth the short bus trip, they have "express" trips, get you to and back well within one afternoon and is a GREAT way to see the historical monument!
Last June I took a break from London and took a train to Bath, stayed there a night, rented a car (oh, my! wrong side!) and drove to Salisbury. Took a city bus to visit Stonehenge and stayed in Salisbury to visit the cathedral. Much better than a rushed bus trip, if one has the time. Bath was lovely!
wow this is so interesting watching people from different countries admire the place i was born i live in East England and i was born in central London my high school is on holiday so i come to central London with my friends alot 🇬🇧😉😂💗
And a bonus for the shout to the National Portrait Gallery, Most videos forget to add that it's short of the tradesman's entrance round the corner from the National. Also for that rare breed, opera lovers, English National Opera (ENO) is over the road at the Coliseum (aka the Colli).
Enjoyable but..... the breakfast. Only one egg? A solitary sausage? No fried mushrooms? No black pudding? Actually I always pass the pudding on to be fair. And I'm not into beans at breakfast. But even so - a mite short there.
When you was at St. Paul's you should have visited the old Bailey and St brides church. St brides church was created by Christopher wren, the same man who created St. Paul's, it has a Roman crypt at the bottom. They're all close to one another.
Great video!! As a Londoner I have a few more places for anyone wanting to visit:
-Primrose hill: Walk up a hill and get an amazing view of the entire skyline of London. it's not far from the zoo if you wanted to do that at the same time.
-Emirates cable car
-Docklands, Canary Wharf and that entire side of London in general
-Leake Street Graffiti tunnel near Southwarlk/Waterloo
-The Barbican Conservatory
-Thames Barrier Park
-Ride the DLR, great views
That's all I can think of for now but I'm sure there is more!
Lovely, stunning freewheeling capital city. Let's have a robust and vigorous attitude, towards public safety in London and end the current freewheeling capital city, phenomenon. Youth in England deserve better, from their civil servants. Did you know, that many of the parents in London ignore traffic laws, with their children and that many of these parents are civil servants? What do you think?
Thanks for this video, the High Tea at Camden Market looks awesome, thanks for the tip - we will be trying it on our future visit to London! Keep the videos coming! Best Regards Maxi and Maro - Copenhagen, Denmark
Going to London on Monday and have a few questions for you.
1/ where's that cereal killer place? my daughter will love it...
2/ where did you get that afternoon tea? was it in Camden? do you remember the name or situation of the place?
3/ i want to see that street artbut didn't understand where it is...
THANK YOUUUUU :)
1) There are 2 locations for Cereal Killer. We went to the one in Camden - Stables Market, Mezz Level 2. There's another location in Brick Lane.
2) The alternative afternoon tea we did was at "The Basement Tea Rooms" which is also at the Stables Market in Camden. You'll have to go down the stairs and walk through the market towards the back. People will be able to point you in the right direction once you're down there.
3) Shoreditch in East London is a great place if you're into street art. You can even book street art tours online and they'll take you around to see some cool murals.
Wishing you a great trip!
Something that I've never seen mentioned in any of these videos and one many Londoners fail to do when visiting Tower bridge. Stop for just a few seconds as you get to the middle, stand with one foot on each side of the divide and feel the two 1,000 ton bascule's react as the traffic passes from one to the other. Buses and trucks having the greatest effect of course. I vividly recall the wonder I felt the first time I had the experience myself when I was about five years-old. I'm seventy-year-old now, but I still enjoy the sensation when I'm back in the city. By the way Tower Bridge was was my father (Born 1910) childhood playground and he introduced me the the game.
Thank you! Really appreciate you sharing that. We'll be sure to make the time to experience that the next time we're in London. Funny how some of those experiences really stick with you over the years and that is so cool you can trace that experience back to your father from over 100 years ago.
I've got a great tip Clement: there's this little known thing called 'Google.' You can find what ever info you want there... I'll give you a head start- they're all within 1.5 to 0.5 hours of the capital. It's ok, you don't need to thank me:-)
Just curious, what this expression could mean - To get your bearings ( when talking about the Trafalgar Square) .
It is a wonderful video and I will show it to my students. I teach English language and I would appreciate if anybody could explain what this expression means - to get your bearings...
I can only guess)
London is the best, my 20th time this summer, climbed to the Stone Gallery in St Pauls few months ago, saw the city from top of Shard, always leave a card to Freddie Mercury's house, Earls Court tube, short walk to Logans Pl. Tea at the Orangerie Kensington Palace gardens, fish&chips at the Swan on Bayswater rd. No time is enough to see the abfab city.
Hey you guys. in 2015 we went to NYC as a bday present of my GF. We watched your video of NYC and enjoyed it, thanks for the tips. This year we're going to London for the third time together. This time as a bday present for my GF. We're still enjoying your videos, please keep them up and posted.
Thank you very much! That is so cool to hear! NYC and London are two of our favorite big cities we've ever visited. We never get tired of going back to them. Hope you have a great revisit to London! We find new things to do every single time we go back :)