A SUGGESTED ITINERARY OF THINGS TO DO IN LONDON
London has so much to offer in terms of its attractions, its restaurants, its offbeat sights, its ceremonies and its hidden places. Indeed, there are so many things to do in London that you could spend a lifetime here and barely get to see a fraction of them!
We also have a site that explores the many curious and unusual things that are to be found all over London. This is our Secret London site and is a resource site that features a variety of locations and details their history and features photographs and videos of them. Click here for the Secret London Website.
As part of our commitment to help our clients get the most out of London, we’ve put together this handy resource that tells you, not only how to visit some of the capital’s lesser known attractions, but also provides you with more detailed information – such as opening times, best times to visit and even, where appropriate, links to their website – to help make your visit a resounding success.
You’ll finds all sorts of suggestions in this detailed guide. Everything from lesser known museums that are well worth visiting to tucked away pubs that are so hidden that only a select few locals know of their existence.
If there’s a new monument about to be unveiled we’ll ensure we get you to see it.
If there’s a new attraction about to open we’ll pay it a visit and then give you an honest opinion as to whether or not it’s worth a visit.
We’ll help you get the most out of your visit
In addition, you’ll also find itineraries here that combine attractions so that you can spend an entire day, or even several days, exploring at your own pace and in your own time.
So, for example, we might suggest that you begin your day with a whistle stop tour of Westminster Abbey before heading over to Buckingham Palace to see the Changing of the Guard.
Once you’ve enjoyed this spectacle of ceremonial London, we might have you walk to Trafalgar Square to board a 15 bus to St. Paul’s Cathedral where we’ll tell you where one of the best views in London is to be had from.
A spot of lunch?
By now you’ll no doubt be ready for a spot of lunch, so we’ll give you step by step directions through the hidden, and decidedly Dickensian, alleyways at the heart of the old City to enjoy a traditional lunch in an ancient hostelry that Charles Dickens once frequented.
Lunch over, we’ll send you to the top of the Monument to the Great Fire of London (1666) where the climb up 311 steps will help you walk off your meal!
From here, it’s a short walk to the Tower of London where we’ll tell you how to bypass the queues and give you a step by step guide to the highlights you must see, including the crown jewels.
Of course, this is just one itinerary from, what we hope, will eventually be a vast array of days out in London.
Things to do in London at night
London by night is a vastly different canvass than London by day. With this in mind we’ll lay out some ideas of how to while away an evening or a night in London. Of course, you could always join Richard for one of his historic pub walks or a spooky ghost walk.
But, then again, you might like to go it alone. So we’ll make suggestions for some great old pubs to visit or tell you the best vantage points from which to get some spectacular views of the city by night.
We’ll advise you on some of the must-do’s, such as the free Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London, at which you can witness a slice of ceremonial London that has been taking place for nigh on a thousand years.
We might even send you into one of London’s gaslit quarters that has changed little since the days when Charles Dickens wrote of it that you can read on its gates “who enters here leaves noise behind.”
Indeed, our London tips resource is very much a blank canvas on which we’ll daub an eclectic mix of colourful and interesting places for your delectation.
It’s your London, we’ll help you discover it
So please use this resource as you see fit and we hope enjoy all the wonderful places we feature here.
And, should you come across something that we haven’t featured, or you know of any things to do in London that we haven’t featured, and which you think would benefit our readers, please do let us know so that we can check them out and add them to our guide.