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Best things to do in London

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“Covering 350 acres, Hyde Park is London's largest open space and has been a destination for sightseers since 1635. One of the park's highlights is the Serpentine, an 18th-century man-made lake popular for boating and swimming. Hyde Park is also where you'll find Speakers' Corner, a traditional forum for free speech (and heckling). Another Hyde Park landmark is Apsley House, former home of the first Duke of Wellington and purchased after his famous victory at Waterloo. Now a museum, it houses Wellington's magnificent collections of paintings, including Velázquez's The Waterseller of Seville, along with gifts presented by grateful European kings and emperors. England's greatest hero is also commemorated at the Wellington Arch.”
892 locals recommend
Science Museum
“The Natural History Museum in London is a natural history museum that exhibits a vast range of specimens from various segments of natural history. It is one of three major museums on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, the others being the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. The Natural History Museum's main frontage, however, is on Cromwell Road. Open Monday - Saturday 10.00-17.00 Sunday 14.00-17.00 Free entry****”
547 locals recommend
Art Museum
“One of my favourite museums in London because of the garden, the William Morris designed tea room (by the café) and the interesting range of exhibits which are mostly free. If you are interested in art, design, fashion, architecture and photography as well as ceramics this is a must place to visit. ”
504 locals recommend
Palace
“Changing of the Guard & Buckingham Palace Tour. Experience a cherished tradition of the English monarchy on a small group tour of London. Watch the Changing of the Guards of the Queen’s Household Cavalry. Then, see the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace on a rare day it’s open to the public. https://www.getyourguide.co.uk/buckingham-palace-l2706/london-buckingham-palace-the-changing-of-the-guard-t49917/?referrer_view_id=a4a1ec07120ad63ff8f71911eaeb6f67&referrer_view_position=5”
541 locals recommend
History Museum
“A must visit. Take the tube direct from Gloucester Road. Piccadilly Line to Russell Square Station and from there it is a 6 min walk.”
581 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“You can see the Eye from our master bedroom. It's worth a ride for the views, too. ”
532 locals recommend
Department Store
“Harrods is a department store located on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge, London. It is owned by the state of Qatar via its sovereign wealth fund, the Qatar Investment Authority. The Harrods brand also applies to other enterprises undertaken by the Harrods group of companies including Harrods Estates, Harrods Aviation and Air Harrods, and to Harrods Buenos Aires, sold by Harrods in 1922 and closed as of 2011. The store occupies a 5-acre (20,000 m2) site and has 330 departments covering 1.1 million square feet (102,193.344 m2) of retail space. It is the largest department store in Europe and lays claim to having its own unique postcode, SW1X 7XL. The Harrods motto is Omnia Omnibus Ubique, which is Latin for "all things for all people, everywhere".[ Several of its departments, including the seasonal Christmas department and the food halls, are well known.”
487 locals recommend
Park
“If you're in need of some green space and fresh air, head towards Regent's Park and enjoy the stunning rose garden, wildlife and even the fantastic summertime Open Air Theatre.”
582 locals recommend
Castle
“Officially Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London. Recomendable tour to visit the magnificentJewels Crown.”
528 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London and is usually extended to refer to both the clock and the clock tower. The official name of the tower in which Big Ben is located was originally the Clock Tower, but it was renamed Elizabeth Tower in 2012 to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II.”
386 locals recommend
Park
“Victoria Park boarders Bethnal Green. As it’s the 3rd largest cultivated green space in London, and one of London’s best kept secrets, you should take time to wander round the lakes, Old English Garden and deer enclosure.”
748 locals recommend
Market
“East London’s vibrant Sunday flower market is a local favourite. Here, you can barter with market stall merchants for everything from houseplants and fresh bouquets to succulents and seeds. Columbia Road is well worth a visit from Monday to Saturday, too: the lack of Sunday crowds leaves you free to wander the street’s many independent businesses, including art galleries, antique stores, homeware boutiques and even an old-school sweet shop. Sun: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm”
1088 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Whatever you want it's here. On your doorstep, Westfields is the largest shopping mall in Europe”
542 locals recommend
Market
“Market on Saturdays, lovely to visit the market and go for a nice stroll in the park afterwards.”
936 locals recommend
Science Museum
“DISCOVER AWARD-WINNING EXHIBITIONS, ICONIC OBJECTS AND STORIES OF INCREDIBLE SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENT!”
326 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Large shopping mall featuring a wide variety of shops, food courts , bowling and cinema. Situated near the Olympic park area . Open 7 days a week.”
515 locals recommend