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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.

Shopping Centre
“A great place to spend some money, plenty of shops and plenty of places to grab a bite to eat.”
493 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Great modern art museum, don't miss the views to San Paul Cathedral from the coffee place!”
474 locals recommend
Market
“Camden Market is one of the top tourist attractions in London. Very quirky and a must see. Highly recommended”
384 locals recommend
Museum
“Have you ever wanted to hang out with all of the celebs and royals all at one time? Perhaps not, but here at Madame Tussauds you can do exactly that. It's weird but it works and is not to be missed.”
235 locals recommend
Lake
“Battersea Park is a ten minute walk over the bridge and is a peaceful place to go for a run or walk. There is a little cafe which is ideal for that morning coffee!”
338 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Travel on the Central Line (Red) to St Paul's Cathedral. The cross the nearby Millennium footbridge and get a fantastic view of the Thames and Tower Bridge. Cross to the Tate Modern Gallery (which is free). then head East along the river to Shakespeare's Globe - a reconstruction on the site of the original theatre, Fisherman's Wharf for some arty shops and if you are feeling like a walk, head for Borough Market for lunch, and take in Southwark Cathedral and the Golden Hinde sailing ship. From here you could continue to Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. If you get that far, you can travel all the way back by tube on the District Line from Tower Hill. Total mileage = 2 miles 3 Km”
352 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Especially The Portrait Gallery wonderful paintings and a great restaurant ”
218 locals recommend
Church
“St Paul's Cathedral, London, is an Anglican cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of London and the mother church of the Diocese of London. It sits on Ludgate Hill at the highest point of the City of London and is a Grade I listed building. Its dedication to Paul the Apostle dates back to the original church on this site, founded in AD 604”
328 locals recommend
Rock Climbing Spot
“The site of the 2012 London Olympics. Good places to eat and picnic in summer. Also look out for events. Great for cycling. ”
344 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Iconic area, was originally the fruit and veg market now lots of cute shops, bars and cafes”
308 locals recommend
Park
“Wonderful royal park with great rose garden, cricket pitch, tennis courts, deer, playground and Queen Victoria’s ancient oak tree that she used to play in. Overlooking the River Thames and home to one of London’s most iconic views, Greenwich Park is an amazing mix of 17th century landscape, stunning gardens and a rich history that dates back to Roman times. The park’s 183 acres has something for everyone. Stand on the Prime Meridian, the reference point for the rest of the world, and visit The Royal Observatory. Follow in the footsteps of England’s kings and queens with a walk through Greenwich’s ancient trees. Visit the tranquil flower, herb and orchard gardens then stop for tea at the Pavilion Café.”
316 locals recommend
Market
“Easily accessible by London Bridge underground station or a direct Bus from Liverpool Street Station, Borough Market is one of London's an iconic food halls. Open between 10am and 5pm, it's the perfect place to refuel for lunch, and stock up on locally produced food and souvenirs to take away with you. ”
414 locals recommend
Market
“A great traidtional food market in central London. Very popular so it is always busy!”
369 locals recommend
Park
“The largest Royal Park in London (1,000 hectares/2,500 acres), and home to 650 deer. This pastoral landscape of hills and woodlands set amongst ancient trees, with plants, animals and butterflies, offers a peaceful respite to visitors. There are playgrounds at Kingston and Petersham gates, and two golf courses near Roehampton Gate. Educational facilities for those with special needs can be found at Holly Lodge Centre (by appointment). There is fishing available at Pen Ponds, plus horse-riding tracks and a cycling path. Public toilets with disabled access are located at most main gates. The Isabella Plantation is an organic woodland garden. For eating, choose from Pembroke Lodge, a Georgian mansion with spectacular views and garden seating, Roehampton Café or refreshment kiosks located at main car parks. ”
345 locals recommend
Flea Market
“This is a big shopping area from high street shops to clothing stalls. Can be a little touristy but great if you want to go just to one area to find everything in one place. Great food stalls too!”
373 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“At the top of London's tallest building, set beside the River Thames, The View from The Shard is a multi-sensory experience; combining awe-inspiring 360 degree views of the city in a unique setting - an escape from the hustle and bustle of the streets below. Whats great is that you can reach this destination within 30 mins by foot! Why not try booking a table during sunset, so you can watch London transform from day to night. ”
292 locals recommend