As far as bustling cities go, London is definitely one of the best in terms of things to do and places to go. From the widest selection of eclectic cuisines from all around the world, a pub around every corner and some of the best attractions and historical buildings the British Isles have to offer here are 5 things that you should definitely add to your itinerary next time you’re in the English capital.
The London Zoo
If a Safari trip to Africa is currently out of reach then make sure to visit the London Zoo, especially if you’re travelling with kids. From tigers to pygmy hippos, llamas and the most colorful butterflies, the zoo houses pretty much the whole gamut of the animal kingdom. Why not join one of the great incentives on offer such as the ‘adopt an animal’ or spend a couple of nights sleeping next to the rhinos in the lookout lodge?
Visit the Tate Modern
Named after its benefactor Henry Tate, these museums collectively hold the national collection of British Art from 1500 to the present day in addition to some of the best international modern and contemporary art. The Tate modern in London is a definite must regardless of whether you’re an art enthusiast or not. With free guided tours, pioneering art, film screenings, ‘touch-tours’ for the visually impaired, to conferences and talks happening on a regular basis the Tate will prove to be a very interesting and enjoyable day out for everybody.
Hampton Court Palace
The breathtaking sights and sounds of the Henry the VIII’s favorite royal residence should definitely be on your to-do list next time you’re visiting the city. The grandeur of Henry’s State Rooms are a marvel and do make time to take a stroll through the 60 acres plus of enchanting gardens, and lose yourself in the famous maze to fully appreciate the beauty of this great palace.
Costumed tours and talks happen daily and if you happen to be there for lunchtime, the vast Tudor kitchens have on offer a most delectable menu that is sure to tickle your taste buds like never before.
Creeping along the Haunted Gallerywill lead you to themagnificentBaroque palace, full of intrigue and charm from the Stuart and Georgian eras.
Party in Shoreditch
If you’re itching to have a few drinks, dance or listen to some of the best live music London has on offer there’s nowhere better to get your groove on than the clubs and pubs in trendy Shoreditch. From world class Dj’s to some of the best bands on the planet Shoreditch is a hard one to give a miss.
Jazz Sunday brunch
(photo: Jimmy Baikovicius)
Don’t fret if you’ve had a bit of a rough Saturday night and feel like staying in bed a little bit longer. Re-energize your senses and relax over some top-notch jazz music and a sumptuous brunch at the Corinthia Hotel followed by a stroll on the Thames river bank with the most amazing views of the London eye and the Big Ben.