With so many things to see and do in London, touring the city can be an overwhelming experience especially for first-time visitors. Planning your trip carefully, then, is a good idea. To help you get started, here are London attractions—grouped into three categories—you can consider.
In London, you can learn about not only the city’s past but also the world’s. The British Museum and Natural History Museum are there for quick lessons on the history of humankind and the natural world. If you are interested in warfare, you can drop by the Churchill War Rooms.
For a glimpse into London’s gruesome past, try going on a dungeon or prison tour on the Bodmin Jail, for one, or walking on Gunthorpe and Hanbury Streets, two supposed sites of Jack the Ripper’s grisly crimes.
The various imposing structures in London are a feast for the eyes. To name a few, the Tower of London, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, and St. Paul’s Cathedral are some of the city’s great architectural feats.
You can see the buildings on your own, but a double-decker, open-top bus tour would surely make for a grand sightseeing experience. For a better deal, look for the bus tours that offer flexible arrangements like multiple transport link services and 24-hour ticket validity.
London, specifically the West End, is known the world over for its theatre scene. Its main theatre district called “Theatreland” has about 40 theatres, including the Adelphi Theatre and Prince Edward Theatre.
Musicals, such as The Phantom of the Opera, and plays like The Woman in Black are the shows you can see there. Incidentally, the West End is also famous for its shopping areas (Oxford and Regent Streets, Covent Garden, etc.), so check them out as well.
There is still so much to see and do in London, but you can at least start with these attractions and go from there.