Discover the best activities to do in London with our guide to the attractions and key events of the capital. Enjoy a multitude of things to do and see during your stay in London. Whether you are visiting the capital for the first time or you have been here before, there is always more to see in London.
On your marks, ready … go! Mark the top 10 attractions on your list. Come and see 55 of London’s most important landmarks by taking a tour of the Coca-Cola London Eye. Hover over London in the Emirates Air Line gondola. Discover the magnificent Palace of Hampton Court, former home of Henry VIII. Let yourself be dazzled by the world’s largest diamond, exhibited in the Hall of Fame of the Tower of London. Visit Buckingham Palace for the summer opening. Climb to the top of St Paul’s Cathedral Dome and please your eyes with great views of London. Check out the Egyptian mummies and the famous Rosetta Stone at the British Museum.
Sit back and enjoy a bird’s eye view of London sightseeing by boarding a hop-and-descent bus. Discover the historic district of Greenwich and jump on the meridian origin. Embark on a boat trip on the Thames and admire London with elegance. Take a closer look at the most interesting tourist attractions with a guided walking tour. Attend the iconic Guardian Changing Ceremony in front of Buckingham Palace. Meet the Beefeaters at the Tower of London and let them share with you the oldest secrets of the tower. Take a picture of Piccadilly Circus in front of its famous billboards. Come see the bronze lions and Nelson’s Column at Trafalgar Square.
Free activities in London
Discover London’s eight Royal Parks, from pretty St James’s Park to peaceful Bushy Park. Take the Thames Trail on the south shore and see some of London’s main landmarks, from the Houses of Parliament to Tower Bridge. You can also venture out of the city center to Kew or Hampton Court Palace in West London. Come and enjoy free art at the National Gallery, Tate Modern and other major galleries in the capital. Be in the vicinity of Big Ben when the bell rings the time. Have fun for free at the Scoop’s annual More London Festival, or watch street performers in Covent Garden. Admire the 12,000 roses at Queen Mary’s Gardens in Regent’s Park. Come visit them during the first half of June when the flowers are in full bloom. See what old English houses look like in The Geffrye, Museum of the Home. Be at the right place at the right time to see the Tower Bridge apron lift up.