Four Must-Do Experiences for Visitors to London

There are a million good reasons to visit London, ranging from a huge variety of historic landmarks and buildings to some of the most picturesque city parks to be found anywhere in the world. If you are fortunate enough to be visiting the UK’s stunning capital in the coming months, here are four activities which you simply have to experience.

Take to the river

Most major cities have a peaceful river running slowly through them, but none of them will be quite like the Thames. This truly spectacular waterway is lined by some of the most recognisable landmarks in the world, and is traversed by several hugely impressive bridges. If you have the time, be sure to book a river cruise to see London from a unique perspective. The Tower of London, the Houses of Parliament, the Tate Modern, the Globe Theatre and Battersea Power Station are just some of the famous sights that are located close to the water’s edge.

A walk in the park

It seems a shame that so many tourists have such a hectic sightseeing schedule that they fail to set aside a little time to wander through one of London’s parks. There are several large open spaces in the city, each of them offering a green oasis of peace and tranquility to locals and visitors alike. Many of them, such as Hyde Park and St James’s Park, are tourist attractions in their own right, so be sure to pay them a visit. If it’s a sunny day, buy an ice cream, sit on a bench and watch the world go by.

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Sample a little culture

London is home to a wide range of wonderful museums, and many of them offer free admission. The best-known establishments are located in Kensington, and include the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum. There are several more dotted around the city, including some which are perhaps a little more quirky, such as the Cartoon Museum in Bloomsbury and the Sherlock Holmes Museum, which is appropriately located in Baker Street.

Take to the skies

A trip in a helicopter or a light aircraft gives the tourist a wonderful bird’s eye view of any city, but in London there’s a cheaper alternative that still affords a wonderful panorama of this incredible metropolis. The London Eye has been open since the turn of the century, and it has become incredibly popular in the intervening years. On a clear day it’s possible to see up to 25 miles in the distance, but it’s the views of the immediate cityscape that will remain in the memory for a lifetime.

David Showell was born in London. He works for

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