Whether you are a first-time visitor to London or it’s a place where you often find yourself, there are ten main reasons why people choose the British capital as their desired destination, and if you haven’t had the opportunity to experience some of these for yourself yet, you might want to get in on the action after reading this.
From its historical landmarks to the spectacular museums and art galleries that showcase some of the most renowned masterpieces in the world, London has it all. Enjoying the breath-taking views of the city skyline during a ride on the London Eye, catching a quick selfie while standing alongside Big Ben and hopping on an open-top sightseeing tour bus are just some of the things you might want to do on a trip to London.
London is a melting pot of cultural diversity, and this reflects itself through the vast array of amazing eateries across the capital city. From traditionally British fish and chips to the authentic flavours of curries you would expect to encounter in the Indian Subcontinent, London has something on offer to please all palates.
Shopping in London is quite possibly one of the best retail-therapy experiences you can ever have!
From small London souvenir shops and good, old-fashioned market stalls selling quirky keepsakes in the likes of Camden Town, to high-end department stores such as Harrods and Selfridges that sell luxury gifts, you will definitely be spoilt for choice.
Despite being a buzzing metropolis, surprisingly London has some absolutely stunning green spaces as well as eight Royal Parks. They are free to visit and the perfect getaway from the usual hustle and bustle of the city streets.
So taking a stroll around Kensington Gardens, a boat ride in Hyde Park and even deer-spotting in Richmond Park should most definitely be on your to-do list.
There is nothing quite like an early-morning jog along the riverside of one of the world’s most famous cities. The Thames Walk is the place to do just that.
You can also enjoy a boat ride on the Thames and take in the fantastic views of London’s famous bridges and waterside architecture.
Many people travel from all over the world to watch a show or two in any of the thirty-nine theatres in London’s West End.
Not only do the theatre shows offering an amazing viewing experience with their glittering performances and star-studded casts, they also take place in some of the most historic playhouses in the city, such as London’s oldest theatre; the Theatre Royal in Covent Garden, with the building dating back as far as 1660.
For anyone who loves the luxury services of a five star hotel, the cost-effectiveness of a Bed & Breakfast, the independence of self-catering, or even a bit of camping, London has accommodation options to suit all requirements and budgets.
London is home to many world-famous sports venues where major sporting events often take place.
Whether you want to be a spectator at a football match in Wembley Stadium, head out to watch a tennis tournament at Wimbledon or observe a cricket match at Lord’s Cricket Ground, sports fans will definitely not be disappointed on a visit to the British capital.
London is really the place to be for live music, concerts, gigs and festivals. Since the Sixties, London has been the venue for live performances by legends such as Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.
London is also home to legendary concert halls such as the Royal Albert Hall where world-famous artists still perform today.
If you want to dance the night away then London is most certainly the place to be. You can also sit down and enjoy the scenic view of London’s illuminated skyline from a rooftop bar in the Gherkin Tower. A ride on the Silent Disco Boat on the River Thames is another unique way to experience the city at night too.