While we might be biased, London is a great tourist destination. Is it really a surpise, though? It’s one of the most visited cities in the world, with many people visiting multiple times throughout their lives. There’s too much to see or do to fit it all in one trip!
In this list, we have broken down all the fun things that one can get up to when visiting London. In particular, these are the top 5 things that should be on every first-timers bucket list.
Afternoon tea bus London tour
Why not kill two birds with one stone, so you have enough time to do everything else that the city has to offer. The London bus tour takes you on a journey into the city. You will pass through significant attractions and see what makes this city so loved by people from across the globe. You will pass through significant sites like St James’s Park, House of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Hyde Park and plenty more. While capturing the magnificent architecture, you will be treated to a delicious afternoon tea in true London fashion. B bakery serves delicious dainty pastries paired with a range of fruit juices and a selection of the finest English tea. The entire experience lasts 1 hour 30 minutes and will cost you £45 per adult. For other places to enjoy high tea in the city, check out luxury hotels for afternoon tea near Hyde Park.
Shopping experience at Spitalfields Market
Located in the east part of artsy London is one of London’s oldest markets. Here you will find a variety of items ranging from vintage clothing and antiques to artisanal items created by the talented curators of London. There are several food options to choose from. You can head to one of the vendors selling locally sourced produce or go for something that is already prepared by one of the gourmet street food vendors at the market. Something worth noting in Hoxton and Shoreditch is the street murals and art galleries that line this part of town.
Set out on a culinary tour of the city
As any food lover will tell you, London is the gastronomy in The United Kingdom. Here you will find more than what you would expect from an English city. There are restaurants and eateries with food from all corners of the earth. Of course, this should come as no surprise as a large part of London, and its history is made up of immigrants. Start your food journey in the central area where you can get an introduction to traditional English breakfast at Grand Royale Hotel London before making your way to East London for innovative dishes from Mexico, India and Africa. Some of the restaurants and bars on Brick Lane offer the most exquisite views of the city while other eateries provide a unique dining experience.
Some of the other things to include to your bucket list are
- Tour of Kensington Palace
- Coffee in Little Venice
- Boat cruise on The River Thames