So, you have your flights booked to visit one of the classiest destinations in the world and you have done the ‘required’ (subjective of course!) amount of research on places to see and things to do in London. There are the usual culprits – Buckingham Palace, Madame Tussauds, St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Hyde Park and of course, The London Eye. Whilst each one of these places is extraordinary beyond doubt and worth every penny you spend, this list below is bound to make your trip unique and special.
Walk Below The River Thames at Greenwich
Yes, you read that right! While walking atop one of many the iconic bridges overlooking the mighty River Thames is a definite must do, not many people know of this 1200-odd feet tunnel that passes underneath the famous river, connecting Greenwich to Island Gardens. Quite the understated walk, albeit an interesting one.
Stroll Through The Food Markets
One of the many ways a city such as London flaunts its cultural diversity is through the extensive variety of global cuisines that it offers. While strolling through food markets such as Borough Market and Spitalfields Market top the list, another nice little haunt to satiate the taste palate is Brick Lane in East London.
A Day In Potterland
If you are a true Harry Potter fan, your trip to London is not complete without a visit to the Warner Bros studio in Watford, just outside the capital. Once a location where iconic films were shot, this studio provides fans and enthusiasts alike an enchanting tour into the world of Harry Potter. From the extravagant costumes to the breath-taking props, walking through dim lit paths of Diagon Alley to experiencing the creation of the whimsical animals of Potterland – this place has it all. Don’t forget to taste the classic butterbeer and buy your favourite characters’ wands as souvenirs on the way out!
Get Lost Amidst The Lavenders
Giving the lavender fields in Provence some serious competition is the Mayfield Lavender Farm, situated in Banstead. Every spring, this family-run organic farm adorns an ethereal shade of violet against a sunny backdrop providing a perfect location for a day out as well for those selfies we all love.
Winter Wonderland and Christmas Markets
If you are someone who doesn’t mind the cold weather, then the city of London is a perfect place to hibernate during winter. The city lights itself up during evenings and becomes home to Winter Wonderland, a Christmas-themed fun and activities extravaganza including an ice rink! Indulge in the festive spirit by sipping on some hot mulled wine as you wander around the many Christmas markets set up around the city during this magical time of the year.