With over 240 museums ranging from internationally renowned institutions like the Natural History Museum, the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum, to floating museums like the Cutty Sark or quirky expositions like Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, London’s museums offer something to satisfy even the most curious visitors. But while you could settle for an afternoon marveling over exhibits at the Science Museum or checking out the latest installation art at the Tate Modern, there are also plenty of unique ways to explore London’s museums, like touring by candlelight or sleeping over in a museum. Here are a few ideas.
Things to Do This Week in London: July 17th -31st
Whether you want to enjoy a classical music concert for just £5 or walk in the footsteps of royalty in Buckingham Palace, there are plenty things to do this week in London.
For one of the world’s most populated capital cities, London still manages to maintain a wide variety of greenery and whether you’re feeding the ducks in Hyde Park or spotting tigers at London Zoo, wildlife lovers will find plenty to get excited about in the city. The city is also home to one of Europe’s largest inland wetland projects, the London Wetland Centre, where children can spot wildlife in their natural habitats and bird-watchers will be in their element.
As the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world, the Wimbledon Tennis Championships have long been among the capital’s top sporting events and the annual tournaments mark the start of the summer for many Londoners. The 2 weeks of Grand Slam tennis tournaments are held at Wimbledon’s famous All England Lawn Tennis Club and draw up to 500,000 spectators, with even the Queen and other members of the royal family turning up to cheer on British hero and reigning champion Andy Murray.
A global trendsetter in art, music and fashion; an architectural pioneer; and one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world – the British capital is nothing if not unique. But while you’ve surely got a whole list of must-do attractions to check off your list – riding the London Eye, tucking into afternoon tea at the Ritz, visiting Buckingham Palace – save some time in your trip to enjoy some of the things that you can only do in London.
This month we’re giving away 2 tickets to Kew Gardens and a Downton Abbey Day Trip!
Walking along the South Bank of the Thames, one of the first things you will probably spot is the round, white, half-timbered building close to the Millennium Bridge. Wondering what it is? Let me welcome you, on behalf of playwright William Shakespeare, to the grand Globe Theatre.
With a day travel card costing more than £10 and a ticket for the London Eye costing almost £30, traveling in London is not a wise choice for cash-strapped travelers. Of course, savvy visitors will know that pre-purchasing a London Pass is the most cost-effective way of taking in the sights and buying an Oyster card is the cheapest way to use the London Underground, but budget-conscious Londoners have a whole host of other money-saving tips. Want to know how to enjoy free entertainment, DIY sightseeing tours and a meal for less than a fiver? Here are 10 insider tips for discovering London on a budget.
Whether looking out along the Thames from the galleries of St Paul’s Cathedral, scaling the dizzying heights of The Shard or taking a ride on the iconic London Eye, there are plenty of fun ways to get a view of the British capital, but for an unbeatable bird’s eye view, nothing beats soaring overhead in a helicopter. London helicopter tours not only make a thrilling addition to your bucket list, but offer a unique perspective of London from above, flying over many of the city’s most iconic landmarks and top tourist attractions.
London is home to some of the UK’s most historic pubs, taverns and alehouses which date back to the 1500s. Despite living in London, my friend Sam and I had never taken the time to explore London’s most historic pubs, so we were very excited to take a historical pub walking tour of London to find some new haunts and learn about the city’s rich history.