Whether you’re practically a Londoner or you’re visiting for the first time, you need to flesh out a plan. You don’t want to risk missing out on the best in London right?
London is a large sprawling city with many hidden gems. There is the more typical tourism that encompasses well-known pieces of architecture and significant city highlights.
But the best in London isn’t always in obvious places.
Apart from the highlights, there is also a more unknown underworld of London that the local’s experience. In this post, I’ll cover all the basics, hopefully, so you see and experience as much of Old London Town as you can.
Because learning the Londoner’s way of having a blast is, well, a blast.
The Best in London
If You Are Into Pubs and Things
One thing most people think of when they come to London is the pubs. The drinking culture is older, more established and has a younger drinking age than in the states. In some ways, the culture is more laid back, as well as a bit more rogue.
The typical pub crawl in London can outlast any crawl you might have experienced in the states. If you want to experience all the traditional and high life urban pubs, a pub crawl might be in order. It is a significantly different scene and social epicenter.
After all, the pubs there have been in existence for the last two thousand years.
For Those Who Enjoy Life, Peacefully
If you’re looking for the more traditional tourist spots you will definitely want to visit Buckingham Palace to see the changing of the guard.
Also high on the list is the Tower of London. A place of residence, prison, and sight of many executions throughout Britain’s existence.
On a less violent note, seeking out Big Ben, the famous clock now known as the sound of the BBC. Below Big Ben, is the parliament buildings and Westminster Abbey.
For a little more outdoor time, visiting Kew Gardens and Covent Garden will not be a disappointment. This is the place to take your day of shopping and trying local restaurants.
And for the best view of all of London, visit The London Eye. The world’s largest observatory wheel has glass-enclosed vestibules giving the best views of all of London town.
Perhaps a jolly rendition of “London Bridges Falling Down” as the famous bridge comes into sight.
What could be more English than going for a proper tea? At least visiting the three-hundred-year-old Twinings tea shop will provide the same service it does for the Queen.
Delving deeper into the more obscure London, there are a plethora of options to have a little fun in London town.
If you are a fan of the popular series of “Harry Potter” there are two locations you won’t want to miss. Platform nine and three quarters have been honored at the famous made Kings Cross.
Between platforms nine and ten you will find a homage to the entrance to the Hogwarts Express.
It’s advised you leave yourself plenty of time if you’d like a picture with one of the disappearing carts as its to become a popular tourist site for book fans.
This is not the only Potter fan hotspots. Visit Leadonhall Market Market to see the setting for Diagon Alley and the Leaky Cauldron.
One More Thing
Last but not least if you’ve completed your pub crawl and still standing a trip to God’s Own Junkyard, it will be a feast for the eyes. An industrial-sized warehouse packed with old-world neon signs acts as an art gallery, Instagram candy, and art dealer.
A bright cheerful display that brings the flair of Las Vegas to the grey streets of London town. Just make sure to schedule this visit on a weekend, when it is only open to the public.
No matter if you find yourself in London for two days or two weeks, there is plenty to fill your days and fill your cup. Local brews and cups of tea to keep your palette hydrated as you visit all the best in London.