London is one of the most amazing cities in the world, with so much to see and do. If you’re visiting London, there are certainly going to be plenty of things you would like to do, and at Swinton Hotel, we want to ensure you get the most out of your stay. Here is our London Bucket List, designed to help you get the most out of the capital.
Ride on All the Underground Lines
That’s right, all 11 lines on the London Underground. This is a great opportunity to see what London has to offer, and get around the city, while also travelling on one of the most iconic metropolitan transportation systems in the world. Bonus points if you visit all 270 stations.
Have a Picnic in Hyde Park
London isn’t just a buzzing metropolis; it also features a number of beautiful parks. On a warm summer day, pack up your picnic basket, grab a rug and head to Hyde Park to spend a few hours relaxing in nature.
See a West End Show
Whether or not you’re into the theatre, you simply cannot visit London without going to see a West End show. There is plenty to choose from all year round, from tear-jerking musicals like Les Miserables to nostalgic productions like The Lion King.
Visit Buckingham Palace
Even if you’re British, you shouldn’t resist the temptation to take the classic tourist photo outside Buckingham Palace. Although you won’t realistically be able to get up close to the guards, it’s still an amazing sight to see. If you’re lucky, you might even get to see the famous Changing of the Guard!
Ride the London Eye
Get the best view of the city by hopping on the London Eye. You can travel in the day or at night, though it’s best to choose a clearer day to get the best possible view. We hope you’re not scared of heights.
Walk the O2 Arena
Feeling adventurous? You can now take a walking tour over the famous O2 Arena, formerly the Millennium Dome. You won’t have to hold on too tightly (harnesses are provided), but this certainly isn’t an activity for the faint-hearted!
Visit Camden Market
Lose yourself as you wander through stalls selling all sorts of goods, from clothing to arts and crafts. You can also sample some of the best food that London has to offer, and get a true taste of the London lifestyle.
Go to London Zoo
Escape for a while and go to see the variety of wildlife at London Zoo. From lions to lemurs, the zoo makes for a great day out, with or without the kids. The zoo also has night opening times, which make it a great activity in summer.
Visit Platform 9 ¾ at Kings Cross Station
Are you a fan of Harry Potter? You can visit the Platform 9 ¾ exhibit at London’s Kings Cross Station, which features a Hogwarts luggage trolley on its way through the passage. You can have your photo taken by the exhibitors, who also provide you with a scarf from the Hogwarts house of your choice. This attraction is free of charge.
Shop in Harrods at Christmas Time
When it comes to the festive season in London, no where can put on a display that can rival Harrods. Visit the toy department to have a go with some of the latest toys and gadgets, or treat yourself to something special in the jewellery department.
Afternoon Tea at The Ritz
It’s pricey, it’s luxurious and it’s well worth doing at least once when you’re visiting London. Get all dressed up and enjoy an afternoon of tea and fine food, but don’t forget to book ahead!
Make Your Own Discoveries
In a city with so much to offer, you’re bound to make your own discoveries in London. Go out and explore, and don’t be afraid to be adventurous! Soon enough, you’ll have your very own hotspots.
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading our London Bucket List, and that it’s got you excited for your next trip to the Big Smoke. If you’re visiting London and you’re looking for cheap King’s Cross hotels, Swinton Hotel can provide you with quality, affordable accommodation for your stay. For more information, contact us today by calling 020 7837 1451.