Things to do in London
There’s no lacking for things to do in London, one of the world’s greatest cities. At once historic and on the leading edge of cool, Britain’s favorite city is packed with centuries-old architecture (Tower of London, Big Ben) as well as galleries and museums on the cutting edge (White Cube, Tate Modern). Antique shops, iconic department stores, and flea markets jostle for attention with sleek boutiques featuring the latest wares from contemporary designers. It’s a sprawling town of two extremes, where great finds—buzzy bars, hidden city parks, and world-class theaters—dot every neighborhood from Kensington to Fitzrovia to Clerkenwell and the South Bank.
Travel + Leisure’s guide shares an insider’s take on the capital city, highlighting what to do in London, where to go, and why a visit is worth the trip for all types of travelers—family, couples, friends, and solo adventurers. Whether you want to catch the action in Parliament in the House of Lords or Commons galleries, tour the city on foot or iconic double-decker bus, or visit Beatles shrine Abbey Road Studios, there are plenty of things to do in London to keep you busy. Let T+L be your guide to the very best spots to take in history, savor local culture, and celebrate the city’s uniquely British style.
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