VIDEO: Five Things to Do in London
There are endless fun things to do in London for every type of traveler, whether you’re a history buff, a gourmand, or a thespian.
London may (may) be the only city in the world keener on theater than New York. Top playwrights from around the world have had their work performed at the Royal Court theater: and iconic actors like Benedict Cumberbatch and Vanessa Redgrave have all graced its stages.
You can also catch a show at the National Theatre or Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre (though its best to avoid hours-long performances of Hamlet outdoors on a steamy summer day) while you stroll along the South Bank. After sunset, order a drink at The Mondrian Hotel’s rooftop bar, The Rumpus Room.
History abounds in this more than 2,000-year-old city. Brush up on your facts at the British Museum, home to artifacts that are more than 2 million years old and have been collected from every continent on Earth.
What to do in London if you’re hungry? Try a pub-crawl, or sample foods from Borough Market. And while there are countless free and cheap London attractions, the Tower of London is one worth paying for. Here, you’ll have an entertaining tour with a ceremonial Beefeater, and see all of the crown jewels, including the 530.2 karat Great Star of Africa.