The UK’s capital is a bustling powerhouse of creativity and culture, with everything from beautiful parks and fascinating museums, to galleries, bars and restaurants to explore. The stunning architecture found here is reason alone to visit London, but that’s not all this vibrant city has to offer.
London is fantastic for a city break, playing host to so many exciting and memorable activities. Whether you want to soak up the atmosphere in the form of food, fashion and great nightlife, or you want to relax and simply take in the beautiful surroundings, there’s something to keep you entertained. Some of the most recognisable landmarks in the UK can be found here, too – why not visit the Tower Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral or Trafalgar Square?
Other great attractions include Piccadilly Circus and Buckingham Palace – try to catch the changing of the guard, if you’re visiting during this time. And, of course, no trip to London would be complete without a ride on the London Eye, where you’ll get a spectacular view of the whole city.
Talking about England’s capital brings up images of red buses, black cabs and guards with funny fluffy hats. London is always bright, busy and packed with things to do. A first visit to London can be pretty daunting, with so much to see it can be difficult to decide where to start. This exciting city really does have something on offer for everyone whether you’re a culture vulture, shopaholic or musical maestro. Read on for easyJet Holiday’s list of some, but certainly not all, of the best things to do in London.
Do some classic ‘Red Bus’ sightseeing
A holiday to London is not complete without a photo by Big Ben, the London Eye or Buckingham Palace. Whether you decide to do it on foot or with a guide on a red London double-decker bus, the checklist of top tourist sights are a must for any new visitor. Watch the changing of guards at the Queen’s residence, Buckingham Palace, or get a real bird’s eye view of the city on the London Eye.
Wind down in the evening with some entertainment
If you thought London was busy and exciting in the day, at night the city really comes to life. Flashing theatre signs light up the streets and the pavements are filled with relaxed commuters enjoying some freedom from the office. There are hundreds of shows playing in London every night ranging from full-blown musical spectaculars to secret arty plays. If you don’t mind what you see, head to Leicester Square in the day and grab yourself a bargain ticket for the same night.
Explore the bustling markets
Areas of London pride themselves in their traditional style markets that are still up and running. Most market stall owners in London love a bit of banter – put on some charm, smile sweetly enough and you can grab yourself a bargain. The Old Spitalfields Market is perfect for all things vintage and floral, while Greenwich Market will have your taste buds tingling with all the worldwide cuisine on offer. Portobello Road is perfect for antique hunters and don your trendiest outfit for a trip to Brick Lane.
With flights to London from Edinburgh taking under an hour and a half, you could be enjoying this fantastic destination in no time. Booking your holiday to London is simple and affordable with easyJet holidays. easyJet holidays offers a variety of flexible deals that can be made even better value for money by booking the flight and hotel together.