Whether you have already arrived and thinking about things to do in London during your trip, or if you are only planning a journey, consider some of these ideas.
It is impossible to visit all London attractions in one trip to the UK capital. If it is your first visit, make sure to attend the ones that played an important role in London's history - The Tower of London, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben.
London Eye is one of the most popular attractions in London - consider buying a fast-track ticket to avoid the lines.
If it is your repeat visit to London, please take a look at our recommendations for the Museums, Royal London, Art Galleries, Sights and Attractions - we hope there will be something new you will discover about London and will find an idea or two on what to do in London during your trip.
Museums and Art Galleries
Irrespective if it is your first trip to London or you've been to the city before, London museums and art galleries have endless possibilities for exploration and inspiration. Visit The British Museum, Natural History Museum, Churchill War Rooms, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, National Portrait Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, Wellcome Collection. Learn more about Museums and Art Galleries.
Rightfully considered home to some of the best theaters in the world, London always amazes with plays and performances to the tastes of the most demanding visitor. If you would like to see a musical or a show, there are classics, such as The Phantom of the Opera, and there are also new shows that run just for several months. Learn more about musicals and plays in London and buy tickets online.
If you appreciate the art of opera and ballet, visit Royal Opera House. They have performances throughout the year. Current season schedule and tickets online.
All things Royal
Not only can you learn about the history of royal dynasties and visit royal palaces, but you can also visit their present residences - while these are open for a visit during limited time each year, and even if you cannot get inside, it is still an interesting experience to see the exteriors of the royal family residences. Learn more.
Sightseeing Tours in London
We are a big believer in sightseeing tours, especially in double-decker ones. These allow learning interesting facts about the city, but in addition to that you can explore London in your own pace. Hop-on, hop-off buses cover most of the interesting places to visit in London, tickets are affordable, audio is in 13 languages - or you can choose a bus with a live commentary in English. Learn more and buy tickets online.