Tower of London
The Tower of London holds thousands of years of history behinds its walls and is one of London’s most iconic castles and World Heritage Sites. Make the most of your experience by taking the Yeoman Warder Tour, where these famed Royal Bodyguards will provide an hour of insight, information and stories of notable tortures and executions as they show you around the grounds. Be dazzled by the world-famous collection of 23,578 gemstones that make up the Crown Jewels still used in royal ceremonies today. While you’re there, see if you can spot and meet each one of the seven ravens that roam and watch over the fortress.
Prepare to be dazzled by London’s Soho where you’ll find a maze of shops, bars, clubs, restaurants and theatres to keep you busy for many days and nights to come. Located in the heart of London’s west end, Soho is known for its shopping, food and nightlife with an exciting atmosphere that attracts tourists and Londoners alike. Browse some of London’s most unique shops and boutiques along Berwick Street and Kingly Court and Denmark Street also known as Tin Pan Alley which is famous for its large array of musical instrument stores. At night, experience the heart of London’s live music and clubbing scene or discover some of Soho’s pubs and secret bars. Soho is also a major hotspot for the gay and lesbian scene with a huge cluster of gay clubs and bars in the area and also hosts the Pride in London celebrations every year. For theatre-goers, Soho holds some of London’s biggest theatres so be sure to catch a show while you’re there.
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city and head over to Hyde Park, where you’ll find plenty of space to just relax and unwind. Enjoy a quiet stroll among beautiful gardens and unique wildlife as you make your way the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain and experience a physical depiction of Diana’s life through its unique design. For more active entertainment, take a splash in the Serpentine Lido where you can swim, sun bathe at the Sun Terrace or explore the climbing frame and paddling pool with the kids. Otherwise, just kick back and take in the view over a cup of coffee in one of the many cafes, restaurants and kiosks in the park.
Located in the heart of London, the National Gallery is a convenient meeting spot and is a great place to relax and cultivate your artistic senses while you’re in the area with free entry and events 361 days a year. See over 2,300 paintings from world-famous artists like Van Gough, Monet and Da Vinci at your own leisure or take the ‘Be Inspired’ guided audio tour and view some of the gallery’s less-known but best-loved paintings. For a more hands-on experience, join the various talks and tours or create your own masterpiece at the many talk and draw classes for aspiring artists and family workshops where kids can explore the fun in paint and colours.
Stop by Camden market for everything trendy, retro and bizarre and explore over 1000 market stalls packed from classic leather shops, shoes stalls and vintage vinyl to unique designer clothing, zany specialty gift stores and exotic street food. Shops are open every day except for Christmas day but if you want to see everything Camden market has to offer then try visit on a Sunday which is the busiest day but also where the most stores will be open for you to discover. After a day of haggling with energetic shop owners, kick back with a drink at some of the best bars, clubs and music venues that London has to offer.
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