With so much culture to soak up in a city as buzzing as London, it can be difficult to choose the right event for you. Indeed, there might be many that take your fancy. Check out these suggestions for the best things to do in London – whoever you’re going with and whatever you enjoy doing.
A bustling city like London might not immediately feel like the best place for kids, but in fact, there are plenty of kids’ activities, that adults might just enjoy as well. For example:
There’s no better place in the world to let your hair down after dark than London. Obviously, you have all the brilliant bars and restaurants, not to mention the amazing array of London concerts. There are less obvious choices too, though. Here are two ideas:
You might also try the circus, the theatre or one of the city’s many festivals. There’s always something on in the city that never sleeps.
There’s so much more to the festival scene than music and food these days (though those are great, too!). Whatever you’re a fan of, there’s a festival to match.
Keep an eye out for big events as diverse as The London Whisky Weekender and the Mind Body Spirit Festival. The usual beer festivals are now joined by gin and prosecco festivals, and there are whole days dedicated to wine too. There are also music festivals in every nook and cranny of London, covering everything from rock to garage to rum and reggae. Food festivals put the spotlight on all sorts as well, from chocolate masterpieces to cheese on everything.
Sports fans are guaranteed to be blown away with the sporting events on offer in London. Of course, there’s the famous stuff. London is home to some of the most successful football teams of the modern era, like Arsenal and Chelsea FC. You’ll also find equally prominent clubs in the world of rugby, football, hockey and netball with roots in London. The city also boasts the most iconic sports grounds in the world – Wembley and Lord’s Cricket Ground to name just two – all of which regularly stage matches and tournaments.
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