If you’re after things to do in London, the possibilities are endless. Make a day of seeing the museums – most are free to enter, and all are spectacular. At Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery houses works from the 13th to 20th centuries. Near King’s Cross, the British Museum holds the iconic Rosetta Stone, and you can pore over all manner of original manuscripts at the British Library. Further west in South Kensington, the V&A, Science Museum and Natural History Museum are all within a stone’s throw of one another – truly something for everyone.
If it’s your first trip to London, getting a closer look at the skyline isn’t a bad way to start. Clock Big Ben, one of London’s most iconic sights, on your way to Westminster Abbey, the site of every coronation since William the conqueror, venue for over a dozen royal weddings and final resting place of some of Britain’s greatest luminaries. Of course, there are plenty of modern sights to see, too. Get a good look at the Gherkin, or sip cocktails atop the Shard and see all the sights from above.
For a night out, sashay to Soho for clubs and cocktail bars galore. Dance the night away, then watch the city come to life again from the one of the all-night espresso bars.