Planning a trip to England and looking for things to put on your London bucket list?! I gotchu! From epic vintage markets and cocktails in the sky at sunset to charming cobblestoned streets and all the history and culture you could want, here’s 150+ things to check off your London bucket list! Yes, I said ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY! Whoa!
I’ve visited London quite a few times, but it’s typically en route to another faraway European destination (like Greece, Croatia, or Bosnia). So when I finally found myself with a few days in the actual city, I was overjoyed with the ability to finally cross some favorites off my London bucket list. Why’d it take me so long?! I have no clue!
Of course I came home with a newfound appreciation for the city — and now I can’t wait to go back ASAP! And of course cross more things off my London bucket list.
I created this London bucket list for everyone with my initial train of thought — and no, it’s not just another boring, uninspiring gray city, I promise. (Although fingers crossed for good weather.) There’s colorful cobblestoned neighborhoods, magnificent ancient buildings, instagram and photo spots, spectacular flower markets, scrumptious street food, graffiti-covered tunnels, al fresco swimming, and a whole lot more!
I promise there’s something for everyone on this London bucket list. I’ve organized this massive list by interest and activity — restaurants and sweet treats for foodies, must-dos for sports lovers, lots of culture and art and history spots, and of course all those iconic London bucket list musts.
So cross the pond, pack your rain jacket, and let’s get this London bucket list underway!
Iconic Things to Add to Your London Bucket List
Take a ride on the London Eye, one of the world’s tallest observation wheels for some breathtaking views of the city! It’s been the city’s number one experience for over a decade, so you know it’s truly London bucket list worthy!
Admire the ornate architecture of royal Westminster Abbey, a gothic church and site for coronations with daily services for all — there’s over a thousand years of history here, proving its definitely World Heritage Site worthy!
Watch the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace with their red straight jackets and black top hats — just make sure to come early; this place gets super crowded! It’s popular for a reason!
Gasp at Kensington Palace, a museum, royal palace, and gardens with exhibits on former residents like Queen Victoria and Princess Diana
Tour the royal home of Queen Elizabeth II (and the Duke of Edinburgh) — only available for 10 weeks per year! — and then have afternoon tea at Buckingham Palace
Explore the vast art collection and soak up the extravagance of the Queens Galley at Buckingham Palace where over 450 works of art from the Royal Collection await!
Walk along the River Thames, just choose either the north or south bank ahead of time! The whole Thames path is 184 miles, but you’ll just be walking a bit in London! Start at the Westminster Underground Station and end at Borough Market — a total of roughly 2 scenic miles.
Take a photo walk in the Notting Hill neighborhood; there’s tons of cute pastel houses, casual cafes, greenery, and flowers! It’s the epitome of vibrant and trendy — and I just love it! A London bucket list must for those who love charming areas!
Ride in a black cab, an iconic London taxi, all around the city while you discover more than 2,000 years of history at sites such as Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and more
Take a walk on the Tower Bridge for great views of the River Thames and city skyline, an iconic Victorian turreted bridge and a world-famous symbol of London — an absolute must on any London bucket list. Be sure to admire the architecture from Potters Fields Park afterwards; it’s an engineering marvel!
Scale hundreds of steps to the top of St. Paul’s Cathedral and marvel in the architecture — be sure to check out the famous Whispering Gallery on the way up
Ride on an iconic red double decker bus (the AEC Routemaster) all day for under £5! Such a staple of London’s public transit network!
See the main sites of London on a Big Bus Sightseeing Tour, a hop-on, hop-off open-top, double decker bus (you get unlimited use of four routes to ensure you don’t miss anything!)
While you’re at it, don’t miss a photo opp with a traditional old school red telephone box, a familiar site on the streets of London and all of the UK (although many are being turned into tiny shops and libraries these days!)
Get the ultimate adrenaline rush aboard a high-speed River Thames Speedboat RIB boat tour and see the sights of London as you speed along the river on a 50-minute round-trip from Embankment Pier to Tower Bridge
Stand in the middle of Piccadilly Circus — known for its flashing billboards and tons of shops (kinda like London’s version of NYC’s Times Square!)
Look up at Big Ben, a 16-story Gothic clock tower known as London’s iconic national timepiece, found at the Eastern end of the Houses of Parliament (if the construction is ever completed that is…)
Stroll down The Mall, the famous red street running from the Buckingham Palace to Trafalgar Square (which is where the changing of the guards happens)
Explore the atmospheric city of London by night on an open top bus tour and see iconic landmarks such as Big Ben, The London Eye, Tower Bridge, and the bustling Trafalgar Square all lit up
Try some London specialities, like mushy peas, marmite on toast, high tea, fish n chips, English breakfast, Sunday roast, Yorkshire pudding, Bangers and Mash, scones, Eton Mess, and beef wellington (foodies need to add each of these to their London bucket list!)
Sip a pint of English Pale Ale at an English pub — it’s more than a UK pastime, it’s basically part of the culture!
Step inside and tour the Houses of Parliament, a neo-gothic palace with 11th-century Westminster Hall and the clock tower known as Big Ben (one of the most iconic landmarks on this London bucket list!)
Feel like a true London local and take a ride on the tube — as long as you can read a map you’ll be a-okay!
Gather your girlfriends and indulge in traditional afternoon tea, with mini finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream, sweet pastries, and a wide assortment of hot teas, obviously! — Recommended spots include Corinthia London, The Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel, SKETCH, The Savoy, and The Wolseley
Take a sightseeing cruise on the River Thames — there’s lots of options! Cruise roundtrip from Westminster to Greenwich (or vice versa) or take a hop-on hop-off sightseeing cruise with drinks and snacks (it got over 1500 positive reviews!)
Markets and Shopping
Walk under the flags at Maltby Street Market, order a coffee (or two), and find the organic Italian wine tasting shop (not far from the Tower Bridge)
Bring your produce bags and fill ‘em up at Marylebone Farmers’ Market, a Sunday outdoor street market with seasonal items from artisan and local producers (don’t miss the asparagus in April, strawberries in May, and cherries in July — yum!)
Feel like you’ve stepped into a Harry Potter novel at Leadenhall Market; the grand arches feel just like Diagon Alley! You’ll definitely go here on a Harry Potter walking tour!
Visit the bustling Camden Market, an eclectic market with a youthful, atmospheric vibe and an alternative bias; basically your regular market but on steroids. Into art — look for the umbrella street over here! There’s also great views of the canal from the market bars and outskirts.
Search for the perfect afternoon pick-me-up in the buzzy Borough Market right under the railway lines — you’ll find British meat, artisan breads and cheeses, and tons of fresh produce (like chestnut mushrooms and rambutans) — a London bucket list must for all those foodie lovers
Spend the afternoon browsing through Brick Lane Market, with lots of food, handicrafts, and artsy stalls — everything screams vintage! Highly recommended!
Go window shopping on Regent Street, a famous (and super well-known) shopping area with upscale flagship stores and international retailers (come during Christmas and the decorations will blow your mind!)
Go shopping on all 5+ floors of Primark, one of my favorite discount fashion stores and a place I ALWAYS buy way too much (add this to your London bucket list if you’re here in London for trendy clothes — although I’m warning you; you may need to buy another suitcase!)
Search for unique treasures at the bohemian and always bustling Portobello Road Market, like shiny silver antiques, crystal door handles, and Cowhide rugs
Wander around the historic Old Spitalfields Market, a hip Victorian-era market hall with a huge variety of food from around the world, apparel, and arts & crafts (think ethnic robes, handmade jewelry, steampunk glasses, and more)
Spend hours perusing Harrods, Londons’ famous luxury department store boasting 7 floors — they’ve got everything from 330 departments, a glittering Egyptian room, an art gallery, and even a massive food hall (there’s a reason millions of people visit from around the world)
Explore London’s Broadway Market, a Victorian street market with over 70 shops, cafes, and restaurants full of art, clothing, crafts, street food, and sweet treats (and this one operates every day of the week, making it an easy check off your London bucket list!)
Rifle through vintage stalls, up-and-coming designers, and quirky crafts at the Sunday UpMarket, located in the Old Truman Brewery every weekend (you’ll also find some of the most eclectic street food vendors over here in case you get hungry between the shopping!)
Pick out the prettiest bouquet of blooms (or just spend an hour smelling all the flowers) at the Columbia Road Flower Market, one of the largest flower markets in all of London (open Sundays only)
Museums and Libraries
Browse the global antiquities at the British Museum, a HUGE showcase with Egyptian mummies (!!!) and ancient Greek sculptures (and it’s completely free, so it shouldn’t be left off any London bucket list!)
Cozy up with a good book at the British Library, housing the Magna Carta and handwritten Beatles lyrics on it’s 400 miles of shelves (whoa!), and definitely check out the “Treasures” room with old manuscripts
Gasp at the Caravaggio, Michelangelo, Claude, and Van Gogh paintings, all part of the incredible permanent collection of Master paintings from the 13th to 19th centuries at the National Gallery
Brush up on your British history and get to know the famous players by admiring the paintings and sculptures at the National Portrait Gallery, located right next to the National Gallery
Spend an afternoon at the Tate Modern, London’s popular modern-art gallery with tons of international works from the most important artists of the 20th century — Warhol, Picasso, and Dali included; don’t miss the cafe with panoramic river views!
Wander around the free Victoria and Albert Museum, the world’s leading museum of art, design, and performance (there’s ancient Chinese ceramics to Alexander McQueen evening dresses)
See huge dinosaur skeletons, unique specimens of flora and fauna, butterflies in summer, ice skating in winter, and oh so much more at the Natural History Museum
Follow a costumed tour guide around the Ben Franklin House, the only remaining home of Benjamin Franklin (definitely use the restroom — the original stove is in there, haha)
On your way back to Heathrow (there’s an express train!), get some cool shots of Paddington Station, one of the most iconic Victorian train stations you’ll ever see!
Foodie Experiences for Your London Bucket List
Sip a specialty coffee at The Farm Girl, a bright and bold plant-filled Aussie cafe with tiled walls with healthy brunches, smoothies, and sandwiches
Wander around Harrods Food Hall and pick one of everything (although my husband swears he’s gotten the best fish n chips of his life here)
Dine on the water; there’s lots of options: Feast on a 4 course meal on the river and enjoy a live cabaret performance on this London Showboat Dinner cruise, have a delicious 2 course lunch with tea or coffee on this Lunch Cruise on the Thames, or a luxury dinner cruise with live entertainment on this Luxury London Dinner Cruise.
Indulge in some pizza at Franco Manca pizza, located exactly opposite St. Paul’s Cathedral which’ll feel like you’re eating on the steps of the cathedral itself
Dine in a bubble pod at Coppa Club for a fantastic view of the Tower Bridge, Shard, and River Thames while treating yourself to a fancy breakfast — it’s a vibe (and a London bucket list must if you like unique dining experiences)
Dig into the best Indian food of your life at Dishoom, a buzzy Bombay-style cafe with vintage decor and upscale touches — and no, I’m not kidding (there’s a reason the line is always down the street — thankfully there’s a few locations now!)
Indulge in a fun champagne brunch at the Winter Garden Restaurant in the glass-roofed atrium of the super elegant Landmark Hotel — the quality and food choice is incredible!
Eat a meal in a former mission at MEATliquor, a bar and diner with stained glass windows and salvaged wood tables (foodies — add this to your London bucket list!)
Bite into a toasted cheese sandwich with Montgomery cheddar, ogleshield, comte, and London raclette on sourdough with leeks and onions from Kappacasein Dairy at Borough Market (only open Thursday through Saturday)
Taste test all the different curries on Brick Lane — there’s a whole bunch (including Aladin Indian Restaurant, City Spice, and The Famous Curry Bazaar), all serving up delicious Bangladeshi, Indian, and Pakistani curries, baltis, and tandoori specialities
Escape into a tropical paradise and check out the views from the Kensington Roof Gardens — there’s even real-life flamingos here! Such an oasis in the middle of the city!
Grab some British food with a view at Duck and Waffle, 40 floors above the city complete with floor to ceiling windows (even the elevator ride is fun!)
Stand on a massively long line for a salt beef Jewish-style bagel at Beigel Bake on Brick Lane in East London (probably one of my favorite things to eat on this London bucket list!)
Enjoy the “Sunday Roast” Tradition on a Sunday, one of the most iconic meals in London — there’s typically roasted meat, roasted potatoes, roasted veggies, and gravy. Some recommendations include Red Lion and Sun, The Bull and Last, The Camberwell Arms, and Canton Arms.
Try a full English Breakfast any time of day at Shepherdess Cafe; with eggs, bacon, toast, black sausage, beans, and black pudding
Go for a steak dinner at Flat Iron, and definitely try some complimentary beef dripping popcorn — don’t miss the creamed spinach and some chips! A must on any foodies London bucket list.
Teas and Sweet Treats
Bite into a traditional pastel de nata, like the kind you get in Lisbon or Hong Kong at Cafe de Nata, or try some funky flavors like strawberry, chocolate, or raspberry (still on my London bucket list)
Buy a few boxes of gorgeously decorated biscuits or ice your own while sipping some tea at Biscuiteers Boutique and Icing Cafe
Gather your girls for an afternoon at SKETCH, a quirky, 18th-century townhouse that transforms into a cocktail lounge every night — AND the entire tea room is decked out in baby pink decor (don’t miss a photo in the iconic egg bathroom!)
Grab yourself an over-the-top pink and purple unicorn latte at Saint Aymes, a cute cafe with afternoon tea and flower walls with coffee drinks, milkshakes, and sweets (another perfect spot for the ‘gram)
Treat yourself to a huge raspberry macaron and have your instagram moment at ELAN Cafe’s colorful hearts wall (another London bucket list must for anyone looking to up their IG game)
Enjoy an afternoon tea cruise on the River Thames, with delicious sandwiches, cakes and traditional scones with cream and jam, while cruising next to Shakespeare’s Globe, Tower Bridge, and the Tate Modern
Indulge in the prettiest eclair you’ll ever find at Maitre Choux, a chic white patisserie specializing in eclairs and choux pastries
Grab a drink and nosh on a pastry under purple wisteria (hanging from the ceiling) at Aubaine Selfridges on the second floor of Selfridges Department Store above Oxford Street (you’ll find it tucked away among the luxury shoe galleries)
Order a few specialty cupcakes and maybe even a hot chocolate (if it’s chilly) at Peggy Porschen Cakes, a chic bakery made famous by IG (don’t leave without getting your shot!)
Have high tea complete with scones, cakes, and sandwiches at The Wolseley, a Modern European hotspot with grand art deco glamour (it’s one of the best lower-priced afternoon teas in the city!)
Drinks and Nightlife
Drink experimental cocktails in a speakeasy-style club hidden away in the basement — if you can find the entrance that is (hint — it’s behind a black door) at Experimental Cocktail Club Chinatown (one of the most unique things on this London bucket list!)
Warm up with blankets and heaters on the rooftop bar at Roof Top St James, while soaking up the views of Trafalgar Square by night and sipping an espresso martini
Bring your own booze and the bartender will craft cocktails for you at B.Y.O.C. Camden, a funky prohibition-style cocktail bar where you can drink in a cave (full disclosure — you’ll probably leave drunk, so plan a safe way home ahead of time)
Sip on sugary cocktails at the wildly decorated and Victorian-styled Mr. Fogg’s Tavern (be sure to check out the ornate bathroom and the Gin Parlour upstairs)
Have a few pints in traditional pubs on a West End Beer Tasting Pub Tour, where you’ll visit 5 different pubs and taste 6 distinct beers
Dance in a rainbow ball pit (for adults) while sipping a drink at Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch, a funky late-night cocktail bar filled with over a million bills serving retro cocktails
Order a martini “shaken not stirred” worthy of James Bond himself at Duke’s London Bar (The Original) at The Dukes Hotel in the exclusive St. James’s district (my husband’s favorite bar on this London bucket list)
Grab a pre-dinner cocktail on the famous garden terrace on the 8th floor of the Oxo Tower, or sit inside admiring the view from the floor to ceiling windows if it’s a chillier evening
Party all night and experience the nightlife in Soho, the most fashionable district of London — be sure to check out The Old Coffee House, the John Snow pub with half pints for only 4 pounds, Soho Bar, and/or the luxury Club 49
Hang out with friends over a pint of dark or sour beer/ale at The Craft Beer Co. — they’ve also got some cider selections as well, including a mango cider I’m dying to try!
Art, Architecture, and Pop Culture
Search for colorful murals, graffiti, and funky art around the streets of Shoreditch, a thriving art scene and the hub of London’s urban art
Walk along one of the most picturesque streets in the world (with cobblestones no less) to find the pretty pink home (#27) on St Luke Mews — it’s been featured in Love Actually — the “To Me, You are Perfect” scene (swoon)
Experience a magical Harry Potter-themed walking tour across London, where you’ll see real-life filming locations used in many of the movies, visit the Ministry of Magic and the entrance to the Leaky Cauldron, as well as tricky Harry Potter trivia! You can also join a cinematic HP walking tour with a river cruise (it seems super cool with projections on the walls — check it out for yourself)
Photograph London’s bendy Walkie Talkie building (at 20 Fenchurch Street); it’s a London bucket list must for any architectural lover — the shape is super distinctive
Peek at the incredibly colourful Neal’s Yard, where shop windows in narrow streets are painted in pretty Caribbean pinks and green
Take a walk across the Millennium Bridge, an elegant steel pedestrian bridge crossing the River Thames (its architecture is wild!) → plus, you’ll reach the Tate Modern on the other side (another London bucket list must!)
Transport to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry by running into Platform 9 ¾ within King’s Cross Station, the most famous railway platform in the world (and it hardly even exists!)
Grab 3 friends and take that iconic Beatles photograph walking along the famous Abbey Road zebra crossing (they recorded their final album here!) — just be careful, because as expected, the road is used by cars! This one’s been on my London bucket list for ages!
Walk down the eerie Leake Street Graffiti Tunnel while admiring the colorful walls — don’t forget to look up; there’s graffiti everywhere!
Venture a bit outta town to see God’s Own Junkyard, an energetic art gallery known for its vibrant neon art (still on my own London bucket list). Just remember that you can only take cell phone pics; no fancy cameras here.
Grab your deerstalker and take a Sherlock Holmes Tour of London; expect to explore places featured in the books, movies, and TV, as well as locations that inspired Arthur Conan Doyle himself
London Bucket List Musts for Sports Lovers
Watch a few matches at the Wimbledon Championships, the oldest tennis tournament (and most prestigious) in the world. If you’re visiting from late June to early July, this needs to go on your London bucket list.
Go behind the scenes at Arsenal Football Club on an Emirates Stadium tour (it’s audio-guided so you’ll definitely learn a lot!)
Cheer on the students during the The Boat Race, an annual rowing contest between crews from Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Clubs, which is probably the most famous eight-oared rowing event in the world (whoa!)
Get a behind-the-scenes look at one of the world’s greatest football clubs on a Chelsea Football Club Stadium and Museum Tour — you’ll not only visit Stamford Bridge, but the museum as well (a London bucket list must for any Chelsea fans out there!)
Watch a football match at Wembley Stadium, England’s home football stadium and host to the FA Cup Final! Plus, it’s been recently renovated and the architecture is super impressive!
Tour the brand spankin’ new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, you’ll see everything from the changing rooms to the managerial dugout (you’ll even gain exclusive access to the players’ tunnel)
Gardens, Parks, and Florals
Wander around the acres and acres of greenery in Hyde Park and have a picnic with some friends — it’s right in the heart of London so kinda hard to miss! While not as large as Central Park in New York City or Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, it’s still worth a spot on your London bucket list.
Stand underneath the Marble Arch, which was actually designed by John Nash to be the entry to Buckingham Palace… but it was never completed in time! It’s now a grand entrance to Hyde Park. Don’t miss the huge horse head sculpture right next to the arch as well!
Brave an open water swim with the ducks in the Serpentine Lido (a man-made lake in Hyde park) or chicken out and go row-boating during the warm-ish summer months (get in for slightly reduced admission after 4pm)
Feed a flock of bright green parakeets who mysteriously took up residence here in Hyde Park in the 1990’s and decided to stay….?
Enjoy (and partake in) freedom of speech at the Speakers Corner, an area within Hyde Park allocated for open-air discussions, debates, and speeches — you’ll hear lots of open-minded people ready to have their thoughts challenged and be proven wrong
Take a ride on the UK’s first Solar Shuttle (a vessel solely powered by solar power) in Hyde Park, which can carry up to 40 passengers at a time
Head to the top of Primrose Hill to see the whole entire London skyline — there’s the Walkie Talkie building, London Eye, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and more. Such a fun spot to take your dog or date!
Fulfill all your succulent dreams at Sugaring London — yes, it’s a hair removal shop, but they’ve got the cutest wall of succulents I’ve ever seen. You can’t miss the building – it’s perfectly pastel-pink.
Spend a few hours strolling around Kew Gardens, a royal botanical garden — it’s so gorgeous, it’s actually London’s largest UNESCO World Heritage Site! Don’t miss the exotic rainforest, a walk in the treetops, and learn about the extraordinary life of bees at The Hive. There’s so much to explore here — 326 acres of gardens, 3 art galleries, a treetop walkway, and Kew Palace!
Have a picnic at St. James Park (I recommend buying some supplies at a local supermarket, like Sainsbury’s Local, Tesco Express, and/or the Co-op)
Admire all the pretty purple wisteria at Ensor Mews around the beginning of May, a charming (and cute!) cobblestoned passage — it’s kinda like a secret alleyway!
Birds Eye Views for your London Bucket List
Climb up the roof of the O2 Arena (the world’s most popular entertainment venue) with your climb suit, boots, and harness and cross the walkway suspended 52 meters in the air for panoramic views over Greenwich, the Olympic Park, Tower Bridge, Big Ben, Canary Wharf and The Shard (thrill seekers — put this on your London bucket list!)
Take in the views from the Garden at 120, a garden high above the roofs of London with exceptional 360-degree views of the City and greater London
Take the elevator to the top of One New Change for spectacular views of St. Paul’s Cathedral (or you can walk up the 500+ steps if you’re looking to get a good workout in)
Enjoy a spectacular 360-degree view of London from 800 feet above from the city’s newest landmark, The Shard (or if you’re brave, go outside onto Western Europe’s highest viewing platform!). You can even have a glass of champagne at the top!
Step out onto the rooftop terrace for breathtaking views of the London skyline at Madison’s Rooftop Bar, with hand-blown glass chandeliers and a fun party atmosphere. Thankfully the space can be enjoyed year round since there’s umbrellas and heaters!
Glide across the river and get a different perspective of the city on the Emirates Air Line Cable Car, built for the 2012 Olympic Games
Sip a glass of fizz at the Sky Garden, a secret roof garden filled with tropical foliage and cocktail bars (tickets are free but sell out fast!) — it’s the tallest garden in London actually!
Get breathtaking views of London from the observation platform of the ArcelorMittal Orbit, then slide down the world’s tallest and longest tunnel slide and the UK’s tallest public artwork (you’ll even see the dramatic skyscape as you’re twisting and turning in the tight corkscrew section)
Say hello to the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street (official residence), or just take a quick peek down the street to see if anyone famous is visiting (it’s railed off and guarded, so you can’t really see too much which makes sense)
See performances by the Royal Opera and/or the Royal Ballet companies at the Royal Opera House; the whole space is gorgeous with great acoustics!
Feast on some dim sum and crab in Chinatown, then admire the paper lanterns on the streets and brightly colored souvenirs in the shops. Since I love San Francisco’s Chinatown so much, I’ve got London’s on my bucket list.
Take part in London’s theatre scene and see a show in the West End in the fabulous theatres found around the neighborhood; on my last visit, I saw Mamma Mia and The Lion King — both were fabulous!
Score tickets to a production at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, an Elizabethan playhouse where THE William Shakespeare wrote his plays!
Climb the bronze Landseer Lions in Trafalgar Square for a photo — although they’re surprisingly high so it might be hard to get up (be extra careful if this is on your London bucket list)!
Take a tour of the historic Cutty Sark (the fastest ship in the world at its time), and be sure to look out for the creepy figurehead collection
Explore the history of time and the night sky at the Greenwich Observatory, an 18th-century astronomical observatory turned museum/planetarium, located directly on the Prime Meridian!
Stand in the east and west hemispheres AT THE SAME TIME at the Greenwich Meridian (take a photo with one foot on each side). Greenwich marks the start of all time and space!
Take a spine chilling Jack the Ripper walking tour of London’s historic Whitechapel district, learn about his unfortunate victims, visit the sites of his murders, and decipher between facts vs conspiracies.
See the Crown Jewels without the crowds at the Tower of London on a beefeater tour with a legendary Beefeater guardsmen (you’ll get to skip the long lines!)
Go back in time and discover over 1000 years of grizzly history in the city at The London Dungeon with 9 interactive shows, 2 underground rides, 360-degree sets with gripping storytelling, and free drinks in the Dungeon Tavern
Say cheers and drink some of the city’s finest brews on a Historical Pub Walking Tour → you’ll go to some of the city’s most historic pubs, inns, and alehouses, discover hidden backstreets, and learn quirky history along the route!
Discover the war secrets of Westminster and explore London’s maze of underground rooms at the Churchill War Rooms. They served as bunkers in World War II!
Gaze up at the iconic Nelson’s Column, a tall stone pillar with bronze lions and battle scenes in the heart of Trafalgar Square honoring the victorious Battle of Trafalgar
Admire the ornate architecture of the Old Royal Naval College, the ‘Sistine Chapel’ of the UK and the birthplace of King Henry the 8th! Don’t miss the Painted Hall (it’s GORGEOUS) and the Chapel (also super impressive)
Day Trips from London
Spend a day at Harry Potter – Warner Brothers Studios — go behind the scenes of the Harry Potter film sets to explore the enchanting props and costumes, and walk in the footsteps of your favorite characters (this tour, with transfer included, has got over 15,000 positive reviews!)
Learn about the mysteries of Stonehenge on a half day tour from London, one of the most famous prehistoric monuments in the world (this has been on my London bucket list for years!). It’s a UNESCO Heritage Site for a reason!
Take your honey on a guided day trip to Bath, one of the most romantic cities in England! Don’t miss the Royal Crescent and the thermal baths built by the Romans more than 2,000 years ago!
Enjoy the beautiful English countryside and all it’s charming scenery, narrow country lanes, and historical towns and villages on a full day tour to Cotswolds! If you’d like to see Shakespeare’s home as well, book this tour instead!
Spend a day at Highclere Castle, also known as Downton Abbey — the tour includes admission to Highclere Castle and Yew Tree Farm manor house, plus a visit to Downton village and Downton Church! Add this to your London bucket list if you’re a fan of the Downton Abbey series!
Escape the hustle and bustle of London and spend the day exploring the historic city of Oxford, including the University of Oxford — the world’s oldest English-speaking university. Wanna spend some time at The Making of Harry Potter as well? Book this tour instead!
Explore the charming countryside of Kent on this tour which includes a visit to the Canterbury cathedral and city centre, the pretty seaside town of Deal, and the famous White Cliffs of Dover
Marvel at the historical Cardiff Castle, a striking medieval castle built originally on the site of an ancient Roman fort, then visit Cardiff Bay and the National Museum of Wales all in one day!
Gawk at the famous Seven Sisters white cliffs on the coast at South Downs National Park — a visit to the Neolithic carving of the Longman of Wilmington and lots of viewpoints are included in the tour! I’m adding this to my London bucket list for my next visit!
Head to Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite weekend home — Windsor Castle! See treasures from the royal collection, St. George’s Chapel, and the State Apartments! If you just need a ticket, grab your entrance ticket here! But if you need transportation from London, book this tour instead!
Cram it all in by discovering beautiful Leeds Castle, visiting historic Canterbury Cathedral, and gawking at the jagged White Cliffs of Dover all in one day, and then see maritime Greenwich and enjoy a River Thames boat ride back in London on this all-in-one Leeds, Canterbury, White Cliffs, and Greenwich tour from London
What’s on your London bucket list? Are you visiting any time soon?!