Things to Do in London

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Indeed one of the best tourist destinations, London boasts of its royal culture and super luxurious lifestyle. If you are planning your trip to London, then you must be familiar with things to do in London.

London is definitely not cheap but you can try some budget options. YHA London Central is a hostel accommodation, which is about five minutes walk from Oxford Street. For the search of a budget hotel, the Asian chain Tune will complete your hunt as you will find four low price hotels across the city. Some high end options can be Dorchester, Dorchester, or the Savoy where you can enjoy taste of luxury.

London has some of most famous tourist attractions of the world. You should not miss the British Museum, which includes collections like mummies in the Ancient Egypt, Parthenon sculptures, and Rosetta Stone. Other popular museum includes Natural History Museum, Science museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, and Royal Museums, If you are an admirer of classic art then you should surely visit the National Gallery.

Also known as one of the best dining destinations, you can taste several cuisines starting from Mexican, French, Chinese, Italian, to Lebanese. Some of the best London restaurants includes Holy Smoke, Humble Grape, Café Loren, Seven Park Place etc. Street food should definitely not be missed. You must try the Portobello Road Market and the Real Food Market on South Bank.

If you are a wine lover then you must check in the Booking Office and Champagne bars at St Pancras.

For shopaholics, London is the best place to fill their shopping baskets. Some popular markets include:

  • Borough Market for food and drink
  • Portobello Road Market for antiques and fashion
  • Camden Market for vintage and alternative clothes
  • Colombia Road Flower Market.

Famous for its chain stores and big department stores, Oxford Street is a place which is a must visit. Other areas are Carnaby Street, Covent Garden and the King’s Road.

Roaming in London, you might want to use some data to upload some of your best captures. Take advantage of free Wifi in chain cafes like Pret a Manger, Starbucks and Coffee Republic. You can have a cup of coffee and check your business emails too.

International roaming is one of the biggest pain points, so never try to carry your home country mobile number on roaming. You will find a bunch of local Sim cards in and around London.

This trip was originally published on 'touradvisorblog'.