Big Ben and fountain for London Travel Guide

Before heading to London, why not make sure you book your accommodation and activities in advance? I have attached affiliate links to my favourite hotels and activities below. By booking through these links I may receive a commission which helps support the blog.

My Hotel Stay:
Club Quarters Hotel, London City – Right in the middle of Liverpool Street, this hotel is surrounded by amazing bars, incredible viewpoints and amazing history, all a short walk away.
The Tower Hotel – What view (besides of Big Ben) screams “I’m in London!” any louder than opening your blinds to a view of Tower Bridge? Check out this hotel for a view that’ll amaze you, day and night.

Top 3 Activities in London:
Barbican Conservatory – Lush greenery right in the heart of a bustling city, the Barbican Conservatory is fantastic if you need a bit of a nature fix (and its free!).
Covent Garden – Sometimes you want to shop, sometimes you just want to sit down and enjoy a coffee. Why not both? Covent Garden is a beautiful place to rest your shopping bags and enjoy some of London’s best street performers.

I couldn’t do a travel site without speaking about my home city could I? I love exploring this London, and it’s forever changing. There’s always events, or new places to explore. It’s easy not to do touristy things in your own city as you have all the time in the world. But I have decided to get that feeling at home, and explore all my city has to offer.

Museums, Zoos and amazing events

I love seasonal events, and every summer I attend ZSL Nights. Giving a unique opportunity to explore the zoo after hours, with great cocktails and some incredible food too. These events are only held once a week during the Spring, so you need to plan ahead. But with a little research you’ll find that London has something going on at any point of the year.

Of course you can’t come to London and not visit the museums. You have the Natural History Museum, letting you explore the earth’s past, and learn about animals or dinosaurs. Just next door you have the Science museum, showcasing some of history’s feats of engineering. You may not be aware of some of the smaller ones, including the London Bridge museum. Giving you the opportunity to cross a glass walkway above one of the city skylines monument.

Top tier food with top of the world views

Living and working so close, it’s natural I’d mostly be visiting restaurants and bars. One of my favourite places is the Sky Garden. Right in the middle of Fenchurch Street, Not only does this bar command stunning 360° views over the city but you are surrounded by beautiful trees. Of course.if that’s still not high enough, just the other side of the River Thames you have the Shard. With a choice of restaurants and hotel rooms to stay in, this promises to be a luxurious experience with memories lasting a lifetime.

But if heights aren’t your thing then there’s plenty of entertainment closer to the ground. Covent Garden is a beautiful place to explore and grab a coffee, as well as fit in some retail therapy too. Or you can visit the bustling Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square to see the flashing lights and excitement as people prepare to see shows in the evening.

London’s Iconic Transport

The London Underground makes exploring a breeze, with transport being both affordable and easy to access. However, its transport has become iconic. With black cabs and red double decker buses becoming synonymous with the city. You can use any of these to get around the city, with each having their own costs. There’s a way for a traveller on any budget to at least enjoy one or two of these.

Tours Galore

And then there’s Buckingham Palace for the royalists. If you want to explore they offer guided tours, teaching you all about the history of our Monarchy. You can see the guards as well, just make sure you’re a good tourist who shows them respect, and don’t end up like the ones who go viral for being shouted at.

When exploring this city you must keep an eye out for the red phone booths, my favourite place is just outside Big Ben, allowing you a two for one on landmarks in your Instagram photos. So join me as I become a tourist in my own city.

London Travel Guides

Link to the barbican conservatory travel guide in London England UK Europe City
Link to the London Covent Garden Travel Guide
Link to Horizons 22 Observation Deck in London, England, UK City Break

Arranging your trip

Below I have attached links to popular booking sites like Get Your Guide and to make it easier for you to arrange your own English adventure. By booking through any of the links I may receive a commission which helps support the blog.

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