What to do when in London

What To Do When In London

As a tourist visiting London, it can be difficult to know how to best spend your time, even if you’ve been before.

As the capital of England, there’s not a lot you can’t do in London, which can make the choice all the more overwhelming. So, what are some of the highlights that you absolutely have to cover in your trip to London?

There are various activities to do in London, but some must-dos include:

  1. Take a tour of London on the Underground 
  2. Visit the National History Museum
  3. Camden food market 
  4. Walk around Hyde Park
  5. Go to a show 
  6. Amble around Soho  

1. Take A Tour Of London On The Underground 

The first on the list of what to do when visiting London is to take a tour of London on the Underground.

Built-in ‘1863 when the world’s first underground railway opened between Paddington and Farringdon’, the London Underground is steeped in history. 

With 272 stops, there is so much you can cram into a tour of London using the London Underground, as it’s arguably the most efficient way to explore the city due to the high concentration of traffic along the roads.

At Yellow Moon Tours, we offer a range of private day tours of London with our English guides, allowing you to explore all the iconic sights. From Tower Bridge to Westminster Abbey, we can design a personal tour for you to help you tick off all of your London must-sees.

Our informative tours not only allow you to dig deeper into the history of London, but are also one of the best ways to see multiple sights in a short amount of time.

If you’re interested in one of our tours, be sure to get in touch with a friendly member of our team today.

London Underground on a private tour
Built-in ‘1863 when the world’s first underground railway opened between Paddington and Farringdon’, the London Underground is steeped in history.

2. Visit The National History Museum

The next thing to do when visiting London is to visit the National History Museum

The National History Museum is overflowing with culture, art, and history, and makes for the perfect day out no matter your age.

In addition, it’s entirely free to enter, which makes the National History Museum one of the best free activities in London

That said, it’s worth noting that there is a charge for some exhibitions and you will want to make sure that you book your free entry ticket ahead of time to prevent delays. 

On the topic of museums, you could also visit the British Museum – the most visited tourist attraction in the UK. Discover our top tips for visiting the British Museum here.

3. Camden Food Market

If you’re a foodie, Camden Food Market is not one to miss out on when you’re visiting London. 

Based right next to Camden Lock, the food market is a hub for various cultures and offers hundreds of food stalls selling every kind of cuisine you can imagine. 

From Korean to Chinese to Italian, the options are truly endless at Camden Food Market.

Camden Lock is also another iconic spot to tick off your list in the process as you enjoy some delicious food, so visiting Camden’s foot market is a win-win.

What to do when in London
Based right next to Camden Lock, Camden Food Market is a hub for various cultures.

Discover more of the best food experiences in London, here.

4. Walk Around Hyde Park 

Another thing to do when visiting London is to walk around Hyde Park. 

Hyde Park covers an impressive ‘350 acres’, making it one of the largest parks in London, and is a fantastic place to be among nature when the sun is shining.

So, whether you want somewhere to enjoy your lunch, read a book, or you’re looking for a breath of fresh air whilst still being in the concrete jungle of London, Hyde Park is a great choice. 

If the English countryside takes your fancy, don’t forget to check out our England countryside tours from London.

Hyde Park on a tour of London
Hyde Park covers an impressive ‘350 acres’, making it one of the largest parks in London.

5. Go To A Show 

If you’re a fan of theatre, then London is one of the best places to go to a show.

From The National Theatre to The Old Vic to Apollo Victoria, London is spoilt for choice when it comes to the number of theatres and shows it homes.

That said, if you’re looking for an evening activity, then a show is a wonderful way to spend a few hours before or after dinner. 

5. Amble Around Soho 

Last, but definitely not least, a great activity is to amble around Soho on your trip to London.

Soho is based in the West End and features some of the most renowned streets in London, such as Oxford and Carnaby Street.

From an abundance of shops to live entertainment to the hustle and bustle of bars and restaurants, there’s something for everyone in Soho.

For inquiries or questions, contact us today on info@yellowmoontours.com or on +02032903665 to book your private tour today or check out our Instagram page.

For more inspiration on what to do when in London, check out this YouTube video by Hungry Passport:

Written by Jemima Thomas for Yellow Moon Tours, the private tours specialist covering London, Paris, New York and Ireland.

Published on 12/01/2023

Updated on 05/02/2024

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