We have visited London many, many times. However, it is still a city that we love to visit and as it is changing all of the time there are always new things to do. This time we will be visiting without the children which means the world is our oyster (no not the card), when it comes to the places we plan on visiting. We have been researching our hotels, which you can read about here. Now we are deciding what attractions we would like to see.
Must see attractions
- The view from the Shard.
We have never been up the Shard so this is a must on our next visit. It offers panoramic, 360-degree views across the capital. At almost twice the height of any other viewing point in London this must offer one of the best views. However, you need to be aware that there are no toilets available at the viewing level.
Cost – £29.95 per adult. You can book your tickets here
- Changing the Guard
Just like Big Ben is a symbol of London so are the Old Guards. No visit to London is complete without visiting the changing of the guard. At 11am (10am on Sundays) you can watch the St James detachment of the Old Guard marching off via Stable Yard Gate and along the Mall where they join up with the rest of the Old Guard waiting in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace. For more details on this historic event click here
Cost – free!
- Tate Modern
Every time we visit London we head straight to Tate Modern. Located on the South Bank you need to make sure you leave enough time for a meander along the river bank too. Situated in the old Bankside Power Station, you can’t help but gasp in awe as you walk into the old turbine hall. This inspiring art gallery attracts 11 million visitors a year! This gallery features a fantastic collection of modern art which is expertly curated as you move from surrealism to post-war abstraction. If you would like further information click here
Cost – free! Although the suggested donation of £5 is an absolute bargain!
- Borough Market
Being real foodies we absolutely adore Borough Market, it is London’s most renowned food market and it is the perfect place for a mooch . It consists of more than a hundred food stalls. This lively and bustling market has such a variety of food stalls that you are bound to be tempted to buy a little something to taste. This market boasts stalls selling coffee to cider and from cheese to cake. For more information click here
Cost – it doesn’t cost a thing to browse!
- Shakespeare’s Globe
Nestled between Borough Market and Tate Modern, I have to include Shakespeare’s Globe. Founded by actor and director Sam Wannamaker, Shakespeare’s Globe is a must visit for literary lovers. This beautiful reconstruction of the globe theatre now features a permanent exhibition as well as workshops, staged readings and lectures. For more information click here
Cost – for the exhibition and globe tour £15 per adult.
What do you think of our list so far? What would you add?