Five fun things to do during your visit to London

London is an amazing City. I, myself have had the pleasure to visit a few times both solo and with two of my children. We have seen sights such as Westminster Abbey, London Bridge, Carnaby Street, the National History Museum and so much more. London has so many amazing attractions and ‘must-see’ places that I thought I would share with you a few of my favourites. Of places, I have been lucky enough to visit myself and ones I hope to visit soon. 

When you think of London, what do you immediately think of? The crazy busy tube stations? the iconic red buses? Or maybe it’s Buckingham Palace. For me, I instantly think of the amazing Bafta building on Piccadilly, the Lego Store in Leicester Square and the 9 & 3/4 platform at Kings Cross Station. Which leads me perfectly to my first must-see place if you’re ever visiting London…

I am a huge Harry Potter fan; just everything amazes me about it. From Butterbeer to Hogsmeade, Quidditch and even a dash of Gilliweed to enhance those swimming skills. So it’s only natural that I would love to {on my next London visit!} go on a Harry Potter Walking Tour

One extra special thing about this walking tour, that is music to every Parents’ ears, is that is it free. Yes, you heard me right, free! They have two starting times, meeting at Leicester Square every single day, which are 11am & 15:30pm and it’s told in both English & Spanish. 

If you have visited London before and didn’t realise there were so many Harry Potter related attractions around the City {like me!} then this is the tour for you. Because, now I look back on my previous visits, I am pretty sure I have walked through the ‘Ministry of Magic’ and taken a photo {unknowingly at the time} of Diagon Alley! 

Another place, that I personally feel is a must place to visit, is Carnaby Street. This street was actually recommended to me during my last visit to London. It was really easy to travel to; from Leicester Square {let’s just say you’ve done the morning Harry Potter tour} you can hop on then hop off at either Oxford Circus or Piccadilly Station. 

Carnaby Street

Carnaby Street is in the heart of London’s West End and it truly is a sight to see. With an array of unique and amazing eateries, shops and more – and if you do visit, on a personal recommendation from me? You must visit ChoccyWoccyDooDah! I had the most amazing chocolate cake in there alongside a chocolate milkshake with popping candy. It was incredible! 

ChoccyWoccyDooDah

The next place I would recommend as a must-see place to visit in London is the National History Museum. It’s like stepping into one of my favourite movies; A night at the museum.  With the big dinosaur skeleton in the lobby and good old Charles Darwin sat proudly on the stairs. It is an amazing place to visit and super educational too. 

National History Museum

Since I caught wind of The Slide – the new hair-raising London Experience, I knew I had to go! Even though I’m not one for heights, the ArcelorMittal Orbit is just one of those experiences that {I think} you need to tick off the old bucket list. So this is on my must-do on my next visit to London. Would you be brave enough to do it? Have you done it? I’d love to hear about it all in the comments below! 

The Slide London

Lastly, good old London Tower Bridge may be a classic, but it’s iconic and certainly a place to get a selfie for the Instagram feed. That area of London, and like most places, is loaded with tourists because of course, you also have the Tower of London in that area, too. 

London Tower Bridge

London is a true gem of a city to visit, even if you’ve been before, there’ll still be parts you haven’t seen. I have visited 4 times and have still got so much to see! And if you have never been before, you need to look into booking yourself a wee trip. 

What is your favourite thing to see/do in London? 

*This is a collaborative post

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  1. Lisa Rowsell
    26/04/2018 / 8:08 PM

    I haven’t been for years so would love to visit again. By the way Dippy isn’t there now, and has been replaced by a blue whale skeleton.

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