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Best things to do in London

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“Beautiful park with cafes, Diana memorial, boating lake .... one of our favourite spots in London”
773 locals recommend
Science Museum
“The Natural History Museum in London is a natural history museum that exhibits a vast range of specimens from various segments of natural history. It is one of three major museums on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, the others being the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. The Natural History Museum's main frontage, however, is on Cromwell Road. Open Monday - Saturday 10.00-17.00 Sunday 14.00-17.00 Free entry****”
462 locals recommend
Palace
“A must see and you check in advance what time the changing of the guard will be on any given day, good thing to watch.”
470 locals recommend
History Museum
“This great British institution has an amazing wealth of historic treasures inside its walls, and you can spend days at no cost! Yes, this amazing museum is free!”
515 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The London Eye has been the UK's number 1 paid for visitor attraction for over a decade, positioned in the heart of London, rotating up and above the skyline.”
462 locals recommend
Art Museum
“This museum is one of my personal favourites, and I have spent many days here and I can never get bored. They have lots on art and design, and you can visit differently themes areas”
443 locals recommend
Park
“I'd recommend exploring the entire park in general. But heading to the south east corner is a must as Frieze's sculpture park is here!”
523 locals recommend
Department Store
“Harrods is a department store located on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge, London. It is owned by the state of Qatar via its sovereign wealth fund, the Qatar Investment Authority. The Harrods brand also applies to other enterprises undertaken by the Harrods group of companies including Harrods Estates, Harrods Aviation and Air Harrods, and to Harrods Buenos Aires, sold by Harrods in 1922 and closed as of 2011. The store occupies a 5-acre (20,000 m2) site and has 330 departments covering 1.1 million square feet (102,193.344 m2) of retail space. It is the largest department store in Europe and lays claim to having its own unique postcode, SW1X 7XL. The Harrods motto is Omnia Omnibus Ubique, which is Latin for "all things for all people, everywhere".[ Several of its departments, including the seasonal Christmas department and the food halls, are well known.”
429 locals recommend
Castle
“If you've just arrived to London for the first time, I really recommend going here on day 1 - it's right by The Thames and you'll get a fresh, historic vision of London which you can explore. Take the Overground from Haggerston to Whitechapel, change to the District Line and to to Tower Hill. Follow the signs to Tower of London - you can buy tickets online or there - about £17-£18 for an adult. It's a great day out - visit the castle and grounds, crown jewels, be entertained by the Beefeaters. Good for kids and adults. If you just want to look - you can see the enormity of the Tower of London it self, go past it down to the Thames river and take a Thames Clipper commuter boat (using your Oyster card!) down the river - and get off at Southbank, Embankment, Westminster, The London Eye, etc. It's a great cheap way to get out and take in London!”
469 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London and is usually extended to refer to both the clock and the clock tower. The official name of the tower in which Big Ben is located was originally the Clock Tower, but it was renamed Elizabeth Tower in 2012 to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II.”
280 locals recommend
Market
“this is a must if, like me, you love all things botanical! Sunday's only until 3 or 4pm. lovely flower market where you can get everything at knock down prices. they also sell indoor and outdoor plants. the road itself is really interesting, with little boutique shops and pubs and cafes. you can get here either by walking 30 minutes or the overground or a bus. most stalls now take card payments, but it's best to go with cash just in case! ”
1013 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Westfield Shopping Centre in White City Shopping mall with food , cinema, bowling and mini golf”
511 locals recommend
Science Museum
“DISCOVER AWARD-WINNING EXHIBITIONS, ICONIC OBJECTS AND STORIES OF INCREDIBLE SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENT!”
270 locals recommend
Market
“Market on Saturdays, lovely to visit the market and go for a nice stroll in the park afterwards.”
897 locals recommend
Park
“huge park with charming Kenwood House and lovely hills giving views over London. They also have a open air swimming pool there in a natural lake (summers only), with separate and mixed swimming areas”
632 locals recommend
Park
“Huge, beautiful park next to the canal. Great for running, cycling, walking, picnics, BBQs and pedal boating. ”
692 locals recommend