Let’s get out there!
30,000,000 is the number of visitors to London every year but for its residents we often forget just how great a place it is. With the endless number of places to go it can often seem overwhelming where to go next so that’s why we have sourced a fantastic article by John O'Ceallaigh (see link at the bottom) of The Telegraph with the top 100 best things to do in London.
Here are our top 5. What’s yours? ????
1. Stay late at London’s best museums
A number of major museum and galleries offer rolling after-hour openings - frequently with DJs, special events and late bars - where you can circumvent the school groups and day trippers. For starters, the Science Museum’s is on the last Wednesday of the month; Tate Britain’s is typically on the first Friday of most months; the V&A’s and the Natural History Museum’s are generally on the last Friday
2. Climb the Monument
The 1666 Great Fire of London obliterated much of central London; the Monument column (202ft high and 202ft from the fire’s supposed starting point) commemorates the event. Today the public can ascend the memorial’s narrow spiral stairwell to access impressive views over the Thames and London’s still-evolving city centre.
3. Ascend Westminster Cathedral bell tower, Victoria
Not to be confused with Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral is an often overlooked attraction and it is all the more attractive for it. The distinctive Byzantine-style building’s 83-metre bell tower can be climbed – come here for impressive views of the city and, hopefully, a few moments’ solitude.
4. Travel back in time at Dennis Severs’ House, Spitalfields
Dennis Severs’s 18th-century townhouse is an unexpected nexus to the past. Visitors wander through the decades as they negotiate the period property’s 10 authentically attired Georgian and Victorian rooms, seemingly moments after its residents, a family of Huguenot silk weaves, have left the building. A uniquely immersive way to engage with London’s past.
5. Join a free art tour at the National Gallery, Trafalgar Square
Not only are we lucky enough to get free access to many of the world’s best museums and galleries, some of them even throw in complimentary extras. The National Gallery’s gratis hour-long tours are a case in point. Led by a gallery expert, they give visitors a detailed introduction to a small selection of the 2,000-plus paintings on display.
Click here for the full article in The Telegraph