8 Great Things to do in London
Kaplan asked 535 of our London students to describe their dream day in the capital. Take a look at the videographic to see what they chose. Do you agree?
Read more details about what to do in London with our full results of our student surveys:
- Top 5 Tourist Attractions
- Top 5 Places to go Shopping
- Top 5 Parks or Green Spaces
- Top 5 Museums or Galleries
- Top 5 Places to Eat Out
- Top 5 West End Shows
- Top 5 Live Music Venues
- Top 5 Areas for Nightlife
Favorite Tourist Attraction in London:
London Zoo is not only the world's oldest scientific zoo, it's also a great day out! Where else can you see a giraffe in central London? With late evening openings taking place every Friday in June and July, there's plenty of opportunity to investigate the capital's animal kingdom.
Favorite Place to go Shopping in London:
Brick Lane may be famous for curry but it's also the place where the coolest London locals do their shopping. Head to E2 and you will discover a mix of modern and vintage shops selling trendy threads, retro furniture and vintage jewelry.
Favorite Park or Green Space in London:
Victoria Park (also known as Vicky Park) is a fantastic place to spend an afternoon. The park has cafes, playgrounds, and plenty of sporting facilities. It has won numerous awards including London's favorite park so make sure you pay the People's Park a visit!
The Horniman Museum may be tucked away down in Forest Hill but it's a worthwhile trip on the Overground for natural history buffs. On the inside you can find an eclectic collection of stuffed animals, antiques and musical instruments while outside the Horniman boasts beautiful gardens with a Grade II listed conservatory.
Favorite Place to Eat Out in London:
Whitechapel is just a few stops from Covent Garden on The Underground, and is rich in culture, history, art and food. The main attraction for foodies are the Indian restaurants Needo Grill and Tayyabs. All Londoners who eat out know about these two gems of the East End.
Jersey Boys tells the story of the 1960s rock 'n roll group The Four Seasons. The production has won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical and recently moved to the Piccadilly Theatre. It is now a film musical directed by Clint Eastwood.
Brixton Academy is a much-loved live music venue with a 5000-capacity. It's a former cinema with sloping floor and art deco interior, which plays host to many of the world's top bands. Take a trip south of the river to catch a gig here.
Dalston has a lot going on when the sun goes down. There's plenty of nightclubs and bars in this uber-trendy area of East London. With so much to choose from, you're bound to find a club night to suit your musical taste.
Describe your Dream Day in London
Do you agree with Kaplan's students? Is anything missing? Tell us about your dream day in London. Leave a comment below and describe your perfect day in the capital.