8 Great Things to do in London
Kaplan asked 535 of our students to describe their dream day in the capital. Take a look at the videographic to see what they chose. Do you agree?
- 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 in the summer months, there's plenty of opportunity to investigate the capital's animal kingdom. Situated on the outskirts of Regent's Park and a short distance from Primrose Hill - one the best viewpoints over the city - it's in a beautifully peaceful part of inner London.
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Favorite Place to go Shopping in London:
Brick Lane may be famous for curry but it's also the place where the coolest 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. Every Sunday, food stalls are set up turning this area even more vibrant. Enjoy live music on the sidewalk while tucking in to a variety of street food.
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!
Favorite Museum or Gallery in London:
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. If you're arrived full then why not try out a Jack the Ripper tour, it may be touristy but it's an eye-opener of the area's history.
Favorite West End Show in London:
There are many plays on and these are constantly changing. But don't worry if you don't come with a pre-booked ticket, ticket stalls in Leicester Square are selling tickets for matinee performances and free seats for that evening - and they're usually far cheaper than booking months in advance. The West End is full of plays, great pre-meal menu's and a lovely atmosphere in the evenings.
Favorite Live Music Venue in London:
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. Head to Brixton Village before, full of unique food traders from around the world at budget prices, it's a must on a trip down south.
Favorite Area for Nightlife in London:
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
Do you agree with Kaplan's students? Is anything missing? Leave a comment below and describe your perfect day in the capital.