8 Great Things to do in London

Have you ever wondered what to do in London? Thousands of students from around the world attend our schools in Covent Garden and Leicester Square every year. 

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?

 

 

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Favorite Tourist Attraction in London:

Kaplan recommends:

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. 

 

London zoo situated in Regent's Park
Visit the Zoo in Regent's Park 

 


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Favorite Place to go Shopping in London:

Kaplan recommends:

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. 

 

Brick Lane in London
Visit the eclectic neighborhood of Brick Lane 

 

 

Favorite Park or Green Space in London:

Kaplan recommends:

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!

 

Victoria Park in London
There are many green spaces and Victoria Park is just one of them

 

 

Favorite Museum or Gallery in London:

Kaplan recommends:

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.

 

Horniman museum in London
Visit the Horniman museum and enjoy views over the city

 

 

Favorite Place to Eat Out in London:

Kaplan recommends:

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. 

 

Indian food in London
Find some of the best Indian food around the Whitechapel area 

 

 

Favorite West End Show in London:

Kaplan recommends:

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. 

 

visit theaters in London
Visit one of the many plays in the West End 

 

 

Favorite Live Music Venue in London:

Kaplan recommends:

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. 

 

brixton in London
Today Brixton has a lot to offers visitors to this area

 

 

Favorite Area for Nightlife in London:

Kaplan recommends:

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.

 

music and nightlife in London
Hang out in one of the trendiest areas, located in the east 

 

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.

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