Must Visit Places for Tourists in London
Right, we all know the famous places in London: Buckingham Palace, House of Parliament, London Eye blah blah blah. But the capital is way more than its landmarks, and by sticking to your usual must visit places for tourists in London, you're essentially missing out on all the character and fun this great city has to offer. So whether you're visiting the city or just never taken the opportunity to see what's in store for you, take a look out recommended list of the best places for tourist in London and find out what it's all about.
The Escapologist is steeped in a very special, fun kind of history. Modelled as a modern day Victorian men's club and Masonic lodge, the fun yet elegant venue has a story behind it: legend has it that vagabond Baron Von Took fled execution through these very tunnels. You can stop by for a cocktail, grab some of their delicious gastro food and enjoy this quirky London bar.
Take in the most iconic landmarks London has to offer at this fun and educational walking (or dancing) tour. You'll get to explore and learn while listening to your favourite hits from the 70's all the way up to present day, with the occasional flash mob thrown in for good measure. Is there any better way to take in a city than to dance through it?
When we say the Nightjar is one of the best bars in London, we aren't joking. You can have cocktails created by some of the finest mixologists in the country, all while sitting in a beautiful 1920s underground bar. Candlelit tables, a plethora of live music, and the best cocktails you'll taste: how's that for a must visit place for tourists in London?
Why not wait for the crowds to go home and check out some of London's top attractions after dark? With the London Dungeons and Aquarium opening their doors for a few special sessions throughout the month, ticket holders will be able to explore the enchanting underwater exhibitions and haunting cells with a glass of fizz in hand.
Fancy seeing London like never before. Head to the Thames, where you'll be taken on an unforgettable experience aboard a speedy Rocket. Expect live music, cocktails under Tower Bridge and famous sights like the London Eye, St Paul's and Canary Wharf.
Delve in the culture and history of London while experience a luxury show at the London Cabaret Club. A great opportunity to experience culture in London, they perform a variety of shows, ranging from spy thrillers to a celebration of British pop, and while you're there you can enjoy an evening of delicious British food.
Head to The Milestone in Kensington where this gorgeous afternoon tea offers one of the most quintessentially British experiences in London. Perfect for tourists looking for that classic London day out, you'll feast on finger sarnies and hand-crafted cakes, all washed down with steaming pots of tea.
This interactive Harry Potter tour will not only take you through various filming locations – everywhere from Diagon Alley to Platform 9 ¾ - but you'll take part in a fun Harry Potter quiz to find out who is the biggest Potterhead. There's also loads of other themed tours for you to enjoy!
If you're a lover of rock music, then this unique tour could be just for you. With over 25 years in the music industry, Stephen Channell invites you to explore some of the city's best rock n roll landmarks; from Freddie Mercury's house to Abbey Road Studios.
The capital has one of the best skylines in the world, so the only appropriate course of action to take is find the best place to see it. A great place to visit if you're a tourist in London, the Aviary not only delivers on an elegant bar, botanical cocktails and delicious food, they've got a 6000 sq ft rooftop to enjoy it all on. And even if the weather is behaving as it does, they've got heaters outside, so you can enjoy alfresco dining and beautiful sites no matter the time of year.
Why spend all your time in the city with the living when you could see what the dead are up to? The Paranormal Activity Tour takes you on a hunt for the ghosts, poltergeists and strange encounters that plague the city streets, including the largest execution site, the mountains of dead bodies that commuters walk across daily and the abandoned goal cells that have hosted the world's worst serial killer. This is definitely for those looking for something different to do in London.
Dilemma! You want to experience the history of the city, but you also really love a bevvie. Well, no need to sacrifice one for the other when the Victorian Bath House exists. Located in a Grade II-listed building, this decadent and beautiful venue serves up a variety of Victorian inspired cocktails and luxurious surroundings, making it a must-visit bar for tourists in London.
The Gherkin is one of the most iconic buildings around, and if you've looked at it and thought 'I want to go in there,' you're in luck. Normally, it's a private member's bar, but thanks to us you can have exclusive access to Searcys Bar at the top of the building, with unstoppable 360 views of London and all the cocktails and bubbles you could want.
London is packed full of curious and quirky immersive dining experiences and it would be a shame to visit without getting stuck into one. This Medieval Banquet-themed experience is a family-friendly event that brings together delicious food, live entertainment and a little insight into British history.