What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of London? It’s probably red buses, black cabs and phone boxes; Big Ben and Tower Bridge. Well, with a bit of clever planning, you can see it all. Marvel at the crown jewels in the Tower of London and enjoy The View from The Shard, all on the same day. From Nelson’s Column to St Paul’s Cathedral, there’s plenty to keep your camera clicking.
Catch a show
Birthplace of showstoppers like The Phantom of the Opera and Mary Poppins, London’s West End dates to the late 19th century and is one of the best theatre districts in the world. Today, there are scores of shows to suit every taste, from comedy classics to tear-jerk dramas – all best enjoyed over a drink with friends. Stray further afield and you can grab tickets for talks, bands and live podcasts at the likes of the Royal Albert Hall or Southbank Centre.
Try something new
In a city like London, there’s never a dull moment. That’s why it’s important to keep your finger on the pulse. New attractions, like the Leake Street Arches, an urban art and dining space in the railway arches of Lambeth, gallery openings, art exhibitions and limited-run shows pop up across the city on the daily. Take a scenic wander and you're sure to discover an unexpected hidden gem.