What’s on in London
8 October 2020
You’ve arrived in the ‘Swinging City’, ready to learn all about the beautiful and historic city of London. Turns out there’s still plenty to do and a variety of sights to see while safely social distancing. We’ve put together our top 10 suggestions below.
Hire a Santander Cycle and plan a Royal Tour of the city past Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey (where Kate and William tied the knot), through the Royal parks and to the palaces.
With 3,000 parks, there’s plenty of glorious green space to stroll or picnic. Row a boat or power a pedalo on Hyde Park’s Serpentine Lake, visit Queen Mary’s gardens at Regent’s Park or spot deer at Richmond Park.
Most of London’s world-leading museums and galleries have now reopened – some even offer a virtual tour. Turn back time at the British Museum, learn about science at the Natural History Museum or explore art at the V&A.
Get a taste of some of the best street food from around the world at London’s famous food markets. Check out Borough Market, Kerb Camden Market, Old Spitalfields Market, Market Halls Fulham, Brick Lane Market and more.
London’s number one speedboat experience offers a stay-safe 50-minute sailing tour of the River Thames. Hitting speeds of 35mph, you’ll take the city’s most iconic buildings and landmarks, like Big Ben and Tower Bridge.
Buddy up with someone who can drive for the ultimate spooky drive-in cinema experience at Allianz Park, North London. Depending on the film certification, enjoy classics like Hocus Pocus, Ghostbusters or The Shining.
Whether you’re a novice or experienced golfer, try for an ace on this collection of mini golf courses across South London and Colchester. Enjoy cake in the clubhouse café afterwards.
Many shops have reopened, so why not explore London’s top shopping areas for some long-awaited retail therapy. Oxford Street alone is home to 300+ shops, designer outlets, high-street chains and landmark stores.
Walk (at a distance and in your face mask) in the footsteps of Harry Potty. Exploring his wizarding world, you can step into the Great Hall at Hogwarts, enter the Forbidden Forest or visit Ollivanders wand shop at Diagon Alley.
Dance on ice with the 1,000-year-old fortress beside the Thames as your backdrop. Choose the full Tower of London experience to be dazzled by the Crown Jewels, meet the famous ravens and Beefeaters.
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