The picturesque Southbank is one of the capital’s cultural centres, with Shakespeare’s Globe, the British Film Institute, and the National Theatre linings its banks. Whilst there, you’ll encounter street performers, market stalls, skateboarders, and enjoy fantastic views across the Thames. Why not finish off your day with a trip to the Tate Modern?
Although not the cheapest way to spend the day in town, a trip to Hampton Court Palace is time well-spent. The ticket includes entry to the regal 16th Century palace, it’s beautiful gardens and, of course, its world-famous maze.
Fan of the royals? Although you’re unlikely to see them, a walk along The Mall and a trip inside the home of the most famous royal family in the world makes for a great day out, if a bit on the pricey side.
It’s known for being the best place to get a great curry in London, but Brick Lane has plenty more to offer. Whether you’re visiting the boutique stalls of Spitalfields market, grabbing a coffee and a pastry in an artisan cafe, or trying one of its famous curries, you’ll be spoilt for things to do in Brick Lane.
Although it may sound unlikely, Highgate cemetery makes for a great day out. Guided tours of the beautiful West Cemetery and open access to the East Cemetery make this designated natural reserve an excellent place for a mindful retreat from the city’s hustle and bustle.