London - Post Report Question and Answers

What are some interesting/fun things to do in the area? Can you recommend any “hidden gems"?

London is amazing. It has something for everyone. - Aug 2022

Markets are fun, the sprawling parks outside the city are nice, exploring the national trust is great and the West End shows are incredible. - May 2022

British Museum, Covent Garden, theater, Natural History museum, Thames river cruises, Kew Gardens, Westminster Abbey, the National Gallery, Tate Modern, St. Paul's Cathedral. A good tip is just to ride some of the bus routes that go through central London, and get a grand tour for a cheap price. - Jun 2017

We've really enjoyed exploring our neighborhood and taking day trips to Bath, Cambridge, the Lake District, Brighton, Cornwall, and the Lake District. There's wonderful hiking within a half hour train ride and some of the finest restaurants in the world. We've found some of our most entertaining nights out through TimeOut suggestions. - Feb 2017

Parks, museums, historical places, shopping. The whole city is a gem. - Feb 2016

I don't know how anyone could be bored in London! Just go wandering around! Or go shopping in Carnaby Street! Or go to the V&A/British Museum/palaces/Science Museum/Natural History Museum/Wellcome Collection/National Portrait Gallery! Or see a West End show! Or go to the many, many parks! Or go to the street markets in Shepherd's Bush or Portobello Road (preferably on Friday rather than Sunday)! Seriously, it's London. What ISN'T there to do? - Nov 2015

Andrew Edmunds was probably my favorite restaurant. SoHo on the weekends. East London is great. If you're bored in London, shame on you! - Aug 2015

There are all of the usual touristy things to do (Buckingham Palace, the British Museum, National Gallery, the list goes on and on). We loved the Churchill War Rooms especially, and just walking around the city is fun, easy, and one of the best ways to really explore. Hyde Park is nice and has a wonderful carnival during the holiday season, but our favorite park was Regent's Park, by far. Travel outside of London as much as you can. Groupon or Living Social deals for little B&Bs in the countryside are a great way to both get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and explore quaint, beautiful towns. Go to Edinburgh, Scotland. The people were beyond friendly, and the city is amazing. - Jun 2015

Pubs, castles, museums, restaurants, parks. Lots of books out about "secret" London. There's something for everyone. - Jun 2015

Many free museums. Beautiful parks and gardens. Lots of theater options. We mostly just enjoy exploring different areas of the city without much agenda. - May 2015

There is pretty much something for everyone, and many newspapers, magazines, and websites focusing on specific interests people may have. - Sep 2012

Travel, travel, travel! You can do all the normal London touristy things, but it's so much fun to get out of the city. Almost everything is accessible through trains, buses and airplanes. Look into getting yearly passes to something like English Heritage, which allows you to tour different castles and ruins as many times as you want, for a flat fee. - Jan 2012

Movies, shows, bowling, sports, markets, museums, music everywhere, travel, parks, castles ... so much. - Aug 2011

Everything! It's London! All the touristy things are fun, even if you've seen them before. And there are tons of little towns and sites within easy distance by train or bus of the city. - Nov 2009

Loads. Just pick up a guidebook, I've found something to do just about every weekend. - Mar 2009

The sky is the limit. There are museums, parks, theater, films, movies, sporting and cultural events. I'm sure if you dream it up, you'll be able to find it here. - Sep 2008

Too many to mention. Dining out is fantastic. Gone is the reputation of bad food in England. People like to entertain at home which is a great way to see how Brits live. Mini-breaks around Europe are cheap and easy from London. Train rides to different parts of the UK are really fun to do. Besides travel and dining, there is lots of arts & culture, and if you aren't a reader, you will become one; Brits read a lot more than Americans do although old timers in the U.K. lament the loss of the reading culture. - Feb 2008

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