Out and About: What to do in London?
There are a huge amount of exciting things happening in London everyday and some awesome places to visit. However If you’re a first time Londoner the chances are you won’t dig too deep into London, many people only scratch the surface of what london has to offer. In this post I’m going to review things you can do for every type of person.
Interested in Gardening and Plants?
There is a great list that I could put here, we have tons of Gardens and Parks that you can enjoy..
Kew Gardens – This is a wonderful place, So many beautiful walks, there’s so many different attractions that I can’t even count them all let alone name them, There’s always things to do for everyone at Kew,
- For the kids there’s a play area which is also useful for kids to lean about plants and photosynthesis and family trails to walk. If you have energetic kids then let them run over the grass in the more open areas.
- For you Photographers/Artists, there’s inspiration all around you, from the Flowers to the Tallest trees. Alongside that Kew has hosted the International Garden Photographer of the Year exhibition since 2008, the competition attracts over 20,000 people per year.
- Couples Old or Young can wander through the Gardens, take a trip into the treetop walkway and experience 250 years of history. Take in all the blooming flowers and off course all the insects/birds/small mammals that come with nature.
Hampstead Heath – Is located north of central London but near enough for you to take a day out there, If you enjoy walking through beautiful scenery then Hampsted is a wonderful place to visit.
Hampstead heath covers 790 acres of land, it has pond, three natural swimming pools. One men’s, one women’s and one mixed (which is only open may through September), don’t
expect to be able to see the bottom of the pools, remember its all natural and if you’re visiting in the warmer months there’s a high chance people will be walking round naked in the women’s (I have no idea about the other pools but I suspect its the same), so the pools aren’t for the faint hearted however I would still suggest checking them out!
This will be a great one for the kids, great open spaces for them to play and run, and for the older people in the family you can take in the wonderful views. If you decide to travel into Hampstead heath why not take a picnic with you, grab some food from a supermarket and you’re off!
London can’t live up to Disneyland with it’s attractions but we’ll do our best!
London Dungeons – For those seeking thrill, and learn about the history of London. This is for those who like gory horror movie type attractions, The older kids will especially enjoy this one!
London Zoo - A must see, this can be a great day out for the whole family. London Zoo is always evolving and adding new exciting exhibits to its ranks. Lately we’ve had the Komodo Dragon exhibition and the Gorilla Enclosures have been remade. There’s something for everyone in London Zoo. Tip: Take your own packed lunch, London Zoo’s restaurant is crazy expensive.
Want to see the sights
For those of you who just want to take a break from the stresses of home life why not check out some of London’s Iconic sites.
Southbank – Take a wander down southbank, This area is much quieter at night but during the day you can see what really makes southbank special, we have street entertainers, the skateboarders under the Queen Elizabeth Hall and if your lucky you might be there for one of southbank’s many event, including the summer/winter fairs.
Are there any places in London you’d like to know more about? Places that you’d love to visit?