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Places to Visit in London

If you choose to go on vacation to the United Kingdom, you might want to spend some time in England’s capital city. The city of London is full of people from all walks of life, as well as having a plethora of things to do to fill your time. There is so much to do, no matter what you like. From spas to shopping, museums to matinee performances, there are many options for places to visit in London.

Places to visit in London

The Shard – Places to visit in London – Wikimedia Creative Commons – By Quist – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

When spending time in any city it is important to watch out for traffic and crime. In more densely populated areas, you are also more likely to become the victim of pickpocketing or injury. If this does occur, you may wish to visit for more info.

The Shard

While there are many skyscrapers in London, one that is especially recognisable is The Shard. At 309.6 metres tall, and with 95 storeys, this is the tallest building in the United Kingdom. It is the sixth tallest in all of Europe. You can have dinner at The Shard or, for those visiting London who have an extremely high budget, even stay in its self-contained hotel, the Shangri-La, with views overlooking the city. This option is definitely on the more pricey side.

The London Dungeons

Take a tour through British history. The London Dungeons is perfect for those who love to learn, or have a fascination with the macabre. You can learn about gruesome aspects of British history. This includes serial killer Jack the Ripper, or about how torture was used in the United Kingdom. An interactive drama takes you back to the period you are learning about. This may not be suitable for younger children, who might be frightened by the costumes, scenery, or subjects of discussion.

Legoland Windsor

Places to Visit in London Legoland Windsor – Wikimedia Creative Commons – By Rob Young profile – Flickr, CC BY 2.0,

Legoland Windsor

Lovers of Lego, young and old, will enjoy a trip to Legoland. Everything here is made out of the little coloured, plastic cubes, and can really fascinate viewers. There are also some little rides that children may enjoy, as well as shows, and a variety of places to eat at. Legoland boasts an onsite hotel, so you don’t need to rush about and can extend your stay over a few days. Any children will adore the themed hotel rooms, which come with a little stock of Lego to keep little hands busy.


Whether you want to watch Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, or Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre, there is a variety of shows of different genres available throughout London. Pre-booking is generally advisable, but you may also be able to get last minute tickets.

Enjoying a trip to London can be fairly easy, considering there are so many different tourist attractions, local and chain shops, and eateries at your disposal. You are sure to find something that each member of your party will enjoy and never have a boring moment. Enjoy!

Adventure on!