Top 10 Things to Do in London

London is a must-see travel destination! In such a lively city it hard to choose an itinerary that really captures all there is to see and do. Use this list of the Top 10 Things to Do in London to make the most of your time in the city.

  1. Stay in Shoreditch: Shoreditch is a hip and youthful district that will allow you to get the most out your surroundings while in London. I recommend booking a bunk bed at The Dictionary Hostel, which has a decent breakfast, offers lots of activites, and has a wonderful app to help you get around London. Oh and I forgot to mention there is a swing in most of the dormitory style rooms.    

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  1. Get some street food from the Borough Market: While the Brits might not be known for their cuisine, stop by the Borough Market and you’re sure to get your money’s worth of something heavenly. The Borough Market is actually London’s oldest food market, and has been around for over 1000 years. When I went, there was even a stand selling pull-pork sandwiches, a North Carolinian speciality. Almost as good as back home!  

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  1. Attend Question Time at Parliament: Politicians are known for giving clever and diplomatic answers to even the most tricky of question. See them in action during the Parliament’s Question Time, where members of parliament (MPs) and the House of Lords ask questions to government ministers about matters for which they are responsible. The Prime Minister answers questions from MPs in the Commons every sitting Wednesday from 12pm to 12.30pm. 

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  1. Go on a street art tour: Street art in London is dynamic and world-renown. Go on a walking tour and have a closer look at the bright graffiti, stickers, paste-ups, murals, and more that embellish the street and bring color to the city. Be prepared not only to find local celebrities such as Banksy, Connor Harrington,and Dan Kitchener, but also up-and-coming international artists leaving their marks. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

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  1. Eat a biegel in Brick Lane – Brick Lane is a multicultural street in East London known for its Bangladeshi community and flea markets. In the heart of this vivid hub of you will find Beigel Bake, the 24/7 Brick Lane Bakery. Try one of their famous beigels filled with hot roasted beef, mustard and pickle.

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  1. Buy souvenirs at Camden Market– No trip is complete without buying a nice keepsake to remind you of the place you visited or to give a little gift to a loved one. Camden Market offers a variety of funky options ranging from recycled butterfly wing earrings to jewelry made out of dried fruit! http://www.camden-market.org  

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  1. Escape the city on Parliament Hill – Ever want to get away from the stress of the city for a few hours? Parliament Hill offers a scenic view of the city, a playground, and a park. This is a great place to check out when the weather allows. Don’t forget to bring a book!

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  1. Visit the Tate Modern – The Tate Modern is a must for any trip to London. It is one of the largest modern art museums in the world and opens it doors free of charge for select collection displays. Be sure to look up any exhibitions they have on display, as many are worth paying for! 

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  1. Go Up Tower Bridge – Tower Bridge was named of the most instagrammed places of 2016 by Cosmopolitan! A picuture is worth a thousand words, but having a look for yourself in real life is even better! While you up on the bridge you can learn about how the bridge was built and look down through spooky glass panels on the floor.  

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  1. See the street performers at Covent Garden Market – The Covent Garden Market is a great place to watch talented street artists perform. While strolling through the lovely shops, restaurants, and bars the market has to offer be on the lookout for a crowd of people all gathered around laughing. The mimes are a particular crowd pleaser, sure to brighten up even the grayest of London days. 

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