What to do in London? Today, one of our travel experts will take you to this beautiful city, London. The British capital is cosmopolitan and modern and at the same time proud of its ancient tradition.
Check out our London travel guide and plan your next trip to the UK!
Visit the Sky Garden
The Sky Garden is a bar and restaurant located on the 35th floor of a skyscraper in the City of London. Its most striking feature is the hanging gardens. As the name suggests, the attraction consists of a public garden above London, which you can enter for free with an online reservation (insert link) and after passing the security checks.
From the huge windows you can admire a breathtaking view of the Thames and the City of London. In the foreground you can marvel at the Shard of Renzo Piano and a little further on you can see the great historic monuments like Tower Bridge, the Tower of London in the East and the buildings in the area of Bank, on the banks of the Thames.
In the suspended garden, there are bars and restaurants where you can relax among the vertical flower beds of Mediterranean plants.
An afternoon at Camden Town
This neighbourhood, located on the Northern Line of the tube, is one of the most charming neighbourhoods in London. An ancient industrial district, since the 1970s it has become an icon of the alternative music scene, of eccentricity and shopping for all budgets. The neighbourhood is characterized by craft markets, street food stalls and tea rooms where you can enjoy typical five o’clock tea.
The main attraction is Camden Lock, one of the most famous markets in London: open every day, it is characterized by the variety of alternative shops. It is the perfect place to buy some souvenirs and experience the electrifying and multicultural atmosphere of the English capital.
Another exciting activity in the neighbourhood is listening to live music in the many pubs like the Hawley Arms, which became famous because it was frequented by Amy Winehouse, who also lived nearby or The Dublin Castle became famous in the 1990s. Finally, after a day spent in the streets of Camden, you can enjoy a romantic walk on the Regent’s Canal.
When to visit Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace is the Queen’s opulent and regal residence. The palace stands near St James Park north of the Thames.
The palace was built at the end of 1600 and a few centuries later Queen Victoria transformed it into the magnificent royal palace that we know today.
One of the most famous events here – that can be seen almost every day – is the ceremony of the Changing of the Guard, also in some periods of the year it is possible to visit some internal rooms and the magnificent gardens, in which there are more than 350 species of wild flowers.
Not far away is St James Park where you can rent a deck chair and relax in the sun, weather permitting. The park is populated by squirrels and birds that will brighten your visit. The memorial dedicated to Queen Victoria in white Carrara marble and Victoria Station, inaugurated on the occasion of the 1851 universal exposition and still one of the main stations of the English capital. It is attended by over 17 million passengers every year.