The Best Things to Do & Eat in London, England

Fora travel advisor company
Curated By


Icon Share


  • International Travel

  • England

  • London

  • Arts & Culture

  • City Travel

  • History

  • Local Food

  • Sightseeing

Red door with a sign that says "fish and chips."
Fora’s Take

London is a destination like none other. It's been said that if you are bored in London, you are bored in life, as the city always has plenty to offer. From historic pubs to modern architecture, London continually proves that the past, present and future can indeed live in harmony.

The Fora Difference

Book with our team of advisors to unlock exclusive perks and discover hidden gems.

[object Object]
Killer perks

Free upgrades, spa credits and more—we got you

[object Object]
Personalized recs

Customized travel planning for your style

[object Object]
Insider knowledge

Expert advice from people who’ve actually been there

Where to stay in London

Sea Containers London

Anchored on the River Thames, this Southbank hotel is designed in honor of a 1920s transatlantic cruise liner and offers award-winning food and drink outlets, as well as an electric energy.

Fora Perks
  • $100 resort / hotel credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Brown's Hotel

An iconic London hotel where history and contemporary sophistication come together within the inviting rooms and luxurious suites.

Fora Perks
  • $100 food / beverage credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Lost Property St Pauls London - Curio Collection by Hilton

With 145 rooms beautifully furnished with a modern twist, a restaurant, bar and coffee house, Lost Property is the ideal escapism inside and out offering travel seekers a one-of-a-kind experience.

Icon [object Object]

Unlock perks by contacting our team of advisors to book your trip.

Things to do in London

London bridge and Big Ben panoramic view.

Sky Garden: This free, public space on the top of the walkie-talkie tower offers breathtaking views day or night, along with a bar, restaurant and live music in the evenings.

V&A Museum: One of many free museums in London. This one boasts some of the most famous collections outside of the British Museum. Be sure to check out the theatre exhibit for a behind-the-scenes look at British theatre.

Holland Park: A lesser-known park in a West London borough of the same name. It boasts beautiful walking trails and a flower garden, and is the only park with wild peacocks.

Southbank Centre: Festival of Britain contains a unique skate park along the river Thames, an iconic yellow exterior stair tower and a hidden gem within the Royal Festival Hall — its elevator.

National Theatre: A publicly-funded theatre along the South Bank of the river Thames, this brutalist structure contains two performance spaces and plenty of public seating, along with a quaint café.

Coal Drop Yards: This new market just north of Kings Cross Station is a modern reinterpretation of the historic storage warehouses that used to sit on the site.

Seven Dials: This neighborhood is home to many small restaurants, pubs and shops. As a somewhat lesser-known destination, it isn't often crowded.

Somerset House: Come here in November and December for unforgettable ice skating and holiday shopping.

The Painted Room: Located at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, this intricately painted room has been host to feasts of royals and soldiers throughout its history.

Places to eat & drink in London

British food on a white plate.

Ye Olde Mitre: If you've ever wanted to be transported back to the 16th century, grab yourself a pint at this hidden gem.

Cabana St. GIles: Brazilian food hasn't looked or tasted this good. And don't forget about happy hour.

Dishoom: With multiple locations throughout the city, this spot serves authentic Indian food in unique spaces.

Rosso Pomodoro: Authentic Neapolitan pizza that can't be beat.

Ippudo: Delicious ramen chain out of Tokyo.

Duck & Waffle: This 24-hour restaurant is located high above the city, offering unmatched views from the glass elevator ride up. Beware of the strict dress code.

GBK (Gourmet Birger Kitchen): A delicious and quick counter-service chain.

Nando's: Home to the Piri Piri Chicken and a quick and easy meal.

Fora travel advisor company

The Modern Travel Agency


Reach out to a Fora Advisor.

Did you like this guide? Reach out to customize and book your own experience with a Fora Advisor. Or, to chat about travel in general.

You can normally expect a response from Fora within a business day or so. You’ll also be subscribed to our travel newsletter (you can unsubscribe at any time).