The Best Things to Do & Eat in London, England
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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.
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Things to do in London
Sky Garden: This free, public space on the top of the walkie-talkie tower in the City of London 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 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, this park boasts beautiful walking trails, a flower garden and it is the only park to have wild peacocks.
Southbank Centre: One of the only remaining buildings of the post WWII 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 cafe.
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
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 that you can't get many other places in London.
Rosso Pomodoro: Authentic Neapolitan pizza that can't be beat in London.
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.
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