Top 10 Hot Spots in London
Posted on May 20, 2019 by Greenport Kitchen
Take a look at some of London's top hot spots that we have selected just for you, ranging from the best night life to where to take the most aesthetically pleasing photos. These are perfect to visit with your partner, friends and family.
1. Trafalgar Square
Providing a place for community gatherings, victory parades and political demonstrations, Trafalgar Square plays a fascinating role in London’s history. With the squares name memorialising the Battle of Trafalgar, the famous square is also home to the symbolic Nelson’s Column. It has become a pinpoint for British history that people visit so they can admire its fountains and amazing surroundings.
2. Covent Garden
Covent Garden is a favoured district of Westminster with its extensive range of food, cultural destinations and shopping. It is the perfect place to take a quaint Instagramable picture of the beautiful markets filled with crafts, jewellery and leather goods. Finish off your visit with a meal at one of Covent Garden’s restaurants, cafes or pubs that have something to suit every taste.
3. Hyde Park
Hyde Park is another London destination that is highly featured on Instagram with 350 acres, 4000 trees, a beautiful lake and meadow along with a flower garden. It is one of the top places in London to visit with perfect photo opportunities.
4. Tower Bridge
Arguably being one of the most iconic landmarks in London, Tower Bridge is one of most frequently photographed suspension bridges in the UK. Step inside the famous bridge and discover the stories behind the Victorian engine room, the people, the architecture and the city that built Tower Bridge.
5. Big Ben
The world’s most famous clock towers above the Palace of Westminster. Big Ben, a cultural symbol, has appeared in many iconic films. Its Great Bell has chimed to provide chorus to many significant British events throughout history.
6. Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey is a famous attraction to discover the graves, tablets, busts and stone dedications where 17 monarchs are buried. Westminster Abbey also houses the graves of dukes, countesses and some of histories celebrities like Darwin, Dickens and Hardy. This is also the Abbey that has housed 16 Royal Weddings and every British coronation since 1066.
7. Houses of Parliament
Take a peek at British democracy when you visit the Houses of Parliament. Take the hour-long audio tour through the House of Lords and House of Commons that brings the building to life, with leading parliamentary figures such as Mr Speaker and Black Rod. You can even enjoy a tour with afternoon tea overlooking the River Thames.
8. Wembley Stadium
Feel like a champion when you visit the stadium where England won the World Cup in 1966. Wembley is still a place of wonders without the need for a match or concert ticket. Walk down the player’s tunnel and climb up the steps into the stadium itself as if you were playing for England with the tour you can take around Wembley Stadium.
9. The South Bank
Visit the South Bank and uncover some of the city’s most exciting galleries, theatres and attractions. Find the free art and live shows, watch the skateboarders and wander east past the artists’ enclave at Gabriel’s Wharf. Visit the Globe theatre and watch a Shakespearean play and dine with us to refuel yourself.
Soho is often considered the city’s centre for the LGBTQ community with many gay and lesbian bars to enjoy the nightlife of. The area is now a hot spot for nightlife in London giving is a delightfully risqué vibe.
Along with its bars and clubs, Soho is also known for its extensive variety of jazz bars and theatres which make it a cultural hotspot. Being within walking distance of Leicester Square makes Soho the perfect place for a few drinks after a play or stage show.