1) Changing of the guard
London is famous for its fabulous royal pageantry, and what better way to experience this for yourself is to witness the Changing of the Guard. The best-known spot is outside Buckingham palace, but you can also see it in a few other places – check the website for details.
2) Kenwood House
Located at the north of Hampstead Heath, this beautiful house combines fabulous gardens with a stunning interior, which includes magnificent furniture and artwork by Rembrandt and Vermeer.
Famous for being the home of the Meridian Line, Greenwich has so many things on offer, most of which are free. Notable attractions include the Royal Observatory and the National Maritime Museum, and Greenwich Park has an amazing view at over London.
4) Neasden Temple
London is home to the biggest Hindu temple outside of India, the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir commonly known as The Neasden Temple. The temple opened in 1995 and you can’t help but be impressed when you visit.
5) Wallace Collection
Set in a historic London townhouse, the Wallace Collection has a bewildering array of artefacts on display, from historic guns and armour to beautiful furniture and art.
6) Regent’s Park
Located just a few minutes walk north from Oxford Circus is Regent’s Park. More ornate than Hyde Park, Regent’s Park is a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of central London. It’s a great place for a picnic, a stroll or some more energetic fitness, and is lovely no matter what the weather.
7) Ceremony of the Key
The Tower of London is home to some of the United Kingdom’s most precious treasures. Every night, without fail, for the last 700 years, the former fortress has been locked up with great care. You can join a select few who bear witness to this ceremony every night by applying in writing a month in advance.
8) Victoria and Albert Museum
London isn’t short of a museum or two. Many of the best known are located in South Kensington – The Science Museum, The Natural History Museum and our pick of the bunch: The V&A. It’s an absolute treasure trove of art, sculpture, design, and much more – definitely a must-see.
9) Portobello Market
If you’re looking for an eclectic, multicultural view of London, then join the throng who head to Portobello Market, which runs along Portobello Road in Notting Hill each Saturday morning. From antiques to bric a brac, quirky fashion or just fresh vegetables, there’s something to please everyone.
10) National Gallery
The National Gallery is one of the world’s greatest art museums, and the fact that entry is free makes it even more incredible. The gallery features works by many of the world’s best-known artists – from Da Vinci to Monet, Boticelli, Picasso, van Gogh, and so many more, plus the gallery is on the edge of Trafalgar Square, so it’s hard to miss.