Top attractions to visit if you’ve never been to London

The most popular currency for people of Ireland to exchange is from Euros to Pound sterling. This makes sense considering Ireland borders the United Kingdom. While a lot of people may only venture to Britain for family reasons, there are plentiful places which are worth visiting on the other side of the Irish Sea.

And of course, the main place to visit would be the nation’s capital, London. Based in the south-east of England, it takes just over an hour to fly from Dublin to one of London’s multiple airports. With so much to offer tourists around the world, there’s something for everybody!

Museums

London has so many museums for its locals and visitors to select from. With the majority of museums being free to pay for, the variety means that they are never too cramped.

The most popular museums include the Natural History Museum, Science Museum, British Museum, The Victoria & Albert and finally the Tate Modern. There are also museums that cater for specific tastes, ensuring there is also something to discover and learn when coming to the capital.

 

West End Shows

Only Broadway can truly compare to the shows on offer in London’s West End. Some of the world’s most famous productions are performing by talented actors from across the world. The most notable shows that always play are Les Miserables, Wicked and Phantom of the Opera.

But it’s not just popular musicals on offer. There is also a wide variety of plays performed in theatres across the city. These range from Shakespeare interpretations to modern satire!

 

Sport

Unfortunately, Gaelic football doesn’t have much of a presence outside of Ireland. The popular sports of football and rugby are both played at national and international level across the city. Venues like Wembley, Twickenham, Stamford Bridge and the Olympic Stadium all hold large crowds that also play host to concerts.

 

Parks and Gardens

London isn’t just a vibrant city that never sleeps, it also has places to unwind and catch your breath too. Such places include Regent’s Park, the home of London Zoo. Hyde Park is also located in Central London and is near to Kensington Gardens. Towards West London you also have Kew Gardens near Richmond. All of these places are worth a visit if you have enough free time.

 

Food

London may not be able to compete with Paris for the food that it offers. But it still offers fine dining in a varietty of genres. Central London is full of Michelin star restaurants that serve delicacies 7 days a week. So whether it’s grabbing a romantic meal before a night at the theatre, or just visiting a chain before late night shopping or watching a concert, London will always have whatever you fancy.

 

Culture

It’s not just the Trafalgar Square’s and Big Ben’s that is all London has to offer tourists. Camden has a vibrant atmosphere that is completely different to any other place in London. Canary Wharf is full of beautiful architecture and fancy restaurants.

Every single part of London can offer you something different to the last you were entered.

 

Other attractions

London has so much to offer anybody that is yet to visit. If you are yet to make the hour-long flight for a weekend, you are missing out! There are so many things that I’m yet to touch on including the main attractions, special events and festive celebrations!

For more information on what London has to offer, be sure to check out the Rough Guides advice they give for those looking to visit!

Posted by Matt Weston

Matt Weston

I'm a Freelance Writer and Travel Blogger. I also create editorial and video content for UNILAD. I previously worked for the International Business Times and the BBC's Newsnight.

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