Hola London! 11 Amazing Things To Do In The Queen’s Town

Hola London! 11 Amazing Things To Do In The Queen’s Town

The cobbled streets, the red-brick buildings and the double-decker buses, the London tube could very well be a second cousin to the Delhi Metro. Every Indian girl aspires to visit London one day. With many a Bollywood films being shot in this cosmopolitan hub of Europe, we feel that we know the place at the back of our heads. If you’re planning to book a vacay to the Queen’s town this summer, here are 11 amazing things to do in London.

1. Visit Buckingham Palace

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Certain sections of the queen’s office and London residence is open to public viewing in Summer. It is exquisite in its grandeur and beauty and if you are interested in knowing more about the British Monarchy, this is one place you have to visit! Also, while you’re there, don’t miss out on the changing of the palace guards!   

2. Book a trip to the Harry Potter studios

If you are a Harry Potter fan, you should absolutely not miss out on a tour of the Leavesden studios, where a considerable portion of the films were shot. You can also stock up on some very cool Potter merch while you are at there!

3. All aboard the London Eye

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What’s not to like about experiencing London in a giant Ferris wheel which is also one of the highest public viewing points in the city? While you are taking in the sights and sounds of London town at 443 feet, don’t forget to make memories on your OPPO F3 which clicks amazing selfies and group selfies on its wide-angled dual selfie cameras. Need proof? The picture above has been clicked on OPPO’s new smartphone!

4. A day out at the museums   

The Natural History Museum, Science Museum, The Churchill War Rooms, The Tate Modern - London museums boast of a whole range of fantastic exhibits across science, art and history. They will keep you on your toes all day! Best part? Most of them are free.

5. A boat ride down river Thames

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A guided boat ride is one of the best ways to experience London, as you get acquainted with the history of the place while soaking in the present view. From the famous Tower Bridge to the Millennium Bridge, London Bridge and Westminster Bridge - you get to see all of them, up close and personal!

6. Soak in the culture

It's no secret, London produces some of the best theatre in the world. Lion King, Motown The Musical, Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, Wicked, Mamma Mia, The Book Of Mormon - you have plenty of choices! Make sure to book in advance to score tickets at amazing prices. But even if you are looking for something low-key like a music gig in a local pub or a stand-up comedy night, be prepared to always be pleasantly surprised.

7.  Walk it out

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The best way to experience a place is by taking a stroll through its lanes and busy streets. Many travel companies do walking tours in Central London which take you around popular places like the Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace!

8. Go shopping

When in London, a trip to Oxford Street is a must for all girls. If you love vintage shopping, London has some hidden gems that you need to know about - the weekend markets at Brick Lane and Portobello are amazing! From budget shopping to splurging in that one great outfit at a high-end store, there is something for everyone there. 

9. Eat out

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Visiting a new city means that you get to try out the local cuisine. If that's your travel motto, then you've got to visit Borough Market. Picture stalls dedicated to fresh cheese, bread, meat and pastries. The best part? The traders are happy to share yummy samples. The cosmopolitan nature of London ensures that it offers a wide range of cuisines to its tourists. From Chinese to Thai and Greek, Indian Food to French desserts, London will never disappoint on this front. 

10. Sugar, spice and everything nice

Take an afternoon out to just relax at a cafe, with a cup of soothing tea in your hand and plenty of tiny sandwiches and pastries to munch on.

11. Enjoy the British summer

Grab a milkshake or an ice-cold Beer and laze around in Hyde Park because this is the best time of the year in London. Enjoy it what it lasts!

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