So, destiny’s mysterious forces lead your way to London tomorrow. Now, if fate has been as benevolent as it can be, you will be walking on these streets in the shoes of a traveler. If there’s no travel involved, at least you probably have a day off and it’s pretty clear that you don’t want to waste it watching the grass grow. As, probably, each one of us has shamefully posted at least once on social media: a new day means new possibilities, we want you to enjoy the most awesome things to do in London tomorrow.
1. Watch a play at the Globe Theatre
Nested on the bank of the Thames River, this theater is a place that makes sure Shakespeare’s art will have more lives than a big family of cats. If you can understand that this guy is as important to the British culture as dreadlocks are to the Rastafarians, and if you, yourself, feel proud belonging to the same species with such a genius, go and watch a play at the Globe Theatre.
Also, you must already know that the price of a theatre opera in London is not exactly a trifle, but you can find plays for as little as 5 pounds at Globe Theatre.
2. Go up The Shard
Have you ever reached the top of a mountain or discovered a beautiful narrow street? Can you remember the feeling you had?
That is the exact feeling what the view from the highest skyscraper in Western Europe will make you feel. Views that stretch 65 kilometers, and enclose some of the most iconic London tourist attractions: Big Ben, River Thames, London Eye, and Tower Bridge, among others.
Not to mention that you can sit for a drink at any of the multiple bars, and sink in the special vibe of the city, while the sun outside begins to hit the bricks.
3. Discover London’s maritime past by playing a mobile city game in Greenwich
You could easily spend one day in this neighborhood without letting out a single yawn of boredom, and probably the most unimaginative thing here will be the cliché photo with the two feet on each side of the Meridian Line. At least, be wise enough and don’t make it public! But rather admire the views before you, over this financial capital of the world, and indulge yourself in all the time you need to reflect on this.
Then, go and discover the Maritime Museum and Cutty Sark Boat, get a feel of London’s maritime past and get ready for what will probably be the most memorable hour and a half of your day: a city exploration game. Play the role of a cabin boy from the beginning of the 19th century dropped into the modern Greenwich, complete the Questo mission, and discover this mysterious side of the city. Without exaggeration, this has all the chances to become the most fun activity in London. There are also quite a few similar exploration games in different parts of London.
4. Eat at Borough Market
There is no better place that gives you a sense of what a local’s day to day life looks like than a food market. And you can bet there is no other market like this one. To begin with, how many 100-year-old markets have you visited so far? Mexican markets flourish with tacos and quesadillas, Japanese markets are abundant in fish and rice, while the Spanish ones are packed with paella and tortilla.
But what can you possibly find in the biggest market of a city like London? This city, which has been sheltering communities from all over the world during the last centuries. Well… at least a diversity spree, we might say.
Indulge in whatever your heart demands: cheese, olives, fruits, cookies and cooked foods from around the globe, but don’t leave without grabbing a coffee at Monmouth. And only after you make your way by the Thames towards Tate Modern.
5. Take a magical walk around Westminster
How about an ordinary stroll through one of London’s most iconic neighborhoods – Westminster?
You may pretend to feel the gravity in the air as you pass by the Palace of Westminster, with your oversized camera dangling around your neck. You may also fake a thrill when hearing the Big Ben chime and might even try to detect a sign of life on the face of the guards at Buckingham Palace, as you take a cheeky selfie. Then pose inside a phone box, and next to a red mailbox, and in front of the tube entrance, and by the gates and no 10 Downing Street. And with a man with a hat and a cute pug?
But then again, how about a more exciting alternative? Play a city exploration game and instead of a clumsy tourist, play the role of a powerful wizard flying around London Bridge. Solve riddles, find magical stones while enjoying Westminster as you never have before!
6. Visit Tate Modern
If you ever pretended that art is by no means a topic that goes cold on you, this is the Londo place to be in tomorrow. Masterpieces collected from the 16th century until today put a great emphasis on female artists, and you will always find all kinds of exhibitions hosted by the museum. Even if you only claimed to be an artistic soul for any other veiled intentions at that specific moment, you can still give to this pyramid-shaped museum a chance… at least for its free entry in a city that has not built a reputation for being kind with the wallet.
7. Explore Camden
A restless being, rocker, hipster, hippy, alternative, in any way… a bit eccentric, either in appearance or in the way of thinking? Is this you? Then, you will feel in Camden Town like fish in the water.
Plunge into the bar that best fits you and be ready to enjoy loads of live music, and breath the same air that artists of all kinds, because this is a Mecca for misunderstood creative souls of London. If your stomach starts to bang its fist on the table, calm him down quickly with an order of anything you like in Camden Market.
8. Take a stroll through Notting Hill
… but enough with places that don’t guarantee a photo able to catapult your popularity to hundreds of likes. We’ve lost enough time by now. All the colorful buildings, antique boutiques, markets, former mews, flower shops and charming coffee shops in Notting Hill should hit the newsfeed’s jackpot. Anyways, leave room in your schedule for cocktail sipping in one of the many pubs and bars here.
9. Grab a beer in Soho
It is said that no trip to London is a real trip to London without visiting Soho. You can easily spend an entire day in this intriguing neighborhood, but you should know that the day light (and its absence) changes the appearance of these streets in every way. During the day, you might want to wear your more orthodox face while preparing to become an excellent pronunciator of “Oh, look how beautiful”. Soho Square, along with the beautiful architecture, will give you plenty of opportunities for that (and if you want to go further wearing your angelic behavior, you can even choose to go to Soho Theatre).
During the night, on the other side, you can easily forget about the 10 commandments and unleash the real beast. Ok, maybe we exaggerate a bit. But these neon-lighted streets are the perfect place to get a sense of what locals mean by a crazy night out. Undoubtedly, partying in Soho is one of the things to do in London by night.
10. Give a chance to Saint Paul’s Cathedral
If you have to choose only one Christian site while in London, go for Saint Paul’s Cathedral. We are not saying that those 528 narrow stairs will be easy to climb if catching the bus is the only sport you practice, but the views from the top are worth every single drop of sweat. And you don’t even need to be the biggest fan of God to get melted in front of the astonishing thorough architecture that coats this building roundabout.
Anyways, the biggest surprise will be found in Whispering Gallery when realizing that your whisper can be heard hundreds of meters away, you will surprise yourself.
Now that you know these 10 amazing things to do in London, which of these are you going to give a try tomorrow?