If you’re planning on visiting the big smoke in 2023, you’ll want an itinerary jam-packed with marvellously British fun. Although you could argue that simply walking around London is as much of an event, with every corner you turn, you’ll find an iconic landmark or a location made famous on screen.
London is a city that offers historic charm infused with modern brilliance. Whether you’re passing through for a night or spending a long weekend here, one thing is for sure; you’ll never get bored!
Here’s what you need to add to your itinerary for London:
The Sky Garden is London's highest public garden and is totally free to visit. However, due to its popularity on social media, it is hard to get tickets, so you’ll need to ensure you book well in advance. You’ll find the Sky Garden on the top of the Walkie-Talkie (Londoners love to refer to their buildings by what they look like!), offering the best views in London and free access tickets are released every Monday.
You can also stop by the many restaurants and Sky Garden Bar, where live music and DJ nights often occur. The busiest times to visit are in the morning and at sunset, when you can watch the city change before your eyes and bask in awe and wonder.
If you fancy something a little less British while visiting the capital, you can whisk yourself over to the states to a time when cowboys reign supreme. Moonshine Saloon: Western Cocktail Experience invites you to bring your finest liquor, and they’ll mix together cocktail delights. Become an outlaw in this immersive saloon experience, where the sheriff may appear at any point, and you can play a role in the storyline. Are you ready to become an outlaw?
Something about us Brits is that we know how to party - even in silence! Silent discos have become all the rage over the years in England, originating at our many music festivals and now taking over London's streets - and waters. Silent Sounds: On the Thames allows you to don some headphones and dance to your favourite tunes while drinking and enjoying the views of London at night.
From disco anthems and dance floor killers, this is an experience you don’t want to miss as you float by some of London’s most iconic landmarks. Be sure to book tickets before hopping on the Dutch Master, a two-storey party boat that guarantees a night of fun and difference.
The Great British Bake Off has overtaken the world, and no one wants a soggy bottom! You can experience the joy of a bake-off-inspired tent of cooking while you master the art of baking. With top patisserie chefs leading the events, you’re sure to pick up some skills you can take home. There are two locations in London, London South and London East, so both are easily reachable no matter where you’re staying in the city. Bring your buddies along or book the perfect fun excursion for a birthday or hen party. It’s time to get your aprons on!
Okay, you can’t get more British than a game of Monopoly, and we doubt there’s a single person who hasn’t played before. Now you can experience Monopoly Lifesized and put your friends and family to the ultimate board game test. One of London’s newest tourist attractions, Monopoly Lifesized, guarantees visitors a fun day out with an 80-minute immersive game. Tickets start from £49 per person, and you can choose from four games: Luxury, Classic, City and Classic: Own it all. Which will you choose?
Live London Life
London is a city of immense culture and history. You will surely find something unique and exciting to enjoy wherever you go.
From shows and museums to fine dining and unique experiences, this list is merely the tip of the iceberg regarding things to do while you visit.