Top 10 (Non-Obvious) Things to Do In London

There’s no shortage of things to do in London. If you’re visiting the city, you probably already have Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and the Towers of London on your itinerary; however, there are plenty of other activities and attractions to choose from.

Take a Guided Jack the Ripper Tour

During 1888, Jack the Ripper terrorized the East End for 3 months. Every night in Whitechapel hundreds of people gather to try and solve the case. Around five different tour companies operate in this area, and each has their own verdict.

Eat in Chinatown

London’s Chinatown is situated in Soho. It’s filled with restaurants, massage parlours, bakeries and souvenir shops. Chinatown is known for showcasing some of London’s finest Asian cuisine.

 Watch a West End Musical 

London’s West End is one of the most popular places in the city. The West End theatres, along with New Yorks Broadway theatres, are generally considered to represent the highest calibre performances in the world.

Visit Portobello Road Market


If you’re a fan of vintage style and antiques, there’s no better place than Portobello Road Market in Notting Hill. On Saturday mornings this long stretch of road gets filled with stalls and food markets. 

Go on the London Eye 

Visible throughout the entire city, the London Eyeis open every day of the year from 10am, except Christmas Day. The ride itself takes around 30 minutes to complete.

Go Shopping on Oxford Street


Oxford Street is Europe’s busiest shopping street and is home to many of the largest department stores in the UK. The switching on of Oxford Street’s Christmas lights is one of London’s most popular annual events.

Ride the London Helicopter


If you want to see London at its best, book a seat on the London Helicopter. From just £129 per person for a 30 minute flight, it’s certainly good value for money. Perfect if you’re looking for interesting present ideas.

Visit Primrose Hill


Primrose Hill has one of the most spectacular views of London’s skyline. The surrounding area is home to many film stars, musicians, fashion icons and politicians, so if celebrity watching is your thing, then this is certainly one of London’s most active hotspots.

Visit Merlin Attractions


With the Dungeons, Madame Tussauds, Sea Life and Thorpe Park all situated within London and the surrounding areas, you may want to consider buying a Merlin Pass. These passes can last between one day and one year, and grant you entrance to any attraction under the Merlin umbrella.






Watch a Play at Shakespeare’s Globe


Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre sits on the bank of the Thames and has performances almost every day of the year. If you’re strapped for cash and don’t want to fork out £30 or more for seats, you can buy standing tickets for around £5.

Whether you’re visiting London for the first time or you’re a regular to the city there’s no reason to visit the same attraction twice, unless of course you want to.

About Author: Danny Jameson is an IT support worker at Cheeky Munkey . He spends his weekends helping out at The London Helicopter who offer helicopter flights over London.

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