English writer Dr Samuel Johnson once said, “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life”. It’s easy to see what he meant when visiting the vibrant, multicultural and eclectic capital of the United Kingdom.
There is simply so much to see and do in this iconic city that it’s difficult to know where to start. With cheap flights to the British city available throughout the year, London is an accessible and affordable holiday choice. Culture vultures will enjoy exploring the wide range of art galleries and museums, and lovers of modern art should head to the South Bank to enjoy the displays at the Tate Modern, followed by a leisurely lunch overlooking the River Thames.
Other museums worth visiting include The British Museum, Natural History Museum and the Science Museum, which are great for those travelling with children. Many museums offer free entrance with donation boxes for discretionary contributions.
For those more interested in sightseeing, there are plenty of options in London. Booking a tour on an open-top bus is a great way of getting your bearings before finalising your list of things to do. Sights not to be missed include Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, The Tower of London and, for those interested in architecture and spectacular views, The Shard, London’s newest landmark and the tallest building in Western Europe.
Food-wise, London is a treasure trove of gastronomic delights. From Michelin-starred restaurants in Mayfair to authentic Indian eateries along East London’s Brick Lane, you’re sure to find something to suit your taste buds and your bank account.
After dinner, why not take in a show in the West End or put on your dancing shoes? Visit vibrant Soho where you’ll find a variety of bars, nightclubs and traditional English pubs where you can soak up the atmosphere and plan the next day’s adventures.
With flights to London’s main airports, Gatwick and Heathrow, departing daily from cities across Canada, there’s never been a better time to plan your trip to one of Europe’s most exciting cities.