Visiting London for the First Time – Things to do

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Visiting London for the First Time – Things to do

Are you thinking about coming to London for the first time? If so, you’ll be spoilt for choice of things to do and see. The city may be small in comparison to other capital cities, but it certainly packs a punch and has enough things to do and see to last a lifetime! It’s a diverse city with one of the most complex cities in the world, but with so much on offer, it can be overwhelming to know where to start.

If you’re staying at the Piccadilly Hotel London and will be exploring the capital for the first time, here are a few of the things you should put on your itinerary for your visit.

The London Eye

The London Eye

Of all the landmarks in London, the London Eye is one of the biggest draws, and for good reason. It stands at 135m high, making it the tallest cantilevered observation wheel in Europe.

It was opened to mark the turn of the millennium and has managed to draw in three million visitors every year since then. It isn’t the tallest observation point in the city, but it offers excellent views across Westminster and the South Bank of London.

Tickets are reasonably priced and cater to the whole family, so whether you’re on business and staying in corporate accommodation London West End, or if you’re visiting with your family and small children, the London Eye is a must-visit attraction if it’s your first time in London.

Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens

Whilst London is a capital city, it’s very different from others in the world in the sense that it offers a diverse range of gardens and green spaces for you to enjoy. One of the top outdoor spaces is Kew Gardens, a 500-acre royal wild botanic garden and woodland.

On your visit to Kew Gardens, you’ll be able to see the Arboretum and all its temperate plants, the Rock Garden which comprises mountainous plants from around the world, and a myriad of restaurants and eateries to indulge in without having to leave the park.

Royal Palaces

A visit to London wouldn’t be complete without venturing to the royal palaces. The royal family have shaped much of London’s history and continue to do so, so it’s important you visit their residencies on your trip.

From Buckingham Palace to Kensington Palace, you can walk in the footsteps of kings and queens and get a glimpse into royal life during your stay.

West End Show

London is full of incredible talent, and you can see them in their glory by watching a West End theatre show. There are lots of hotels near West End theatres, so you can watch a show later in the evening if you’ve been busy exploring elsewhere during the day,

There are also lots of restaurants West End London, so if you’re visiting on a romantic trip, you could make a date night out of it!

There’s so much to see and do in London, but the attractions above will give you a look into the diverse nature of the city and allow you to see some of the top sights and attractions during your stay.  

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