Things to See & Do in London, UK

Living for over 10 years in London we were taking everything for granted: iconic landmarks, countless museums, enormous parks and other attractions, haven’t even seen all of them… And only now, after moving to Brighton, we have realized how many things we have missed, mostly due to kids being too small to visit some places. But on a positive note we have fresh(er) air, sea, noisy gulls and a proximity of London so we can visit as tourists any time ;)

Below list of must see places and events in London and some restaurants I can personally recommend.

Have I missed anything? Are there any family friendly venues in London I should know about?

London main attractions places to visit venues must see landmarks


  • Tower Bridge
  • Tower of London
  • Cutty Sark, Greenwich
  • Royal Observatory & Greenwich Park (with Planetarium)
  • Madame Tussauds
  • The London Dungeon
  • London Eye
  • London Zoo
  • Trafalgar Square
  • DLR (Docklands Light Railway)
  • Tube (London Underground) stations to see: Canary Wharf, Southwark, Westminster, North Greenwich
  • Bankside
  • London Bridge
  • London Canal Museum
  • Golders Green Park (with mini zoo – photos soon)
  • Diana Memorial Playground at Hyde Park
  • Covent Garden Market
  • Camden market
  • Oxford Circus
  • British Museum, Bloomsbury (free)
  • V&A (Victoria & Albert) Museum (free)
  • Natural History Museum (free)
  • Horniman Museum & Gardens in Lewisham (free, except for aquarium and seasonal exhibitions)
  • Science Museum (free)
  • Victoria Miro Gallery
  • Royal Academy of Arts
  • National Gallery
  • Design Museum, near Tower Bridge
  • National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
  • London Transport Museum, Aldwych
  • Tate Modern
  • The Shard and The View
  • Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford

must see places in London restaurants cafes parks venues festivals events




  • New Year’s Parade
  • Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace
  • London Boat Show at ExCeL


  • Chinese New Year in London


  • St. Patrick’s Day in London


  • London Marathon
  • Feast of St George in Trafalgar Square


  • Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival
  • RHS Chelsea Flower Show



  • Wimbledon Tennis Championship
  • Royal Ascot


  • London Triathlon
  • Notting Hill Carnival
  • London Mela Festival


  • London Fashion Week


  • Frieze Art Fair, Regent’s Park


  • Bonfire Night: London Firework Display
  • London Jazz Festival


  • New Year’s Eve in London – fireworks display


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Your thoughts…

  1. What a wonderful collection of places to go. As a Londoner I can vouch for most of the places. I’d also recommend Cannizaro Park in Wimbledon. Georgian House with gorgeous gardens.

  2. This is a great post! I love London as it;s always buzzing and so much to do! Such a great little guide :)

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