We may be a little biased, but we believe London is one of the best cities in the world. If you’re visiting London for the first time, there’s plenty to see, do, and experience but we’ve put together a handy little guide on some places you should check out on your first visit to the legendary city.
Central London: Leicester Square, Trafalgar Square, and More
Central London is one of the densest regions of London and probably the first you’ll want to visit. It’s home to numerous popular tourist attractions such as Trafalgar Square and The National Gallery, Parliament, Big Ben, the West End, Piccadilly Circus, and the legendary Oxford Street, all of which we recommend you take a look at.
In addition, we suggest you visit Leicester Square, where you may find special markets or a UK film premier. While there, you can watch a film in any of the huge cinemas nearby, check out Chinatown and Soho, both of which are just a few minutes away and crammed with restaurants and bars to enjoy.
Also, don’t forget to visit the legendary Hippodrome Casino where you can enjoy good food and drinks, as well as a huge selection of casino games. Head over to the British website Sister Sites for more information on casinos, online and offline, games, and bonuses.
The City Of London
The City Of London is where many businesses are based and, although this may sound boring, there are many places to visit and enjoy. First of all, is the jaw-dropping St. Paul’s Cathedral and not far from there is Barbican which is home to the Barbican Centre, a large theatre and music venue which is usually home to various exhibitions.
Also located here is the London Museum and if you choose to walk around Moorgate, you’ll be able to spot remnants of London Wall!
South London is home to Waterloo and the South Bank. It’s here you’ll be able to explore the various restaurants and bars around Waterloo, music and theatre venue the South Bank Centre, the London Eye, and the various food stalls across the South Bank. While walking along the South Bank, you’ll be able to enjoy gorgeous views across the River Thames and should be able to spot some of London’s most iconic landmarks!
While more residential, West London is home to the gigantic Westfield Shopping Centre where you can enjoy dozens of high-calibre shops and restaurants. If you’re around, we suggest you check out Notting Hill home to the Notting Hill carnival, and we suggest you visit Holland Park where you can walk with peacocks and simply relax.
North and East London
Much like West London, the North and West of London are primarily residential areas, but there are some fun locations to visit such as Camden and its popular market, Stratford Westfield which is filled with dozens of excellent shops, restaurants, and bars, and the O2 Arena where you can enjoy a show, do some shopping, or hop onto the Emirates cable cars for views over the River Thames.