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London Bucket List: 60+ Things To Do In London

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Whether it is your first time or your fiftieth, there is always something fun and new to do in London and this London bucket list has something for everyone.

From classics like visiting Buckingham Palace to checking out new sites and sounds, it really is the city that has something for everyone.

As Samuel Johnson famously said “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life”

Whether you live in London or are just visiting, there is always something new to do and quite frankly, I could write a never-ending bucket list for London.

London Bucket List

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I’m a Londoner born and bred so I put this ultimate London bucket list together based on my own experiences, and the many things I still want to do in London!

You’ll find ideas related to famous sights, the best food, cultural events, and seasonal activities.

Make the most out of the city with this London bucket list!

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Watch the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace

Picnic in Hyde Park

Visit Chinatown

Ride in a black cab

Walk across London Bridge

Ride a double decker bus

Glide high above the Thames with the Emirates Air Line cable car

Take the tube (London Underground)

Go clubbing at the Ministry of Sound

Take a trip on the London Eye

Enjoy the crowds at Piccadilly Circus

Take a river cruise on the Thames

Go shopping in Camden Market

Enjoy a pint in a pub

Sip champagne on top of the Shard, courtesy of Virgin Experiences

Catch a football (soccer) match

Walk across Trafalgar Square

Compare yourself to celebs at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum

Have a cocktail at Mr Foggs in Mayfair.

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Stand on the Prime Meridien in Greenwich

Check out the costumes at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Visit the ultimate selfie collection at the National Portrait Gallery

Immerse yourself in history at the Tower of London

Tour the Cutty Sark

Take a Jack The Ripper ghost tour

Enjoy some Shakespeare at The Globe Theatre

Visit St Paul’s Cathedral

Catch a show in the West End

Visit The Sherlock Holmes museum

Check out Big Ben and The Houses of Parliament

Visit the artifacts at the British Museum

Spend an afternoon at the Churchill War Rooms

Stroll on Abbey Road

Harry Potter fans can visit Platform 9 ¾,  inside Kings Cross Station.

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Grab a quick bite at Borough Market

Have curry on Brick Lane (here are 5 of the best)

Eat fish and chips

Eat a kabob late at night

Splurge on high tea at the Dorchester

Have a winter dinner in the heated igloos at the Coppa Club

Have lunch in Covent Garden

Take in the view with dinner at Sky Garden

Seasonal Events

Go ice skating at Alexandra Palace

Visit Harrods at Christmas

Take in the holiday crowds on Oxford Street

Enjoy the botanical gardens festooned for the holidays at Christmas at Kew 

Attend a Christmas show at the Royal Albert Hall

Watch a traditional pantomime

Take the kids to Santa’s grotto at Hamleys

Visit a pop-up Christmas market

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Outside Central London

Central London is where most tourists spend their time but the capital is surrounded by tons of fun day trips that are worth checking out.

Enjoy the sites at Windsor Castle (40 minutes by train from Paddington)

Have a day at the beach in Brighton (1 hour by train from London Bridge)

Visit Oxford University (55 minutes from Paddington)

Take a day trip to see Bath and Stonehenge (2 hours by car)

Visit the famous Canterbury Cathedral (1.15 hours by train from St Pancras)

Enjoy the English countryside in the picturesque Cotswold (2 hours by car)

Visit the ancient Roman city of Colchester (1.5 hours from Liverpool Street Station)

Get seeped in history at Leeds Castle (1.25 hours by car)

day trips outside of London - Windsor castle

London Bucket List Ideas

You could spend every day trying something new in London, and never run out of things to do! I hope this London bucket list gave you some new ideas for what to do next.

Now go out there and make the most out of London!

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