Best Places To Visit in London

London is one of the ultimate city break destinations. The capital of England is home to some of the most famous landmarks in the world. Whether you want to spend your time in the tourist hotspots, or discover some hidden gems for yourself, we’ve put together a list to help you get started with your planning.

Shepherds Bush

Shepherds Bush is a lively area in West London. It’s most known for its live music venues and the Westfield shopping centre but there’s so much more to do there. The Shepherds Bush market is an eclectic mix of traders that gives you a taste of London’s history. If you’re looking to delve into the capital’s current cuisine, Shepherds Bush has plenty of restaurants and bars for you to pick from. It isn’t hard to find, getting a train to Shepherds Bush from Watford is easy.

South Bank

No visit to London is complete without a walk along the South Bank. It is a prime place to knock off plenty of your sightseeing list, as you’ll be able to spot the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, and the London Eye. The further up the Thames you walk the more you’ll see, from the Tate Gallery and St Paul’s Cathedral. There’s plenty of places where you can stop for a bite to eat, too. Take your time walking along the river and soaking in all the sights.


The capital is home to some absolutely amazing artwork. If you want to spend an afternoon looking at masterpieces then you’re spoilt for choice. Whether you’re looking for work by world-renowned painters or want to discover the next big name – there’ll be a gallery for you. Lots of galleries don’t charge an entry fee so you can see these beautiful pieces for free.

The Shard

If you want to see as much of the city as possible, then why not take a visit up the Shard? It offers a breathtaking 360 view of London. There are restaurants and bars in the tower so you can make the most of your sightseeing experience. You have to see it for yourself.

Richmond Park

If the hustle and bustle of London gets a bit much, then it’s time to take advantage of one of the city’s many impressive parks. A favourite among local and visitors alike is Richmond Park. It’s easy to while away an afternoon here, whatever the weather as it’s a delightfully scenic spot. Make sure you watch out for the deer, too.

There  is no other place in the world quite like London. You could spend a week there and not even scratch the surface, which is all the more reason to book another trip. What’s on the top of your London to-do list?