London has among the most diverse cultures in the English-speaking world, and trying to get to all the tourist hotspots in a short frame of time can be taxing on anyone. However, if you treasure experiences above museum viewings or shopping, there are a few places and experiences that will appeal to you.
These two words have come to represent the most vibrant theatre scene in the world, as London leads the way in creating new musicals and plays while reinterpreting older operas for some audiences. Tourists flock to West End to catch the classics, but locals know that the newest offerings are a better draw, and rock musicals like Rock of Ages are taking UK’s capital by storm. You need to book your Rock of Ages Tickets as this funny smash hit has been filling up halls all year long. Other musicals include Matilda, Thriller, Stomp and We Will Rock You.
For an unrivalled view of London, the London Eye enhances the usual visitor experience of the city with special effects added in. Watch 3D aerial footage of London, and follow the London New Year’s Eve fireworks as they sparkle and spread throughout the city. Its 4D sensory effects culminate to give you a larger-than-life experience of London – from wind in your hair, snow at your feet, floor movement and even incorporating a sense of smell. Interactive touch screensgive you a 3D view of iconic landmarks seen from the Eye, and you can also sample multi-dimensional films of these same spectacular sights.
Covent Garden brings together a potpourri of characters and shops to make it the world’s most renowned and vibrant shopping and entertainment district contained in a single area. It has an unequalled mix of everything that represents the latest London culture.
Pairing premium brands names with locally craftsman and street performers with the Royal Opera House, as well as renowned fashion houses with designers, Covent Garden melds them all to be the ultimate leisure one-stop centre.
Aside from shopping, there is a diverse range of restaurants from small eateries and bakeries to those helmed by Michelin-starred chefs. Notable eateries include cult favourite MEAT market, Laduree, Balthazar, and Jamie Oliver’s Union Jacks concept.
To top it off, its rich history, which spans from the 6th century, provides for the Covent Garden Walking Tour. With everything within walking distance and contained around the Market Building and piazza, Covent Garden attracts around 44 million visitors yearly.