London is an iconic city that continuously draws in travellers from all over the world. But, if for some reasons you find yourself with only a day to spend in this wondrous city, make the most of out it and plan your itinerary strategically. Keep in mind that there’s more to London than just the Buckingham Place and the Westminster Abbey, though they are undoubtedly two of the most impressive landmarks ever! So here’s how you can make the most of your day and sample some of the best alternatives to touristy spots of this remarkable city.
Take a Morning Walk
Start walking along the city’s South Bank to get an impressive aerial views of London stretching from across the river. Here you can admire two notable landmarks that are in close proximity – the historic Tower Bridge and the symbol of modernity – the Shard. Continue your walk down to Shakespeare’s Globe and if you’re interested, you can check out a play. This theater is quite legendary and you shouldn’t pass up the experience of sitting in one of its velvet covered seats. Looking for someplace to grab a bite? Check out the Borough Market and its endless restaurant and food stall options. It’s the perfect place to be for foodies and travelers to rest for lunch.
Stroll in the afternoon
Bask in the cool London temperature and take a stroll to some of the City’s galleries and museums. Alternatively, you can ditch the National Gallery to check more fascinating facts and artifacts at the British or Imperial War Museum. You can spend hours on end inside these history-rich buildings. Afterwards, you can relax and simply enjoy London’s open air freshness at the Regent’s Park. The place offers beautifully landscaped gardens to give you an impression of royalty. If you’re still up to it, you can also check out London Zoo and be impressed with its 750 animal species. This zoo is consider as one of the best in the world and will offer you fun and excitement the rest of the afternoon.
A Night Cap
The most picturesque views while walking in London can be seen during sunset. Head to Camden and stroll down to ride the tube to the Regent’s Canal. Cap the night with lively entertainment or shopping from a selection of pub, theaters and market stalls in the area. The World’s End or the Hawley Arms are just some of the most recommended watering holes in this region.
Want some other alternative places to check out in London? There’s the SoHo for fashionistas and the East End – London’s equal to NYC’s Broadway!