Tourism to London has been on the rise lately, as more and more international travelers are clued in to the appeals of the city. Between the museums, the restaurants, shops, parks, and other cultural hotspots, there are so many things to see in London.
If you are preparing for a trip to London, you’ll want to use your time wisely. Planning ahead can help you make sure that you hit all the spots you most want to see, especially popular entertainment spots.
This is especially important if you’re traveling in a group. The more organized you are, the better your trip will be for everyone involved. Before you plan out your schedule, you should solicit feedback from your travel companions.
Below, we’re sharing five places to go for the best entertainment in London. Read on to learn more, and get inspired to make the most of your upcoming trip.
1. Take in Art at the Tate Modern
A visit to the Tate Modern is one of the best things to do in London, no matter what time of year you visit or who you are traveling with. The museum has one of the finest collections of modern art, not only in London, but in the world.
The building itself is a sight to behold, not to mention the masterpieces it contains. Viewing the permanent collection is free of charge, but it’s worth looking into what temporary exhibit is on display while you are there. There is a small charge to view temporary exhibits, but it is always well worth it.
2. Ride the London Eye
For a truly breathtaking view of the city, you’ll want to book a ride on the London Eye. This observation wheel — which consists of see-through pods that rotate like a Ferris Wheel — is not your typical tourist attraction. It is the best of London, fully on display.
If you really want the VIP experience, book a pod just for your group. Private pods can be booked to include a champagne toast as well. You’ll be living the high life, high up in the sky.
3. See a Show at the O2 Arena
One of the top things to do in London is see a concert, and the O2 Arena is hands-down the best venue for it. Not only does the O2 get all of the top acts, but it also provides the best overall experience for the concert-goer.
If possible, you may want to schedule your London travel around seeing one of your favorite artists perform there. If you can’t change your trip dates, it’s still worth researching who will be playing while you’re in town. Any night in the O2 is one to remember.
4. Spend a Night at Opium London
You’ll want to spend one night of your London trip out on the town, and Opium London is one of the best new additions to London’s high-end nightlife scene. If you’re looking for the glamorous side of the city, Opium London is the place to go to find it.
To ensure you are able to experience this exclusive club, you’ll want to research the Opium London guestlist and Opium London table bookings before you arrive.
5. Enjoy High Tea at the Ritz-Carlton
For a bit of civilized English fun, book a reservation for high tea at the Ritz-Carlton in London. You’ll spend a quintessential English morning or afternoon sipping tea (and champagne), eating finger sandwiches, and snacking on scones and cookies.
High tea is always a great environment for people watching. The Ritz has a strict dress code for high tea, and it’s always entertaining to see who turns out. Of everything you must see in London, sometimes people are at the top of the list!
Ready to Explore Entertainment in London?
London is one of the best cities to visit in the world. It’s busy and exciting, it’s full of interesting people, and there is always something to do. Now is the time to plan your next trip to experience all the entertainment in London.
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