London Calling! Things To Do in England’s Bustling Capital

London Calling! Things To Do in England’s Bustling Capital

Welcome back! Continuing onward from my Part 1 of “London Calling” where I shared some of my favourite Things to See in London, I’d say it’s about time to step out of the observation booth and start “do-ing”. So, drop the binoculars, put on some comfortable shoes and let’s get ready to see what there is to do in London.

Oy! Don’t forget your umbrella… you’re in London, remember? While London may receive less rain than the rest of the country, you never know when you’ll find yourself caught in a torrential downpour as you exit the tube. Be prepared by investing in a cheap umbrella that you can replace or discard if needed. Got it? Great! Let’s go!

 

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Ride the London Eye 

Bite the bullet and embrace your inner tourist. End a day of strolling the city from a different perspective and take your London experience to new heights. For 15GBP (a standard ticket per person booked online), you’ll get a bird’s eye view of the Parliament Houses, St.Paul’s Cathedral and everything in between.

Like any big city, London shows it’s best side by night as the hustle bustle comes to an end and all come out to play. Whether you’re celebrating a recent engagement (in which case you may want to upgrade to a champagne flight for 31.54GBP) or enjoying a night of exploration with friends and family, taking a spin on the London eye is a memorable way to savor your experience and give your legs a well-deserved rest.

Take in a Musical 

If you’re at all a fan of musical productions or theater, don’t miss out on the opportunity to see some of the world’s best talent showcased on the London stage. As an avid fan of everything composed and produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, I must recommend seeing The Phantom of the Opera (if you haven’t already). It is, by far, my favourite musical of all time. That being said, there are a number of productions currently frequenting the London box offices that are well worth seeing including Wicked (the story behind the good witch and the wicked witch from the Wizard of Oz) and Billy Elliott (a story that merges the history of coal mining in Britain and the aspirations of one boy who loves to dance).

Note: To all men, scanning this and shaking their heads. I took my husband to The Phantom of the Opera and he loved it; crashing chandeliers, a man without a face, fire effects etc. What’s not to love?

Top Tip! Don’t buy tickets at the box office unless you’re a die-hard theater buff looking for front row seats. Tickets can often be purchased the day of at Leicester Square at seriously discounted rates. Check out this website to locate discount agents around London!

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London Calling! Things To See In England’s Bustling Capital

London Calling! Things To See In England’s Bustling Capital

Whether you’re heading to London for the Olympic games or just passing through, there is so much to see and do in this incredible city that planning a few days can be an overwhelming experience. Like any big city, London offers something for every traveler; the museum lover, the artist, the sports fanatic, the history buff, the political geek etc. so before you take-off, it’s important to think about what kind of traveler you want to be! That will help you narrow down your choice of things to do and see, but of course you can always shake things up once you touchdown. Having lived in the city multiple times while job searching and studying abroad, I acquired a taste for the best (and the worst) of things to see and do in London. Delivered in a four part series, each blog will focus on a different part of the London experience. To kick things off, here are my favourite things to see in England’s Bustling Capital city:

Oops – wait a second, you nearly forgot your map!

A map of the London Underground (the Tube) is vital for any visitor looking to explore London, all year round. The underground website also offers a journey planner so you can plug in exactly where you want to end up, when. So, pick your starting point, hold on tight, and away we go:

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There’s a Perfect Race for Every Runner

There’s a Perfect Race for Every Runner

Whether you’re an amateur runner looking to get fit, an average Joe trying to shed a few pounds, or a passionate competitor jumping from one race to the next, there’s nothing like crossing a finish line to get the blood flowing and feel in control. Whether you’re walking, jogging, running or sprinting your way down the home stretch, the process of entering, training and completing a race is a sure fire way to up the motivation, change your lifestyle, and feel great about yourself.

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