There’s a saying (very over-quoted by London enthusiasts – sorry!) from Dr Samuel Johnson that “when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” I’m hoping, with the ideas listed below, that you’ll continue to be inspired – not tired – by this city. So whether it’s a visit a quirky museum, trip to a green oasis or ticking off a must-do attraction you haven’t done yet, here’s the best selection of things to do in London.

Quirky museums

One of the best things about London is the world class, free museums and galleries. But there are also loads of less well-known, unusual museums to be explored too!

Outdoors / Nature

I confess to being a proud urbanite, in fact the countryside makes me nervous. However, in London we’re luck to have an array of green, peaceful places to explore. Here are some my favourites…

  • Hampstead Pergola

    Hampstead Pergola: London’s Prettiest Garden?

    It turns out that Hampstead is rather lovely. Groundbreaking discovery, I know. But re-visiting this hidden garden cements it as London's prettiest....

  • St Ethelburga's Liverpool Street

    St Ethelburga’s: Centre of Peace in Liverpool Street

    Nestled amongst the towering skyscrapers of The City is St Ethelburga's a survivor of a church that is now a centre for peace in Liverpool Street....

  • St Pancras Old Churchyard

    Secrets of Old St Pancras Churchyard

    Behind the back of the station you'll find a charming green space with fascinating things to seek out. These are the secrets of St Pancras Old Churchyard...

  • Wood Street Tree

    The Story Behind The Wood Street Tree

    On the corner of Cheapside and Wood Street stands a lonely London plane tree. But this isn't any old tree, its become a symbol of The City and has witnessed dramatic London changes. Oh if those leaves could talk...

  • Unusual Gardens and Open Spaces in London

    10 Unusual Gardens and Open Spaces in London

    Often listed as one of the greenest cities in the world, London is blessed with 8 Royal Parks and surrounded by woodland. However, I've made a list of the more esoteric green places to visit in central London, spots with an interesting tale or simply in an unexpected place....

  • Visit The Garden Museum

    Why You Should Visit The Garden Museum

    Newly re-opened, this Museum isn't just for the green fingered. Located in the oldest structure in Lambeth, here's why you should visit the Garden Museum ...

The Classics

Sometimes, as Londoners, we don’t make the most of what’s on our doorstep because it’s ‘touristy’. Nonsense to that. Why let tourists get all the good stuff?! Here’s are the top spots that are worth visiting (as viewed by a Londoner)…

  • Buckingham Palace Gates

    A Closer Look At Buckingham Palace Gates

    Despite being one of London's most iconic buildings, most people don't actually look at the details surrounding Buckingham Palace......

  • Trooping The Colour

    The Queen’s Birthday Parade: What is Trooping The Colour?

    Each June Her Majesty the Queen gets an official Birthday parade in London, full of fabulous British Pomp and Circumstance. But what actually is Trooping The Colour?...

  • The American on Westminster Abbey

    Looking up at this iconic London facade, an embodiment of England, it might surprise you to learn that not only is there an American on Westminster Abbey, but that ten of the figures here were only put there in 1998....

  • St Pauls Summer Lates

    In Photos: St Paul’s Summer Lates

    St Paul's opened its doors to evening visitors and photos are not only allowed, they're encouraged! Here is what I found inside......

  • St Paul's Cross

    The Thing Everyone Misses At St Paul’s Cathedral

    London's domed icon, tallest building in the city from 1712 to 1965, has one factor that's often overlooked. Ever taken a moment to look at St Paul's Cross?...

  • Natural History Museum's Whale

    In Pictures: The Natural History Museum’s Whale

    Londoners were devastated when it was announced that Dippy (the plaster cast Diplodocus) was leaving London on a UK tour. However, his replacement has been turing a few heads and its sfae to say that the Natural History Museum's Whale is a good fit....