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…

  • 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 ...

  • Nunhead Cemetery

    What Not To Miss In Nunhead Cemetery

    Around 5 miles from the centre of London stands 52 acres of tranquil wilderness. Nunhead Cemetery was established in 1840 and is the second largest of London's 'The Magnificent Seven'....

  • London Secret Pet Cemetery

    London’s Secret Pet Cemetery

    London has an endless supply of trivia and quirky hidden gems, but do you know about the secret pet cemetery in Hyde Park?...

  • The City Hidden Garden

    The City’s Best Hidden Garden

    You probably wouldn't guess that London is one of the greenest cities in the world. But even discounting our huge Royal Parks, there are gorgeous green spaces hidden right under your nose, and my favourite is only a 10 minute walk from Bank Junction....

  • King Henry's Mound

    Can You Really See St Paul’s Cathedral From Richmond Park?

    Situated on the highest part of Richmond Park is King Henry’s Mound. It’s originally a burial mound (known as a ‘barrow’) but the real curiosity is that – believe it or not – it affords an uninterrupted view of St Paul’s Cathedral.     Why the name?......

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)…

  • 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....

  • V&A Exhibition Road

    V&A Exhibition Road Quarter Opens

    It's the largest project for the museum since 1909, look at the V&A Exhibition Road entrance and stunning new gallery space....

  • Things to do in London

    10 Reasons Londoners Should Visit Parliament

    The oldest democracy in the world, based in a building with parts from the 11th century. If only those walls could talk. Thankfully, with the help of a Parliament guide they sort of do. Here's 10 things I learned from a guided tour of Parliament....

  • Queen's House Greenwich Re-opens

    Queen’s House, Greenwich Re-opens

    Since 2015 the National Maritime Museum team have been busy restoring Queen’s House in Greenwich. Yesterday I joined the press view on a tour inside, so you can whet your appetite before it opens to the public on 11 October!   Why’s It So Important?     Image by National......

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