London is one of those places where it is hard to compile a must-do list because, well, there are so many must-dos.
Visitors to England’s capital need look no further than the city center, which alone boasts bucket-list spots ranging from Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and Parliament to Tower Bridge and the London Eye. That area is chock-full of top-flight museums, too.
Places such as the Tate Modern, which was the most visited attraction in the UK in 2018, and the British Museum lead the way. The latter is part of the city’s Museum Mile—a group of more than a dozen museums and galleries found between the River Thames to the south and King’s Cross on Euston Road to the north. Students touring these attractions get an in-depth look at myriad aspects of world culture, with an emphasis on both British and London history.
And, more intrepid travelers looking to blend sightseeing with a little adventure can get a unique perspective on central London by taking a guided paddling tour on the Thames. As they glide along the famous river, students will get excellent views of many of the top landmarks. A number of outfitters offer kayaking trips by day or night, and no experience is necessary.
Top Educational Attractions
The National Gallery
St. Paul’s Cathedral
Top Recreational Attractions
SEA LIFE London
Top Local Festivals
West End LIVE (June)
Totally Thames (September)
Top photo: The London Eye
Photo by VisitBritain/Game Biran