What are the coolest things to do in London this summer?

From all of the landmark locations to the amazing restaurants in this beautiful city, what are the best and most interesting things to see and do in London? Whether you are a culture vulture and are all about the museums and art galleries, or you want to take in some live music at one of the many wonderful venues throughout the city, you are certainly in the right place—London has it all.

Steeped in history, London is a city where one can wander for hours marvelling at the rich tapestry of notable architecture. If you are a history buff, you are in for a treat; you should definitely visit attractions like the Tower of London, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and the many more incredible buildings that you can explore. If you are looking to combine history with a little bit of ghost hunting, then why not try a guided tour of Whitechapel, where Jack the Ripper was rumoured to live?

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Looking to lunch in London? There are thousands of eateries to choose from, from quirky cafes—where all you can eat is toast and cereal—to exciting restaurants. There are also good old-fashioned pubs where you can enjoy a pie and a pint (or even some traditional cockles and jellied eels, although you may have to go to the East End of London for that).

Love to shop? The British high street is one of the best in the world, and in London you can find every single top high street brand. There are also several one-off boutiques and vintage shops where you can find hidden gems from every decade, from the 50s through to the fairly-recent 1990s.

If you are after a fab night out in London, then why not have a night out at one of London’s many casinos? The city is the host of an important tournament festival. The Grosvenor is an ideal place to visit if you are after a delicious meal and perhaps a little turn on the tables, too. If it is good enough for the professional poker players who visited London last year, then we are sure it is good enough for you to try. If you are looking for some other incredible dinner options, then feel free to try some of the superb Michelin-star restaurants that can be found in the capital.

You can’t come to London without seeing a show, whether it is a play in one of the many distinguished theatres, some stand-up comedy, or even a high-impact musical theatre performance. Once you have your tickets, why not take a walk around Covent Garden and gaze at the intriguing performers that hang out there?

Samuel Johnson said, “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life”. And that is certainly true. But we can’t imagine anyone ever getting tired or bored of London—there is so much to do. You can literally fill all of your time with trying new activities, sightseeing, hitting the shops and more. Once you have tired yourself out, there are plenty of great spas, cafes and hotels where you can relax, take a moment, and enjoy a good old cup of English tea. Will you be heading to London this summer?

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