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Best Things to do in London in a day

Not sure where to begin if you want to spend a day in London? London is a city of numerous choices offering a unique blend of influences where you can combine anything, from museums to theaters, shows, and attractions, and from nightlife to award-winning cuisines.

However, London can be overwhelming due to its size, crowds, various attractions, shops, bars, and fun activities. But, if you plan ahead, you can engage in fun, creative, and cultural activities and visit your preferred attractions without breaking a sweat. 

The wise course of action is to concentrate on a small region of London that has the best things to do according to your taste. Keep in mind that every district in London, which is divided into the thriving regions of North, West, South, and East London, as well as the commercial and tourist center of Central London, has its own unique features. 

So, let’s see the best things you can do in London in a day!

Explore London’s Hidden Gems

There are so many unique and weird things to do in London – from visiting the Clink Prison Museum, to wandering around London’s outdoor markets, or spending the day on board and enjoying a river cruise along the Thames. 

London is also the place for unusual and wonderful immersive experiences like The Murder Express where you will enjoy an immersive theatre and dining experience. Alternatively, you can explore London’s East End, Brick Lane, which is situated between Whitechapel and Shoreditch. 

Brick Lane is a microcosm of new and distinctive styles, smells, and sounds, a melting pot of unusual inventions and cultural occurrences. Brick Lane, formerly known as one of East London’s most poor boroughs and known for Jack the Ripper murders, is today a thriving center for art, culture, and ethnic diversity that draws millions of visitors every year.

But, before deciding which activities you prefer to experience to make the most out of your day, make sure to find luggage storage near you, so you can temporarily deposit any cumbersome bags that might be holding you down!

Take a Boat Tour and Explore the Thames

One of the best things to do in London is to hire a boat and enjoy a river cruise on the Thames! You can hire a boat for some hours from Paddington Basin and explore London’s canals with your friends or family. The boats are self-drive and incredibly simple to operate. Like this, as you go along the Grand Union Canal, you will discover Little Venice, Regents Park, and even Camden.

Stroll Around the Graffiti Art Streets

The street art scene in London is really one-of-a-kind! Street art may be seen all around the city, but Shoreditch is a true street art hotspot. You can either join a tour or go exploring on your own. Although it is not a large area, there is so much to see that I would recommend dedicating at least a morning or afternoon to exploring it. And prepare to be blown away… 

In addition, the Leake Street Graffiti Tunnel (also known as Graffiti Tunnel) is one of London’s dopest street art locations, after Banksy’s Cans Festival in 2008. Since then, this 300-meter tunnel, hidden beneath Waterloo station, has been London’s largest graffiti tunnel and street art panorama.

Explore the Jubilee Greenway

The Jubilee Greenway, a 60-kilometer trail, connects the key capital locations that served as venues for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London. The symbolic 60-kilometer route, which begins and ends at Buckingham Palace, pays homage to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, which was celebrated in 2012.

Beginning at Buckingham Palace and connecting Green Park, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens Royal Parks, and Little Venice, the Jubilee Greenway makes use of attractive walking and cycling pathways. The whole trail includes some of the capital’s finest parks, and waterside walks along the Regent’s Canal and the Thames Path.

Spend your day in vibrant Covent Garden 

One of London’s most famous and crowded places in London, Covent Garden is the place to be if you want to spend the day shopping, eating, and exploring. There are so many choices for you to choose particularly with all its pubs and restaurants, exciting alleys, and fun activities. 

Even though Covent Garden is frequently congested, there are a few hidden gems in this area, including breweries, restaurants, stand-up comedy shows, and markets.

Covent Garden is undoubtedly one of the best areas to visit if you only have a day in London. You know, visiting London wouldn’t be complete without taking a stroll around the Apple Market, Neal’s Yard, and several enticing cocktail bars.

Stroll around London’s West End

The heart of central London beats in the West End because it’s the place where theater lovers go to watch the newest plays and musicals, nightlife enthusiasts head to vibrant Soho, and museum lovers visit the National Gallery. 

Covent Garden, Soho, Leicester Square, Trafalgar Square, and well-known streets including Bond Street, Regent Street, and Oxford Street are all part of the West End. Every trip to London must include a day spent exploring the West End attractions!

Leicester Square, which is pedestrian-friendly and teeming with theaters, bars, and nightlife, is another must-see location in the West End. And, for shopping enthusiasts, there are numerous stores for every price range. You’ll also come across Chinatown as you make your way towards Leicester Square. With a wide variety of eateries to select from, this is the place to go if you want to taste the original Chinese food.