To follow on from my post ‘4 Things to do in London – and avoid the tourists‘, we want to share with you our favourite touristy things to do in London; because c’mon… they’re popular for a reason!!
At £37 per adult, or £118 for a family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) it can be a pricey day; especially if you treat yourself to a chocolate frog and your very own wizarding wand at the gift store, but it is so worth it. They’ve added a lot more since we went in 2013; so I can guarantee you’ll find something you loved from the movies.
The National History Museum
I love all things David Attenborough; so it was no surprise I loved TNHM when Dec took me there for the first time in 2014. Like most museums, this one is free so if you pack your own lunch and avoid eating at the on-site cafe it makes for a very cheap day. We recommend you head to the blue sections and discover the mammals of past and present.
This is by far my favourite zoo in the UK. With massive enclosures and hundreds of natural habitats, it’s clear to see that conservation is at the heart of this zoo. A day visit here will set you back £24.30 per adult. £18 per child; although there are often online deals that allow you to skip the queue and get a discounted price. (We used moneysupermarket.com). After our visit in 2014 there no doubt has been a lot more added, but we are well overdue visiting again (since our camera malfunctioned and we lost everything). To read about other Zoo’s we love in the UK – click here.
No matter how often we go to London, we always head to Covent Garden. It has a whole different atmosphere to it compared to other parts of London; I love the retro Moomin store! This can kill a good half day if you take the time to explore all the stores. Have a bite to eat and check out the market stalls, but it can also be as free, or as expensive as you’d like – and can make for some great Instagram photos!
Sometimes it’s good to be a tourist – what’s your favourite touristy Things to do in London? We’d love to hear about it!
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