There is so much to see, do, drink and eat in London. The vibrant capital city of the UK is as thriving as ever with new experiences popping up all over the place every week. Whether you’re spending a day, a weekend or a week in the city we’ve captured the highlights so you can sort the best from the rest.
St Paul’s Cathedral
When the Sun Goes Down
For clubbers, look no further than popular nightclubs such as Fabric in Farringdon or XOYO in Shoreditch, where you can really let your hair down. Some of the hottest and most in demand DJs play these clubs regularly so check out listings on guides such as Time Out to find out who is performing. House music isn’t your scene? Follow in the steps of Made in Chelsea socialites and try out Mahiki or DSTRKT nightclub for a touch of class and a good party!
For something less hardcore, there’s a bar to suit everyone’s tastes in London. The hipster area of Dalston, Hackney and Shoreditch is full of interesting underground bars and pubs with the coolest crowds. If you’re a little more relaxed and don’t want to do some beard spotting, you could do a bar crawl along Upper Street in Angel Islington, or head to Clapham in south London and hang out with the young professionals. You could even do some cocktail making in London to make your evening go with a swing – simply book a cocktail masterclass with us. Or you could hit up swanky Mayfair and mingle with the high society crowd, but do warn your wallet first! Alternatively, head into Leicester Square or Soho and do some sightseeing while you’re out.
From Louis Vuitton to Vintage, London is a shoppers paradise. Head to iconic department store Harrods in Knightsbridge where you can marvel at the Egyptian staircase, wonder through the stunning food hall and even buy a pet! Liberty of London lies on Regent Street in Central London, a true British Establishment this eclectic store holds a range of product from new and established designers, and array of products featuring liberty prints which are designed in house. Camden is cave of vintage treasure and quirky pieces! For luxury goods on the other hand, Sloane Street is one of the most exclusive locations for shopping (and window shopping!).
Harrods Department Store in Knightsbridge
Wine & Dine
Covent Garden is bustling with restaurants and bars for you to enjoy an incredible meal. From Spaghetti Vongole at Carluccio’s to burgers and milkshakes at the Shake Shack, there’s a cuisine to suit every palate here. Accompanied by fairy lights and a lively atmosphere, Covent Garden is the ideal place to spend the evening. Tom’s Kitchen is a new concept from award winning chef Tom Aikens, using the freshest and most ethically produced ingredients for a tasty brunch or dinner. For something a little different, try My Village Cafe just beyond the Camden Lock for tasty vegan treats such as falafel wraps and delicious drinks- we recommend the spicy mocha!
Show Us Your Jazz Hands!
You can’t go to London without seeing a show on the West End! If forget to pre-book a show, no need to panic- head to Leicester Square on the day where you can often pick up last minute deals. However, for big name shows such as Matilda and The Book of Mormon it’s advisable to book ahead. The Southbank is located on the River Thames and has the best views in London. Billy Elliot the Musical is a classic, playing at the Victoria Palace in London it tells the story of how a young boy swapped his boxing sessions for ballet lessons. Ladies will enjoy seeing Bradley Cooper’s great acting (and eh looks!) in The Elephant Man at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
Theatre Royal Haymarket
Do as Tourists Do
There are plenty of iconic venues along the river, like the National Theatre, the British Film Institute, and the Hayward Gallery. There’s also the London Eye, where you can ride a huge Ferris wheel and see the London skyline from far above. Just remember your camera! The Victoria & Albert museum is the worlds largest museum of textiles and arts, it holds exclusive exhibitions such as the Alexander McQueen ‘Savage Beauty’ running until August. Just 20 miles north-west of London is the Warner Bros. Studio Tour, where you can discover the magic of Harry Potter! Go behind the scenes of where the film was filmed, set your eyes on props used and even have a pint of butterbeer.
The London Eye
We don’t blame you. London isn’t the capital city for no reason! Full of life, bars, activity and beautiful parks London is the destination to go in the UK for the best time. By booking a cocktail masterclass in London you will know that you’re night out is guaranteed to be brilliant and because we work with a variety of bars and restaurants in the city, we can find a venue best suited to your event. From only 25pp, you and your friends can get behind the bar and master the art of mixology from our expert bartenders. So what’s stopping you? Enquire online or contact us on 0330 660 0521.