8 things to do in London – the world’s number one destination

27 Mar 2019

London is teeming with world-class restaurants, unusual exhibitions, iconic architecture and award-winning theatre productions, so it's no wonder the city has just been named number one of the Top 25 Destinations – World on TripAdvisor. 

Here are some of our top recommendations to make the most out of any trip to the UK's exciting capital, with deals taking you to trendy Camden, swanky Mayfair, well-heeled Wimbledon and the eclectic West End.

Dizzy heights

Spot the city's landmarks from above, by taking in the  360-degree views from the top of The Shard. No pre-booking is required, so you can choose the perfect day for "the best view in town" (The Times). 

Foodie heaven

Indulge in sandwiches, scones and pastries at the lavish Palm Court at The Langham. Vogue included the venue in its 2019 "Best Afternoon Tea in London" list.

King Tutankhamun's last hurrah

It's been 100 years since the Boy King's almost-intact tomb was discovered by Howard Carter, and the name Tutankhamun is famous worldwide as a symbol of ancient Egypt. An exhibition showcasing priceless artefacts from his tomb is in London until December, before returning to Cairo for good.

 

Let them entertain you

Spend a night in a luxury hotel near Tower Bridge, and experience Andrew Lloyd Webber's multi-award-winning musical "The Phantom of the Opera". The production tells the haunting love story of a beautiful opera singer and a disfigured composer who lives below the Paris Opera House.

 

Prosecco, strawberries and tennis

It’s said that we are living in a golden age of tennis players, and London is home to the oldest, and arguably the most prestigious, tennis tournament in the world. Normally restricted to a luck-of-the-draw ballot, Wimbledon tickets can be hard to come by. Secure yourself No.1 Court tickets during the finals weekend, stay in a hotel in Greater London, and watch the world's greatest players battle it out for the Grand Slam title.

 

Curry and bubbles in Mayfair

Dine on a 2-course lunch at a brand-new restaurant in upmarket Mayfair, with a menu designed by celebrity chef Atul Kochhar.

Hark back to your childhood

Dumbo and his giant ears are back, alongside Colin Farrell and Danny DeVito, in a live-action remake of the much loved Disney favourite. Secure your seat at a private screening for Travelzoo members in Camden, with a soft drink and popcorn included.

 

Nelson Mandela's story

Visit a new touring exhibition showcasing Nelson Mandela's life through historical artefacts, previously unseen film footage and personal items on loan from his family.

 
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