Spring is a wonderful time of year in the capital, with its parks in bloom and at their best and a huge number of events. One fixture that’s lasted the test of time in this ever-evolving city is the annual London Marathon, which attracts runners – and supporters – from around the world.
Culture and heritage
When it comes to culture, London is hard to beat. The city is constantly changing, meaning there’s almost always something new to see or do, with pop-up galleries and exhibitions springing up all the time. Make sure you don't miss the historical attractions and UNESCO World Heritage Sites too, like the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Palace of Westminster, and Maritime Greenwich.
Book a tour of the impressive Houses of Parliament. Don't miss the ever-popular Tower of London, where you can see the Crown Jewels. Head to the British Museum to view the fascinating collections of artefacts, or enjoy a stroll around St James’s Park – the capital’s oldest Royal Park. And with quality food from Britain and around the world, a visit to Borough Market is sure to whet the appetite.
Food and drink
London is a world-class destination for food-lovers. With its smart restaurants, informal gastropubs, superb delis and buzzing cafés, there’s something for everyone. And the choice is outstanding – you'll find cuisine from around the globe and a huge selection of Michelin-starred restaurants too. Enjoy a curry in Brick lane, or head to China town in Soho.
Sport and outdoors
There’s no shortage of sporting action in London. It’s home to several of England's leading football clubs, and has more professional teams than any other city in the world. There are 4 rugby union teams, and 2 test cricket grounds. And, each summer, the world’s greatest tennis players compete at Wimbledon.
Music and nightlife
London's music scene and heritage is truly spectacular. There are hundreds of live music venues, covering almost every genre imaginable. And across the city you’ll find famous musical landmarks and reminders of some of the capital’s biggest music stars. Have a night out in the West End, where you'll find world-famous musicals, shows and plays.
In London you can truly shop till you drop. There are thousands of stores to choose from, meaning you’re never likely to leave disappointed. Oxford Street is Europe's busiest shopping street, Bond Street is designer label paradise, and the street markets of Camden, Portobello Road and Brick Lane are perfect for vintage hunters.
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