Coronavirus lockdown is still sadly keeping us indoors and restricting us all from doing one of the things we love the most – visiting great and diverse places. Especially with Summer around the corner we keep our manicured fingers firmly crossed that we’ll soon see the day where we will be able to strut down the streets of our vibrant city again, on our way to enjoying some new experiences!
London’s nine million residents know all the best places to visit and they’d agree that each of the six options we’ll be giving you here in this article offers superb entertainment. Although festivals and those big street parties most likely will have to wait for quite some time still, the metropolis plays host to everything from a great casino to a treasured theatre. These are the places to visit in London – when you can.
One of London’s most famous and impressive casinos, The Hippodrome is a venue that’s visited by gambling fans from all over the world – including yours truly.
Games are the first reason to visit any casino and The Hippodrome has loads of them – it features so many that its full offering is spread across three casinos.
When you visit The Hippodrome, you’ll be able to play craps, baccarat, roulette, poker, blackjack, and pick from huge selection of slots.
But don’t stop there – we found a list of London casinos that’s perfect to use when you’re looking for the best casino in London. Check it out and make a note of some of the other great places you can place a be in England’s capital.
Where in London is it? Cranbourn St, Leicester Square, West End, London WC2H 7JH
Old Spitalfields Market
A market that’s been firmly standing for 350 years, Old Spitalfields Market is a place that we’d always recommend – it’s one of the city’s true highlights! Food, booze, and outstanding local goods to peruse – from clothes to paintings – Old Spitalfields Market is a hub of London’s scrappy startup attitude and alternative community spirit.
While you’re at Spitalfields, we strongly recommend that you pay a visit to Brick Lane – it’s where we choose to buy all of those hip & cool tees that will look fab paired with denim shorts in the summer! And once you’ve been to Spitalfields, you can then try some of the other fantastic markets London has to offer – Camden is the one we suggest you start with.
Where in London is it? 16 Commercial St, Spitalfields, London E1 6EW
The Old Vic
We often hear Kevin Spacey and other famous actors giving praise to The Old Vic. And rightly so. Undoubtedly a true treasure of the UK arts, The Old Vic is one of the most beloved theatres on the globe.
Past history is one of the major draws of The Old Vic – Laurence Olivier, Judi Dench, Peter O’Toole, John Gielgud, Peggy Ashcroft and Maggie Smith are just some of the stars to have trodden its boards. And there’s always the chance you’ll witness history in the making, with some of the most forward-thinking and finely crafted plays decorating the theatre.
We recommend that you use The Old Vic as your theatrical starting point in London – once you’ve visited it, you can also try some of the other great theatres in the capital.
Address: The Cut, Bishop’s, London SE1 8NB
Buckingham Palace Tour
As one of the few working royal palaces left in the world, Buckingham Palace surely is a must see. Explore the 19 lavish state rooms, check out the Fashioning a Reign exhibit – 90 years of style from the Queen’s wardrobe, and wander through the Royal garden discovering its more than 350 species of wild flowers. Oh, and if that doesn’t tickle your fancy, afternoon tea is included!
Address: Westminster, London SW1A 1AA
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Perhaps the most impressive sporting venue in the UK, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is a 60,000+ arena is home to Spurs and gives temporary residence to some of the biggest occasions in sports and popular culture.
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is a feat of engineering, one designed to create a sensational atmosphere. But this atmosphere comes from the occasions that decorate it, so the reason to go is to see some exceptional events.
Some of the sports you can expect to see there include, football, rugby, boxing, American football, concerts, and fan conferences.
Of course, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium isn’t the only place to see great live sports and concerts – Emirates Stadium hosts some great musicians and a once-great football team.
Where is it? 782 High Rd, Tottenham, London N17 0BX
The Saatchi Gallery boasts one of the coolest contemporary art displays in the whole of the city. The gallery operates as a genius springboard for young artists to launch and promote their careers by exhibiting their work when they are still virtually unknown. End your tour by booking a table with your friends for some afternoon tea at the Gallery Mess café. With freshly made tea, warm scones, cakes and mini sandwiches, your day won’t get much better than that.
Address: Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4RY, Storbritannien
So there you have it. We’ve given you four great places to visit in London once Coronavirus lockdown ends, but these are just a few of the many thousands of great attractions of Western Europe’s biggest city.
So, try these four and then get lost in the big smoke for a well-deserved long weekend of exploring.
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