London: Shopping, Museums and Theatre Galore

Written by on April 3, 2014 in Guest Posts - No comments

Editor’s Note: This post is provided by Lucy C.

It’s fair to say that London is a melting pot of experiences that are just waiting for you to explore them. From the sights and sounds of the major attractions, to the cultural hit of the museums, London has it all. If you’re planning on a visit to the city at some point in the near future, to see what all the fuss is about, book a room with Travelodge and make the most out of your time in the Big Smoke.

If you’ve never been to London before, it can be extremely overwhelming. There’s so much to see and do that picking an itinerary that suits you down to the ground can be a difficult task. Is it a spot of retail therapy that you’re after? An art gallery to peruse? Or a theatre trip that you’ll never forget? Whatever you wish to do during your stay, there’s bound to be a part of London that can provide you with what you’re looking for. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Shopping

London has it all when it comes to shopping and a day or two in the city is like a fashionista’s dream. With plenty of department stores, ranging from the high street on Oxford Street to the notorious Harrods in Knightsbridge, you can easily get your fill of fashion, no matter what your style.

Head to Oxford Street if you wish to explore some of the fantastic high street names and designer brands – it has all of the major stores on one street so that you can shop till you drop. Alternatively, if you have a penchant for something a little more alternative, Camden is the place to be, with a market and various stores lining its streets and lanes to cater for everyone who enjoys injecting a little quirk into their wardrobe.

Don’t forget the range of markets, vintage stores and retro offerings that London is home to, as well!

Theatre

London is at the top of the leader board when it comes to theatre and live performance, with venues across the city catering for all tastes. Naturally, if you’re after a hit stage show, the West End is the place to go, with an abundance of superb theatre productions on offer, including Wicked, The Lion King, Phantom of the Opera and Matilda.

Book tickets for a show before you head off on your break and you can benefit from some great online deals too.

Museums and Culture

If you’re planning on some sightseeing during your stay, you’re in luck. Most of the iconic sights are all within easy access of eachother by foot and by Tube, so you don’t have to waste much time making your way between the various attractions.

While there are plenty of museums to explore, the three major ones – the Natural History Museum, V&A Museum and the Science Museum – can all be found on Exhibition Road, with the unmissable British Museum located just a few Tube stops away.

Enjoy an unforgettable trip to London this year and cram as much into your stay as possible – even if you pack your itinerary to the brim, you’ll probably need to make a return visit though!

About the Author

Diana Edelman is a travel writer and expat currently residing in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In 2010 she quit her job in PR to go on a solo backpacking adventure and tackle her 30-Life-Crisis. After seven months abroad, journeying throughout Europe and Africa, she returned to America and relocated to Las Vegas. Following a year-long stint back in PR, she once again quit her job to follow her dreams; this time her journey took her to the elephants and Elephant Nature Park where she is involved with raising awareness about responsible elephant tourism. Recently, Diana was named a finalist in the Destinology Travel Bloggy Awards for travel writing. She has been a regular contributor to Viator and recently served as the Las Vegas contributor for OneTravel.com and CheapOair.com. Her work has appeared in print and online, including The Huffington Post, Matador Network, Travel + Escape, Vegas Seven, World Nomads and more.

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