Visiting London without a plan can be an overwhelming experience. The city is huge and inexhaustible, and deciding where to go when there can be a challenge. There is an endless amount of options, there is traditional landmarks, river cruises, shopping districts, museums and art galleries. In this article, what we hope to do is break down the options and what we think will be of the most interest to millennials who are going to London. We look at things to do, where to go shopping and even where the hot nightlife areas are.
Things to do
If you are visiting London there are some things that are a most, whether you are 21 or 65. Of course, you have Big Ben, Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament, which all can be seen at the same time and the obligatory selfies can be taken. A short walk away is the London Eye, this is a great way for you to see the sights of London. The infamous Madam Tussauds is worth a trip too, it can be a bit cheesy but is a good laugh in a big group. If you are looking for something to do that is that bit more unique and less traditional, then it is also worth trying an escape room experience. These are fantastic games played in teams with themed stories and the challenge is to solve the puzzles to escape. There is several to choose from throughout London and they make a great start to any evening out.
Where to Stay
When visiting London, the centre of the city is the best place to stay. Booking early is the key to getting discounts and deals on the best-located hotels. If you are unable to get a discounted hotel, then there is also plenty of choice of Airbnb’s available; but we recommend using a certified premise with good customer feedback. For a cheap hotel, within twenty minutes of most landmarks via underground the Docklands can be great and offers an alternative to staying in the centre of London.
There are a plethora of shopping options in London for Millennials. Chelsea and Knightsbridge, shoppers will find fab boutiques. Then you have Mayfair, which has high-end stores. On Oxford Street, you will find more traditional retailers. London is also home to a multitude of markets, which offer a great atmosphere and of course the chance to pick up a bargain or two. Camden, Borough and Portobello are three of the best markets worth a visit.
Soho is of course always buzzing and there is plenty of choice of happening bars and clubs for a night out. Not far away you also have Shoreditch, Dalston and Hoxton, which come alive after the sun has set on London’s famous landmarks, with several exclusive clubs and live music venues. London is also home to venues like Wembley Stadium and the O2 Arena, these venues, along with others, regularly have top live acts from the world of sport and music.