Though London is the best place to shop till you drop, if it’s your first visit, I think you’d like to see something from the city as well. So most of the highlights you’ll probably find on the internet but I just wanted to tell you the ones I enjoyed most.
Hyde park is lovely, especially this time of year, as there is a big Christmas market. You can iceskate, eat chestnuts and drink mulled wine. If you go to the Kensignton Gardens, you’ll find some great sculptures of Anish Kapoor.
V&A and Tate Modern
If you’re interested in art and want to go to a museum, I’d recommened these two. Tate modern has a great collection of modern art and I really loved all the work. I really enjoy pop-art and they have some lovely pieces of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. The V&A has really nice exhibitions at the moment, one about photography without camera. I found it really interesting. The museum has a lot of work, and you should take a look at the theater department as you can try on some lovely theatrical dresses.
When my parents were visiting me, we went on a boattrip to Greenwich and spent the afternoon there. I think that’s a great way to do some nice sightseeing in London. A boattrip might sounds like the dullest thing to do but you’ll see all the important buildings along the Thames like Big Ben, London Eye and the London Aquarium and you’ll have a lovely day in Greenwich. Greenwich has a very nice market as well and some days there is an vintage market as well.
The last thing I wanted to tell you is the Southbank centre. I went there a couple of times, to concerts, dance performances and exhibitions. At the moment, you can see the World Press Photo over there for free.