London is always an exciting city to visit, and we’re fortunate that we get to visit so often when we take guests there for sporting events such as Wimbledon. One of the beautiful things about London is that there are so many ways to experience the city – you could visit a dozen times and have a completely different vacation each time.
Here are four ways that you could explore London when you’re there for Wimbledon or any other event:
Explore Historical Attractions. With remnants of the Roman Empire, and lots of Medieval buildings that you can visit (such as the Tower of London, parts of which date back to 1078, or Temple Church, which was built in the late 12th Century by the Knights Templar), and incredibly beautiful Baroque designed St Paul’s Cathedral (which first opened in 1708), there is so much history to immerse yourself in.
London is home to some amazing museums, including the Victoria and Albert (V&A) and Natural History Museum. To top off your historical explorations, you can indulge in a pint in one of the city’s oldest pubs, some of which date back more than 400 years.
Immerse Yourself in Art. Whether you’re into modern art or historical pieces, London has plenty of fantastic galleries and museums to check out. The National Portrait Gallery in Trafalgar Square has portraits of eminent Brits throughout history, and the National Gallery is massive, the Tate Britain has a huge collection of classics, while the Tate Modern showcases the very best contemporary exhibits on London’s super cool South Bank. You’ll find emerging artists at the Saatchi Gallery, and there are many more galleries both in central London and further afield.
Shop ‘til You Drop. Visiting one of London’s luxurious department stores is akin to a religious experience for serious shopaholics. From Harvey Nichols and Harrods in Knightsbridge, with their floors of designer frocks and decadent food halls, to historic Liberty of London, known for the iconic pretty floral prints you can buy there on ties, scarves, shirts, and more, or the many large stores on Oxford Street, you’ll find lots you’ll want to flex your plastic on. Then there are the epic markets, designer boutiques, and beautiful old arcades filled with unique stores.
Have a Royal Experience. If you have a soft spot for The Queen, or fawn over the new generation of royals, there are ways to get close to them and see a little of how they live. You can tour areas of Buckingham Palace, Hampton Court Palace (Henry the 8th is probably its most notorious resident), and several other palaces in the UK capital. (NB Wimbledon is an intimate enough venue that you may well be able to spot members of The Royal Family in their box when you’re watching the matches.)
Ready to experience London with us? We can get you the best tickets for Wimbledon and other sporting events in this exciting city, and set an itinerary that shows you everything you want to see while you’re there.