- London is an ancient city, having existed for millenia and has become one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations
- There is no shortage of historically significant locations to visit, including Hampton Court Palace and the Tower of London
- If trendy spots and nightlife are more your thing, head over to Soho or visit the Tate Modern
London has been a social hub and an important location for trade for thousands of years, long before the Romans conquered Britain in A.D. 43. Since then it’s been at the center of commerce in England and continues to be one of the most attractive tourist cities in the world.
Nicknamed “The Big Smoke” because of its high contrast to the rolling emerald green hills and rustic charm of rural England, there’s something awesome to do around every corner.
Let’s dig into the top 12 places you must visit if you’re planning a trip to London.
12. Head to Trendy Hotspot Brick Lane
Nestled away in London’s achingly cool East End, Brick Lane offers a lot of fun. Adorned with the finest street art, it features an array of cool shops, market stalls, pop-up restaurants, bars and nightlife spots. It’s one of the fastest-evolving areas in London, with new eateries and artwork showing up every week.
The closest tube station is Aldgate East, and you can easily walk to Shoreditch, Hoxton, Whitechapel and Spitalfields. It’s easy to spend the day here browsing vintage records, piecing together new fits and chowing down on mouth watering street food. No matter what age you are, you’ll love the bustling charm of this area.