London is a beautiful and busy city, perfect for a weekend break or a longer stay. There is plenty to see and do for all kinds of people, from singles to families. For those with an interest in history there are a number of museums to visit, many of which are free to enter. The Victoria and Albert Museum, the British Museum and the Natural History Museum are just a few that are world famous and have fascinating exhibits from throughout history and from all around the world. Likewise Kew Gardens, or to give it its full title, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, is an interesting place to visit and explore. It`s not just about plants as it has many interactive activities for adults and children, including a tree-top walk and art exhibitions.
Of course, London is also well known for its shops. Most high-street clothes shops have their largest main branches in the city. There are many designer shops as well, but also the smaller, quirky boutique and vintage shops where you can find one-of-a-kind items, not just of clothing but just about anything from music to collectibles. Take a walk down Oxford Street for the larger stores or wander around Camden Town for the more unusual shops. And, of course, there is the world-famous market that takes place on Portobello Road, which is also the world`s largest antique market.
But what many people visit London for is its theatre. London`s theatrical shows are also world famous and have great variety. There are so many types of stage shows in the capital, from famous musicals and plays to the less well-known acts at smaller venues. A visit to London is not complete without at least one trip to the theatre.
There are also many old favorites that have been running for years, such as The Phantom of the Opera and new shows that crop up every year. There are shows based on films that have been turned into musicals, such as Legally Blonde and Ghost and shows that have been created using the music of pop and rock groups, such as Mamma Mia! and We Will Rock You. Theatre in London has become something everyone can enjoy (and afford), with shows for children which they will love, such as The Lion King or Matilda.
Traveling to London is easy, it can be reached by coach, train or plane and accommodation in the city ranges from the reasonably priced to the extravagant. With so much choice, many people find themselves returning to London again and again.
Information and tickets for any show people might be interested in can be found easily, either online or at the boxoffice and there is a range of ticket prices available.