Here’s why London is still the best destination for a staycation*
Staycations still seem to be most people’s preferred choice of holiday these days. Sure, you can now fly off on a European break if you book a cheap flight with a budget airline, but there is nothing like staying on home soil and exploring your very own country. So it’s no wonder that staycations are still everyone’s top pick! And when it comes to picking the best UK destination for a staycation, there is always one obvious winner: London!
If you have already been to London a few times, you might be wondering why you should go again. Well, there are plenty of reasons! Here are just a few to get you all excited about our amazing capital city!
Take in a show
One of the best things about London is the huge variety of evening entertainment on offer. And at the top of most people’s to-do lists while in London is heading to the West End to take in a theatre show or musical. The West End is well-known for all its musicals, and you will surely find one to suit your tastes. From Wicked to The Phantom of the Opera, you will certainly have a long list of excellent shows to choose from! If you visit just for the shows and musicals, you won’t have far to walk to your accommodation as the best hotels in West London are all within walking distance of the theatres.
Museums and galleries
You could travel across the world, and probably won’t be able to find a city that can rival London’s superb selection of museums and galleries. The Natural History Museum showcases huge dinosaur skeletons, while the British Museum is home to thousands of artefacts and relics from various periods of our history. If you want to see some impressive art, take a trip to the National Portrait Gallery. You might even recognise some of the faces staring back at you in the paintings!
Take a trip on the tube
Did you know that the tube celebrated its 150th birthday in 2013? It is one of the world’s oldest subway trains, so why not head to London just to ride on this historic form of transport?! Once you have enjoyed zooming around underground, you should head to the London Tube Museum. You’ll be able to see loads of artefacts relating to the trains and underground network of tunnels. Not only that but you’ll also be able to see some very old tube trains and carriages!
Get a breath of fresh air
Most people think of London as being heavily congested and polluted. However, that simply isn’t the case! In fact, there are plenty of parks and open gardens where you can stroll around and enjoy the fresh air. If you want to see some exotic plants and flowers, take a trip to Kew Gardens. But you can always stay within the city if you don’t want to travel too far, and take a stroll around Hyde Park or St James’ Park.