The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, is not just a tourist attraction in its own right, but also a hub for leisure and sporting activities. You can swim in the Olympic Pool at the Aquatics Centre, wander through acres of parkland, and cycle in the Lee Valley VeloPark. Keep an eye out for upcoming events as the park builds up to full steam.
London has eight Royal Parks, including Hyde Park, Richmond Park and Regent’s Park. Each has plenty to offer besides many hectares of park land, such as boating on the Serpentine in Hyde Park. If you’re in the mood for some regal pageantry, aim to be at Buckingham Palace at around 11.30am for the 45-minute Changing of the Guard ceremony.
Another essential experience during your trip to London is seeing a show in the West End. If you prefer something a little more rocky or poppy, there are numerous live music venues throughout the city, including the O2 Arena and Brixton Academy.