With various daytime attractions to visit, it is not surprising to know that London has sealed its place as the ‘world’s most favorite tourist spot,” overcoming the likes of Bangkok, Singapore, and even Paris. In fact, based on the report by the Standard, there was a recoded 16.8 million foreign travelers who entered the city in 2013 alone, with a projected 18.7 million visitors last year. However, apart from historical architectures such as the Clock Tower (or ‘Big Ben’), nightlife in the city is one of the reasons why international visitors are dying to include London on their prospective next travel destinations. If you’re one of them, here are some of the activities to make this trip productive and memorable:
[highlight color=”blue”] Attend night festivals [/highlight]
Yearly, local and foreign tourists are awaiting the city’s long list of festivals. Some of these events are meant for nocturnal people, with music and drinks to enjoy in abundance. According to London Attractions, here are some of the upcoming festivals you can include in your 2015 bucket list:
• Great British Beer Festival – largest beer drinking event in the UK
• Meltdown Festival – music and arts festival
• Hard Rock Calling – music event
• Camden Fringe – comedy show
[highlight color=”blue”] Stobe light partying at night clubs [/highlight]
One of the best activities to try in the city is the many night clubs that provide a whole different experience from other parties across the world. For those who are into good music and drinks, the magnificent Sky Bar at the Aspers Casino in Westfield Stratford City is a great place to start your night in London. Based on the data shared by Mayfair Casinos, “the Sky Bar regularly hosts live music events and even Open Mic nights, but for those who want a bit more privacy, a private VIP room is also available for those willing to pay a little extra.” The place is also known for its selection of wines, local and international chilled beers, as well as mixed cocktails. Other great venues to visit are the Fabric at Clerkenwell, KOKO at Camden Town, and Studio 338 at Greenwich.
[highlight color=”blue”] Have a breather at relaxing spots [/highlight]
Night activities in London are not all about partying, as there are also some spots in the city that allows you to relax and enjoy nature at its finest. For a starter, you can visit the plant-surrounded Peace Pagoda in the Battersea Park. It is located near at the riverside, which adds extra tranquility to its location. At dawn, you might even witness or join the Reverent Gyoro Nagase during their prayer activities. Another spot is at the highest point of Hampstead Heath, which is known to be one of the most ideal place for stargazing.
The previously mentioned activities will make your trip to Big Ben’s city one of the most unforgettable in your life. However, apart from London, there are also other locations you can include in your must travel destinations this year.
About the Author
Jennifer Birch was a homebody who always got dragged by her friends here and there. She learned to love it and started calling herself a newbie globetrotter, but no matter where her feet took her, her home will always be her favorite destination. Follow her on Twitter (@WrittenbyJenni).