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10 Local Things To Do in London

by Cem Cansever

1. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

Visiting Warner Bros. Studio Tour London is a magical experience as you can see all costumes and sets used in Harry Potter movies and also you can step inside some of the films’ locations such as the Great Hall, Dumbledore’s Office and Hagrid’s hut.

2. Getting Around with Boris Bikes

Londoners call city’s rental bicycles “Boris Bikes” after the current mayor, Boris Johnson. Boris Bike is a good option for sightseeing. It is free for the first 30 minutes, after that 2 Pounds for every half hour.

3. Street Art in East London

Shoreditch is home to some of the best urban art scene in London. During this walking tour will take you through the streets of the edgy neighborhood nearby Liverpool street. We will discover murals, "hidden" sculptures and a brief history of the area.

Check out this street art tour in East London

4. Madame Tussauds London

At Madame Tussauds, sometimes you will feel yourself as an actor, sometimes as a sportsperson some as a scientist. You will come face to face with world’s famous figures from sports to politics, science to Hollywood. Do not forget to take picture with these famous people.

5. The View from The Shard

Rise up above London and watch the historical city from the Shard which is the Western Europe’s tallest building with 309.6 meter high. You can see views stretching up to 64 km.

6. Richmond Park Tour

This walking tour will take you to the most beautiful spots in Richmond Park such as Isabella Plantation and King Henry's Mound for example. You will admire the beauty of nature.

Check out this Richmond Park tour

7. Piccadilly Shopping Tour

Walking tour will start from Savile Row, the oldest street of tailor's in London, then walking to Piccadilly through fascinating Burlington Arcade, where the ladies will be amazed by the perfume and jewellery shops. After that, we will be visiting the Jermyn Street known as a street on which the shops are almost exclusively aimed at the gentlemen's clothing market.

Check out this Piccadilly shopping tour

8. East London Nightlife

East London is the best place to party with London’s cool kids. Trendy bars, warehouse parties, underground parties… If you want live music you can go Cargo, rooftop parties at Queen of Hoxton, dance music acts and DJs at XOYO.

9. Weekend Brunch

Brunch is the best way to start your new day. You can eat grilled chorizo, slow-roast tomatoes and plantain fritters at The Modern Pantry which is 15 minute walks from St. Paul’s Cathedral.

10. A Last-Minute West End Show

West End show is one of the greatest thing that you will do in London. Especially if you can find a ticket under £20, you will have a great night of musical and dramatic entartaninment.