Coolest Things to Do in London

London has quickly become one of the premier luxury vacation destinations for travelers from all over the globe, and for first time travelers, the prospect of taking in all that London has to offer can be overwhelming. With so many activities to do and sights to see, it is impossible to fit everything in one trip, and it can be even more challenging to decide where to start.

In order to make the most out of your trip to this famed city, there are five ‘must-see’ sights you will want to visit. This can help you make the most of the time you do have in London, and to get the best experience possible from your first venture to the city.

1. A Stay at

ME London

Even the most discerning of travelers will be amazed by what ME London has to offer. This new luxury 5 star hotel can be found right on The Strand, just minutes away from Covent Garden. With its glamorous finishes, and prime location, this modern hotel has plenty to offer visitors to the city. Its location makes the ME London the ideal spot for trips to the theatre, luxury shopping and some of the city’s best fine dining destinations.

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The bottom floor is home to the infamous STK London, and the top of this soaring hotel features the Radio Rooftop Bar, where visitors can take in views of the London skyline and enjoy an enticing menu of exotic cocktails.

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2. Enjoy

Afternoon Tea at a Luxe Lounge

Enjoying the English tradition of afternoon tea is a great way to take in the culture of the city and to experience life as a London resident does. Afternoon tea is served at most hotels and restaurants in the city. During high tea, you can enjoy delicious fresh brewed tea, elegant treats and pastries, and at most hotels an exquisite experience that won’t soon be forgotten.

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To make the most of your afternoon tea experience, contact some of the city’s five star hotels, such as The Goring Hotel in Belgravia, to take advantage of a truly luxurious afternoon experience.

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3. Admire the

Buckingham Palace

There is no denying the popularity of Buckingham Palace, and for travelers looking to take in all that London has to offer, this is a ‘must’ stop on their journey. A visit to the palace more than lives up to the hype, and it offers unique insight into London’s most famous building. Tourists will want to make sure that they stay to watch The Changing of the Guard process during their tour.

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4. Shop at


Harrods is more than a department store, it is the world’s most famous department store, and visiting the site in person is a ‘must’ for shoppers. During a visit to this infamous retail destination, tourists can take advantage of a shopping experience unlike any other, for a trip that will typically last an entire day. In addition to browsing the store’s selection of fine offerings, there are other must-see features such as the Egyptian Escalator, the Diana Memorials and the Food Hall.

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St. Paul’s Cathedral

It is simply not possible to take in the beauty of London without a visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral. The stunning Baroque style cathedral is one of the most famous buildings in all of London. In addition to viewing the unique architecture of the building, visitors will also want to take in the stunning city views from the building’s Golden Gallery.

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Lisa Czachowski

Lisa Czachowski is a contributor on, a luxury travel blog curating hotels, spas, restaurants, boutiques, products as well as once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences.