6 Unmissable London Attractions I’ve Missed (But Plan to See ASAP!)

London has been my home for a while but what with all the commuting, working, blogging, partying, chatting and park picnicking I’ve actually missed out on quite a few of the most popular tourist attractions. In December I’m back in London for a week and plan to fit in the following…

1. St Paul’s Cathedral

This one might sound like a weird choice for me, giving what you know about my life, but I really want to climb up St Paul’s Cathedral and check out the inside. From the outside it’s a beautiful building, carefully crafted and a real beaut on the London skyline. I’d love to see the inside for myself and maybe even catch a festive ceremony in December. It’s pretty steep at £15 but y’know, I think it’s something you only need to do once. They have some cool concerts over Christmas but they’re either too expensive or sold out, so I’ll just have to go in the day for sightseeing.

2. Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

I’ve never been here but I always see it on ‘top things to do in London’ lists so I think it’s about time. Some exhibitions are free but I’d like to go and see the new Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea one, to reminisce about my upcoming trip to Belize. I wouldn’t mind seeing the Wildlife Photographer of the Year one too, if it’s still on. Over Christmas there’s an ice rink and they even do boozey late night events too, so there’s no excuse for not checking it out. I’ve been meaning to go for years, so I’m going to make the effort this Christmas.

3. British Museum

This place is huge, I used to work right by it, it’s one of the number one tourist attractions in London and yet, I’ve never been. If I was in a different country I’d check out a museum or two, but in London I’ve barely seen any. This must change, starting with the British Museum!

4. London Museum

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I love London, and although I don’t actively seek it, I do enjoy learning about it’s history. There’s always so much more to learn and to know. On my Phantom of the Opera tour I learned all about the history of the theatre and I’d love to build on this with a tour to learn about the city. At the moment there’s a Sherlock Holmes exhibition that looks cool, and one about Paddington Bear that I bet would be cute.

5. Go on a speakeasy tour

There are so many cool little speakeasy bars in London, and I haven’t been to any of them! Over Christmas I plan to take a day out to visit the likes of the Underdog, Danger of Death and Portside Parlour. I plan to blag a friend to pull a sickie from work and join me in sampling the underground of London, and I don’t mean the Metro system.

6. Watch some West End Theatre

Book of mormon

I love going to see musicals at the theatre, although in my whole time in London I think I only saw The Lion King, Legally Blonde and Matilda – all brilliant. At Christmas I’d love to see one or all of the following:

  • The Book of Mormon
  • Thriller
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • The Bodyguard

I hope I get to fit one in during my few days in London – maybe I could go to a cheap matinee?

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