London truly is a city that never sleeps. I have lived in London for half my life and I can truly support Samuel Johnson’s statement; “Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.”
Where to begin, London has everything, great restaurants, amazing clubs and bars, a variety of shopping, the best concerts and festivals and many more!
If you visit London around Christmas time, Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park is a must! This fun fair is built over 20 acres on a 300-acre park with fun games and exhilarating rides and rollercoasters. It also has a bar with a lot of beer and loud music under one hat. They also have another open bar that offers a larger variety of alcohol. They have food stalls, majority of which are bratwursts and currywurst with curly fries! It really gets you in a Christmas holiday spirit and I guarantee it’ll be all smiles throughout!
In the summer there is another festival called wireless! This one is a music festival with international artists performing live on stage from Justin Timberlake, Jay Z, Drake, Kanye West, Calvin Harris, David Guetta and many more! It usually takes place at Hyde park, but this year it is in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford.
The shopping in London is everywhere actually, however the main areas to shop in are Oxford Street, which is always beautifully decorated, with lights hanging in Christmas. You have many well-known brands like Top Shop, Nike, Next and as you walk up the street towards Bond Street, you have H&M, John Lewis, and Zara and as you walk up further you have forever 21 Selfridges and Marks & Spencer. Selfridges is a big Shopping Centre with all the luxury designer brands, cosmetics, perfumes, clothes, home ware, gadgets and many more!
There is also New Bond Street where majority of main big brand stores like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Victoria Secrets etc.
Harrods, situated in Knightsbridge is also a big shopping centre with every thing you need; from actual puppies to E-shisha sticks and pharmaceuticals. They have all the luxury brands; Chanel, Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs etc. and a huge variety of alcohol and food.
There are many museums and attractions in London, the British Museum, National Gallery, Natural History museum and Tate Modern. All of them are very enriching and interesting, I actually lived near Tate Modern and I would go often to see the works of art, my favourite being Andy Warhol’s multi-colored Marilyn Monroe series.
There are also more fun museums like Madame Tussades known for creating life size wax sculptures of various famous icons, like The Queen and Justin Bieber. It hosts a chamber of horror that is bound to make you scream, a small yet scary ‘Spirit of London’ ride and a fun 4D movie experience. Another fun historic attraction I would recommend is the London Dungeon. It is spooky yet fun and adventurous! There is also a ride at the end.
As for clubs, there are many great luxury clubs like Project, Movida, Libertine, Cirque, Maddox and many more however Cirque Le Soir is my favourite, this circus themed club sends a thrilling vibe with dwarves, magicians, clowns, fire eaters, sword swallowers, stilt walkers, snake charmers and much more weird entertainment. It has been attracting celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, Rihanna, Kanye West, Madonna, Nicole Scherzinger and many more.