Yes, the Olympics are all the rage right now but if you’re not in London for the games or want to head there once the craziness dies down a little don’t fret, it’s still one of the most exciting cities on the planet. Here are a few suggestions to get you fired up about enjoying non-Olympic London.
Get out of the city and visit Windsor Castle
Not only is the building itself impressive, including the grounds inside but the village itself is also a great place to spend an afternoon. There are multiple pubs, restaurants and shops. Getting there is a quick train ride from central London and can be an easy way to escape the craziness of downtown London.
Visit the Tower of London
If you go to London and don’t take the time to tour the Tower of London you should consider your entire trip a waste. This is one of the world’s great attractions. With Tower Bridge hovering just outside the structure you could easily spend your entire afternoon walking through the many building and museums held within the walls of the Tower of London.
Go to see Jersey Boys
Jersey Boys is a long running, highly lauded show right in the center of Soho. Based on Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, this show is sure to be enjoyed by just about anyone. For a newer show, check out Rock of Ages which was recently made into a movie starring Tom Cruise.
Take a stroll through Little Venice
An area located just outside of Paddington in the neighborhood of Maida Vale is referred to as Little Venice. This is a great place to take a stroll on a nice day and be away from all of the crowds, as this is not a typical tourist destination. It is also home to one of my favorite restaurants in all of London, The Waterway. Take the Bakerloo tube line to Little Venice from downtown London – a quick and easy escape from the city.