Top Five things to see and do in London

Alex Anyfantis
5 min readJan 11, 2021


You might be surprised…

Picking up where we left off on this mini-series regarding travel and the best places to see if you’re planning to go to Athens or the United Arab Emirates anytime soon (provided the COVID-19 restrictions are removed sometime within the next few months or so,) this time we’ll be talking about the city on the Thames and capital of England, London.

Yes, there’s the Buckingham Palace and Oxford Street of course but just as we did with Athens, here we’ll be talking about the hidden little gems and things that you should be doing if you want to make the utmost of your time in the city, especially if you’re staying for a short time (4–5 days are more than enough for a memorable vacation in London, but that’s just our opinion of course.)

  1. Climb aboard the London Eye

There’s a reason this ferris wheel has become one of London’s most significant attractions in the short time since it has been built. Officially opening its doors to the public with the dawn of the new millennium (2000), this impressive sight upon the Thames river gives those who climb aboard the most breathtaking sights that the city has to offer.

Once your capsule reaches its highest altitude, you’ll have all of London served on your platter as the glass windows provide the best possible viewing point. And if you have a fear of heights or get easy motion sickness, no need to worry, as these small rooms move so slow that you won’t even realize that you’re actually moving at all.

The London Eye is truly one of the greatest sights in all of Europe and for anyone who visits the city it’s more than worth their time and money to hitch a ride aboard this larger-than-life bicycle wheel.

2. Head down to Camden for a pub crawl

Night life is a little different in England (or Great Britain in general) which makes it all the more worth experiencing! Most people around the world arrange to go to one venue and spent their evening there… but that’s not how the British do things!



Alex Anyfantis

Media graduate, professional journalist and self-proclaimed Final Fantasy fanboy. Interests (and die-hard passions) include gaming and sports (mainly football).