Forget those boring guided tours and endless routes. You’ll never experience all that London has to offer by just going along with the crowd. Go off on your own, enjoy London at your own pace. While there is a plethora of ways you can discover the city on your own, it’s the getting there that’s half the adventure.
Why not go Underground? Each stop will bring you a London treasure that’s easily within reach. What floats your boat? If museums and galleries are your thing, you can get on the Circle Line, and off at South Kensington Station. The Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum are all within a stone’s throw of exiting the station. You can also get on the Central Line and off at Holborn Station to see a piece of the Great Sphinx’s beard, the highly contentious Elgin Marbles, and the Rosetta Stone. Meanwhile, if you want to experience one of London’s markets and street fairs, you have several options to choose from.
Take the Central Line and get off at the Notting Hill Gate Station. Head for Portobello Road, and have your fill of fantastic vintage finds and treasures ensconced in the many stalls and shops dotting the road. If, on the other hand, you find yourself a wee bit peckish, you can get on the Waterloo and City Line, and off on Bank Station, where you can catch a glimpse of what Victorian London was like at the Leadenhall Covered Market. Also, you can get on the Northern Line and off on the London Bridge Station, where you can make a beeline for the Borough Market, which has held its nickname of “London’s Larder” for the past seven hundred years.
Or, if communing with nature is your thing, you’ll find that London has some of the best gardens in the whole country. Start by getting on the Bakerloo Line, and off at Regent’s Park Station. From there you can choose to get lost in the breathtaking sights of Regent’s Park, or see the animals at the London Zoo. The Royal Botanic Gardens are similarly worth a visit, and can be gotten to via the District Line and off on the Kew Gardens Station. London is a city with so much to offer. So many sights to see, and things to do. You just need to get on the Tube and start doing them. Enjoy!