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Top 5 Things to do in London

London at Night

Photo Courtesy of Nathan Parton

London has certainly received a lot of note of late thanks to the busy 2012 it had. The mixture of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the 2012 Olympic Games meant the metropolis was beamed into homes across the globe throughout the year.

If you didn’t get to visit England’s capital last year, there’s still plenty to see and do in this up and coming 12 months and plenty of fun, thrills and excitement to be had. So, let’s take a look at the best of London.

The Shard, London

Photo Courtesy of Karen Roe

The View from The Shard
The latest addition to the London skyline, The Shard is the highest building in Europe and visitors will be allowed to get a view of the uppers of the building from February onward. The 1,020 ft high building will have a four storey observation deck for those who want unparalleled views of the capital. The area will also include a restaurant and bar, as well as the chance to see France from its city top position.

Roy Liechtenstein

Photo Courtesy of Modesto del Río

Roy Liechtenstein
The Tate Modern will showcase a comprehensive retrospective of Roy Liechtenstein, the great American artist, whose work has influenced so many. In the biggest exhibition of its kind ever in the UK, Roy Liechtenstein will be centre of one of the biggest cultural events of the year. The Tate Modern itself also houses some of the most wonderful art from throughout the world and is a must visit.

David Bowie

Image Courtesy of Thuany Gabriela

David Bowie at the V&A
The Victoria and Albert Museum will host a David Bowie exhibition with over 300 previously not exhibited costumes and other pieces from the man’s personal collection. Bowie’s contribution to pop music is immense and this looks set to be one of the shows of shows for 2012 and a must visit.

Lovebox Weekender

Photo Courtesy of Russell James Smith

Coming to the capital and want to endeavour into some music, then LoveBox is the day festival for you to visit. This weekend gig, spread over two days will showcase some of the country’s best musical talent and has some big name stars in its East London park location.

The National Gallery London

Photo Courtesy of Tom Godber

Late Museums
Most of London’s museums open late on one day or more throughout the month and this can be the best time for adults to visit. These late shows are adult only events and there are a whole host of exciting things to do and see. From The Science Museum, to the National Gallery, to The Tate Modern and the Natural History Museum; each has a late opening and it’s worth checking out to see if you can visit one while in London town.


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