While traveling, it’s easy for us to fall into the trap of seeking out only tourist destinations and landmarks. One of the most rewarding aspects of visiting a new place is immersing yourself in its culture and traditions, which can be difficult if you stay in tourist-heavy areas. To prevent this from happening, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite and best restaurants in London.
With these reviews spanning the length of the city — from Covent Garden to Westminster — there’ll be no excuse for not getting off your lazy butt and taking advantage of London’s diverse culinary scene.
1) Fine dining in London
London is home to many fine restaurants. From traditional British to cutting-edge international — and everything in between. The choice and range are staggering. London is also home to some of the world’s best high-end restaurants. More precisely, the world’s best restaurants come from around the world and have made their homes in London. Having trouble selecting a place? Check out these best restaurants in London.
2) Mayfair Casinos
Mayfair plays host to some of the city’s most prestigious casinos. They’ve both been around for a long time, which means they know how to cater to wealthy gamblers while offering exciting nightlife. So Mayfair has you covered if you’re looking for high roller casinos to blow your money on slots or poker.
The area also has many fine restaurants and bars that will draw in patrons no matter what time of day it happens to be. From high-class dining experiences in ritzy restaurants to pre-theater drinks, Mayfair is always a good place to hang out.
3) Shopping in Covent Garden
The incredible thing about Covent Garden is its multicultural and multi-utility neighborhood. You can buy anything there (well, almost), from high-end clothes to cheap souvenirs.
Covent Garden has a bit of everything for everyone, including hotels, restaurants, and bars that keep the area alive at all hours of the day. It’s also the home of street performers and performers who use the market for an impromptu stage.
4) Cruise The River Thames
Tourists flock to the Tower of London, Westminster Cathedral, and other sights along the Thames in search of a piece of history. However, if you’re looking for something a bit more low-key but easily accessible from London’s city center, spend some time cruising the river. You’ll be able to spot some of the city’s landmarks from a different perspective and maybe even arrange for an evening cruise that will put you in a prime position to watch the sunset over London Bridge.
5) Piccadilly Circus
Piccadilly is one of those places in London where you are guaranteed to have a good time. Whether you’re sitting at a pub, shopping in one of the many boutiques, or simply walking along the street, it’s impossible not to be impressed by its energy.
The area is home to some of the city’s most famous pubs and excellent restaurants that offer amazing views of Piccadilly Circus. You’ll want to make sure you get there after dark if you want some spectacular shots of the illuminated streets, but there’s so much life and activity that you can’t go wrong trying any spot along Piccadilly.
A few chunks of London are more than enough to get you touring the city and experiencing its eclectic nature. So while you’re there, don’t forget to try some of its best restaurants, pubs, and hotels.