While no trip or vacation is ever long enough, if you can knock off each activity on this list during your next trip to London, you will leave knowing that you experienced the best of everything that the city has to offer.
1) Take a trip on one of the hop-on hop-off bus tours
By hopping on one of London's well-known double decker tour buses, you will have the opportunity to see all of London's most popular tourist attractions. This is a particularly beneficial activity if you are only in London for a few days, as the bus tour will enable you to see a lot of the city in a short period of time.
2) Have afternoon tea
The easiest and most delicious way to experience London's history and culture is by attending a high tea where you will typically enjoy tea sandwiches, scones and cake, accompanied by a selection of tea. For a truly exquisite experience, head over to The Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason. You won't be disappointed.
3) Go on the London Eye
While it may seem a bit cheesy, taking a trip on the London Eye, will allow you to see a lot of London. Bring some friends and get ready to take incredible pictures to show off to all of your Instagram followers.
4) Spend an afternoon in Covent Garden
With great shopping and food, Covent Garden is a fun place to spend a London afternoon. Walk around the area and sit down at an outdoor cafe to get a good feel of the London culture.
5) Go to the theatre in London's West End
London's West End offers the best in productions from musicals to dramas. There is nothing quite like seeing a classic, such as Les Misérables, in the London theatre.
6) Visit at least two of London's museums
While London is home to many wonderful and informative museums, it is hard, if not impossible to make it to all of them on a single trip. Pick two that appeal most to you and visit them.
7) Check out Portobello Market
Visiting Portobello Market is an absolute must (preferably on Friday or Saturday). This marketplace, which is popular among locals and tourists alike, houses merchants selling antiques, food, arts & crafts and more.