The Cultural Essentials of London

Whether it's your first time visiting London or you've lived there for ten years, the culture is undeniably captivating and so interesting! I wanted to put together a list of my favourite cultural must-sees if any of you need any inspiration. While no where near close to the amount of things on offer, these are just some of my top picks.



You can't escape from seeing the legacy of the royals in London. A lot of people can be iffy about the idea of a royal family, but I love them and the glamour of it all (not forgetting the gorgeous Prince Harry of course!). Buckingham Palace is definitely a must see. It houses Queen Elizabeth and showcases a brilliant changing of the guards so make sure to arrive early to catch them in action!


Experience the joys of the British by stopping for Afternoon Tea consisting of scrumptious snacks, desserts and tea. London has some amazing restaurants like Sketch or Momo's which are beautiful and great for tea! Go by the pub for drinks as well or a Sunday roast - its a culinary culture that can't be missed. 


London is fantastic for history and has some of the world's most renowned museums - and they're free!! National Gallery is a great one to start off with, both beautiful and interesting, it makes for a great day out even if you're not a tourist. Victoria and Albert is also another one to check out if you have the time. 

'When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life' 


Okay, so its not actually British culture but I seriously love this place. Its such a great example of immersion of different cultures in one area. You can be walking through Leicester Square, a typical central London place, turn a corner and suddenly be in a different world. Filled with red lanterns and shops selling unique chinese herbs. It's brilliant and so is bubble tea! 



Ranging from the classic Victorian paintings too more modern pieces, London offers a bit of everything. The Tate is excellent for more traditional pieces, but also has a more risqué exhibit by Tracey Emin which is a personal favourite of mine. Victoria Miro gallery in Islington is more hidden away but houses some incredible art work - Yayoi Kusama has an exhibit on at the moment that incorporates visual illusions including a room filled with iridescent pumpkins. The West End is also renowned for the theatre, especially Wicked, which I think should be on everyones bucket list. 



    • Zohra
      June 8, 2017 / 8:33 am

      Thanks so much!! I hope so too, it’s an amazing city x

  1. June 9, 2017 / 9:32 pm

    You took some gorgeous photos! I don’t go to London very often, but I would love to go more, so this is super helpful, as I’ve added more places to my list! Thank you for this!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

  2. June 10, 2017 / 6:35 pm

    I love the way you edit photos, they look so lush! I’d love to visit London, I’ve never actually been before xx

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