Things to do inLondon

Over eight million people, more than 240 museums, four World Heritage Sites and hundreds of ways to spend your day. Need some help finding things to do in London? This is where you'll find last minute inspiration for places to eat, drink, relax, party and stay the night.
Wind down in London's best hotel spas

Get a massage, relax by the pool, have a facial, then nip upstairs to your room for a nap (you've earned it).

Eat, drink or stay somewhere dog friendly

Packing a pooch? Don't worry about it - London's got loads of hotels, restaurants, pubs and bars that will let your dog in too.

See London from the rooftops

Sip a cocktail while the city's lit up in front of you. Want somewhere special for a drink? Choose from London's best rooftop bars.

Get to know London's parks and open spaces

Autumn's a brilliant time of year to take a walk around Epping Forest, spot the deer in Richmond Park or fly kites on Hampstead Heath.

Wrap up warm and drink a pub garden

If the sun's shining, take your pint outside. London's got loads of pub gardens scattered around the city, use our guide to help you find them.

Relax on the riverside

There are pubs and bars all along the Thames spanning from east to west London. Sit yourself down and watch the boats go by.

Fancy a day trip?

Hop on a train or hire a car and head to a the historic cities and seaside towns within day tripping distance from London.

Have a quick pint before the train

Stranded at Victoria Station? Meeting a friend near Waterloo? Thirsty in Farringdon? We've scoped out the best pubs near London's main train stations to help you find somewhere to go.

Over 16.8 million people visited London in 2013, making it one of the world's most popular cities for tourists. And it's no surprise, when you consider the huge array of things to do here. Events at London's football stadiums, historic cricket grounds and the world famous tennis club Wimbledon dominate the city's sporting calendar, while internationally renowned live music venues like Wembley Stadium, the Royal Albert Hall and the huge dome of the o2 Arena in Greenwich can be seen dotted along the skyline.

The city's also known for its world-class selection of free museums and galleries. In Kensington alone, the National History Museum and Science Museum will happily fill a day, and over in Bloomsbury you'll find millions of historic artefacts as well as a very impressive glass roof in the British Museum. As well as the National Gallery, the Tate Modern and the Tate Britain, there are hundreds of smaller galleries such as the Cube in Bermondsey, and the Photographer's Gallery tucked just behind Oxford Circus.

Each area of London has its own distinct style. There's the plush, high end shops and hotels of Mayfair and Chelsea, the lively, graffiti-decorated streets of Shoreditch, or more central areas like Covent Garden and Piccadilly, where you'll never be too far from a street performance or a theatre show. Wherever you choose to stay, you can take a look at our selection of London hotels for more information.

For the latest things to do in London, whether you're looking for somewhere to have brunch, a decent cocktail, somewhere to go on a day trip or a dog friendly pub, the lastminute.com blog will have it covered.

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