If you are planning on visiting London, there are plenty of cultural attractions to take advantage of so that you can really take in the British way of life, its history, and its modern day traditions. Whether you are visiting the city for a day or for a longer holiday, there is plenty to do and see, so you definitely do not have to worry about becoming bored or not having enough to occupy your time.

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Check out the short list of some of the top cultural attractions in London below to get started.

Take In Some Afternoon Tea

One of the most well known and most popular British traditions is afternoon tea, which was introduced in the early part of the 1840s. Today, there are many different places throughout the city where you can enjoy afternoon tea, but you can book it at a 5 star hotel to enjoy it with some extra luxury.

What should you expect during afternoon tea? Well, basically, this is a tiny meal that is meant to keep your hunger at bay until you have your evening meal later on. You can expect to enjoy delicately cut small sandwiches, along with sweet cakes and pastries, scones with jam and cream, and other delicious treats in addition to, of course, tea.

Enjoy Some Yummy Fish and Chips

Just about every tourist in London has to try out a good fish and chip shop so that they can enjoy their first “chippy tea,” which is a dish that features crisp, fresh fish and a side of chips, which are also crispy and tasty, along with mushy peas. You can try this dish out at many restaurants throughout the city, as well as from food trucks that serve the city’s best street food.

Check Out a Classical Concert

As one of the biggest cities on the planet that is considered a centre for classical music, there is no better place to check out a classical concert, festival, or recital than in London. Every month, there are new events happening, even right down to lunchtime services, so you will have plenty of shows to choose from and you can take in some of the most beautiful music ever created.

Visit Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

When you think of England, you are bound to think of William Shakespeare, so when you are in London, why not check out the Globe Theatre, where a lot of Shakespeare’s most famous and most beloved plays were performed.

Enjoy everything that the Globe Theatre is by actually attending one of the Shakespeare productions there, whether you want to see a performance of Measure for Measure, Romeo and Juliet, or Hamlet.

With so many fun cultural attractions to experience while in London, it is definitely the ideal place to expand your knowledge of world culture and cuisine. From afternoon tea to classical music and everything in between, there is plenty to keep you busy while you take in all of the sights and sounds of this vibrant city.