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OK, so you’ve pitched up in London like Dick Whittington minus the cat and you’re looking for something to do. Unlike Mr. Whittington, making money might not be top of your list of things to do in the Big Smoke, but it’s certainly one of the many activities you can indulge in while you’re travelling around the UK’s capital.

Although everyone has their preferences when it comes to London’s “hidden gems”, we’ve picked out a few options that few visitors could argue offer entertainment, engagement and, importantly, fun. So, without further ado, here are our top picks for things to do in London.

Firepower Woolwich

For a piece of military history on the quieter end of the Thames, Firepower Woolwich is home to the Royal Artillery Museum and a look back at battles past.

Despite being a secret munitions factory during many significant wars over the last decade, the museum is now very much open to the public and place where you can learn about the history of Britain’s military past. If you really want to make the most of this place, then do a bit of research online before you start taking in the exhibits.

Goddard’s at Greenwich

You can’t visit London without tasting some traditional pie and mash. Across the city there are dozens of worthy contenders for “the best pie and mash shop in London”, but the best one has to be Goddard’s at Greenwich.

A family run business that originally opened in Deptford in 1890, the new shop now offers all manner of traditional London fayre, including pies, mash and jellied eels.

Photo CC by Jeremy Keith

The Empire Casino

The sister building to the famous movie theatre where many of the UK’s top premiers take place, The Empire Casino is a plush place where money and chips fly. Regardless of whether you’re a novice or a pro, The Empire offers a slew of money making opportunities.

For those who want to hone their skills before they ante-up, sites such as online casino offer a great training ground without costing the earth.  

Photo CC by Elliott Brown

Little Venice in London

If you’re visiting London in the summer and fancy a little taste of Italy, then “little Venice” is a great day out. A small stretch of the Thames running alongside Camden and Regent’s Park, this waterway is filled with barges and canal boats which come alive during the summer.

Indeed, as bars, cafes and restaurants fling open their doors, people come from all sides of London to sail down the river and enjoy a distinctly Mediterranean experience.

To help get you ready for the waterways of London, make sure you learn a little bit about sailing a narrow boat before you up anchor.

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Megan is an Australian Journalist who has been travelling and blogging since 2007, with the main aim of inspiring others to embark on their own worldwide adventure. Her husband Mike is an American travel photographer, and together they have made the world their home.

Committed to bringing you the best in adventure travel from all around the globe, there is no mountain too high, and no fete too extreme! They haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on their list.

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  1. Very good!

    • Thanks Sergio, so glad you enjoyed the post :)

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