Ah, London. The capital city of England, and the cultural hub of the UK. Is there any better place to be a student?

Our answer would be a very firm ‘no’. There is just so much to see and do in London that you have no excuse for ever being bored. That being said, sometimes there are so many options for where to go and explore each day that it can all get a little overwhelming.

To help you out, we’ve made a list of the best things to do in London, according to TripAdvisor.

British Museum


Where?: Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG
How much?: Free

Featuring more than 2million years’ worth of exhibitions from pretty much every period of our species’ history and culture, the British Museum is jam-packed and a very worthwhile way to spend a day out. There’s so much to see, you’ll probably want to keep on going back.

National Gallery


Where?: Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN
How much?: Free

This gorgeous building set right in the heart of London features some equally gorgeous artwork, with a huge collection of paintings from the Western European tradition on display. The collection spans the 13th to the 19th centuries, making this a fantastic place to become a bit more knowledgeable about art.

Tower of London

tower of london

Where?: Tower Hill, London EC3N 4AB
How much?: £21.50

This spooky spot has a lot of thrills to offer the Londoner in search of a slightly less sedate — but still cultural — day out. Housing the Crown Jewels and Sir Walter Raleigh’s prison cell, there is also the Chapel of St. John and the Royal Armouries to make sure you have a chance to calm down after the frights the tower has to offer.

Victoria and Albert Museum


Where?: Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
How much?: Free

This fantastic museum is constantly innovating, featuring some incredible exhibitions in the last few years. The recent Pink Floyd, Winnie The Pooh and 1960s exhibitions were fully immersive, multimedia experiences which took you into a whole different world. A lot of the museum is open for free, and its gorgeous interior is reason enough to make a visit.

Churchill War Rooms


Where?: Clive Steps, King Charles Street, London SW1A 2AQ
How much?: £15.10 for students

Winston Churchill’s High Command Centre during World War II is open to the public. With loads to see and do, including the British High Command’s personal quarters, this is a truly interesting place to go and learn more about how one of the most famous leaders in history lived during his most famous campaign.

Tower Bridge Exhibition


Where?: Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 2UP
How much?: From £6

This towering, iconic landmark is one of London’s most famous sights. And the Tower Bridge exhibition lets you see behind the curtain into the magic of the location, showing you how the bridge was built and raised and offering some truly stunning views across London.

St. James’s Park


Where?: The Storeyeard, London SW1A 2BJ
How much?: Free

A gorgeous, 90-acre area of green right in the middle of London is surely a fantastic place to clear your head and get some fresh air after a particularly gruelling session in the library. St James’s Park has a wonderful selection of things to see and do, with wildlife populating the enormous lake which is also a wildlife sanctuary, and plenty of interesting characters to watch.

Houses of Parliament


Where?: Parliament Square, London SW1A 0AA
How much?: £20 for guided tours

Not only do the Houses of Parliament look magnificent from the outside, but you can also book tours through its prestigious halls. You can traipse through the House of Commons and the House of Lords, and even watch real-life debates. What more could you want from such a famous tourist spot?