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London is a city that never sleeps –
whatever the time of night, there is always something to do. In fact, the
hardest task is actually choosing between the myriad of activities available.
Book Park City Grand Plaza Kensington
and take a night time stroll to see famous buildings like the Houses of
Parliament, Buckingham Palace, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London lit
up at night. Such buildings look very
different at night and make wonderful photographs. Even walking along the River Thames is an
adventure, as the lights reflect and twinkle in the ever moving waters. Take a
stroll across the Millenium Bridge
to the South Bank. Look back and see the
full glory of St Paul’s Cathedral outlined against the night sky. Or take a
ride on one of London’s many night buses and watch the streets pass by.
Stop off for a drink at restaurants in
Kensington London or in one of the many hundreds of pubs to be found
around London. This has always been a traditional night time activity for
Londoners, where you can try a beer, gin, glass of wine or soft drink and may
be even an evening meal. There are some
really historic pubs in the centre of London such as the Lamb & Flag in
Covent Garden (popular with Charles Dickens), or the Cheshire Cheese in Fleet Street. The Cheshire
Cheese is really atmospheric and reminiscent of times gone by with its
small rooms and dark wooden paneling.
Head for one of London’s high spots like The Shard or the London Eye to see London from the air. The views are truly spectacular as you can
see for miles across the city.
Perhaps you prefer spending an hour to two
hearing tales of terror, of ghosts and murderers? Then search out one of the many ghost walks
or Jack the Ripper walks that are
held every evening. Such walks usually start from outside an Underground station,
and a guided takes you around streets and alleyways telling all kinds of
ghostly tales. The London streets will
never seem quite the same again!
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For those who feel like pitting their wits
against the clock, there are many escape rooms situated around the capital
offering the opportunity to join others in team efforts to solve puzzles, use
logic and try to escape from locked rooms.
End has always been a centre of entertainment, with its many nightclubs,
pubs, restaurants and theatres. There is
an immense choice of venues, and a visit to the ticket office in Leicester Square will quickly identify
which theatres have spaces on offer.
Quite often there can be last minute cancellations even at previously
sold out productions like Les Miserables so it is worth checking to see what is
Wherever you are in London, there is
guaranteed to be a pub within easy distance.
Just stroll around and search out the characteristic pub sign and sounds
of laughter and voices. Step inside and
relax with a beer or drink of your choice.
In doing so, you will be following in the footsteps of Londoners across
the ages, for this has always been a popular nighttime activity.