EMBRACE HARRY POTTER AT PLATFORM 9 3/4
WALK IN JACK THE RIPPER'S FOOTSTEPS
TREAT YOUR EYES TO A LOOK AT THE CROWN JEWELS
RIDE ON THE LONDON EYE
TAKE A TRIP IN A BLACK TAXI
PHOTOGRAPH YOURSELF INA RED PHONE BOX
VISIT THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT
PICTURE WESTMINSTER ABBEY
TAKE IN THE VIEWS UP THE SHARD
RELIVE HISTORY IN WEMBLEY STADIUM
CLIMB THE 3 GALLERIES IN ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL
TAKE AN EVENING OPEN TOP BUS TOUR
SCREAM IN LONDON DUNGEONS/TOMBS
TAKE A TOUR OF HER MAJESTY'S HOUSE
WALK AND VISIT THE TOWER BRIDGE EXHIBITION
CATCH A WEST END SHOW
CRUISE THE RIVER THAMES
SHOP TIL YOU DROP AT HARRODS
ENJOY SHREK'S ADVENTURE TOUR
CLIMB THE O2 ARENA
SLIDE DOWN THE ARCELORMITTAL ORBIT
DEVOUR A BURGER IN PLANET HOLLYWOOD
FEEL THE POLITICAL AFFAIRS AT 10 DOWNING STREET
MUSEUM HOP AROUND THE CITY
EXPLORE CAMDEN MARKET
SHOP, SHOP, SHOP ON OXFORD STREET
If the queues for London Dungeons is very long and you have not pre-booked, don't waste a day - try the London Tombs
Definitely pre-book the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament fast pass as the queues can be very long
Book the River Thames Cruise in as late in the evening as you can, to ensure you witness the city lights
If you are visiting London on yours or a loved-ones birthday make sure you visit Planet Hollywood and tell the staff for a suprise!
To witness the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace, get there at 10am to gain a good spot as it occurs at 11am
The guard changing ceremony does not take place everyday, the British Army confirm the dates around the middle of the preceding month - check here
If you are visiting in late-November to the beginning of January make sure you visit Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, it is free to get in but ensure you prebook attractions (especially at the weekend) as it tends to get booked up
Good to know
The easiest way to get to and from Gatwick Airport is the Gatwick Express trains.
The currency in London, England is the Pound.
The London Underground is the easiest way to get around London, tap your contactless credit/debit card and you're away.
Food, drink and attractions are very expensive in London, bring more spending money than you think.
There are 27 free museums which make a great day out, I would recommend the Science Museum, History Museum, Imperial War Museum, Tate Modern, British Library and the Bank of England Museum.
Covent Garden, Camden and Oxford Street are the best places for a day of shopping.
The best time to visit London, in my opinion, is Autumn-Spring as when it is hot it can become unbearable and a perfect trip to the city involves a lot of walking.