So, you're looking into cheap flights to London and are wondering what you will do when you get there. Every street holds some kind of possibility.
It's difficult to decide on just a few destinations. On the other hand, you can revel in the fact that you will always be able to go back and see something entirely new.
When I went, one of the first places I visited was the Tower of London. This structure is imposing inside and out and is full of fascinating history. Additionally, go to see the Tower of London, and you will get to see London Bridge as well. It's also one of the best sites to get souvenirs, since it is so iconic.
Other instantly recognizable landmarks include Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Be sure to get a picture of Big Ben while you're there; technically, that's the name of the bell in the clock tower, but colloquially, it's the name given to the clock as well.
It's best to visit Buckingham Palace during the changing of the guard, which is a fascinating ceremony. The guards are trained to stare straight ahead and not react to guests. If you visit, especially on a hot summer day, be kind and don't test their limits.
If you are a fan of the movie "Mary Poppins", one of the neatest stops in London will be St. Paul's Cathedral. I made sure to visit when I was there, and while I loved wandering through the ornate interior and ascending the stairs to the lookout tower, my favorite part was sprawling on the grass and just relaxing and imagining I could see the old bird woman from "Feed the Birds" sitting on the steps.
Because London is such a popular setting for books and movies, it's full of sites like this, from the whimsical statue indicating the location of Harry Potter's Platform 9 and 3/4 to the pub that stands as a museum dedicated to Sherlock Holmes of 221b Baker Street.
A trip to Paddington Station is another fun jaunt if you have youngsters who are fond of the famous bear.
Speaking of bears, the London Zoo is always worth a look. In fact, you'll want to map out the whole day for it if you decide to go. There are so many animals to see, it's definitely advisable to take your time and get a good look at everything.
If you're trying to same some money but still want to get a taste of nature, London is full of parks that you can walk through without having to pay. These are beautifully landscaped and generally inhabited by several types of wildlife, including squirrels and waterfowl.
I spent a week in London, and it felt as though I only scratched the surface of what there was to see. Buy a tour book when you book your London flights, and get a feel for what looks most intriguing, also leaving room in your itinerary for spontaneity.