The ideal London holiday includes plenty of time exploring the British Library, which houses everything from the Magna Carta to original Beatles lyrics. The nearby University of London houses the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, as well as the Grant Museum of Zoology. Continue along the A501 until you reach the Wellcome Museum, where you'll marvel at a vast collection of medical antiquities.
After soaking up all that history, you'll be ready for a relaxing break in the great outdoors. Take a walk among the rose gardens at the Regent's Park or, for a taste of the farm life in the big city, check out the ponies at Mudchute Park. A car hire in London makes it easy for you to access these stunning attractions; with wheels, you can even go further afield and visit the historic and equally beautiful Victoria Park.
When you’re ready to shop, channel your inner Agent 007 and stealthily sift through the racks of designer pieces on Bond Street in Soho. Work your way north from Piccadilly up to Oxford Street, where you’ll discover even more tantalising boutiques. For more casual finds, weave through the collection of markets and street performers in Covent Garden, right on the River Thames.
Ready to eat? Several of the world's best chefs hail from London, and many tourists visit the city with the express purpose of sampling its culinary delights. No holiday in London is complete without some pub grub, like jacket potatoes and bangers and mash, which you can find at an array of taverns on Maiden Lane and Jermyn Street. Indian cuisine is also very popular in London; stop by one of Soho's trendy Indian establishments for macher jhol or jackfruit curry. If you're simply in the mood for a cup of coffee, grab a novel and order a latte at one of the quaint coffee shops near Shelton Street.
For a little more excitement when the sun goes down, remember, London's nightlife is legendary, with prominent DJs and hosts arriving from all around the world in hopes of keeping nightclub visitors on their feet. Several of the city's best clubs are located along Brewer Street in SoHo, although the nightlife venues between the Thames River and the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens are just as popular.
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