Iconic historical architecture, wide-open parks, and soaring skyscrapers sit beside one another in the largest city in Western Europe.

London is truly a megalopolis. More than 22 million people call this corner of the world home. How does a city grow so large? By being thoroughly multicultural, of course. A third of Londoners are foreign-born and represent more than 270 different nationalities, united by the simple fact that the epicenter of the English language is their home.

If you’re wondering what to do in London, start with the big things. Iconic structures like Big Ben, the Tower of London, and Westminster Abbey offer familiar sites made famous in film after film, painting after painting. They’re also the key to London’s incredible history, stretching from the first British royalty to a certain famous Beatles album cover and more. More modern marvels, including the Shard and the London Eye, complete the architectural timeline and are enough to keep even the most efficient sightseer busy for weeks.

If you’re looking for things to do in London for free, keep your eyes peeled for the blue plaques. These can be found in nearly every London borough and each commemorates a famous building, person, or event. Visit all 900 of them and you’re sure to discover dozens of unusual places to visit in London.

Of course, no stroll around London is complete without a visit to a few of the city’s incredible parks. There are Royal Parks, gardens, green squares, and more; Richmond Park is so large it’s home to some of the city’s lesser-known residents—a herd of 600 deer!

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