Sometimes the best vacation is a staycation.

So for those you looking to escape Scotland this summer, here are 10 fun things to do in London.

Sure, overseas travel is great – but there are so many fun places to visit right here in the UK.

  • Lidos

When you think of a summer holiday you probably imagine beautiful beaches away from busy cities. But visitors to London can enjoy the best of both worlds, thanks to the selection of lidos scattered across the city.

  • Bus tour

You’ll never be able to squeeze in everything you want on a trip to London – there’s just too much to do. But by booking a London bus tour, you’ll be able see a selection of the best sights and take some wicked snaps from the comfort of your seat.

  • The London Eye

The London Eye is a must-see attraction and once you spot it, you’ll want to go on it. Like the bus tour, it’s a great way to see some iconic landmarks such as St Paul’s Cathedral and Buckingham Palace.

  • Music festivals

There are countless festivals happening this summer, making London a must-visit place for music lovers. One of the best is On Blackheath festival in July – this year’s headline acts are Grace Jones and Jamiroquai.

  • Museums

You’re absolutely spoilt for choice for museums in London – the most popular ones include Madame Tussauds waxworks museum and the Natural History Museum.

  • Wimbledon

Wimbledon is London’s biggest sporting event, taking place from 1 July – 14 July. Even if you can’t get tickets, you can still enjoy the action from viewing screens across the city.

  • Open Air Theatre

When the sun comes out, London takes of the roof, so it’s the perfect time to watch a show at the Regent’s Park Open Air theatre. This summer will see a stage production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and a screening of  award winning film, A Star is Born.

  • Thames boat ride

On a bright summer’s day, what could be better than a boat ride down the River Thames? It’s the perfect activity as it enables you to enjoy the warm weather and see the city in its best light.  

  • Walking Tour

London activities can be pricey but there are plenty of free things too, such as walking tours. You’ll be led through the city by an expert who can provide you with lots of cool and interesting information.

  •  Comic Con

The London Film & Comic Con at the end of July is a lot of fun. It’s a chance to dress up as your favourite characters from TV, film and comics. And with plenty of high-profile guests attending, you might even meet your acting idols!

Getting to London

Flying is by far the easiest way to get from Edinburgh to London. And to keep things stress-free consider driving to the airport – you can book Edinburgh Airport parking on Looking4.com, where you’ll find brilliant early-bird deals.