Getting work in London is a great opportunity to explore the attractions of the city. Even if you’re only on a short-term contract, there is still plenty you can see and do in a month or so.

Just because you’re not here for a long time, it doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time. Below we have compiled 10 of the best things to do during a short-stay in London:

Afternoon Tea at The Ritz
The Ritz has become a by-word for opulent dining, and if possible every visitor to London should indulge in the delicately sliced sandwiches, cream cakes and freshly baked scones of their afternoon tea selection.

The British Museum
Displaying The Rosetta Stone, The Lewis Chessmen and the largest collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts outside of Africa, how could anyone visit London and not pop by The British Museum?

Historic Pub Tour
Beginning at St Paul’s Underground and ending close to the West End, this pub crawl cleverly quenches your thirst for London history and real ales in a single afternoon.

Jack The Ripper Walking Tour
Not just a great night out for true crime fans, the unsolved Whitechapel murders have become as much a part of London’s iconic history as the Tower of London or London Bridge.

The London Eye
The fact that The London Eye is one of the largest Ferris wheels in the world is reason enough to want to ride it. That it allows you an extraordinary view of London is just a bonus. Being able to sip champagne as you ascend into the sky and back down again is just pure heavenly.

London Zoo
Opened in 1828, London Zoo is the oldest scientific zoo in the world. Daily events such as talks and demonstrations mean there is much more to do than gawk at animals all day. Unless, of course, that is all you want to do.

The National Gallery
Enjoy some of the greatest art in the world at The National Gallery. If you’re more than a casual art lover then keep an eye out for regularly hosted workshops and events.

The Original Tour
It may seem obvious, or even trite, but the best way to see the city is still via a tour bus. The Original Tour allows you to hop on and off at over 60 stops, so you can conveniently pick and choose to focus on the parts of the tour that interest you the most.

Shakespeare’s Globe
With daily performances of The Bard’s work, Shakespeare’s Globe offers the perfect opportunity to get a cultural fix from the very heart of British entertainment.

Sky Garden
One of the greatest views of London is from the top of the Sky Garden skyscraper. The experience can be accentuated by dining at their top level restaurant and even taking a walk around the building itself, which is a marvel of wonder within its own right.

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