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8 top things to do in London, Ontario

By Shamanthika - July 22, 2020
buidlings in the London city

Oh, Yes, London is different. Yet, it has Piccadilly’s street, you can spot the Thames River, visit the Coven’s Market. But it’s not the London of England. Puzzled? London city is located on the South Western side of Ontario, Canada. With many places to visit, there are also several top things to do in the City. The city is designed in a rectangular shape and it is known for its design. It has several top monuments, authentic restaurants, breweries and more. It is also surrounded by farmlands. When you are in Canada, do not miss visiting the City of London. Here are the top 8 things that you can do in London, Ontario.

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Top 8 things that you can do in London, Ontario

  1. Victoria Park
  2. St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica
  3. Covent Garden Market
  4. Thames Valley Trail
  5. Storybook Gardens
  6. London Museum
  7. Labatt brewery in London
  8. Fanshawe Pioneer Village

1.Victoria Park

Victoria Park in London is one of the most visited places in the city. It is about 7.3 hectares in area. It is a recreational park situated in the city centre. Other than this, the park also hosts numerous events to entertain its visitors. Locals track these local fests and plan a visit to the park to refresh and rejuvenate. You can walk around the park and there are many monuments located inside. Above all, the most interesting part of the Park is Squirrel fishing. Wondering what’s it? Since you can spot many Eastern Grey Squirrels in the park, Squirrel fishing is a must-experience activity.

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2. St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica

St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica is a magnificent attraction in the city of London. It was built in the year 1834. The stained window glass is so beautiful in the church, do not miss to photograph it in different angles. The Church also has stunning paintings. You can visit the church anytime, as it’s open all day.

3. Covent Garden Market

The Covent Garden Market is fondly called as London’s treasure. When you are here, you can find anything that you are in need of. This market is an iconic landmark of London city. You can find meat shops, fruit shops and other shops too. In addition to this, the Covent Garden Market also houses many best restaurants and cafés. So, you can taste the best food when you are here. This is also the best place to buy souvenirs. From handicraft goods, chocolates, the Covent Garden Market has everything. Between May and December, the market starts functioning outdoors, and it’s indeed a great experience to have!

Shops in the Covent market
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4. Thames Valley Trail

Go for a long walk along the Thames valley when you are in London. The Thames Valley Trail is about 109 km and is one of the beautiful hikes as well. In the trail, you will pass through Delaware, St.Mary’s and London along the way. It also passes through a few parks in London like Springbank Park. You can take regular breaks in between and rest a while. The Thames Valley Trail is a one-day activity. You can join any of the group hikes with a team leader, who will guide you on the way.

5. Storybook Gardens

Want to experience some fun games and thrilling rides? Head to the Storybook Gardens in the London city. It has many family-friendly and kid-friendly activities to entertain all age groups. Above all, it’s open all year round, providing sure shot entertainment to the visitors. There are several attractions based on themes like Humpty Dumpty, Three men in a tub etc.., In addition to this, you can also go skating and have lots of fun. Bring out the child in you when you are at the Storybook Gardens.

6. London Museum

When in London, never miss wandering around a museum. Yes, there are many great museums in the heart of London city. These museums are also on the best visits list when you are in the city. Firstly, visit the London museum. It has about 5000 artworks and other art-related archives. If you are an art lover, this is the place to be, to enjoy ancient and modern arts. Other than this, there are also other top museums in London. The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum, Museum of Ontario Archaeology, and the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame are other museums that you must visit.

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7. Labatt brewery in London

Labatt is one of the top breweries in London. When you are in the city, you can take a guided tour of the brewery. You can go around the brewery, observe the process and also sample drinks. This brewery is a must-visit place when you are in London. You get to interact with locals and enjoy the drinks as well. You can also dine at the local restaurants and relish authentic food. It takes 2 hours to finish the brewery tour.

8. Fanshawe Pioneer Village

Visit the Fanshawe Pioneer Village to go back in time and see how the rural life experience was. This village is itself split into four areas and to showcase rural development. The village also has authorities explaining to us on all these arrangements. It has around 33 structures in all, installed in the village. Many are original structures from the past and few are recreated. Fanshawe Pioneer Village is an amusing place to visit in London city.

Download Heart of London App

When you are in London city, everything is cool. Now an app can be your potential tour guide! Download Heart of London App and explore the city in your pace. Cool Isn’t? Let the app guide as you embark on a journey to explore London. With commentaries, map links and all, the app can be your virtual guide to the city. The app tells you stories about different attractions in the city. A fun way to roam around isn’t?

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