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London attracts approximately 30 million visitors from around the world each year. Without a doubt, the capital is one of the best places to visit in the UK as it offers a variety of landmarks, museums and many activities for children, teens, couples and families to all do. 

While London may be well-known worldwide, not every tourist will know where to begin when visiting London. One of the hidden treasures is North London, where there is a range of things you can do - from indoor family activities to rainy day evening plans for dates. Read on to find out the top 10 things you can get up to in North London at affordable prices and more.

What Is North London Known For? 

There’s always something to do in London, regardless of location. However, North London could be considered a hidden treasure. Not only is it more understated than other parts of London, but it also boasts a variety of activities both tourists and locals can enjoy. 

North London is home to some of the most famous landmarks, from Regents Park to Hampstead Heath. If you’re visiting London, or if you live locally, you should definitely check out the Northern regions to uncover more fun things to do. 

What Are the Top 10 Things to Do in North London? 

Read our list below of the top 10 things you can do in North London. Our activities have all areas covered - come rain or shine. We also have some more affordable activities you can get up to whether you are visiting locally or from abroad. 


Topgolf has two locations in North London - Chigwell and Watford. Whichever is closest to you, you will undoubtedly have the best day out! Topgolf is a great activity to consider as it caters to all ages and events. Visit for a date, birthday or even for a corporate event! 

We’ve voted Topgolf as number 1 (while we may seem biassed) because it's affordable, fun and kid-friendly. No matter your skill level, you can let loose and hit one of our bays. Offering a wide variety of games, there's no chance of being bored at Topgolf. 

You can also visit one of our venues to watch live sporting events, such as football, rugby or boxing, with your mates. Alternatively, enjoy some of our delicious food and beverages at one of our restaurants. Topgolf in North London offers the ultimate day out, no matter your age or budget - as both adults and juniors admission prices are under £10 per game! 

London Zoo 

A visit to the London Zoo is a must. With over 750 species to see, London Zoo is a great day out no matter your age. Affordable, fun and exciting - without a doubt London Zoo is the second most fun thing to do in North London for families, couples and many other groups. 

Located near Regents Park, London Zoo is in a prime location for public transport. Recommended visiting times range from 2 to 3 hours depending on how many animals and exhibitions you’d like to see! Indulge yourself in facts by visiting London Zoo, and see lions, lemurs and penguins all in the flesh! 

Regents Park 

Regents Park consists of 395 acres. Whether you’re looking for an active day out or a relaxing one, the picturesque scenery of Regents Park will be enough to wow you. Whether you’re looking for a romantic couple walk or date, or perhaps would like to enjoy a family picnic - Regents Park offers many picture perfect moments with its beautiful green surroundings. 

The British Library 

For a more peaceful outing, take a trip to the famous British Library - one of the largest libraries in the world. Located next to St Pancras station, a trip to the British Library is great whether you’re passing through or staying for a short trip in North London. 

From da Vinci to Shakespeare, find hidden historical treasures, manuscripts and books here at The British Library. Delve deep into fictional worlds, moments of history and have a relaxing day out. Not only is a trip here great as it is free, but it also means if you visit on the right day you could see a fun exhibition. 

Camden Markets 

If you’re a foodie, or like to go shopping, then a trip to Camden Markets in North London is a great idea. Famously known for its fashion and counterculture, Camden Town is popular with lots of different types of people - from tourists, young teens to families. 

View the amazing street art, indulge in one of the great cafes or let loose at the food market - there is plenty to do at Camden Markets for all ages. There are plenty of great places to eat in Camden Market, and lots of cool clothing shops and stalls to see! 

Madame Tussauds 

Also located near Regents Park, Madame Tussauds is a great day out for all. A worldwide landmark, millions of tourists visit it each year. Boasting waxwork of famous figures, from the Royal Family members to Queen Beyoncé herself, Madame Tussauds will likely have your celebrity favourites! 

Madame Tussauds is great for photo opportunities, meaning you can take pictures with all kinds of celebrity figures, from singers, footballers to politicians. Without a doubt, one of the things to tick off of your list of things to do in London. 

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London 

Another famous thing to do in North London is a trip to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London - where you’ll find all things Harry Potter! Whether you’re a super fan or not, everyone will enjoy a day out at the studio. 

Take a look at all of the sets famously seen in the films, try some butterbeer or even get on a broomstick yourself! There’s lots of things to do and cool merch to buy after you’ve finished the tour. 

Abbey Road Studios 

Abbey Road Studios, located north of the River Thames in the City of Westminster, is famously known as the recording base of The Beatles. Now home to lots of new famous artists, Abbey Road also offers visits. 

Take a walk along the most famous crossing featured in The Beatles album, check out the picture later on the studio’s camera. Or perhaps, let loose on their graffiti wall where you can leave a message. Abbey Road Studios is another bucket list moment for many!

Hampstead Heath 

As one of the highest points in London, you can see great views of the city. Hampstead Heath is one of the largest heaths in London, boasting over 320 ancient hectares. With some of the best views of London, take a trip here for a family picnic. 

Alternatively, visit Hampstead Heath for a long or short walk depending on your preferences. Hampstead Heath also offers many hiking trails and picturesque spots for visitors. You can also pay £2 on a sunny day to go swimming in Hampstead Heath’s ponds. 

Highgate Cemetery

Last, but certainly not least, on our top 10 things to do in London is taking a short visit to Highgate Cemetery. While it may seem somewhat gloomy to take a walk in a cemetery, the Victorian cemetery is the resting place to many famous people - such as Karl Marx and Christina Rossetti. 

Take a leisurely walk around the grounds, take in nature and have a relaxing day out if that’s something you fancy. You can also pay for guided tours! 


Fun at Topgolf
So what is Topgolf? In short, we’re an entertainment experience, featuring a high-tech golf game that everyone can enjoy. With an outstanding food and beverage menu, climate-controlled hitting bays and music, every Topgolf has an energetic hum that you can feel as soon as you walk through the door.