Millions of travellers from around the world head to London every day for all different reasons. Some for work or business, some to see the amazing shows and gigs that take place throughout the year and others to discover the city’s history and explore its famous landmarks. Many of our American friends from across the Pond regularly venture to England’s capital so they can try the local cuisine, take in centuries of history and listen to the accents of local Londoners.
If you’re planning a trip from the US then you’re in for a treat with all the amazing things to do and see in London. But if you do start to feel a little home sick then this list of American-inspired places will give you the taste of home that you need.
The Luna Cinema, Alexandra Palace Way, London, N22 7AY
Cinema screens in the UK are most often found indoors- perhaps because of the famously unpredictable weather. In America the drive-in movie theatre is a classic cinema experience and luckily there’s a hidden gem in Alexandra Palace where you can enjoy your favourite flick from the comfort of your car. Visitors from the States can take a drive to the authentic outdoor cinema and relax with their friends and family as they laugh along to old-school comedies, or spend the night cuddling with their partner as they enjoy a classic romance. Even if you’re not from America, this would still make for a fun evening during your stay at the Park Grand Lancaster Gate hotel.
One thing that the US is famous for is its authentic food and huge portions, both of which can be found at The Diner. This classic American-style eatery has several locations dotted around the city, so you’ll never be too far away if you start to crave some classic soul food. After enjoying a delicious breakfast Lancaster Gate, head out on your adventures and stop by The Diner if you start to get hungry.
Benjamin Franklin House
36 Craven St, London WC2N 5NF
Why not visit the building where one of America’s most famous historic figures lived during his time in the UK? The founding father was responsible for some of the biggest innovations in science and the terrace house on Craven Street is the perfect opportunity to learn more about his exploits during your London trip.
American Memorial Chapel
St Paul’s Cathedral, St Paul’s Churchyard, London, EC4M 8AD
In memory of the brave American soldiers who gave their lives to fight alongside the British forces in the Second World War, St Paul’s Cathedral built a chapel that now stands at the center of its east wing. Take a walk to this historic building and step inside to admire the beautiful architecture and intricate design.
Ain’t Nothin’ But
20 Kingly St, Soho, London W1B 5PZ
Travel back in time and across the Atlantic as you step inside this authentic US-style blues bar. This lively venue on Kingly Street is dedicated to American blues and features live performances every day of the week, which means whatever day you decide to visit you’ll always be able to catch a show.