As a city that’s in a constant state of flux, London is one of the best places for millennials from all over the world to come and visit.
Millennials are helping to form industries that are always adapting and their demands for unique experiences and exciting things to do and see are what is driving the hospitality industry – among others – to inspire people.
This is opposed to the previous baby boomer generation, which did not have as many demands for bespoke or creative holidays and accommodations.
In London, there is a wealth of things to discover, and there are the obvious things to see that give the city its landmarks. For example, Buckingham Palace, Harrods, the Tower of London, Hyde Park and of course the many famous hotels like Claridges, The Ritz and The Savoy.
Although all of these destinations are steeped in history, they’re not always the things that captivate a millennial audience.
M by Montcalm Shoreditch London Tech City hotel is created with the modern millennial business traveller in mind, who is looking for somewhere unique and modern to stay.
As millennials are often looking for quirky or different things, this M by Montcalm hotel is perfectly situated in the east of the city where art is graffitied on the walls and markets are in disused car parks.
We’ve come up with a list of some different things for millennials to do in London that are more along the lines of a local’s everyday life and away from the tourist hot spots.
Okay, so this one isn’t exactly off the beaten track, being that it’s in a corner of Hyde Park, but Speakers’ Corner is a London institution.
So many people who didn’t have a voice anywhere else came here to speak their minds because they could. Some of its most famous speakers included Karl Marx, William Morris and George Orwell.
Just about any topic can be discussed in this area of the park, as long as it isn’t considered unlawful, and its success has seen other speakers’ corners open around various parts of England and across the world.
The Thames Path
If you quite like a bit of cycling then London is absolutely the place for you, as you can hire bikes all over the city.
One journey that you have to take is to cycle along the Thames Path, which is a 40-mile-long run that has many lovely quiet spots to be discovered along the way.
This is really the best of both worlds because you can start right in the centre of all the action at the London Bridge, the London Eye and by the Tate Modern, and then journey your way to quieter pastures.
You’ll stumble across public benches, the Prospect of Whitby – which was one of Charles Dickens’ favourite pubs – and the village of Rotherhithe.
You might be surprised to hear that there’s another palace in the city; although you might not have heard of this one, it’s still as grand as you would hope for it to be.
Not only this, it’s free to enter, and when you’re inside you’ll find a range of stunning art, architecture and history.
Don’t forget to check up on the programme of events that are on throughout the year for an extra special treat.
This is perhaps one of the more ‘cool’ areas of London, which is favoured by the millennials and hipsters who live in the city.
The area is largely free of tourists, which may add to the appeal if you’re looking for somewhere authentic.
Dalston is perfect for dinner and drinks or a big night out, and as it’s so far off the tourist route, everyone will basically assume that you’re from there.
Enjoy cheap entry into clubs with premium beer and a range of music from dance to disco – there’s something for everyone in Dalston.
Fair warning: Brixton is one of the busiest parts of London, which might be difficult to believe if you’ve ever been to the city before.
Getting off the Tube (Victoria line southbound) is quite an experience as people just seem to appear out of nowhere.
This is because there are lots of bus stops in the one area and it’s right next to a busy main road. Once you get past this you’ll head towards Brixton Market, which offers an amazing array of vintage shops and tiny restaurants boasting food from all over the world.
In particular try the Mexican or tapas restaurants – the ingredients are incredibly fresh and the sangria is delicious.
Of course, we can’t forget that London is famous for its high-end cuisine, but if you want to forgo the obvious restaurants in the city centre, we recommend La Trompette in Chiswick.
This is a small and modern French restaurant, which despite having a Michelin star has a three-course lunch menu for £29.95, which is extremely affordable for London.
Don’t forget to stop at the little cafe next door too – it does the best cronuts in the whole city.