Discover London

Discover London

Get the whole London experience!

It's no accident. London is one of the world's most visited cities for a reason.

Iconic sightseeing spots, world renowned theatres and top restaurants; the London Vet Show isn't the only unmissable event in the city.

With centuries of culture, we could be here for hours listing it all! Below is our guide to exploring London, giving you everything you need to get to know this wonderful city. Plan ahead to make the most of your visit.

Our Top Insider Tips 


Use Big Bus Tour

The fastest way to see it all. Even better, you can now receive 20% off:


Get an Oyster Card 

Cut down on your travel costs and buy an Oyster Card online in advance or at any tube station.

Bring an Umbrella (A Sturdy One)

London weather is changeable and while it isn't as rainy as everyone thinks, you're better off safe than sorry!

Download Travel Apps

Turn your phone into your personal travel guide and download the Tube Map and Citymapper app to help you get around London.

London Essentials


Visit world famous attractions for free

Visit world famous attractions for free

London is home to some of the most iconic museums and galleries in the world — many of which are free. Spend a few hours soaking up some culture in the British Museum, Tate Modern, Natural History Museum or the V&A, where you can browse the permanent collections free of charge!
The tradition of taking afternoon tea

The tradition of taking afternoon tea

The tradition of ‘taking tea’ and that little bit of something between lunch and dinner is quintessentially British. Fortnum & Mason’s tranquil Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon was opened by HM The Queen and has since become a stylish destination for the most traditional of afternoon teas.
Jump between the Eastern and Western Hemispheres

Jump between the Eastern and Western Hemispheres

Part of the World Heritage Site, Greenwich is home to the Prime Meridian Line and the Royal Observatory. It's the home of London’s maritime history and Greenwich also offers quaint cafes, elegant restaurants, and stunning views - perfect for a quick trip just a stone's throw away from ExCeL.

Enjoy panoramic views of London

Enjoy panoramic views of London

If you’ve got a head for heights, don’t miss London’s panoramic views. Once you’ve enjoyed the City from the ground, it’s a great idea to head upwards and look down on London’s many famous buildings and attractions. There are plenty of places where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the City, from rooftop bars to London’s newest landmark, The Shard.
Travel by River and Cable Car

Travel by River and Cable Car

Don’t like the tube? Take the scenic route. The River Thames flows through Central London and provides a stunning backdrop to many of the city’s top tourist attractions. River Bus services are underrated yet great ways to beat the traffic. Want a view from above? Take the Emirates Airline Cable Car to North Greenwich to connect with river services.

Retail therapy

Retail therapy

You’re spoilt for choice when shopping in London, from flagship stores on Oxford Street, to gifts and antiques at London’s markets. Shop in Europe’s largest urban shopping centre, minutes away from ExCeL, at Westfield Stratford, or visit an iconic department store such as Harrods or Selfridges.
The Home of Royalty

The Home of Royalty

London is home to Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, and the Tower of London, all of which are packed full of interesting culture and history that you’ll be talking about long after your trip. If your fascination with British Kings and Queens isn't already underway, then visiting London is sure to start it.

Take in a show at Wilton’s Music Hall

Take in a show at Wilton’s Music Hall

Wilton’s exemplifies how East London is full of little known treasures! Tucked behind a row of 1730s houses, it is the world’s oldest surviving music hall and is still used to host a variety of shows. Have a drink in the atmospheric Mahogany Bar before taking your seat to see a play, opera or comedy act.
Enjoy a pint at The Grapes

Enjoy a pint at The Grapes

Now owned by Sir. Ian McKellen, this tavern has stood on the same ground for over 500 years! It was frequented by Samuel Pepys and Charles Dickens and is said to be the inspiration for the opening of the Dickens’ classic ‘Our Mutual Friend’.
Fill up at Brick Lane

Fill up at Brick Lane

Brick Lane is the most iconic street in East London and for good reason — the food! Whether Caribbean or Indian dishes tickle your taste buds, there’s a renowned restaurant here which can accommodate you. For Indian specialities, try out ‘Sheba’ recently voted as ‘Best Curry House in the UK’.

Sponsors & Partners

Education Partners

  • RVC
  • BVA

Platinum Sponsors

  • Elanco
  • Hills
  • humm
  • Idexx
  • IVC
  • Medivet
  • Vets4Pets
  • Virbac
  • Zoetis

Gold Sponsor

  • Pioneer

Silver Sponsors

  • MWI
  • GreenCross
  • iM3
  • Petsapp
  • Lintbells
  • Inaba

Wet Lab Partner

  • Central CPD

Media Partners

  • Vet Record
  • Vet Times
  • InPractice
  • Vet Nurse Times
  • VetFile
  • Vet Times Jobs
  • VBJ
  • VetSurgeon


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