8 Things to Do in London That You Shouldn't Miss

July 30, 2017 Marlin Saiz

London is a home rule-class city in Laurel County, Kentucky, in the United States. It is the seat of its county. The population was 7,993 at the time of the 2010 U.S. census. London, Kentucky, is the second-largest city named London in the United States and the fourth-largest in the world. It is part of the London, Kentucky micropolitan area. Of the seventeen micropolitan areas in Kentucky, London is the largest; the London micropolitan area's 2010 Census population was 126,369. London is also home to the annual World Chicken Festival that celebrates the life of Colonel Sanders and features the world's largest skillet.
Restaurants in London

1. Can You Escape

219 Commercial Dr, Ste 1, London, KY 40744-8205 +1 606-401-6307
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5 based on 32 reviews

Can You Escape

Can You Escape is a real life adventure game designed for small groups. Whether you're friends, family members, coworkers, or strangers your goal is simple: you have 60 minutes to work together, crack codes, solve puzzles, and find clues to escape one of our locked Escape Rooms. Our street is conveniently located off US 25 near Circle K or off Hwy 229 near Flea Land.

Reviewed By Manessa H

Our first time doing an escape room and we loved it! I was worried that my 9 year old may be to young, but she had the best time and is begging to go back. The staff was very friendly and the facility was very clean. I definitely recommend this place if you are anywhere close to London Ky!

2. Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park

998 Levi Jackson Mill Rd, London, KY 40744-8325 +1 606-330-2130
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4 based on 112 reviews

Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park

Reviewed By An0nyMs - Tucson, Arizona

I stopped by because the great Roadside America website (which lists "oddities" in the US and Canada) had a report on the McHargue's Mill exhibition and museum about grain mills and millstones. The museum wasn't open when I got there (RA recommends calling ahead, 606-330-2130... I visited, anyway, to see the millstones,). The thick circular stones along the path were arranged in an interesting (and overwhelming!) way, along with signs that explained a lot about the purpose of those circular stones and how they were made/maintained.

There seem to be two different kinds of reviews of the campground here on TA. Some say that it's peaceful, has room, lots of activities, etc.The others say that it's crowded, noisy, etc. I was hoping to stay in a tent, but the zoo-like atmosphere and all of the noise made me turn around and drive back out. If I had an RV, I might have enjoyed staying here -- chatting with neighbors and enjoying my separate little world inside the RV. But I wouldn't come here to "get back to nature".

3. Camp Wildcat Battlefield

Old Wilderness Road, Daniel Boone National Forest, London, KY 40391 +1 859-745-3100
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4.5 based on 26 reviews

Camp Wildcat Battlefield

Reviewed By NateB4

These guys did an awesome job at the reenactment. Lots of action and very well timed on the cannon shots

4. Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum

688 US Highway 25 W, Corbin, KY 40701-4526 +1 606-528-2163
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4 based on 401 reviews

Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum

Reviewed By Bucky D - Springfield, Missouri

If you're traveling on I-75, you're traveling on the freeway that by-passed Corbin, KY, and the cafe of one Harland Sanders. You know Harland better as Colonel Sanders of KFC fame. He's the American legend who combined 11 herbs and spices into a pressure cooker to make some mighty fine fried chicken.

Very near the original spot, they've put together an accurate recreation of Sanders' original cafe, right down to the motel room he had on display inside his cafe. Why put a motel room inside your cafe? Because the woman of the household would always ask to inspect the rooms before allowing her family to stay there. Sanders' displayed his marketing genius by making sure ladies would need to walk through one of his modern motel rooms to get to the ladies restroom.

There's a full KFC restaurant inside the building, so come hungry and enjoy some of the Colonel's creation. It's so ubiquitous now that you take it for granted. Aside from creating his unique recipe, here's another piece of the Colonel's genius: he realized that by pressure cooking his fried chicken, he could reduce the cooking time down to a mere 13 minutes, helping to create the concept of "fast food."

It's free. It only takes a few minutes to absorb. But afterward, I hope you take the time to reflect on his innovations and how, at 65 years young, he found a way to build a true American success story.

5. Wood Creek Lake

London, KY 40741
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

Wood Creek Lake

The largest largemouth bass in Kentucky once called this lake home.

Reviewed By NatureloverKentucky - Kentucky

A diamond in the rough. Cabins, fishing and beautiful during every season of the year This is a small lake with restrictions on speed. Lots of kayakers. Just a really low key beautiful place

6. Tree Top Adventures

550 Mountain Life Museum Rd, Levi Jackson State Park, London, KY 40744
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5 based on 8 reviews

Tree Top Adventures

Reviewed By IAMRADTECH2 - STANFORD, KY

Oh my gosh, this place is so much fun!!! They have obstacle courses ranging from easy to difficult. There are 5 different courses and you have 2 1/2 hours to try whichever ones you want. You wear harnesses and are taught how to safely move through the courses. There are zip lines, rope ladders, and every kind of balancing obstacle imaginable. We used practically every muscle in our bodies- what a workout! Some of the time I had to build up the courage to get through an obstacle, but that's what made it so exciting! We loved every minute and will definitely be coming back. Plus with the price so reasonable, we can afford to. Also the staff was friendly and helpful as well. Tree Top Adventures is a MUST DO!

7. London Dragway

3835 White Oak Rd, London, KY 40741-7315 +1 606-878-8883
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

London Dragway

Reviewed By Pictureseer - Chesham, United Kingdom

Came here to take some photos and were welcomed like old friends. Although we had chosen the practice night it was still a very enjoyable evening. The photos will follow later. The staff at the Dragway just help you out and you get to see everything that you want. Definitely recommended, especially on a Saturday, when they have the main races.

8. Regency Cinema 8

1868 Kentucky 192, London, KY 40741 +1 606-877-7775
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2 based on 18 reviews

Regency Cinema 8

Reviewed By pag057 - London, Kentucky

The last time I visited the place had a bad smell, the seats and floors were dirty and many of the seats were broken, the bathroom was in bad shape as well. The newer part of the building which is old is a little better that the main part of the building but the whole place need a remodel. Corbin and Somerset both are much nicer.

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